Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden reveal their exciting journey to become Rick and Morty
In an unexpected twist in the animated universe, Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden stepped in to voice the main characters of Rick and Morty. This news comes after Justin Roiland left due to serious allegations. Adult Major, in a daring search, auditioned thousands of people before selecting these talented actors.
Meeting to be held
Cardoni and Belden shared how they found out about the casting of the roles. Belden recounts, with a mixture of surprise and delight, how the agents tricked him into a zoom meeting, a tactic that brought tears of joy. Cardoni, for his part, described the moment as a dream come true for him as an actor and a fan of the series.
Not only did Cardoni and Belden have to adapt to Roiland’s established voices, but also to the high expectations of a passionate and critical fan base. Ahead of the premiere of 7, the mystery surrounding his identity has increased interest and anticipation about his performance.
Accepting the challenge
Despite their consistent initial concerns about their acting, these new actors did an amazing job of capturing the essence of Rick and Morty. As Season 7 progresses, viewers will begin to appreciate the talent and dedication behind these new voices and become familiar with this transformation.
Rick and Morty Season 7 also brought a voice change for another popular character: Mr. Pop Buttole, now played by John Allen.
Continuity in animation
The relocation of voices in animated series is not an isolated phenomenon. The voice change for the character of Uncle Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender or the original actor of Dexter in Dexter’s Laboratory show that these decisions are part of the natural evolution of the animated series.
As season 7 progresses, fans seem to agree that Cardoni and Belden will be the new voices of these beloved characters. Over time, the differences in tone may take a backseat to the focus on the quality and continuity of stories that have captivated so many fans.
Beyond the voices
At the heart of Rick and Morty, beyond the voice and actors, lies a complex narrative and unique visual aesthetic that has captivated fans for years. Known for its acid humor and complex plots, this series is an attempt to examine philosophical and scientific themes through a humorous lens. The addition of Cardoni and Belden, therefore, is not only a change of sound, but an opportunity to inject new life and perspective into rich and deep characters.
In addition, the series set a precedent in the world of animation, influencing many other works. Compared to series like Futurama or The Simpsons, Rick and Morty stands out with its focus on science fiction and exploration of parallel universes. This change in tone can be seen as a parallel to the many universes the series has explored, proving that even in the world of animation, renewal and innovation are essential to maintaining freshness and audience interest.
A new era for Rick and Morty
Passing the torch to Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden marks a new chapter in the Rick and Morty saga. His addition shows that despite the changes and challenges, the series has continued to evolve and maintain its position as one of the most influential animated properties on television. As fans adapt to these new voices, the legacy of ‘Rick and Morty’ will continue to expand, exploring new horizons and conquering multiple animations.