More voice actor interviews are coming your way in The Animated Voice, Volume Three. ISBN 978-1-68390-307-9. To be released: April 1, 2021.
UPDATE, January 15, 2022: The book is now out of print. A revised and expanded edition will be forthcoming.
LINDA SIMENSKY, Head of Content, PBS Kids, provides the Foreword for this insightful volume.
NICHOLAS BRIGGS, Executive Producer and Director at Big Finish Productions in the UK, as well as the voice behind the Daleks and Cybermen and many others in modern-day Doctor Who, onscreen and on audio books.
ANDREA ROMANO, legendary voice and casting director whose career spans over three decades and eight Emmy Awards, with credits ranging from The Smurfs to Batman: The Animated Series to Voltron: Legendary Defender.
The definitive voice of Batman and Bruce Wayne, KEVIN CONROY, and the voice of Dick Grayson and Nightwing, LOREN LESTER.
TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE voiceover veterans Michael Bell, Paul Eiding, Dan Gilvezan, Alan Oppenheimer, and Gregg Berger and of course, Peter Cullen and, in an extensive interview, Frank Welker.
A topical section discusses the value of actors, and whether it’s better for the cast to record individually or as an ensemble. Observations are provided by producers Nicholas Briggs, Phil Lollar (Adventures in Odyssey), and the late Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited); directors Steve Anderson (Meet the Robinsons), David Bowers (Flushed Away), Ash Brannon and Chris Buck (Surf’s Up), Jill Culton (Open Season), Eric Darnell (Madagascar), Mark Dindal (Chicken Little), Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out, Soul), Sam Fell (Flushed Away), Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai), Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge), Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens), Mark Osborne and John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens); voice directors Mark Evanier and Andrea Romano; and actors Kevin Conroy (Batman), Donald Faison (Hype Fazon, Star Wars Resistance), Mark Hamill (The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series; skekTek the Scientist in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Mari Iijima (Lynn Minmay, Super Dimension Fortress Macross), Katie Leigh (Connie, Adventures in Odyssey), Suzie McGrath (Tam from Star Wars Resistance), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live; Louie, DuckTales, and Orka, Star Wars Resistance), Patton Oswalt (Remy from Ratatouille), Monica Rial (Bulma from Dragon Ball Super), Lou Romano (Linguini, Ratatouille), Will Ryan (Eugene, Adventures in Odyssey), Seán Schemmel (adult Goku from Dragon Ball Super), Keith Scott (Bullwinkle J. Moose), Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono, Star Wars Resistance), Peter Sohn (Emile, Ratatouille), Arnold Stang (Top Cat), Kiefer Sutherland (General Warren R. Monger, Monsters vs. Aliens), and Frank Welker (Transformers’ Megatron and many other voices).