Rob Paulsen, the prolific voice actor known for Animaniacs and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is bringing a classic line-up of recognizable vocal talent together for an animated series called The Gang’s All Here. Paulsen will assemble with Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, as well as Cal Dodd, who many of us will know as Wolverine from the ’90s animated X-Men TV series. Andrea Romano, who worked on Batman with Conroy is coming aboard to helm the project.
The Gang’s All Here centers on “an animal cast of actors as they star in their own films and navigate the pitfalls of the entertainment industry.” The series will target both adults and younger viewers.
Conroy will voice two animals on the show, a bookworm bear named Frances, who is described as a sophisticated Frasier-Cran-esque character, and a superhero dog named Barkley (yes. BARKley). Paulsen will voice a warthog with a Christopher Walken-like voice named Patches. Dodd will lend his voice to Sargent Snout, a gruff pig commando who is meant to be reminiscent of a 1980s Sylvester Stallone, and a still unnamed character who is literally a wolverine.
The series is primarily being sold by the talent of the cast and the reputation of Andrea Romano, as opposed to selling the show and focusing on casting later. “It’s certainly unique for me because it’s getting involved with the creative people earlier as the package is being put together,” says Conroy. The Gang’s All Here doesn’t even have a network yet but with this kind of industry talent behind the scenes that is likely to change very soon.
Becoming well-known for voicing a superhero seemed unthinkable back when people like Conroy, Paulsen, and Dodd started decades ago, but today the stars can pack convention halls. “When you meet people to whom you are pitching these things, they get the Comic-Con culture,” says Paulsen.
“This is so different than what we’ve been doing in terms of creating things with actors,” says Romano, who recently retired from the business, is coming back to work for The Gang’s All Here.
There is no date on when The Gang’s All Here will be released but we know it has our interests peaked.
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Source: THR (Heat Vision)