Comic-Con@Home 2021: Putting A Face To The Voice With ‘Voice-Over Superstars In Animation And Live Action’

by Rachel Bellwoar

It’s always exciting when a panel is able to bring together a group of people who can speak to all different aspects of the industry. That’s exactly what the Voice-Over Superstars in Animation and Live Action panel managed to do. Hosted by Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush) who spoke to each guest one by one, there wasn’t a lot of time for the panelists to talk amongst each other, but 55 minutes went by super-fast.

Starting with Margaret Kerry (Clutch Cargo), talk about an amazing storyteller. Not only did she appear in some of the original Our Gang shorts, but she was the model for Disney’s Tinkerbell. Kerry caught the voice acting bug after voicing one of the mermaids in Peter Pan. The best part of the interview, though, was the personal story she shared about the impetus behind her recent move, which ended up being this amazing love story about how she (re)met her now-husband, Robert Boeke (Kerry is 92 and they got married last year).

Next up is EG Daily (Rugrats) who shared the story of how she got cast as Tommy Pickles, as well as a story about going into labor during a recording session for Rugrats. Recently, of course, Rugrats was rebooted, and it was really interesting to hear her talk about her different experiences with the Powerpuff Girls reboot (where her voice was recast) and the Rugrats reboot (where most of the original cast is back). She also talked about ways the industry has changed, like voice actors being expected to do their own recording and editing.

Fans of Stars in the House will know Jack Plotnick from his many appearances on the show, which has been raising money for the Actor’s Fund since March of last year, but he also voiced Xandir P. Wifflebottom on Drawn Together and would’ve been the lead alien in Aliens in the Attic if his scenes hadn’t been cut. It’s a great anecdote that includes an alien language that was created for the film (like how Dothraki was created for Game of Thrones)

Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time) talked about being on two, long-running series (Loud House and Puppy Dog Pals) and wished the voice actors had been asked to do a cameo in the upcoming, live action movie of Loud House. Finally, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons) talked about the different challenges of stepping into a role, like Bugs Bunny, versus voicing an original character.

Here’s the panel in its entirety below:

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