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NoAPOlogies

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« on: 10-23-2004 17:15 »

A couple weeks ago, Billy West did an interview on WGN radio. He talked a lot about the business and quite a bit on Futurama and a little bit on its status right now. Really interesting stuff. Here's the link  http://wgnradio.com/shows/digilio_nick/audio/index.html
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #1 on: 10-23-2004 17:30 »

Anyone got a transcript of this? I don't have RealPlayer.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #2 on: 10-23-2004 18:13 »
« Last Edit on: 10-23-2004 18:13 »

Awesomeness! Eyedol7513,I tried typing the part of the interview about Futurama,but it went to fast. If I could have I would have.

Yeah! I'm a bending unit!
Haguey

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« Reply #3 on: 10-23-2004 19:49 »

Some of that sounds really upbeat andmy hopes are raised again!

Hello people by the way.  smile
Jicannon

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« Reply #4 on: 10-23-2004 20:45 »

Cool stuff....I wish my RealPlayer didn't take forever to load though  hmpf
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #5 on: 10-23-2004 21:22 »

Wait a minute. It's just regular audio, and they're only talking? (No video images?) Then I'll just download RealPlayer, and then download the file.
Thanks anyway Futurama Nerd.
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #6 on: 10-23-2004 21:34 »

I should remind you guys that the interview is about 45 minutes long so get comfortable.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #7 on: 10-24-2004 01:42 »

That was great, I also loved the hope it gave me about Futurama. It almost seemed to be a pure budget problem by the way he's talking.

I never realized Billy West was 53. Espically since when he voices Fry he sounds so young.
airbagfailure

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« Reply #8 on: 10-24-2004 08:23 »

yeah that was kinda suprising when he said he's 53... he certainly doesn't SOUND it...
that was an awesome interview.. he really seems to love his futurama characters... 
HellsLab
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« Reply #9 on: 10-24-2004 09:06 »

Great interview. Always fun to hear Billy.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #10 on: 10-24-2004 17:57 »

Sounds cool, to bad my aol is too old to play the file. Ill find a way to listen to it.
hobojobo

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« Reply #11 on: 10-24-2004 23:33 »

Heh, it's ironic because they talk about Alec Baldwin being in Team America, but don't know that Maurice Lamarche did his voiceovers.
JDB

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« Reply #12 on: 10-25-2004 01:59 »

Could someone write a transcript for this interview, please? I really want to hear it but I can't get real player.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #13 on: 10-25-2004 03:27 »

What's especcially interesing in that interview (and another I've heard) is what he says about big hollywood actors getting all the voice parts in movies just based off their names.  I think his anger is pretty justified actually.

And yeah, great interview.  It was fun to hear him do the Futurama voices again, and discuss everything about his career.

hobojobo

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« Reply #14 on: 10-25-2004 21:21 »

I doubt that anyone will be able to write a transcript of the interview, since it's like 30 minutes long.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #15 on: 10-26-2004 17:56 »

Can somebody give a summary, or hit the high points at least?
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #16 on: 10-26-2004 19:28 »

Basically, they went over Billy's career, touching mainly on Ren and Stimpy, Howard Stern, and Futurama.  Billy did mention something about talks going on amongst Groening and Co. about Futurama - a shred of optimism.  I don't know if that's in addition to Matt and David's occasional lobbys to FOX or not, though.

It's well worth the time it'll take to download, though.
Squeaky

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« Reply #17 on: 10-26-2004 19:49 »

I liked the interview, good stuff NoAPOlogies.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #18 on: 10-28-2004 16:36 »

It would be so cool to have a voice like that. To be the person who voices such a vast number of characters, and can voice those characters whenever you want.
Squeaky

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« Reply #19 on: 10-29-2004 02:15 »
« Last Edit on: 10-29-2004 02:15 »

You know if you hear something long enough you can imulate the voices pretty easy. I'm not saying voice acting is easy, because obviously it isn't. I'm just saying after you hear something long enough you can mimic it a little bit.

Bubble Gum

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« Reply #20 on: 10-29-2004 09:40 »

This was posted on the Leela Zone;

And finally, to cap things off, there's a nice little audio interview between Futurama voice actor Billy West and DJ Nick Digilio located at the WGN Radio Website. Billy discusses his various voice-over work, Ren & Stimpy, his work with Howard Stern, his music, celebrity voice acting in recent animated movies, his upcoming Popeye 75th anniversary special, and, amongst other things, Futurama as well. Don't read too much into it, because we've all had our hopes up before in the past, but I'll give you with this final quote from him after he's asked about how Groening felt about Fox's treatment of Futurama...

"Y'know... he was frustrated, but, um... I think there's going to be something in the works because, I've talked to him. And he said that they're talking about maybe doing some new stuff at Cartoon Network. But they're probably trying to figure out who's going to pay for it"
LoveForFry

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« Reply #21 on: 10-29-2004 17:09 »

I was able to listen to the interview, and i thought it was great.
Nes

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« Reply #22 on: 10-29-2004 17:11 »

Yeah, it's a little spot of hope.

Futurama really is such an omage to the show it's almost like having OST back  smile.

Nes.
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