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Whats your favorite episode so far?
My mind doesn't really work that way. They're like my kids. I like 'em all.
Hello again, this time I wanted to ask a few voice acting questions:
-Is there a story behind your "Father, the rockets aren't working!" bit in the Panda-La episode of Talespin (i.e. how you were tasked with doing it)?
-Do you and your co-producers like Frank, Victor, or Brandon select casting and voice directors, or are there "casting calls" for positions like that? I ask because you've made quite a good partnership with Jamie Thomason on Gargoyles, Spider-Man, and Young Justice.
-How do auditions work for main, supporting, and guest characters respectively? I ask because it seems like you hand-pick past favorites for guest stars like Ed Asner, Brent Spiner, Lacey Chabert, Bill Fagerbakke, etc., and I was curious as to how that differs from the main and supporting audition process.
1. Uh, we had to rerecord a number of lines from that episode, so I helped out. (Not much of a story, I know.)
2. We producers select our directors together. And I've had good working relationships with other Voice Directors, including Ginny McSwain, Andrea Romano, Sue Blue and some guy named Greg Weisman, but I'll admit that since Gargoyles, Jamie's usually my first choice, particularly on this type of show.
3. We tend to audition leads, because our bosses like to weigh in and have options and know that we've chosen the best possible candidate. Plus it helps us discover the character. But there's no time to do that for every character once production gets rolling, so we just talk out casting. I'm obviously going to be familiar with the sounds and skills of folks I've worked with before, and since they're good - and fun to be around - I do recommend folks I've enjoyed working with before. Occasionally, we'll hold a mini-audition or two to cast a character (usually a male or female ingenue) when we don't know exactly who to cast.
Dear Greg, Why is Black Canary voiced by Vanessa Marshal instead of a younger actress like Grey Delisle? And Why is Joker voiced by Brent Spiner? The reason for Mark Hamill retiring as the Joker is because he's getting to old for it, So why pick a man 62 years of age instead of someone younger like John Dimaggio, KMR, or James Patrick Stewart?
I don't know exactly how old Grey or Vanessa is, but they're both beautiful, talented women about the same age.
I think Grey's wonderful, of course, but for our interpretation of Canary, we felt Vanessa was the right call.
And that's basically the same reasoning behind our choosing Brent. He felt right for our interpretation of the character. Mark Hamill's age (or Brent's for that matter) wasn't even a consideration. I'm a great fan of both John and Kevin's Jokers, but neither seemed right for OUR version of the character.
By the way, I get that you're not thrilled with our choices - and that's certainly your prerogative - but maybe you should reread your post.
Because IT'S DAMN RUDE AND OBNOXIOUS - not to mention filled with incorrect - if not insulting - assumptions!
Some of these questions, I just look at and think "there's a NO COMMENT...there's another...and more...haven't they clued in by now?!?!?! (no answer necessary for that one) On behalf of the people who actually try to keep from triggering those, I apologize.
Thanks. But at this point, I've gotten a LOT of these sympathy posts too. And so now they are ALSO cluttering up the queue. I don't want to seem churlish, since you're trying to be nice. But it would just be better if we ALL stuck to business, so to speak, in order to keep ASK GREG manageable.
How, exactly, did Waller have Superman check the invulnerability of her prison?
She had Superman come and check.
(What's the mystery here?)
Whose idea was it for Demona to start turning into a human during the day and why did you add it to the series? Did you plan for that to happen from the beginning?
I think it was mine. But so many years later, I can't be sure. So much of the series was a collaboration.
And, no, we didn't know we were going to do that at the beginning. But it became clear that was the way to go.
Hey Greg, I just have few questions about Young Justice.
1. Will more of Batman's baddies appear on the show, if so will you feature Arkham Asylum?
2. Does Harley Quinn exist on Earth-16?
3. Will Starro play a bigger role in a later episode?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Actually, Starro raids Arkham Asylum, frees all the Batman villains and then after a conversation with Joker, morphs itself into a human woman and takes the name Harley Quinn in order to be closer to Mr. J.!
Can Oberon's children eat food containing iron, such as meat or spinach?
Let's not get carried away.
Hey greg it's not actually a question about Gargoyles, but the MiB cartoon series. In the episode Big Bad Bug you wrote, Kay throws an expanding cube at Jay, what was the name of that device when you devise it?
Are there any other devices/weapons either you or Jon created that were never mentioned by name in the series? I was compiling some of that data and if you happen to still have that info it would be great!
Thanks for your time and help,
I'm sorry, it's just been WAY too long. I can't remember.
What's Misplaced about?
on wiki and world's finest, it usually tells us what it's about a little. and i read that you have all of rest of season 1 is all finished.
or basically, what's Misplaced about?
It's about a lost glove. Robin loses a glove. The whole Team spends twenty-two minutes searching the Cave for it. Eventually, they find it in the gym. The episode ends with Kid Flash using a safety pin to pin the glove to Robin's tunic. Robin blushes. Everyone has a big laugh about it.
SERIOUSLY - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT ME TO SAY HERE?!!!
This may be my new policy. Every time I get a spoiler request from here on in, I'll give BLATANTLY FALSE INFORMATION.
Either that, or I'll reply with: SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.