Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Photo original
A new adventure game made of clay. From the Neverhood creators - made possible because of YOU, our generous supporters.
18,126 backers pledged $974,578 to help bring this project to life.

V.O. Spotlight - Rob Paulsen!

As many of you know, we've got some amazing voice talent lined up for the Armikrog game. One of our favorite actors (and human beings) to work with is the magnificent Rob Paulsen. For those who may not know, Rob is the voice talent behind such iconic characters as Pinky from "Pinky and the Brain", Yakko from "Animaniacs", and Raphael from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." And he has literally hundreds of other credits as well. 

Years ago, Doug, Mike and I created a short film called "Koghead and Meatus". We were looking for a voice actor, and found that we kept saying "We need someone like Rob Paulsen!" A few phone calls later we had arranged to meet with Rob at the recording studio. From our very first meeting, Rob treated us like old friends. He created the character voices for Koghead and Meatus there on the spot--and we laughed so hard at his improvisations that we did the wee-wee dance till we pee-peed in our pants. 

When we started thinking about voices for Armikrog, Rob wasn't on our short-list...he WAS the list. We knew that our first call would be to Rob, and he would create the perfect characterization for Beak-Beak, the trusted sidekick to Tommynaut. Of course, Rob jumped right with his usual excitement and enthusiasm.

So, without gushing any further, here's a quick video clip of Rob Paulsen in action--as the voice of Beak-Beak!


--Ed

  • 's video poster
    Play

Comments

    1. Creator Inkan - Armikrog.Army$4.96 on June 14, 2013

      Curious about the Armikrog. Army? Add $4.96: ('96 in honor of The Neverhood release, and 4 hyper-intelligent Earthworm brains all thinking about how awesome Armikrog will be) to your pledge and change your tag line to show you've enlisted. It's a fun way to help the project by putting in a little extra.
      You Got This! Seize the clay!

    2. Creator Vince Vazquez on June 5, 2013

      One of the greatest. Right up there with Billy West, Hank Azaria, and Andy Daly (Why don't comedians do more cartoon voices?). I love this guy... whether he's doing Raphael in 1991's TMNT cartoon or Donatello in the current one :) Which is crazy, by the way.

      Thanks, Nic Martinez - I didn't know about the "Talking Toons" podcast until you linked it. AWESOME!

      This hasn't been funded yet, btw, so color me sad. I mean, it's still got plenty of time, but dangit - out of all the games that should've shattered their goal in a day or two (like how Massive Chalice and a Hat in Time did this week), Armikrog should've been no.1 there! Time to pester more people!

    3. Creator Nicolas Martinez on June 5, 2013

      @Hayley

      I second Rob's generosity. I listen to his "Talkin' Toons" podcast all the time with his great and informative conversations with other excellent voice actors. > http://robpaulsenlive.com/

      I'm psyched to hear him in the game!

    4. Creator Spencer Riedel on June 5, 2013

      Rob, you are my hero. Can't wait to hear you as Beak-Beak.

    5. Creator Luke Peterson on June 4, 2013

      Wow, if I didnt know he was in it, I wouldn't have picked him at all! Which is quite strange as in the new Ninja Turtles series on Nickelodeon he voices Donatello there, whereas he voiced Raphael in the original series, and the voice he does for both is a little similar so I feel a little conflicted when watching.

    6. Creator Ayur Sandanov on June 4, 2013

      Please upload it to Youtube so I can share the video.
      I think the previous potentially nuclear viral video - boo hoo ha has 500 views on YouTube for the same reason. Let us spread it!!!

    7. Creator TenNapel on June 4, 2013

      Rob is a shining star.

    8. Creator Jazz on June 4, 2013

      Fantastic!

    9. Creator Kenneth Larsen on June 4, 2013

      Absolutely brilliant!

