“Kimura Tatsunari-san… Thank you very much for these past two years. Hm… It’s sad, right… I didn’t expect that it will turn out to be like this… Seriously… Thank you for doing this stage play together with me, of course that includes Shohei (Nishinoya’s stage actor) as well… I was really happy that you became an awesome partner. Thank you very much.” –Suga Kenta (Hinata’s stage actor)
So friend of mine and I were Skypin’ it up the other night and I went on some tangent about Aku going through a midlife crisis post-season 4, leading up to the events in Season 5. This struck friend-Mason as particularly funny so he decided to turn my inane rant into art.
“I think that one of my favorite memories was when they showed [Tiana] to me in color for the first time. It was a surprise. They played this footage for me, and I just started to cry. So moving to me, and so amazing. I had no idea that she would look so much like me. It was such a great, great honor.”
“When Mr. Disney first planned One Hundred and One Dalmatians, he called me to the Studio to read for the role of Cruella de Vil. As I was sitting with him at a table at the studio, he was reading the role of Anita and I was trying very hard to be Cruella de Vil. But I knew it wasn’t working because I was too young and it wasn’t right. As I heard him read the role of Anita, I knew that I was right for Anita, but how could I possibly tell the great Walt Disney that he had brought me in and had made a mistake?!
“So, I became brave enough to tell him and I said, ‘Excuse me, sir. Would you mind if I try to read the role of Anita? I’m much more Anita than I am Cruella.’ And he said, ‘Let’s try that!’ So, we reversed the roles. He read Cruella and I read Anita, and indeed I was Anita. And I still feel like Anita all these many years later!”
– Lisa Davis, the voice of Anita Radcliff from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
Black History Month (Year 3) | Day 7 | Phil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr is a graduate of Yale University where he
founded the improv comedy group, Purple Crayon. In 1989, he became a
member of the award winning sketch comedy group, The Groundlings. LaMarr
also studied improv at The Secondy City and at the Improv Olympic.
Through his connections within his improv network, he was able to start a
film career—-his first movie being “It’s Pat”, in 1994. He has also appeared in a plethora of tv shows before it started his voice acting career—such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Hanging with Mr. Cooper”, “MADtv”, “Living Single”, and more. He’s even had a role in the popular cult classic Tarantino Film, “Pulp Fiction”.
the meat of his work is within the cartoon and video-game industry.
Name a cartoon right now, go ahead. Did you do it? Yeah, he’s been in
that. LaMarr has led an impressive voice acting career, his most notable
roles being Jack (Samurai Jack), Static Shock (Static Shock), Hermes Conrad (Futurama), Wilt (Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends), Green Lantern (Justice League).
LaMarr is set to reprise his role as Samurai Jack for the show’s fifth and final season, this March.