I was lucky enough to attend the I Know That Voice panel during San Diego Comic-Con this year because everyone knows that putting a group of voice actors in one room with microphones is always a good time!
The Comic-Con panel consisted of John DiMaggio (Bender on Futurama), Jim Cummings (Ed the Hyena from The Lion King) Dee Bradley Baker (Klaus on American Dad!), Frederick Tatasciore (The Hulk from Avengers Assemble), Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios of Star Wars: Rebels), Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko in Rocko’s Modern Life), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig on The Looney Tunes Show), Jessica DiCicco (Lexi Bunny on Loonatics Unleashed) and Nolan North (Nathan Drake of Uncharted).
I Know That Voice was a documentary created by John Dimaggio and directed by Lawrence Shapiro. During the panel, they announced that the documentary will soon become a television series produced by Magnetbox Films, which will delve deeper into the voice actors careers and the industry itself.
The panel itself was hilarious, as expected. I love voice actors and I was especially giddy to see Alazraqui in person, especially since he walked on stage dressed in a Rocko one-piece pajamas. There were tons of inappropriate jokes, which I won’t even try and repeat here… you just had to be there. They also gave small insights to the industry and answered a few questions from the audience. She is the Flame Princess, after all.
Voice actors are magic.
Although, I have to comment at the lack of female voice actors on stage during the panel. Come on, let’s get some Tress McNeille or Tara Strong action up there next year, guys. I appreciate the boy-jokes and fart noises, but a woman’s wit is priceless. DiCicco got a bit drowned out by the guys on the panel, but was able to answer audience questions.
PS: I apologize for my collection of photos, I was sitting right under the stage and all my angles were up-nose angles.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you can check it out on iTunes.