Monday, September 14, 2009

Who's Voicing Who On Marvel's "The Super Hero Squad Show"

Here is a list of famous faces lending their voices to the new Marvel "Super Hero Squad Show" (debuting today on the Cartoon Network, see end of post for show times and dates). Me and the BF discuss voicework for these superhero-type cartoons a lot, 'cause that's what we do.
Thus the geekiness ensueth:

Shawn Ashmore as Iceman
geek cred: That's the guy who played Iceman in the movies!

LeVar Burton as War Machine
geek cred: That's LeVar Burton!

Tricia Helfer as The Black Cat
geek cred: That's Tricia Helfer!

Mark Hamill as The Red Skull
geek cred: that's the guy who played The Joker playing like another villain and stuff!

Kevin Sorbo as Ka-Zar
geek cred: that's the guy who played Hercules playing another guy who's sort of like Hercules with the long hair and stuff!

Adrian Pasdar as Hawkeye
geek cred: that's the guy from Heroes playing Hawkeye and stuff!

Tamera Mowry as Misty Knight
geek cred: that's one of those cute twins from that show a while back!

Robert Englund as Dormammu
geek cred: that's another guy who plays lots of bad guys playing another bad guy!

James Marsters as Mr. Fantastic
geek cred: that's just really hot!

Ray Stevenson as The Punisher
geek cred: that's the guy who played the Punisher in the movies no not Thomas Jane the other one!

Michelle Trachtenberg as Valkyrie
geek cred: that's Dawn from Buffy all grown up!

...and George Takei as Galactus
geek cred: 'Nuff said.

9/14/09 Sneak Premiere (Episodes 1 & 2) - 7PM

9/16/09 Sneak Premiere (Episodes 1 & 2) - 7AM

9/18/09 Sneak Premiere (Episodes 1 & 2) - 3PM

9/19/09 Premiere (Episodes 1 & 2) - 8:30AM

9/26/09 - (Episode 3) - 8:30AM

10/3/09 - (Episode 4) - 8:30AM

10/10/09 - (Episode 5) - 8:30AM

10/17/09 - (Episode 6) - 8:30AM


  1. Some interesting actor choices there. Maybe I'll check this show out. Hopefully, it's better than some of the strips I've already read. It's like Mini Marvels, except uglier and less-funny. Plus what is up with the resurgence of "Dang"? Every time I see them they're dang-ing something!

  2. What's "Dang"? Are you talking about dang as in "dang, this show's going to be cool" or Dang as in a type of action?

  3. Anonymous1:48 AM

    Holy crap.

  4. Anonymous3:05 AM

    The Punisher is going to feature in this? I take it we won't have one episode end with a criminal waking up in the woods to find his intestinal tract strung up around him like Christmas lights...

  5. Wow, this show looks absolutely awful. But I cant turn down George Takei.

  6. I am a dirty old man, but Michelle Trachtenberg is HOT!!

  7. It's not bad it's just sort of pointless. It really does not have anything to do with the Marvel characters. Just little dudes in their costumes. It's mostly just punching and smashing. Animated toy commercial. Ms. Marvel is cool though.

  8. Mark Hamill could probably do all those voices! Although far be it from me to put George Takei out of work. That man has a velvet tone that demands to be listened to.

  9. Casting director:
    "So, that's pretty much our entire cast filled with named actors with guaranteed geek-cred"

    "Brilliant! So, how much of the budget is left to hire the animators?"

    Ummm... well I hear George Takei can draw a mean stick man...

  10. It's too bad the voice talent is so interesting, because the show is...well, kinda bad.

    I guess I'm the wrong age group...snot and fart jokes only go so far with me.

  11. Anonymous10:26 PM

    It's so funny that Tricia Helfner was simply a model before doing BSG, and now she's a Geek God.

  12. "I guess I'm the wrong age group...snot and fart jokes only go so far with me."

    See, I think that is the whole problem with this thing. I don't think it has an age group. The characters are basically four year olds dressed up as Marvel characters but the show is not for the four and under group because, well the entire point of the show is punching and smashing and that's not really what young kids should be watching. Boys over that age are fine with the punching and smashing but the characters are too cutesy for them to dig. As far as girls go, my 2 year old had no interest in it and my 7 year old thought it was cute and kind of funny but not as good as... oh, every other super hero cartoon ever. She seemed to like the stuff with the Hulk and Ms. Marvel.

  13. I guess I'm irritated with Marvel because they can get their movies right, but their cartoons (except for Spider-Man and the X-Men) are always so wrongheaded.

    I just want to see an Avengers cartoon with the same level of writing and dialogue as the late JLU cartoon. I don't mind stuff for kids as long as it is actually GOOD.

    Brave & The Bold is a good example of a more kid-friendly Batman cartoon that's also just really well-written.