When I reviewed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge earlier this year, I said it was a “delightful love letter to a beloved franchise.” Now, Dimension Shellshock, the game’s first DLC, has arrived to prove that sometimes bigger is indeed better, and more Ninja Turtles action is always a welcome treat.Continue reading
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ journey from a simple comic book to a global entertainment franchise is a grand one. This is the story of a comic series that began modestly in the early 1980s and has since expanded into television shows, movies, toys, and countless more comics, capturing the hearts of generations. Its premise revolves around a group of baby turtles abandoned and transformed by toxic ooze in a sewer. An equally altered and paternal rat raises them. This captivating story of these heroes in a half-shell has triggered a plethora of narratives for decades as these anthropomorphic creatures strive to find their place in the world. Now, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem offers a fresh interpretation of this classic tale, adorned with a host of familiar faces and voices.Continue reading
Diving headfirst into the nostalgia-inducing pool of 80s and 90s pop culture, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge for Xbox Series X is a thrilling trip down memory lane. Packed with action, heart, and a generous dollop of fun, this game deftly weaves together the best elements of classic beat ’em-up gameplay and contemporary gaming mechanics.Continue reading
Pat Fraley is well known for creating and performing the evil, bodiless Krang on the original animated TV series: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Pat has created voices for over 4,000 characters—placing him in the top 10 of all time to be cast in animated TV shows. His performances and projects across all entertainment mediums garnered him Emmy, Annie, Cleo, and Audie award wins and nominations.
As a teacher, Pat is the architect of voice over instruction. For nearly 50 years, he has guided more performers into meaningful voice over careers than anyone in the history of voice over instruction. He has taught audiobook narration for 20 years. During the past 10 years, Scott Brick, an award-winning audiobook performer, has taught alongside Pat.
I spent 90 minutes speaking with Pat, making this my longest interview ever, and it was a delight. We talked about his impressive and lengthy career, bonded over both of us being teachers, and much more. I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I did conducting it.