October 17, 2013
This humble little website has given us at OTF the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people, but few have starstruck our jaded nerd minds quite like voice actors. We would get home from school, throw our bookbags on the floor, and turn on the TV to watch yet another episode of Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Batman the Animated Series, Tiny Toons, and so on. We had no idea at the time, but the voice actors behind our favorite characters were shaping our childhoods right then and there.
Our very own Rob "Tek" Piontek has been a fan of these guys for so long that, when he had the opportunity to hunt down some of the people behind our favorite shows, he jumped at it.
First, in what is becoming somewhat of a NYCC tradition, Tek spoke with Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Mighty Max, TMNT, everything else) about his ever-evolving Talkin' Toons podcast, which now moving to a new venue for its weekly live show.
Next, we had the opportunity to attend the Paley Center for Media event celebrating Batman: The Brave and the Bold and its upcoming Blu-Ray release. There, Tek got a chance to speak with Diedrich Bader (Batman), John DiMaggio (Aquaman), Emmy-winning voice director Andrea Romano, and series producer James Tucker.
This episode is a must-listen if you're a fan of animation and the people behind it -- and, if you're not, you're probably a jerk. Get into the booth and plug into this very special, voiceover friendly episode of the Fridgecast!