Many of us have a favourite cartoon, animated film or Japanese anime and in that, we have a favourite character! As we watch the screen these characters feel alive and we invest in them, we enjoy how they react and how they come across as real, but, they are only (well up until now) 2D frames of some very good drawings hand or computerised and put together with sound and music! So what really brings these characters to life? Well, in this episode Gerri and Eugenia discuss that, they talk about the words that are said and the actors who make them come alive with their use of voice. In this episode they talk to some of the greats in the voice actor world with interviews with Steve Blum, Kyle Hebert, and Scott McCord but in reality they are now just interviewing these three but hundreds of characters from the world of the cartoon! Scott is also a musician, visit his website http://www.scottmccordmusic.com to see what he is up to. They would like to thank Bill and Adele from New Zealand, Armageddon Expo catch them at http://armageddonexpo.com/nz/
In this podcast Eugenia and Gerri discuss how mainstream TV and movie awards do not seem to want to recognise the genres of Sci Fi and Fantasy, why? So; in this episode they look at movies of James Bond, Mission Impossible and Austin Powers and more and explain why they should be classed as Sci Fi rather than just Action or Comedy movies. There have interesting comments about the definition of Sci Fi and different opinions about the parameters of the genre. They have an interesting interview with David Faustino best known as Bud Bundy from Married with Children currently voicing the role of Mako in The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra. He talks about being a child star, his friendship with Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Sand Sharks) who together developed their web series Star-ving, his music and how he supports new bands through his record label Old Scratch Records, as well as talking about his role in, The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra. This is an entertaining podcast and well worth a listen. They thank their friends Jason and Darren from Gifts for the Geek http://www.giftsforthegeek.com.au for the interview.
In this podcast the world of Anime is explored with Eugenia
and Gerri’s guest presenters Robyn and Deanna. Due to attending Armageddon, Avcon and Supanova events, Eugenia and Gerri are slowly being introduced to a whole new genre of entertainment but not experts on it yet, but give them time. That is why they called on Robyn and Deanna to find out how they got into Anime and what keeps them interested in Japanese animation and Manga. At Armageddon Melbourne http://www.armageddonexpo.com last year Eugenia and Gerri interviewed Mela Lee an accomplished voice over artist with many Anime characters to her credit in particular Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight. Mela is also an outstanding singer and performs along with Alex Burke (as well as others) who Eugenia and Gerri also had the pleasure to get to know in a band called Magnolia Memoir http://www.magnoliamemoir.com. During the podcast one of their songs will be played so put on your cosplay outfit and enjoy the podcast.