As mentioned in the last posts, Disney’s fact sheet, IMDb (whatever their source may have been), and the various parties themselves reveal or allege a list of talent involved in the production of Wander Over Yonder.
As proper, albeit prospective, fans, we can’t allow these people to languish at the level of just a fewscore Twitter or Tumblr followers. Hence, I’m publishing this series of posts throughout this week to promote their blogs and social media outlets. Follow away!
This list is necessarily far from compete, but to not unnecessarily curtail its comprehense, I’ll also mention those who don’t maintain such outlets (yet) or haven’t published them where we could find them.
Now the fourth part in the series, the voice actors of Wander Over Yonder.
The four main characters appear to be Wander, Sylvia, Lord Hater, and Commander Peepers, “Lord [Hater’s] … menacing second in charge.” Their voices are Jack McBrayer, April Winchell, Keith Ferguson, and Tom Kenny, respectively.
According to his IMDb page, Jack McBrayer received Primetime Emmy Award nominations in 2008 and 2009, and won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2009, all for 30 Rock. You can get to know him better in this 2007 Bullseye interview, and an Entertainment Weekly interview from the same year. It is also pretty easy to find lovely interviews with him on YouTube. (See also his entry in the Wander Over Yonder Wiki.)
April Terri Winchell has been nominated twice for the Annie Awards, again according to IMDb, and what is even better, she has a website and a Twitter account. (See also her entry in the Wander Over Yonder Wiki.)
Additionally, she runs Regretsy, a blog about junk and gems on Etsy that make you go WTF (is that a fair summary?). The site also has a altruistic dimension, and that she links to Rob Paulsen in the sidebar is another good sign. (She has an Encyclopedia Dramatica page, so she must be doing something right, right?)
I’m so looking forward to all of us bronies doubling as wanderers (if that’s the new term), and recycling all our horsie puns!
Next up, Keith Ferguson. Again we are in luck, because he has a website. His IMDb page reveals an Annie Award nomination in 2007 for Foster’s Home and that he’s a vegetarian. Woot! (See also his entry in the Wander Over Yonder Wiki.)
There are not quite as many interviews with him as there are with Jack McBrayer, but here is a funny one. You will easily be able to find a several more.
Tom Kenny, finally, is actually on Twitter, though his extremely low number of followers almost leads me to believe it’s a fake account.
In terms of interviews, I recommend Duck Duck Go for reasons of lazy, but here is one with Attack of the Show (who also showed a few friends of mine at January 2012 BroNYCon in a segment on summer 2012 BronyCon, but that’s beside the point).
The fact sheet also mentions three guest stars on the show.
- James Marsden as Sir Brad Starlight
- Edie McClurg as Trudie Traveler
- Aziz Ansari as Westley the Watchdog
I hope those links are correct.
There is this bit in the show description:
Whether they are reuniting a ferocious flying dragon with her lost egg, freeing the joyful Binglebopolous planet from Lord Hater’s evil rule, rescuing a princess or helping one of Hater’s Watchdogs find his way back to his spaceship, the fearless best buddies can always count on each other. (Emphasis mine)
I think it’s just about possible that this Watchdog is Westley the Watchdog and thus Aziz Ansari. We’ll see.
Stick around for my final post in the series, then about composers, casting crew, and other contributors to Wander Over Yonder.