Comic Book Resources has published an interview with John Di Maggio (voice of Bender on Futurama), on voicing Aquaman in the Friday, March 13th new episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold on Cartoon Network. Here’s an excerpt:
If it sounds like DiMaggio’s enjoying his time on “The Brave and The Bold,” that’s because it’s true. “It’s a fun gig. It’s Aquaman!” he said. “It’s a really great cast. Diedrich Bader is really great as Batman. Tom Kenny is a great Plastic Man, and there’s a whole bunch of really good people coming up. A lot of these people I’ve worked with before, and there’s a lot of good voiceover people on the show. And Andrea Romano who has won multiple, multiple Emmys for her work in cartoons is the voice director. It’s pretty stacked.”
Bringing to life a hero and also making him funny remains his greatest challenge in the vocal booth. “It’s a lot harder doing comedy. It’s a lot harder to make something funny than it is to make it not funny. It’s REAL easy to make something not funny, you know?” said DiMaggio, who also voices villain Gorilla Grodd on the series. “You make sure you stay within the realms of what you outlined for yourself before and make sure it sticks. It’s kind of weird. It’s not like the choices are that all over the place. It’s pretty specific where you stick to the script and know what you did vocally the last time you were in the studio. It’s a lot tighter than you might think. And you get to do more within that.”
Continue reading: The Bravest and Boldest: John DiMaggio.
Elsewhere, Di Maggio also discusses his Aquaman role with Comicon.com.
Di Maggio also has a supporting role as “Kip Caray” in the indie comedy The Wiffler: The Ted Whitfield Story which will be screened at several film festivals in 2009.