One of my favorite comic books is coming to Netflix. Self-published by Jeff Smith in the 90’s, Bone is the story of 3 cousins who are exiled from their hometown of Boneville and eventually arrive in a medieval village called Barrelhaven. Smith has tried without success to get the series animated by both Nickelodeon and Warner Bros, and I actually thought it was never going to happen. And now it is! So, I’ve decided to pick out who I think should do the voices for each character. I’ll include previous roles so you can picture them better in your head.
Fone Bone: Our protagonist would be voiced by Maxey Whitehead, best known as the voice of Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Smiley Bone: Fone’s tallest and inept cousin would be voiced by Bill Farmer, currently the voice of Goofy.
Phoney Bone: The richest Bone in Boneville would be Rob Paulsen. He’s best known as the voice of Raphael in the 80’s version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Yakko Warner on Animaniacs.
Thorn: The heroine of Bone and Fone’s romantic interest would be voiced by Michelle Creber, best known as Apple Bloom on My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.
Grandma Ben I have two choices for this one. My first pick is Betty White, but if she dies before this becomes a reality, I’d settle for Tabitha St. Germain, who played two roles on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Rarity and Granny Smith. I think her Granny Smith voice would be perfect.
Lucius Down: The tough-minded bartender of Barrelhaven would be voiced by John DiMaggio, aka Bender on Futurama. I’d probably want him to do his Aquaman voice he did on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Rat Creatures: All the stupid, stupid rat creatures would be voiced by Frank Welker, who’s done lots of animal voices over the years.
Kingdok: Kingdok should be given a different voice as he’s the leader of the Rat Creatures. I’m thinking the “other” great animal voice actor, Dee Bradley Baker, best known as Appa on Avatar The Last Air-bender.
The Hooded One: The villain in charge of Kingdok would be Tara Strong. Now I know some of you who’ve read the comic book are astonished because this reveals the gender of the person behind the hood, but it still works! Giving the Hooded One a female voice won’t ruin the inevitable reveal. I’d have her do her Raven voice from Teen Titans.
Jonathan: Lucius’s simple-minded sidekick would be voiced by Jason Narvy, best known to fans of the Power Rangers franchise as Skull.
The Great Red Dragon: This guy is constantly saving the Bone cousins’ hides throughout the series, and I always pictured him having a deep baritone voice. Peter New, who played Big Mac on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was pretty similar in personality to the Red Dragon, so he’s perfect.
Roque Ja: (And remember, you have to ROLL the R! Sorry, I loved when he said that.) Unfortunately, my first choice, Tony Jay has been dead for years. And Tim Curry would also be perfect, but he’s not in the best health. So, I have a third choice. Jeremy Irons, best known as Scar from the original Lion King cartoon.
And that’s it. I doubt Netflix would take my advice, but hey I can dream!