On this season of Behind The Scenes, you’ll learn all about what it takes to bring your favorite animated shows to life. How do we put a modern twist on old cartoon favorites? How does writing for animation stretch our imagination? How do voice actors bring your favorite characters to life? Host Brandon Jenkins (Mogul, There’s Something About Dolemite) talks to the showrunners, writers, voice actors and other creators behind Big Mouth, Disenchantment, Voltron, Castlevania, and She-Ra about their processes, ideas and experience that make the on-screen magic happen.
We’re back! And this time, it’s animated. Starting December 7th, host Brandon Jenkins will take you behind the scenes of five hit animated Netflix series. We’ll hear from showrunners, voice actors, animators and more to get the inside story about how show like Big Mouth, She-Ra, and Disenchantment go from script to screen.
Getting Into Characters
The heart of this show is a family drama. In this episode we’ll be talking with actors Aidan Gallagher (Five), Justin H. Min (Ben), Tom Hopper (Luther) and Kate Walsh (The Handler) to find out what their audition process was like, what they thought of the comics, and what external forces influenced their characters.
Fighting With The Family
When you’ve got super powers, you’re going to get into fights. Whether it’s a tight hallway match, or a major outdoor battle, the Academy gets into their fair share of scuffles. We talk to the stunt coordinator who choreographs these fights, the actors who perform them, and the VFX team who adds that superhero flair.
Crank The Music
Music is a character in the world of Umbrella Academy, and it takes different forms. There's the score, needle drops, an original song. It even makes its way into the script. In this episode, we talk to the people who chose the music of the show, and we’ll talk to them about some of your favorite musical moments of season two.
In this episode, we learn how a little Canadian town was transformed into the show’s bustling backdrops. From negotiations with farmers and shop owners to creating spaces for the show’s more eccentric characters, we’ll hear from the crew about how they created the world of Umbrella.
When Are We?
Season two of Umbrella Academy is a period piece. When the gang lands in 1960s Dallas, just days before the assassination of JFK, they face a whole new set of challenges. We’ll hear from writer Rob Askins about the rules of time travel, and from writer Aeryn Michelle Williams and actor Emmy Raver-Lampman about how going back in time as a modern black woman can have dangerous consequences.