It’s April 8th, which is KidToyTesters dad’s birthday and Maria Bamford who does the voice of Talking Ginger on Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. She’s also featured on animated series like “Adventure Time,” “Word Girl,”and “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,”
To Celebrate I’ve decided to do a super cool Q&A with KidToyTesters Dad and Maria Bamford today.
Q: What does Ginger do on his birthday?
Maria Bamford: He loves to do anything with his friends (who have candy.)
KidToyTesters Dad: I’m not really friends with Talking Ginger but I would imagine he has a Tuna Fish Birthday Cake with some candles
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on your birthday?
Maria Bamford: I’m more of a hot fudge sundae lady – go Fosters Freeze!
KidToyTesters Dad: Play games with my kids and eat ice cream!
Q: We see that practical jokes are a part of Ginger’s every day routine. Do you like to play practical jokes, and if so, what’s the best one you’ve ever played?
Maria Bamford: I’m very gullible and I will walk into a banana cream pie without hesitation, if asked.
KidToyTesters Dad: I love practical jokes and am always pranking the KidToyTesters. For April Fool’s Day I filled their jelly donuts with Mayonaise and Mustard. Then I dipped Onions in chocolate and gave them my special “Candy Apples” to make up for the donut prank…….
Q: How old is Ginger?
Maria Bamford: He is 6 years old. I am 45, but have not changed discernibly since infancy on an emotional level.
KidToyTesters Dad: I’m going to copy Maria on this one and say 6 years old.
Q: As a kid, did you ever envision you’d do voice overs?
Maria Bamford: I did voices but it I didn’t think it was a job possibility. I was terrified after high school ended.
KidToyTesters Dad: Actually no, I am really good at doing foreign accents, and frequently call home pretending to have dialed the wrong number, does that count?
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Maria Bamford: A doctor dancer.
KidToyTesters Dad: an Astrophysicist or a professional athlete.
Q: You are one of the busiest people in animation. What else are you doing these days?
Maria Bamford: “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” on Netflix, “Adventure Time” on Cartoon Network, “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” on Nickelodeon, and of course “Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series” for Outfit7 on YouTube and YouTube Kids App..and constantly auditioning for more.
KidToyTesters Dad: Producing videos for KidToyTesters, and also playing with all the cool toys they have.
Q: What would you like to see Ginger do in his next app release?
Maria Bamford: Give up sugar!
KidToyTesters Dad: faceswap
Q: Are you a dog or cat person?
Maria Bamford: I love them both a little old and overweight.
KidToyTesters Dad: Dogs rule and Cats drool!
Q: What’s it like to play a boy character? Do you think you’d play Ginger differently if he was a girl?
Maria Bamford: Gender is very fluid in society today and certain “traits” identified as male or female can be limiting to people – when you feel like you have to choose one over the other. I mean our dogs Bert (boy) loves romance novels, and Betty (girl) is a karate aficionado. So, I guess my l answer is maybe. Depends.
KidToyTesters Dad: Do I have to answer this question? I’ve actually never played Ginger yet.
Q: Ginger’s an Aries. What’s your sign?
Maria Bamford: Virgo!
KidToyTesters Dad: I’m an Aries too!!! Yay!! plus the birthstone for April is Diamond, and they are very shiny!
Next on the horizon for Bamford is her Netflix Original Series “Lady Dynamite” which premieres May 20, 2016. The series draws inspiration from Bamford’s life and tells the story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her s—t. Guest stars include many of Bamford’s friends, such as Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Tig Notaro, Mira Sorino, Brandon Routh and Dean Cain.
Photo Credit: Outfit7 Limited (used with permission)