One last item from my 1961 @popmechmag. I was intrigued by this Honda ad. The art direction is superb but the claim is ridiculous. “Rather than invest in the stock market I’m going to buy a moped!” Let’s say this guy invested $700 in Boeing in ‘62. By my calculations, that investment would now be worth over $109,000—not counting any dividends along the way.
It’s almost one of my favorite times of the year. Next week is Banned Books Week. And since this year, the ALA is putting a special emphasis on graphic novels, I have chosen to read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series this year.
MOVIE REVIEW: In contrast to my last review, “I Know That Voice” is a blast. Director Lawrence Shapiro takes a page from Morgan Spurlock’s play book to make a documentary that’s totally fun.
The film shines a light on all the cartoon voice actors we rarely see. All aspects of voice work is explored, from musicality to character concept to actor versatility and more. You don’t have to love animation to enjoy this one, but it helps.
Honestly, the degree of difficulty for this film isn’t great. I’d watch these performers act silly with no purpose for 90+ minutes. This doc provides more value than that.
John DiMaggio (also the film’s writer/producer), Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, Billy West, Tara Strong, Jess Harnell, and others. You may not know their names but, as the title suggests, you certainly know their voices.
"I Know That Voice" is available on Netflix streaming and on DVD. After this movie you’ll watch—more importantly, listen—to animation differently.
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Calvin sums up my thoughts quite nicely.
Not only are these panels great in themselves but also the expression on Calvin’s face in the first is so perfect. Watterson is so great at expressions.