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Podcast EP78: Voice Actor Todd Manojlovic on ‘YOLO Crystal Fantasy’

The Australian voiceover artist on Adult Swim’s new series shares his method for nailing parts, and gives his best advice for others looking to pursue voice acting for animation.

Sorry, we got a bit backlogged with Terry Ibele's podcast postings... This was published the week of August 10. :(

Take a moment to head over to the Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 78 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way.  Episodes cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more. Guests have included the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.

His most recent interview is Episode 78: Voice Actor Todd Manojlovic On Getting Into Character For YOLO: Crystal Fantasy

This episode features Australian voice actor Todd Manojlovic from Adult Swim’s new series, YOLO: Crystal Fantasy. Manojlovic shares the method he took to nail his parts and his best advice for others looking to pursue voice acting for animation.

You’ll also learn:

  • How Adult Swim turned an indie YouTube video into the YOLO: Crystal Fantasy series
  • The surprising number of hours that go into voice acting an 11-minute episode
  • How to get into the right mental state to ad-lib lines and make them sound natural

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Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard), deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design and animation.

In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.

Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site: