Following on from my interview with Harvey Atkin, voice of Sam in the animated series, I’m pleased to present to you this interview with Rob Tinkler. He was the voice of Max in the cartoon show and brought great energy to the wacky lagomorph.
Please read, consume and pass along to your friends! Feel free to leave any comments for Rob in the comments section. Did he bring cheer to your Saturday mornings back in the day? Or perhaps you discovered his great interpretation of Max through the DVDs? Whatever your story, I’m sure he’d love to hear from you fans!
Okay, so while this isn’t strictly Sam & Max news, it can’t help to expand the news reporting a bit…
It has been announced today that Pixar are producing another Toy Story short film called Toy Story That Time Forgot. The special will air on ABC in America.
The Sam & Max link? The short will be directed by none other than Steve Purcell! Having previously co-directed Brave, it’ll be great to see how Steve tackles this.
Here’s the official synopsis:
During a post-Christmas play date, the ‘Toy Story’ gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room.
All of the original voice cast are set to return, plus a new role from Kevin McKidd (who was Lord MacGuffin in Brave).
A release date is currently unknown, but we’ll report on it when announced.
The Cartoon Art Museum are hosting a special evening to celebrate Sam & Max’s stupendous existence.
The event will be on the 1st February 2014. From 4-5pm there will be a Surfin’ the Highway book signing with Steve Purcell, followed by a guided tour of the art with Mr. Purcell from 6-7pm (ticket cost $20) and ending with a reception from 7-9pm ($5).
If you’re in the area then it certainly seems an event worth attending. Tickets can be purchased from CAM’s site.
Dan Connors and Kevin Bruner are two of the founders of Telltale Games. Recently (read: two months ago), the pair held an ‘AMA’ (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit – essentially, they answer user’s questions.
When asked by a user if they’d forgotten about Sam & Max or if there was hope for another season, Bruner replied:
We love Sam & Max and certainly haven’t forgotten about them! I think you’ll see something smaller (more like Poker) than a full Season, and probably not for a bit, but we have NOT forgotten about them, we’ve just been super busy growing like crazy.
Perhaps we could see a one off episode for the duo in the future? Or maybe they’ll turn their hand to another card game…? It’s a shame that a full season is unlikely, but anything is better than nothing!
It’s with great pleasure that I can present to you my interview with Harvey Atkin. For those of you who don’t know, Harvey voiced Sam in the Sam & Max animated series that broadcast oh so long ago!
For my money, Harvey’s portrayal of Sam is one of the greatest and it’s lovely to know how much he enjoyed the role. Please don’t hesitate to leave your feedback in the comments and I’ll be sure to pass it on to Harvey. I’m sure he’d love to hear from you all.
Melissa Hutchison is a hot name in voice acting nowadays. Having won critical and fan acclaim with her role as Clementine in Telltale’s The Walking Dead, us Sam & Max fans were actually won over with her first with her portrayal of Girl Stinky.
It was a delight to be able to talk to Melissa about her work in the series and about voice acting in general. She’s super friendly, amazingly talented and obviously extremely passionate about her work. I hope you enjoy reading the interview.
Dave Boat is a voice actor who has been in TV shows (Family Guy), films (Wreck-It Ralph) and video games (Ratchet & Clank). He’s one talented and friendly guy, but how is he involved in Sam & Max?
In Poker Night 2, Dave took on the role of Max as a sound-alike for Telltale’s usual choice of William Kasten. Did you notice the change? I had a chat with Dave to find out more about him, his work in the industry and his experience of voicing Max.
Poker Night 2 is now available to purchase from the App Store for $4.99. The game is only compatible on devices including and above the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.
Were you waiting for the game to hit iOS devices? Perhaps this will be your second copy of the game? Talk it out in the comments below.