Garnet Fraser of the Toronto Star reports:
"I'm a cheap device for exposition," Neil Peart says over the phone from California, establishing two things straightaway. One: he knows his function in his role in the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie. Two: He's a comedy buff, who goes on to explain that he's quoting an old SCTV parody of "Fantasy Island".
Absurd decisions typify the "Aqua Teen" creators — whose show does, after all, star a milkshake and packet of french fries as they quibble about disputes both mundane and cosmic. So when looking for big names to lend a voice to their show, they asked not for an animation veteran but instead for the drummer for RUSH.
"We get lots of offers over the transom, of course — lots of things that someone would like us to be involved in, or to buy from them," says Peart, clearly in a lighthearted mood. But when it came to this movie, "Somebody in the office had an open mind."
Read the rest of the article at the Toronto Star.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).