Animation Insider recently had the opportunity to interview and question a good deal of the cast and crew of the Mike Young Productions television series Pet Alien. Those interviewed include voice actor Charlie Schlatter, voice actress Candi Milo, and animation producer Bill Schultz. The computer animated comedy series, which is presently airing on Cartoon Network's Sunday mornings amongst other channels, and as one will find, is the source of a large collaboration between a wide variety of creative minds. The program which follows pre-teen Tommy Cadle, as he tries to deal with a bunch of aliens that decide to extend their visit, and learn more about the earth.
Accomplished voice actor Charlie Schlatter, accomplished voice actress Candi Milo, and skillful series producer Bill Schultz, took some time out of their busy schedules to answer a bunch of questions from Animation Insider. Schultz has worked on a number of animated productions, some of which include The Simpsons, Peanuts, and ToddWorld; Schlatter has voiced roles in programs such as Grim & Evil and Jackie Chan Adventures; and Milo has voiced dozens of roles, some in series' such as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Dexter's Laboratory, and Astro Boy.
Pet Alien is about a group of fun aliens that land on Earth in hopes of learning more about the meek little planet. And it just so happens that the aliens take up residence in DeSpray Bay at the lighthouse hideaway of a twelve-year-old boy named Tommy Cadle. Although most kids would surely find it interesting and cool to be rooming with a couple of aliens, Tommy on the other hand quickly finds out that these aliens are turning his life upside down. Animated in 3D CG, Pet Alien looks to capitalize on the current success of computer animated programming (television and theatrical), by giving television viewers something very fun as well as very visually entertaining. Pet Alien first premiered on Cartoon Network, Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 at 10:00 am Eastern Time Zone, and continues to air on Sunday mornings.
This television series about a normal, videogame loving and taffy-eating pre-adolescent comes from the talented professionals who make up Mike Young Productions and their associates. The organization is very dedicated to crafting high-quality and very entertaining programs and films for all kinds of audiences. And like the kids, college students and adults who love MYP's shows, everyone at the studio enjoys a passion for all things animated, whether it's the traditional 2D or the cutting-edge, 3D CGI animation.