    10. Creator Inkan - Armikrog.Army$4.96 on June 4, 2013

      Wow - I had no idea that Rob Palsen (Yakko) did voices in Koghead and Meatus! Actually the little hamster, Koghead and Meatus are rooting for their pal Tommynaut here: http://t.co/PsDDBTvy8k Seize the clay!

    11. Creator S.D. on June 4, 2013

      Thanks to both Rob & Team Armikrog. for this treat! Also, Rob: thanks for being a part of these wonderful adventure games... I'm really looking forward to your work on SpaceVenture as well :-D

    12. Creator Hayley Cruz on June 4, 2013

      Rob Paulsen is one of the sweetest, kindest, most generous people you will ever have the honor to meet. And SO astonishingly gifted. Here's a cool vid of some of his talent: http://www.youtube.com/watch…

      So excited about this project! =D

    13. Creator Tyler Uslan on June 4, 2013

      Oh my God, Rob, I absolutely cannot wait to hear you in ANOTHER thing. Loving Bravoman so far. :D

    14. Creator Jeroen Dekkers on June 4, 2013

      I always think of Space Quest when I think of Rob..

    15. Creator TheChosenOne on June 4, 2013

      Some people just do so many things you know but you don't know till you know. :)
      -
      Just like in movies with certain actors. They don't have (to many) lead roles but when you see in how many movies you have seen but you don't directly remember those actors you are shocked.
      -
      And I already ♥ Beak-Beak.

    16. Creator John Wriston on June 4, 2013

      Rob Paulsen is a Wings fan? I knew I liked that guy!

    17. Creator Devin on June 4, 2013

      @Сергей Мазаев
      lol - you beat me to it - brilliant.

      looking forward to this game.

    18. Creator Joop van den Beucken on June 4, 2013

      Great! I had the good pleasure of meeting him last februari. He's a really nice guy and real fun to hang around with. I thought I knew his whole vocal range but I would've never thought it was him doing Beak-Beak in the Kickstarter video!

    19. Creator Shachar Har-shuv - Armikrog. Army on June 4, 2013

      Wow! Very impressive dabbing!
      you should make a animtion of Beak-Beak speak and show it side to Rob.

    20. Creator Patrick on June 4, 2013

      Rob's awesome! Really enjoyed his live session during the SpaceVenture Kickstarter!

    21. Creator Rachel Peterson on June 4, 2013

      Well, bon-appetit, Beak-Beak.... I don't have a car, so I guess you'll remain hungry (and I already backed by the way) :)

    22. Creator Swiftpaw on June 4, 2013

      "we did the wee-wee dance till we pee-peed in our pants"

      lololol

    23. Creator Sean C. on June 4, 2013

      Love basically all his work, excited to see him tapped for this project!

    24. Creator Austin Floyd on June 4, 2013

      This is awesome, definitely looking forward to more!

    25. Creator Elliot | Armikrog. Army - Grunt on June 4, 2013

      I had no idea that he did the voices of Koghead and meatus, I loved those voices. I had never made the connection prior to this post. Just one more thing that is going to make this game an immense success. Amikrog is literally a best of the best collection of people coming together, I love it!

      You Got This! Seize the Clay!

    26. Creator eXoScoriae on June 4, 2013

      *begins chanting*
      His name is Robert Paulsen
      His name is Robert Paulsen
      HIS NAME IS ROBERT PAULSEN

    27. Creator Václav Kosán on June 4, 2013

      Сергей Мазаев: Captain Obvoius?

    28. Creator Steve Venezia on June 4, 2013

      Brilliant! You can see he really enjoys it

    29. Creator Jonna Renee on June 4, 2013

      Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I LOVE Rob Paulsen!

    30. Creator Сергей Мазаев on June 4, 2013

      If you saw Fight Club, its just a joke )

    31. Creator Stew OotG Knight/Captain Bloodcoffee on June 4, 2013

      I love this guy!!!! Him and Billy West are the voices of my youth. lol

    32. Creator Сергей Мазаев on June 4, 2013

      His name is Robert Paulsen