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  1. Billy West: The Many (Cartoon) Voices In His Head

    You may not recognize the name Billy West, but his voices are unmistakable.

    West plays the characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan on the animated series Futurama, which recently began airing new episodes on Comedy Central after a seven-year hiatus. He provided the voices of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the 1996 movie Space Jam and played both Ren and Stimpy at various points on Nickelodeon's animated show Ren and Stimpy. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly named him the heir to voiceover royalty when it dubbed him the "new Mel Blanc."

    West tells Fresh Air contributor Dave Davies that doing voices has always come naturally to him.


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  2. The Auteur Theory Of Design

    Why is it that some projects never rise to the level of the talent of those who made it? It’s oft said regarding good work that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But sometimes the whole is less than the sum of its parts—a company or team comprised of good people, but yet which produces work that isn’t good.

    In his session, John will explain his theory to explain how this happens—in both directions—based on the longstanding collaborative art of filmmaking. Learn how to recognise when a project is doomed to mediocrity, and, more importantly, how best to achieve collaborative success.


    John Gruber writes and publishes Daring Fireball, a somewhat popular weblog ostensibly focused on Mac and web nerdery. He has been producing Daring Fireball as a full-time endeavour since April 2006.

    He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

    —Huffduffed by pbowden