Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Sean Astin and Nolan North to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM! All of them have played the voice of Raphael in different iterations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist, and producer best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, and the title character of Rudy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24 and currently voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series and Oso in the Disney Junior show Special Agent Oso.
Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as “the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man.” He is most well known for his voice work as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series; Desmond Miles from the Assassin’s Creed video game series; The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Origins; Deadpool in Hulk Vs, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Deadpool, Marvel Heroes, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes; Cyrille Le Paradox and El Jefe from Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time; Dr Edward Richtofen in the Zombies mode in the Call of Duty games World at War, Black Ops and Black Ops II; Corrupt Cores and Defective Turrets in Portal 2; Superboy and Superman in Young Justice; Cpt. Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line; and most recently David in the critically acclaimed game The Last of Us. He also played Raphael in the feature film TMNT.
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.
Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”
“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”
This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
PETER FACINELLI (The Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie, etc.) and writer MICHAEL ALAN NELSON sign their new COMIC BOOK SERIES from BOOM! Studios: PROTOCOL: ORPHANS
Meet Peter & Michael and get Issue #1 of their comic autographed on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH AT 1PM.
Peter will sign comics and 1 person item per person
**MUST BUY A COMIC BOOK TO GET A LINE PASS.
Golden Apple Comics open at 11am and will to sell the comic book and hand out line passes.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Are you an aspiring artist and/or student interested in pursuing a career in TV animation production? Curious to know some of the inner workings of some of your favorite animated TV shows? Then look no further than ” Drawing The Line: Breaking into TV Animation.”
This highly informative panel will feature discussions, tips and information on breaking into the industry as told by artists and directors from some of today’s hottest animated TV shows.
The panel features Emmy Award-winning Character Designer Phil Bourassa (FlashPoint: Paradox/Young Justice), Storyboard Artist Chris Copeland (Marvel’s Avengers: Assemble), Director/storyboard artist Jay Oliva ( FlashPoint: Paradox/Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 and 2/ Man of Steel) Creative Producer/Director LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/The Boondocks) Director Alan Wan ( Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Producer Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra Books 1 and 2), moderated by Will Feng (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Thundercats).
A staggering collection of talent you will not want to miss. The panel will be held at Long Beach Comic Con on Saturday November 23rd at 5:00pm in Room 104A!
Joe Manganiello signs at Book Revue on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 7:00pm!
True Blood actor and one of Men’s Health 100 Fittest Men of All Time Joe Manganiello will sign copies of his new fitness guide Evolution.
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Writer J. Michael Straczynski appears at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm!
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.
On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!
Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks/Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!
Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:
Friday November 1st
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
Saturday November 2nd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, and Special Guest Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
5:00 – 6:00 Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 3rd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
Alex Heartman, Hector David Jr., and Najee De-Tiege sign at Epic Comics on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm!
The Power Rangers Samurai are invading Orlando and the first stop is at EPIC COMICS!
$10 per person interested in meeting and taking photos with the featured Rangers below.
Alex Heartman (Red Samurai Ranger)
Hector David Jr. (Green Samurai Ranger)
Najee De-Tiege (Blue Samurai Ranger)
Come join us celebrate 20 years of Power Rangers with one of the most popular Cast Members in its history, The Power Rangers Samurai!
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828
Melissa Joan Hart explained it all–from dating to bullies–in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on “Clarissa Explains It All.” She cast a spell on millions more viewers as “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.” Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she’d get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus–whether it’s for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for “Clarissa.” From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family’s hit “Melissa and Joey,” Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality–and still does. Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she’s learned along the way–what’s kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate–and that she’s the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she’d be.
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
John DiMaggio screens his new voice acting documentary “I Know That Voice” at the National Press Club on Friday November 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM!
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The National Press Club will host the East Coast premiere of the voice acting documentary I Know That Voice on Friday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. The film’s executive producer, Annie Award-winning and Emmy-nominated voice actor John DiMaggio, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing. DiMaggio is known for voices such as Bender in Futurama; Jake the Dog in Adventure Time; Marcus Fenix in Gears of War; Rico in The Penguins of Madagascar; Dr. Drakken in Kim Possible; and Schnitzel in Chowder.
I Know That Voice explores every aspect of the voice acting profession, and showcases some of the most talented, versatile, and hard-working members of the entertainment industry. It features interviews with more than 150 top voice actors, casting and voice directors, show creators, producers, voice teachers, and other animation industry luminaries. For a full list of the featured actors and creators, click here.
The documentary will be released on Video on Demand, iTunes, and DVD this December. To watch the trailer on YouTube, click here.
The screening is sponsored by The National Press Club’s Young Members Committee, and is free for Club members and $10 for nonmembers. The signing session is limited to one item per person.
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045