For the last couple of weeks now, Mark Hamill has been enjoying giving his old Joker voice some exercise by imbuing the tweets of the new President of the United States with a decidedly different clown vibe. Given that these stories frequently make our trending post list to the right, we can see that you’ve been enjoying them too, so in that spirit, another DC Animated Universe actor has gotten in on the fun because every Joker needs a Harley Quinn. If you saw yesterday’s Meet the Press, then you know where this is going… (more…)
Tara Strong, the voice of Harley Quinn in all our animated favorites from DC was at SDCC 2016 this year promoting Batman: Killing Joke. Strong voices Batgirl in the new movie adaptation, but she’s really much better known for her Harley Quinn from the Batman Arkham series of video games and other Batman animated series. Over the weekend she went full Arkham Harley Quinn on the SDCC 2016 floor and she was fabulous! (more…)
One bad day… That’s all it took Alan Moore and Brian Bolland to turn an average Joe into one of comic books’ greatest and most psychotic villains. The Joker has had multiple incarnations in print, video game and on screen but very few have attempted to reveal his undoubtedly twisted origin story. The Killing Joke, whether you agree with giving the Joker an origin story or not, is one of the definitive Batman and Joker comics to date. It still resonates with audiences new and old, even as it enters its 28th year in print. And this summer, some of the cast and crew of Batman: The Animated Series are getting the band back together to bring Moore and Bolland’s iconic graphic novel to life. (more…)
It shouldn’t come as surprise that a major issue I’ve had with Arroware their piss poor villains. This season they’ve thankfully moved away from the terrible ‘villain of the week’ trope for more interesting and varied episodes, but often villains with potential are still wasted in forgettable, one-off appearances. Knowing that, I was a little worried about an episode centered are returning villains working as team, but honestly, I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed “Suicide Squad.” (more…)
Stop what you’re doing. If ya got plans, cancel ’em. What you’ll be doing for the next hour and half is watching, but more importantly, listening to Billy West, Tara Strong, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jess Harnell and Rob Paulsen read The Star Wars Trilogy as if it were a radio play as this year’s Emerald City Comic-Con.
THIS MIGHT BE THE GREATEST THING EVER!
And I’ve only watched the first scene where Vader interrogates Princess Leia. Oh, and to give you an idea how this goes down Tara Strong in the voice of Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls is Darth Vader, Jess Harnell as Adam West is the Captain Antilles, Rob Paulsen as Pinky from Pinky and the Brain is the Stormtrooper, and John DiMaggio as Jake from Adventure Time is Leia.
Has you’re brain exploded from the potential for so much awesome? Yes? No? If not, then cool ’cause with your head intact you can starting watching it now,
I don’t know about you guys, but I like to think of myself as a voice actor aficionado. I’m sure this is due to me watching cartoons for my entire life. Even now, as an “adult”, you’re more likely to catch me watching something animated over live-action. I’ve become really good at spotting a voice actor when I’m watching something and I just KNOW I’ve heard that voice before. Then again, there are some actors whose range is so amazing you wouldn’t believe the variety of voices that come out of their mouths. If you’re like me and seriously dig voice actors and the incredible work they do then have I got a documentary for you.
I Know That Voice is a doc about professional voice acting and it allows us to put a face to those voices we all love. Notable actors in the flick? Billy West, Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, David Kaye, John Di Maggio, Tom Kenny, June Foray and tons more. Or as you might know them Fry, Batman, Bubbles, Megatron, Bender, Sponge Bob and Rocky the flying squirrel. Check out the trailer,
I think this documentary sounds fascinating, again it could because I’m something of a voice work nutjob, but come on, if I can’t let my nerd flag fly here, where can I? IMDB lists I Know That Voice as releasing in 2013 so hopefully more info will be available soon.
What do you guys think of it? Who are some your favorite voice actors?