Monday, November 4, 2013

Sorcerer Radio's SorCom Review 11/5 - Geek Media Expo, Voice actor Rob Paulsen and Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project

Voice actor extraordinaire Rob Paulsen and Sorcerer Radio's Eric Allen at GMX 2013.

GEEK MEDIA EXPO SPECIAL REPORT
The 2013 Geek Media Expo (GMX) took place in Nashville, Tennessee and Sorcerer Radio show hosts Aljon Go, Eric Allen and Kristen Hoetzel were there to cover as much pop-culture goodness as possible.

On this Tuesday's SorCom Review Eric interviews prolific voice for Disney and Warner Brothers animation, actor Rob Paulsen as well as the people behind the Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project!
    Tune into Sorcerer Radio's SorCom Review every Tuesday at 8 a.m./e with an encore airing at 7 p.m./e - www.SRSounds.com !


    About Rob Paulsen
    Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

    The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

    Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

    “I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

    “It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

    Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

    Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of commercial spots.

    For Disney, he provided the voices for Gusto Gummi on Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Pete Junior on Goof Troop and its follow-up films, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, and many others. He even replaced Cheech Marin as the voice of Banzai in Timon and Pumbaa.

    As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala. Visit his site - http://robpaulsenlive.com/!

    Sorcerer Radio's Aljon Go and Eric Allen in the recreated cockpit of Han Solo's ship the Millennium Falcon at GMX.

    About Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project
    Chris Lee, founder and project leader and his team of Star Wars fans are on a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior.
    Visit the site - http://fullscalefalcon.com/!


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