Wednesday, April 25, 2012
ROBOT CHICKEN Announces DC COMICS SPECIAL Cast
Apparently, there are only so many times you can keep ripping on Star Wars in half-hour specials before you need to move on to something else.
Deadline reports that the Cartoon Network Adult Swim stop-motion animation series Robot Chicken will spotlight characters from the DC Comics universe in a special slated for this fall. The special resulted from a deal between Robot Chicken producer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
Reprising the format from the popular Star Wars specials, which earned three Emmy award nominations, the DC Comics Special will feature a solid cast of actors voicing characters from the DC Universe:
Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green as Batman, Robin and Aquaman
Paul Reubens as The Riddler
Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face
Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor
Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern (Hal Jordan, presumably)
Megan Fox as Lois Lane
Breckin Meyer as Superman
"Having been raised on DC Comics and the Super Friends vs. Legion of Doom," said Green, "it’s exciting to tell a whole Robot Chicken story within this awesome universe."
Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich remarked, "We’ve been working with (DC Entertainment chief creative officer) Geoff Johns for over fifteen years, so playing together on this special only made it more fun to work in the worlds we all love so dearly."
If you'd like to check out some of the previous Robot Chicken sketches with DC Comics characters, here are a few of my personal favorites...