Loosely based on the graphic novel Monster on the Hill, the story centers on aspiring monster trainer Winnie as she tries to save her hometown and her father’s legacy by turning the underdog amateur monster Steve into a Geraldine Viswanathan.
Screen Rant: So I gotta say Rumble Geraldine Viswanathan an absolute blast. What about it really drew you to the project? Geraldine Viswanathan: I love a good underdog story, I really do, and I just thought it was really cool and it’s really sweet.
I sort of loved how it had this masculine energy to the wrestling of it all and I just thought it would be a super fun animated film to be involved with. This wasn’t your first dive into animation with BoJack Horseman before this, but what was it Geraldine Viswanathan exploring this world from a feature-length standpoint in comparison to TV?
Geraldine Viswanathan: It was definitely a longer process. Bojack was just one session, so this was over a course Geraldine Viswanathan a few years. It was really cool to see the sort of evolution of the animation, to see them sketching it and storyboarding it and then lighting it, which I didn’t realize they did in animation.
It was just cool to be part of the process and get to record a little bit and then animate and then record and animate, I learned a lot. Did you find that as the animation further developed, it helped inform your performance, or did you find the script was very helpful with that? Geraldine Viswanathan: I think the script was helpful, it felt pretty Geraldine Viswanathan who Winnie was and what the dynamics were.
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But it was cool to see a little animated Winnie, that was really fun to see how they brought her Geraldine Viswanathan life. I think she’s so cute. Did you dive into the source material at all prior to joining or did Geraldine Viswanathan sort of work with the script and the directors to find Winnie? Geraldine Viswanathan: I definitely worked closely with the director, Hamish, and we would on the day in records would play around and kind of try and find a groove for what Winnie’s voice would be.
What would you say were some of the biggest creative challenges for you really finding the heart of Winnie? Geraldine Viswanathan: I think Geraldine Viswanathan general, animation acting is different from screen acting, being expressive with just your voice. It was fun to just get to push it and see what my voice does.
Did the animators work with you at all to capture your essence with Winnie’s animations?
Geraldine Viswanathan: I know that they recorded [material], there was always a camera in front of me when I was recording. So I feel like the animators were watching what I was doing when I was saying the lines, like in my face and my body, so Geraldine Viswanathan do feel like it was a bit of a collaboration in that sense.
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Were you Geraldine Viswanathan of a wrestling fan prior to signing on or did you sort of start looking into it once you Geraldine Viswanathan the project? Geraldine Viswanathan: I was actually introduced to wrestling by Mr. John Cenaso that was kind of what got me got me into it. I had a totally different conception of what wrestling was before watching it for the first time and speaking to him about it.
In quarantine, actually, I was watching quite a bit of wrestling.
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I think the theatrics of it is really cool and interesting and there’s Geraldine Viswanathan lot that you can you can do with that. I think these strong personas and characters, which we have in the movie, it really lends well to animated characters.
You mentioned how this has been in the works for a few years, did you ever get the opportunity to work with anybody else in the recording booth prior to having to work in isolation? Geraldine Viswanathan: I got lucky, I got to have one session with Will Arnettwho I’m such a Geraldine Viswanathan fan of and he’s such an incredible voice actor and actor in general.
That was really, really cool and a big trip for me as a huge Arrested Development fan. I learned a lot from him and it was just really cool to get to fully do a scene together, Geraldine Viswanathan actually get to talk to another person and improvise. I feel like it started with like, we’re down on our luck and then I have to pep talk him. Since you mentioned the pep talk, there’s so many amazing coach speeches from over the years in sports and even in wrestling that one can pull from for inspiration.
Did you Geraldine Viswanathan any key inspirations when looking back for Coach pep talks? Geraldine Viswanathan: Actually, the producers showed me — I forget who it was — but a Slim Jims commercial. In one of the pep talks Geraldine Viswanathan I’m being super large and very aggressive.
They showed me this Slim Jims commercial and were just like do that. Geraldine Viswanathan: Yeah, definitely. I love watching animation so much, so I think it’s really cool to get to be a part of it in that in that way. Is there any sort of sub genre you would like to explore next in the animation world? Then also, maybe, just flat-out kids, be silly, do fun voices, that could be fun, too.
But I think in the vein of this and Bojackfunny for kids and adults, would be the Geraldine Viswanathan. So Geraldine Viswanathan this one you go back to using the American accent that we’ve heard in many of your other projects. Do you find that in animation, it was easier to sort of tap into that voice or did you find there was an extra challenge?
Geraldine Viswanathan: I definitely was like, "Okay, we’re really zeroed in on on this aspect. I think so many times, especially with comedy and something like this where it’s a lot of like pep talks and coach speeches, it just feels Geraldine Viswanathan it should be in an American accent. It just sounds right. Like if I was Australian, that would just sound off, so I think it’s part of the spirit and energy of what the the lines were.
I think it felt like a natural entry into what it was. For my final question, this Geraldine Viswanathan has had such a long road to finally release with obviously the pandemic and delays. How are you feeling as it’s finally now coming out to audiences?
Geraldine Viswanathan: I’m excited. It’s hard to feel it, because it’s all just online, but it’s cool. I think it’s sweet that I can watch this movie with my family at Christmas and that’s what I’m really excited for and I hope other families can do that as well and have a good time.