I’m ready to kick some asteroids in Los Angeles!! I am headed to LA for the Ratchet & Clank Press Event
I’m excited to share that I will be headed to Los Angeles for the Ratchet & Clank press event from April 8-9, 2016. Follow along on my social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, @DawnCullo.
About Ratchet & Clank
Is it a video game? Is it a movie? Well technically it was a video game first released in 2002, and now it’s a movie and a video game based on the movie.
The movie will be released on April 29th and the Ratchet & Clank video game will release on April 12th, only on the Playstation.
Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn.
When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
Press Event Details
While in Los Angeles I will get the opportunity screen the movie early and interview members of the cast including James Arnold Taylor, Bella Thorne and Director/Writer Kevin Munroe.
James Arnold Taylor is a seasoned voice actor for video games and animation. I know him best as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.
His credits are numerous including work on Animanics, The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Johnny Test, Legion of Super Heroes to name just a few and he was even a voice double of Nathan Lane on Family Guy.
Bella Thorne rocketed to fame as CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake it Up. I am really excited to report back to my daughters about Bella’s role in Ratchet & Clank. My girls were both obsessed with Shake it Up and are fans of Bella’s work.
Since the show ended in 2013 she has gone on to appear in numerous movies and TV shows including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The DUFF to name a few. Bella has at least 7 other projects wrapping up or in production, she certainly is a busy young woman.
Director/Writer Kevin Munroe is know best for writing and directing TMNT (2007) and has worked on many animation projects such as Hey Arnold!, and The Ant Bully.
Ratchet & Clank Cast
Ratchet – Voiced by James Arnold Taylor
Having crash landed on Veldin as an infant, Ratchet grew up alone and used his well-earned street smarts to keep himself alive. Grimroth, a local ship mechanic, took Ratchet in and employs him in his garage. Ratchet has a tough exterior but also has the heart of a dreamer and feels he is destined for great things in the universe.
Clank – Voiced by David Haye
Born out of a Zoni aided warbot factory malfunction, Clank is the personification of innocent book smart. He is a living computer filled with tons of data that he accesses freely. However, he has only lived in the universe for a short time and retains a lot of the child-like curiosity one would expect from a creature only days old.
Cora – Voiced by Bella Thorne
Strong-willed, intelligent and tomboyish, Cora dreamed of being a Galactic Ranger since she was a little girl. Her friendship with Ratchet gets off to a rocky start when he attempts to “con his way onto a team” she spent her life trying to become a part of. However over the course of the story, she realizes that being continuously competitive can cost you a great friend. By the end of the story, Ratchet’s.
Ratchet & Clank Trailer
Follow Ratchet & Clank on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram and online at www.RatchetAndClankTheMovie.com
Ratchet & Clank opens in theaters on April 29, 2016
Disclaimer: I was invited by Focus Features and Gramercy Pictures to cover the Ratchet and Clank press event in Los Angeles for my blog. Accommodations are provided but no other compensation will be paid. As always, all opinions are my own.