Neil Patrick Harris and Lisa Loeb land lead voice roles in animated Spider-Man!
Yes, Doogie Howser M.D. will be our webbed hero's voice. But actually, I'm OK with that. I can picture his voice easily as Spider-Man, and I have absolutley no problem Lisa Loeb. She'll probably be better than the voice of the original Mary Jane on the 90's Fox animated series. The following news comes from www.***************.com.
"Neil Patrick Harris, best known as TV's Doogie Howser, and singer Lisa Loeb will be providing the voices of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Mary Jane in MTV's Spider-Man animated series.
"They nailed the roles and it really was stiff competition," said Spider-Man executive producer Brian Michael Bendis.
"We picked our cast from tons of auditions. And I am happy to say that my personal first choices made it for the leads."
Harris, 28, has more than 30 film and television credits beyond his role as the teenage doctor in Doogie Howser, M.D., which aired from 1989-1993. He starred as Colonel Carl Jenkins in Starship Troopers, and has done several voice roles in animated shows.
Loeb, 34, has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows and did the voice of the newborn baby in The Rugrats Movie. Her most recent musical effort, Cake and Pie, was released on Feb. 26.
Spider-Man producer Audu Paden told The Continuum, that because of MTV's involvement, it's likely that more performers who are prominent in the music business will be involved as guest-stars, possibly as villains.
"There are some people who came in from the music business who did surprisingly good work as voice actors," Paden said of the audition process.
Spider-Man will be recorded in Los Angeles under the voice direction of Susan Blu. Recording will begin this week; the show is targeted for an October start.
In other series news, Paden said that the producers will explore the possibility of giving Spider-Man's costume raised webbing, like the movie version.
"If it looks good, we will proceed," Paden said. "And that will be good because it helps with the branding of this Spider-Man as being related to the feature film, and that's where we're coming from. We're exploring right now the technical feasibility of it looking good, because if it's raised, if he starts getting further away from the camera, it might start to blot up and look blotchy."
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