Let me just say, this is essentially what happens what happens when you mix My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra and add a sprinkling of Labyrinth and Dragon Riders of Pern (If anyone understands what that is, you’re a big a geek as I am). The animation is great and expressive, the designs of the dragons are a mixture of adorable and badass, and the action and humor are right on the mark. It also has a voice cast of Ocean’s finest such as Ashleigh Ball, Vincent Tong, Kathleen Barr, Nicole Oliver, and Scott McNeill. My only gripe is that it should have been a retelling of the three waves of the toyline with the first centering around Emily arriving in Elvendale, the second revolving around the elves and Emily rescuing Elandra and then the third centering around Cronan.
This is one of the many pictures Nicole and I submitted for GISHWHES. I saw Scott McNeill just hanging out while we were waiting for the next panel at San Japan and thought, “wouldn’t it be awesome to get some GISHWHES hugs with voice actors!” Only later in Scott’s panel did we learn that he actually appears in the first five minutes of episode 5.15 of Supernatural. He gets eaten by a zombie. So yeah. Our faces were pretty much a mixture of shock and excitement for the rest of the panel.
Also, the man with the red hair in the background is Jerry Jewell. He voices Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Barry the Chopper in Fullmetal Alchemist, etc… He’s one of my absolute favorite voice actors, and I had NO IDEA HE WAS THERE THE WHOLE TIME.
Just some speculating on my part, but, I wonder if Scott McNeill would be good at doing Roy’s voice.
I mean, I don’t have a problem with Crispin Freeman in Young Justice, but I don’t think Crispin would be suitable for portraying the main version of Roy Harper.
Red Arrow may share the same love for Lian, the same rather confusing relationship with Cheshire, and nearly the same inferiority complex, but, let’s face it, Red Arrow is a humorless tight ass most of the time. He doesn’t have the same sense of humor as Roy does and he’s not a ladies man. Roy can be inconsiderate because he doesn’t think before he talks, Red Arrow can be inconsiderate because he demands too much respect and thinks he knows better than most. Roy from the comics usually used his humor and attitude to cover up a massive inferiority complex and sense that he was broken inside, but Roy was deeply aware of it and sometimes joked about it.
I could imagine Scott McNeill’s voice saying “Etai Yazi” easier than I can Crispin’s.