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Johnny Depp’s a chameleon and Justin Timberlake’s a bear | Film | The Guardian

Billy West at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego

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Over the past 20 years, [Billy] West has watched from the inside as more and more traditional actors as opposed to career voice actors have taken over the animated feature film industry. It’s such common practice now, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was always like this. Take, for example, this week’s Rango, which has been marketed through and through as a Johnny Depp film. Depp’s name fills the screen of the trailer within 20 seconds, whereas the film’s posters tell you in no uncertain terms that JOHNNY DEPP IS RANGO. He just happens to look like a CG chameleon.

via Johnny Depp’s a chameleon and Justin Timberlake’s a bear | Film | The Guardian.

Note: If you’ve never heard of Billy West, perhaps his most famous roles are in Futurama, as Fry, Professor Farnsworth and Doctor Zoidberg, among others. Many of the scenes in which he appears have him literally talking to himself!

Strange Random Animation Quote:

Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can’t create it if you don’t have one.” – Brad Bird (Oscar best animated feature 2005)

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