Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sean on Starkid at RingCon

Sean Astin talks about meeting Team StarKid at the C2E2 convention while at the Ring*Con convention in Germany.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sean Astin joins Sockpuppet Theatre!

Sean Astin is one of the newest members of Sockpuppet Theatre, a podcast that reenacts actual internet flame wars, meltdowns, and other nonsense with, yes, sock puppets!

Other members of the troupe who contribute their voices include Rob Paulsen (Donatello in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"),  April Winchell (Cruella De Vil in "101 Dalmatians"), Pamela Adlon (Bobby Hill in "King of the Hill") and more.

For more information on what this is all about, check out Sockpuppet's FAQ. (Strong language warning!)

We'll let you know when Sean shows up as a sock puppet!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sean to attend Con in Vancouver

Sean Astin has added another convention north of the border to his spring calendar! He will be at the Fan Expo Vancouver, BC on April 20-21, 2013.

Other expected guests include Stan Lee, Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Upcoming interview with Beyond the Screens

"Beyond the Screens" will have interviews with Sean Astin and Craig Parker in their December 15 podcast episode entitled "Middle-earth and Beyond."

You can hear brief snippets from each interview near the end of the Dec 1 episode beginning at about 40:30. Sean talks about what sets directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson apart, and Craig discusses how he is drawn to fantasies. Listen here.

Sean Astin to attend Toronto Comic Con

Sean will be a guest at the Toronto Comic Con at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, March 9-10, 2013, presented by Fan Expo Canada.

Also appearing are the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," including Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden! Be still my heart! <3

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Join TMNT cast for podcast at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club

Rob Paulsen will be welcoming fellow "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cast members Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Kevin Michael Richardson, and via Skype, Jason Biggs for a live podcast of Rob's "Talking Toons." The event will take place Friday, December 14, 8pm at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City Walk, LA. Tickets are $20.

Listen to Rob Paulsen's invitation:

More information and ticket purchase here.

UPDATE: Executive Producer Ciro Nieli will also take part.

You can listen via the FREE iPhone/iPad app "Talkin' Toons"or download from iTunes about a week later.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sean Astin and Billy Boyd in Bravo Magazine

The latest issue of Bravo Magazine (Germany) has an interview with Sean Astin and Billy Boyd conducted at Ring*Con in October. Many thanks to @crocsfan2 for providing the scan and translation.

Photos from Corey's TMNT recording session

Corey Feldman took these photos of Sean Astin during a recording session for Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" last week. Note the ghostly Corey in the background!

For more on on how Sean's fellow Goonie Corey is joining him on Turtles, see this article.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Goonies take over Turtles!

As reported by, Goonie Corey Feldman ("Mouth") is joining Sean Astin ("Mikey") on the Nickelodeon animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," which airs Saturdays at 11am ET. Corey is already familiar with the reptilian franchise—he voiced Donatello in two TMNT movies in the early 90s. In fact, he had also auditioned for the new show to be Raphael, the role that Sean won. (And just to bring things full circle, Donatello is now voiced by Rob Paulsen, who was Raphael in the first TMNT show!)

"If it was anyone else I would have taken it harder, but I love Sean," said Corey, who lost the role because his voice was too "raspy." Still, executive producer Ciro Nieli promised to find a way to get Corey on the show. Exactly how he did that is still a secret.

"His role is a perfect complement to his relationship with Sean," said Ciro. "It couldn't be any better." The plan is to bring Corey back for several episodes.

 "The coolest part is it's two Goonies working together again after all these years," Corey said. "Which is crazy, because we're all such good friends."

Of course, the question arises of whether or not there will be a Goonies 2.

"It will happen," Sean said. "I'm 1000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it."

Corey is more cautious. "Oh my God," he says. "I am betting no child on this matter."

Read the complete article here.

Sean and Corey at screening of The Goonies at San Diego Comic Con last July. Source

TMNT panel from NY Comic Con

Full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle panel from New York Comic Con, Friday October 12 with Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen and Greg Cipes.

Sean Astin assists in special event at Ring*Con!

Sean assisted in a very special event at Ring*Con in Germany last month: a marriage proposal. He was the Ring Bearer! You can't say "no" to that! :-D

Sean appears at about 11:40.