David Soren bravely goes where no animation director has gone before: taking-on the challenge of bringing the wildly-popular "Captain Underpants" book series to the big screen. In this LCJ Q&A, Soren ("Turbo") talks with Jackson about his backstory with the novels, the decision to use adult comedians (including Kevin Hart) to voice the kids in the movie and his own schoolday experiences with teachers/ principals - some who were super and others who were not.
He's one of the biggest names, with one of the most iconic voices, in the history of comedy. Gilbert Gottfried has done it all - standup, voice-over, reality shows. In this LCJ Q&A we talk about some of his incredible career highlights, including the new, highly-acclaimed documentary ("Gilbert"), getting fired by Donald Trump on "The Apprentice", voicing Iago in "Aladdin" and why he's still doing comedy club gigs after all these years.
One of the most in-demand, cutting edge art directors/animation designers in the business, Kevin Dart has worked on such projects as the movies "Her" and "Big Hero 6", and TV series "Steven Universe" and "The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show", for which he just won a Daytime Emmy Award. On this 'LCJ Q&A' I talk with Kevin about Season 4 of "Peabody and Sherman", which just dropped on Netflix, and what his design studio - Chromosphere has in the works.
His hosting resume includes such modern classics as "Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck" and "Family Game Night", which earned him a Daytime Emmy Award. In this LCJ Q&A Jackson talks with 'The Host with the Most' (he actually has that copyrighted) Todd Newton, on his 15 years as the ringleader of 'The Price Is Right LIVE', this year's Daytime Emmys and his latest tattoos.
He was part of the creative team on the original "Beauty and the Beast" and helped revolutionize animation comedy with the "Shrek" series. Now veteran director Kelly Asbury is bringing everyone's favorite little blue creatures back to full animation with "Smurfs: The Lost Village". In this LCJ Q&A Asbury talks about his effort to take this iconic franchise back to its roots, working with the great Julia Roberts and his gig as a guest judge on "Cake Wars" to help promote the film.
More than a dozen years after it first debited - "Cyanide and Happiness" - the internet comic/shorts phenomenon, is still going strong. Ireland native Dave McElfatrick, one of the creators, talks with me about the inspirations behind "C and H", their shocking $3.5M Kickstarter campaign, how fans got him his visa and the new app that allows anyone to create themselves and their friends as "Cyanide and Happiness" characters.
He has over two dozen film credits on his resume, including "Captain America: Civil War", "Captain Phillips" and both "Kick Ass" films. Now, composer Henry Jackman is taking-on the latest saga of the greatest movie monster of all-time. In this LCJ Q&A, Jackson and Jackman talk about the challenges of delivering the music for "Kong: Skull Island", how he got start from the great Hans Zimmer, and the person he's always asked about in airports.
"Samurai Jack" is BACK! After 10 years, the four-time Emmy award-winning animated series returns on March 11 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Toonami block at 11pm. No one is more excited about the revival than veteran voice actor Phil LaMarr, who talks with LCJ about reprising his role as the legendary samurai and why, for fans, this final chapter will have been worth the wait.