I don’t talk about it a lot, but Abarat is one of my favorite book series, and sometimes I fantasize about what would happen if it got adapted into an animated series (because of course there’s no way a live-action budget could EVER encompass it). And every now and again, I like to think about my dream voice cast for all the characters (consisting of some actors who are generally just voice roles and some who are generally not). This is my latest favorite fancasting, which I am putting here to share just for funsies.
Auli’i Cravalho as Candy Quackenbush
Scott McNeil as Malingo
Tom Hiddleston as Christopher Carrion
John DiMaggio as John Mischief
Derek Stephen Prince as Rojo Pixler
Gray Haddock as Otto Houlihan
Dan Castallaneta as Kaspar Wolfswinkel
Barbara Dunkelman as Princess Boa
Viola Davis as Geneva Peachtree
Mandy Moore as Joephi
Jason Marsden as Letheo
Ben Kingsley as Zephario Carrion
Helena Bonham Carter as Izarith
Robbie Daymond as Gazza
Maggie Smith as Mater Motley
David Hyde Pierce as Samuel Klepp
Susan Silo as Laguna Munn
Sam Lavagnino as the Commexo Kid
Willa Holland as Mrs. Schwartz
Frank Welker as Mendelson Shape
Andrea Libman as Maratien
Grey DeLisle as Deborah Hackbarth
David Tennant as Finnegan Hob
Chris Hemsworth as Two-Toed Tom
Elle Fanning as Tria
Neil Patrick Harris as Eddie
Alyson Hannigan as Thunder Betty
James Patrick Stuart as Bill Quackenbush
Ginnifer Goodwin as Melissa Quackenbush
Pat Carroll as Diamanda Murkitt
Mark Hamill as Henry Murkitt
Cree Summer as Mespa
Jim Cummings as Dr. Voorzangler
Jeff Bennett as Leeman Vol
John DeLancie as Filth the Munkee
Martin Jarvis as Jimothi Tarrie
Matty Cardarople as Covenantis
Tim Curry as Jollo B’gog
Jennifer Cody as Norma
Totally not stuffed with actors I love just as fanservice
¿Entonces cómo sabes sobre lo del agua de Letheo?
¿Yo? ¿Qué cómo lo sé? No es como si me hubiese llegado una nota a mi cuarto diciendo que investigase sobre ello, haciendo que en seguida sospechase de que volvísteis a mentirme y me reuniese a escondidas con el enmascarado... Solo me gusta investigar lo que voy a beber... jeje...
Okay but imagine Candy explaining things from the Hereafter to her Abaratian buddies.
Candy: So yeah, the time changes constantly on the whole planet.
Malingo: … what?
Candy: *introduces Carrion to Fallout 4*
Carrion: … so this man who stabs Finn is John Hancock?
Carrion: And a lot of the fans want to..?
Carrion: *super confused*
Finnigan: *walks in* Oh Lordy Lou what even–
Candy: *makes Carrion play Undertale Pacifist and True Pacifist routes*
Carrion: Why am I unaBLE TO SAVE THE GOAT CHILD
Candy: Carrion pls
Don: Here come Dat Boi!
Candy: Don, please no…
Letheo: *confused beast boy noises*
Mischief: So there are over 6,000 languages here?
Candy: Yeah, but quite a few have less than 1,000 speakers.
All the Johns: *confused expressions*
Malingo: How do you people even communicate??
Finnigan: What is the internet and why do people hate me??
Gazza: I second that.
Carrion: Why do these people like me and why can’t I meet them oh my gods–
Jimothi: … so would people assume I’m a furry?
Candy: So that whole [Absolute Midnight Spoiler] thing reminds me of a chon chon.
Malingo: What’s a chon chon?
Candy: A myth from the Hereafter, can’t remember where from.