Our interview with Jim Cummings, of Darkwing Duck and Winnie the Pooh fame. Get the inside scoop on Jim’s upcoming projects and much more.
Jim Cummings on what he's doing next:
“I’m doing a bunch of Puss in Boots episodes as El Guante Blanco. I’m Puss’ mentor, a la Anthony Hopkins in the original Zorro they did years ago. A couple of episodes are out on Netflix now, and we just did a few more last week.
Goldie and Bear is a new series coming out, which marks the second time I’ve been cast as the Big Bad Wolf. The actor who originally voiced him is the same one who did Pete, so I’ve done both his roles. Goldi and Bear is a continuation of the Goldilocks story, in which she and the youngest bear become friends and have adventures in the forest. Jack and the beanstalk’s there, the three little pigs are there, and one of them’s a girl! It’s all very well-written and coming to a TV near you.
There’s gonna be a cool show called Mickey’s Roadster Racers. I’m Pete again in that. He’s great, one of my all-time favourites I jokingly say he’s tied for first place as the oldest Disney character, because he was in the first Steamboat Willy cartoon.
I’m also going to be in Smallfoot, the legend of Bigfoot told in reverse. The yetis try to find out if there really is such a thing as Smallfoot. There’s also a movie called Charming, with Wilmer Valderrama as the prince. I play his dad, with Avril Lavigne, Demi Lovato and Ashley Tisdale as the princesses. He really is charming, he just charms their little guts out and it turns out it’s a curse instead of a blessing.
One really nice thing that’s coming up, which I can finally talk about because it’s in the trailer, is the return of Hondo Ohnaka. He was a Weequay pirate in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and it turns out he’ll be in Star Wars: Rebels now too. I’m glad he’ll be back. Everybody likes a loveable rogue!”