[Groop] Groo comicon news
Janet L. Harriett
pengyfelix at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 21 19:20:28 PDT 2006
> Like you, I'm also wary of the voice casting. With the exception of
> the Peanuts characters, most voices given to previously exlusively
> illustrated characters just don't sound right to me . . .
Well, ME does have a bit of experience in this area. I have confidence
in him. I just hope in the name of everything good and decent that the
movie doesn't have marquee voice casting. If the studio insists that
some big name screen actor with no real voice acting experience play
Groo, I'd rather not have the movie (you can quote me on that). That
was my one big gripe with Over the Hedge. I loved that strip before it
became popular, and while it was nice to see that they at least managed
to animate the characters true-to-strip rather than just vaguely
turtlefying Garry Shandling, there was just nothing in the voices, like
the actors didn't realize they had to sound like a raccoon or a turtle
or a skunk. That wasn't RJ; that was Bruce Willis coming out of RJ's mouth.
As to the merchandising, by all means, rush to complete the collections
before the demand spikes. We'll still have the pleasure of knowing we
are not Johnny-come-latelies to Groo (and I have dated, autographed
fridge magnets to prove it).
Sweet mother, I just got a horrible thought. If Groo becomes popular,
I'll still be in the Groo Grams with that dumb letter. Then, when I
become a famous writer, someone will undoubtedly notice that's me in
Death and Taxes 4. Why is there no emoticon for "why is the earth not
swallowing me up right now"?
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