Recently I had the opportunity to visit the LG Kitchen in the Chatelaine offices, where I spent the afternoon with celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes and Rick Campanelli. They were gracious hosts to introduce us to some pretty amazing LG Kitchen Appliances and overall the day was a blast.
As a working dad, I sometimes miss the opportunity to sit down with the family to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Most times Corrie will take on the daily task to make sure the kids have a healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) meal. I by no means am a great cook, but I do enjoy the opportunity to jump on creating a nice meal for the family when we are all together, whether I am off on the weekend or starting work later in the afternoon. It helps break things up giving mom a break and allows me to brush up my mediocre cooking skills (did I mention I am a self-proclaimed grill master!?).
Back in December of 2017 I had a wonderful opportunity to fly out to California to par-take in some incredible experiences. I had two full days to spend at Dreamworks Animation Studios to get the inside scoop on some pretty incredible projects that were going to be released on Netflix. Last year, Netflix and Dreamworks expanded their partnership with plans to release six animated series in 2018 which included the follow up and continuation to Guillermo del Toro’s award-winning series Troll Hunters.
During my California adventure, we got to learn so much about the first series to be released in 2018 which was Trolls The Beat Goes On! You can also watch season two, which was released March 9th. The show picks up where the film Trolls left off; the series will follow Queen Poppy, her boyfriend Branch, the Snack Pack and the other Trolls, and their Bergen pals, as they experience everyday life in Troll Village.
One of my favorite experiences while at Dreamworks, was learning about all of the different roles it would take to make an animated series like this come together. There is just so much work.. That being said, as a group we got to participate in some fun activities. Learning about the animation, the musical production and VOICE ACTING.
The Dream team provided us a clip from the trolls series and then coached us on the process of voice acting and just like that my VOICE ACTING CAREER CAME TO LIFE!
You can watch the studio session and animated session below… I wanted to really jump out of my comfort zone and I played the role of Poppy a sweet delicate and fun girl/troll… WATCH OUT AMANDA LEIGHTON!