After a promising start onstage, Carter took an eight-year hiatus to raise two daughters and returned to acting at age 35, when she began working in television, appearing on such shows as "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Filthy Rich." It was on the latter that she worked with the team that would create her hit series "Designing Women," which ran from 1986 to 1993.
Carter's later TV credits include "Family Law" and an Emmy-nominated guest turn on "Desperate Housewives." She was wed to actor Hal Holbrook from 1984 until her death on April 10, 2010.
This animated film follows the adventures of the quirky Yamada family, drawn to resemble the watercolor look of the popular "Nono-chan" comic strips. Jim Belushi and Molly Shannon voice the father-and-mother team Takashi and Matsuko.