NYCC Interview: Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever for ROBOTECH
Robotech Fans who attended the Robotech Industry Panel at the 2012 New York Comic-Con were given a brief rundown of all the current happenings at Harmony Gold and the associated licencees of Robotech Products.
Harmony Gold’s VP Of Marketing, Kevin McKeever, hosted the Robotech Panel and gave out Robotech prizes to fans who asked interesting questions during the Q & A portion of the panel.
A quick rundown of what is currently available and happening with Robotech:
The original Robotech anime series from 1985 is now available in a complete DVD set from A&E Entertainment. You can get it at Amazon by going here.
The live-action Robotech movie in development now with Warner Bros. and Tobey Maguire’s production company is still in the script-writing stage. Tobey Maguire is only a Producer, and will not be appearing in the film.
New toys include a new prototype battlepod he showed photos of, and a Shadow Beta Fighter in both a standard version and one that transforms into a mecha with a synchro cannon attachment.
Jack McKinney novelizations are available now in e-book format from several e-book services.
The Robotech tabletop role-playing game sourcebooks are available for Macross, Masters, New Generation, and Shadow Chronicles.
Kevin also mentioned two soundtrack releases, and noted that about five hours of original Robotech music was found in a vault in Europe that they are working on to get released in some form.
ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell talked to Kevin McKeever after the panel to get a first-hand account of the Robotech World, so if you weren’t at the panel, you can hear it right from him.
Here is what Kevin McKeever had to say:
An exclusive look at Robotech: Love Live Alive! The direct to video feature, a co-production between Harmony Gold and Tatsunoko Productions, will contain new animation and has recently wrapped its voice recordings in Los Angeles!
Harmony Gold revealed to New York Comic-Con attendees the full cast of Robotech Love Live Alive:
CAST (in alphabetical order):
Frank Catalano – reprising his role as Rand
Cameron Clarke – reprising his role as Lancer
Richard Epcar – reprising his role as Lunk
Barbara Goodson – reprising her role as Sera
Susie London – reprising her role as Rook
Melanie MacQueen – reprising her role as Marlene
Greg Snegoff – reprising his role as Scott Bernard
The voice directon for Robotech: Love Live Alive was provided by Greg Snegoff and overseen by Harmony Gold creative director Tommy Yune. Currently Robotech Love Live Alive is in post-production and will be completed in late 2012. Harmony Gold is currently in negotiations with distributors for a release next year.