DreamWorks Animation just announced there’s nothing up its sleeve . . . except for a new Rocky & Bullwinkle short featuring the legendary original voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, June Foray. (more…)
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?
Finally, Tim Burton is getting back to what he does best, making his own movies and not trying to adapt other people’s work. Honestly, when you look back over his career what are your favorite Burton pictures? Is it Edward Scissorhands or Planet of the Apes? The Nightmare Before Christmas or Alice in Wonderland? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I know which you picked.
Frankenweenie is actually a remake in its own way as it’s been adapted from Burton’s original 1984 short film of the same name, which funny enough was live action. This is also Burton’s return to stop-motion animation and it’ll be the first stop-motion movie released in IMAX 3D. Today we got our first look at trailer,
After the death of his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring him back to life. Victor tries to hide his creation, but Sparky gets out and causes havoc in the town.
I think Frankenweenie looks excellent! Just the right mix of heart and the macabre we’ve come to expect from Burton. I am waaaaaay more excited for this than I am Dark Shadows.
Supplying the voices are Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, and Tom Kenny. Surprisingly Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are not involved, and I’ve got to say, I’m relieved.
Frankenweenie opens October 5th.
Cartoon Network is only weeks away from rolling out their new Saturday morning line-up of toons, DC Nation. The block will include new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, as well as a slew of animated shorts all featuring DC characters. Thanks to the new Nerdist Channel we’ve got our first sneak peak at a short starring Plastic Man,
Voiced by Tom Kenny, who a few years back was part of the Plastic Man series that never happened, Plas will be starring in all new animated shorts. In addition to Plastic Man, there will shorts starring the Doom Patrol, Teen Titans, and Batman shorts animated by Aardman Productions. Y’know, the guys behind Wallace and Gromit!!
The one show I’m most excited about in the new DC Nation block is Super Best Friends Forever from Lauren Faust. She’s the ultra cool lady who played part in creating My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Powerpuff Girls, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Now she’ll be bringing her genius to Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl! Needless to say, I’m stoked. Thanks to TV Guide we’ve got our first look at the girls,
This bit from the article explains the show,
A humorous tone runs through all the shorts, including S.B.F.F. (short for Super Best Friends Forever), which stars Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Girl and “has plenty of action and fighting, but is really much more focused on comedy and laughs and how much fun it is to be a superhero,” says producer Lauren Faust. ”It’s like taking a teenage experience but putting a superhero spin on it, in one episode, Supergirl and Batgirl try to convince Wonder Girl to sneak out in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet to go for a joyride.” Guess even supergirls just wanna have fun.
What a great reason to wake up early on Saturday mornings!
DC Nation starts on Cartoon Network March 3rd at 10a (ET/PT).