This weekend get ready to meet some of the actors behind your favorite cartoon characters. One in particular is a Michigan native - Rob Paulsen. You may know him as the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Yakko from Animaniacs, Carl from Jimmy Neutron, Snowball from Rick and Morty and many, many others. With over 2000 half-hour programs and dozens of films, video games and other animated media to his credit, Rob has been one of the hardest working, most in-demand, and most beloved voice artists in the industry, earning a Daytime Emmy and Peabody and three-time winner of the Annie Award.
Rob will be appearing at Michigan Comic Con this weekend (August 16 through August 18) at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. For information about hours, parking, other scheduled guests including Val Kilmer, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter), Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek), Carlos Alazraqui (Deputy Garcia from Reno 911, Rocko's Modern World and more), all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a Power Ranger and more, CLICK ON THIS LINK
I've been a fan of Rob's since I first heard Pinky say "narf!" in the 90s! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to speak with him via phone from Los Angeles the other day. I have to pinch myself and ask did this really happen? It did! Check out our conversation below. There's so much to learn about one of our hometown heroes!
Pre-order Rob's book, "Voice Lessons: How A Couple Of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life" ON THIS LINK
Don't forget to also check out Rob's podcast, "Talkin' Toons"