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In Her Own Words

As a junior member of the Baboon team, I assisted on the set of a recent, to-be-announced European feature that the Baboon crew had done a comedy rewrite of, and for which Baboon’s Mike de Seve, was directing some of the voices.

I got a chance to speak to some of the actors behind the scenes about the voice process. One such actor was Erica Schroeder, from such legendary shows as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, One Piece, Winx Club and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In my interview with her in the last issue of Animation Magazine, she talked about how to find the emotional believability in even the most cartoony character, drawing on such classically New York acting styles as Meisner.

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Behind the Mic

One of the services Baboon Animation offers is voice direction for feature films. Often, for example, we’re asked to punch up an international feature film and give it some American comedy, and then direct the actors in a re-record, or ADR as it’s called.

Working with New York’s best-known actors and sound studios, the Baboon team often casts and directs the voices for this process. As a junior member of the Baboon team, I assisted on the set of a recent, to-be-announced European feature. Here’s what I learned.

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Shout!'s 'Green Girl:' 10 Questions for Erica Schroeder

That sexy, swinging and subversive decade is reflected through a spectrum of lives those of five young British women (identified by the color of their outfits) whose stories are illuminated by such ’60s standards such as “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Diamonds Are Forever.” Erica Schroeder–who is American despite her appearance in a thigh-baring Union Jack minidress–plays the resident good time girl of Shout!, “The Green Girl.”With her vivid red tresses and flirty vivacity, Schroeder’s Green Girl might be said to be the Ann-Margret of Carnaby Street.

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Big-name voices drawn to animated films

Their visages enthrall us, their physiques amaze us. Why, then, are so many A-list stars so eager to deprive us of those pleasures by acting in animated films?

Why would acclaimed thespian Sir Ben Kingsley and his Boxtrolls costars – Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, and Tracy Morgan – want to be in a film that won’t allow them to use their actor’s bag of tricks? No facial gestures or physical movements. No costumes, no props, no set.

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THN’s PokéMovie Marathon Day 13: Pokémon: Zoroark Master Of Illusion

It arrived on Saturday and it was a bloody corker. The latest Pokémon games, Pokémon X & Y hit shelves around the world on Saturday. But it’s not over yet, the English language dub of the latestfilm is set to premiere this coming Saturday.

Join THN as we take a look back over the entireseries of Pokémon films.