New installment of ‘The Legend of the Legend of Vox Machina’ goes behind the scenes with voice director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and the main cast as they reprise their roles on the highly anticipated upcoming Prime Video series.
Critical Role has just shared the latest installment of their digital series, The Legend of the Legend of Vox Machina, which goes behind-the-scenes of the highly anticipated new animated series they’re producing with Amazon Studios, The Legend of Vox Machina.
An Amazon Original series, The Legend of Vox Machina follows a group of second-rate adventurers on a quest to save the realm from terrifying monsters and dark magical forces. Throughout the first season, our characters will face undead giants, overthrow a sinister necromancer, and confront a powerful curse that has taken root inside their own group. Through it all, they learn how to function as a team, and discover they’re much more than that: they’re family.
In the new featurette, The Legend of the Voices of The Legend of Vox Machina, we meet the series’ voice director, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (She-Ra and the Princess of Power, Star Wars Resistance, Naruto), who guides the Critical Role cast members as they step into the recording booth to bring new life to the epic tale of Vox Machina; each cast member shares insights on the voice recording process as we catch an extended glimpse of their fantastic collaboration throughout the production’s winding journey. Noting the cast’s excitement when McGlynn was named voice director, Travis Willingham, who stars as Grog Strongjaw, said, “It’s been amazing watching her come into each one of the sessions, settle us down, get us in the right space for where the episode is, and then just step back with her baton and start to conduct the symphony of idiots that’s in there.”
Take a few minutes to watch how the magic is done!
The show is based on the adventures and characters developed by Critical Role, the story-driven and world-building digital media brand, which has a first-look agreement to develop new series that will premiere exclusively on the Amazon streaming platform. This content agreement builds on the long-standing engagement Critical Role has had with Amazon’s live-streaming service Twitch, which has broadcast their live role-playing show since 2015.
Thanks to 88,887 Kickstarter backers, Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina came to life; originally planned as a 22-minute animated special, a 2019 campaign raised a whopping $11.3 million, morphing the project into a 10-episode series. Amazon Prime Video subsequently acquired the rights to Season 1, commissioning two additional first season episodes and a 12-episode Season 2.
The Legend of Vox Machina stars the Critical Role cast of Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham, reprising their roles; they also serve as executive producers alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse), with Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) joining as supervising director. The show’s animation is produced by the Emmy Award-winning studio, Titmouse.
Source: Critical Role
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.