After we wrapped Outpost Earth, Brett asked me if I’d do the narration for his adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Of course, I said yes!
He recently sent me a copy, and I have to say, I love it! As a person who grew up watching all the Rankin/Bass stop-motion holiday specials like Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, plus the sword-fighting skeleton awesomeness of Ray Harryhausen movies, there’s a special place in my heart for stop-motion animation—and rubber monsters.
Brett only works on these sporadically, between paying projects, but they are a labor of love and it shows in every frame. As I mentioned, Journey to the Center of the Earth is on the Outpost Earth DVD. I don’t know when or how you’ll get to see 20,000 Leagues, but I hope you do. If I hear of a way, I’ll let you know. Maybe when he’s made enough of them, he’ll release a collection.
Won’t that be awesome!