I was invited to the red carpet premiere of MARMADUKE at the annual surf dog beach party held at San Diego’s Imperial Beach on May 22, 2010, and interviewed director Tom Dey and voice talents Owen Wilson (Marmaduke) and George Lopez (Carlos the cat). I give Marmaduke 3.5 starfish. It is packed with humor, romance, and action.
Category: Voice Acting
Arguably the top animation voiceover director in the business today, Andrea Romano has been instrumental in orchestrating the vocal tones behind the character’s non-live appearances for more than two decades.
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Claude Van Damme and Victor Garber will join Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross and James Hong in its upcoming film, "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom," which is now scheduled to be released on May 27, 2011 (Memorial Day weekend). The previously announced release date was June 3, 2011.
Known to adults as “Bender” in Futurama and tweens as “Dr. Drakken” in Kim Possible, John DiMaggio takes an iconic step forward as the voice of The Joker, the pivotal villain in the all-new DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood.
This week on the Frenzer Forman Animation Forum, Alan grills Joel about cheese, shoots the shot about pickles, and reveals his own unique down-home bathing technique. Joel blurts out starts to thoughts, pauses dramatically to think of what to say next, and concludes non-sequitarily. Then special guest, fan, animation motion maker, and high-seas adventurer, Sam Olschan, enlightens the discussion as she loquaciously elucidates on animation teaching philosophy, production practice, dance-fighting, the implausibility of Scrooge McDuck, Narwal Quick-Fire Challenges, and flirting with the FFAF Computer. Six-year-old animation entrepreneur Isaac Short then visits the studio to seek advice about his next very very very traditional stop-motion masterpiece.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Gary Oldman for the voice cast of KUNG FU PANDA: THE KABOOM OF DOOM, reports HEAT VISION.
New, from the makers of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, it's the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum's Lucky Sevens Sunday Sweep-week Spectacular! Starring Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman! You'll be wowed by Joel's magical grievance genius! Thrilled by Alan's private area! And swept away by a beautiful wind! Your heart will soar as special guest Carolyn London waxes poetic about life as a soon-to-be mother, life as an independent filmmaker, and the future of inter-galactic voyeurism! But that's not all! If you listen now, you'll receive another Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum Super Saver Bonus Feature bringing you another highlight from the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival Animator's Picnic with special guest appearances by Robert Anderson, Gene Fowler, and the 32nd President of the United States of America... Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
Oily wrestlers and females with hair like ram’s horns. Oh Capcom, you’re so zany! Hit the link to see the review of Super Street Fighter IV!
On this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan gives Joel a sneak peek at his decades-old experimental energy sleep activity cycle! Then, the most impressively twinned pair of animation super-star multi-makers Fran and Will Krause ride into the forum on their tandem bike to discuss making things, breaking things, and their high-octane bacon-powered recipe for dancin' dancin' dancin'.
Flashlight? Check. Revolver? Check. Tweed jacket with leather elbows? Check. Hit the jump to see the review of Alan Wake by Remedy games!
Catherine Keener (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH) and Emma Stone (ZOMBIELAND) have joined the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation's THE CROODS, reports HEAT VISION.
On FFAF's big 5-week anniversary celespectaculation, Joel expunges another special circuitous grievance about inconsequential matters pertaining to his favorite subject, Animation, with no real concluding statement. Alan's face reacts quizzically. Later, Director and Animator Dan Abdo enters The Forum to discuss comics, commercials, censuses, corporate identities, and exactly why Vermont is for lovers.
VARIETY reports that San Diego's Tourism Marketing District board is offering Comic-Con hotel tax revenue as an incentive to stay in the city.
This week on the Forum, Joel attempts to summon the wisdom of ghosts while Alan has an identity crisis of historical proportions and unwittingly reveals one of Hollywood's best-kept summer blockbuster secrets. Then, Dave "David B." Levy stops by to talk about how to juggle animation multitasking, authoring books on pitching and job-getting, Ben Franklin, industry infestation, Mad Men, and popping one's bubble. And, you actually can rewind a clock, not that hard.
It was announced today that Academy Award nominee Max von Sydow (“Robin Hood”, “Shutter Island”, “Minority Report”), Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans”, “Casino Royale”) and Helena Mattsson (“Iron Man 2”, “Surrogates”) have joined the voice cast for the 3D animated family feature MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE.
Author, animator, and 80's cartoon voice reenactor, The Definitive Tim Finn, stops by to discuss coffee-table books, animation based on colors, and 3D Chess. Joel and Alan then engage Tim in a very brief but colossal battle of capitalism in FFAF's newest radio game, "Two Minute Monopoly". All is then put classier when the beautiful, the insightful, and the ever effervescent Lorelei Pepi reveals her unorthodox recipe for Italian Wedding Soup, her thoughts on animation and art, and why FFAF's other newest radio game, "Brain Cloning", is a good excuse to beat up on Joel's face.
Eddie Carroll, who took over voicing Disney’s beloved Jiminy Cricket from the late Cliff Edwards in 1973, has died of a brain tumor at the age of 76.
In episode 2 of The Forum, Frenzer and Foreman are intentionally confronted by the mind, the mystique, and the magic of the creative juggernaut power-house - Andy London. Words are said, wisdom is sown
Every year fans and industry insiders alike wonder whether Comic-Con’s days in San Diego are numbered. VARIETY reports that San Diego has made a big move to keep the Con right where it is.
Cary Granat and Ed Jones' family films studio Bedrock Studios will make its debut with the production of the animated feature TURKEYS, reports VARIETY.
Kratos rages on in our review of God of War III. SPOILER! At one point in the game Kratos will scream "ZEUS!"