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BotCon 2006 - Voicing the Beast Wars Panel

By BaCon on Friday, September 29, 2006

Voicing the Beast Wars 9am Regency Ballroom

Speakers Blu Mankuma – 1st Botcon Appreance.
Scott McNeil
Richard Newman
Pauline Newstone

Mankuma spoke of playing contrasting characters in “War Planets” and “Beast Wars”. It was enjoyable. Playing such a beautifull character as Tigatron.

Newman mentioned that the powes that be decided his voice was to reconizablle to do Tankorr. He thought they klled off Rhinox horoably.

Q. Do you share any personality traits with characters? Scott- Rattrap. Newstone- It was a pleasure to voice Airrazor.

McNeil – Beast Wars is the best show Ive worked on. Beast Machines just wasn’t written the same way as Beast wars.

Newman - "I'm more drawn to the shows weve worked on" We don’t really get to see the finished product when were working. Just animated mouths.

Mankuma (About Mcneil) “IMO that one of the greatest voices in animation."

McNeil - I read for every character on the show "He said he auditions for everything."

All: We haven’t been contacted about voicing for the movie.

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