In "Maddie is Back," Ziegler revealed that she was a little clueless about what was goin on with Miller based on her prior absence. She said she did have so much fun filming a movie but it was great to be back.
According to Miller, Ziegler would not get the opportunities she is currently getting without her dance training. She also told her most famous dancer that she has to get back on the groove of winning.
Will has not been himself lately. The last episode left us with a very angry man going through roid-rage. In an attempt to upstage Alannah, he went guitar solo crazy. Now it looks like some of his decisions will come back to haunt him.
Despite having Maddie back, Abby will not gift her a solo in episode 8. Competition attendees report that JoJo Siwa, Nia Frazier and Mackenzie Ziegler performed solo routines. Mackenzie, 11, was the only cast member to place in the overalls with her number.
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"I knew when we started the storyline where it was going to end up. And taking the break to go have a real baby and then come back to it was strange and a little daunting," Hewitt acknowledged. "It was really important to us to tell the real story. PPD, postpartum depression, has been done on other shows, it's something that's out there. It's something that people talk about. But it's usually a lighter version of what that looks like. Or the diagnosis is lighter than what Maddie has dealt with."
"But what made this part interesting is having to go back to work with a four-and-a-half-month-old, five-month-old baby," she reflected. "I was so very much in my own postpartum journey. Having to play Maddie in the middle of hers, which is a little bit different than mine, but having to do that every day -- it was really hard. But it was also very cathartic and really interesting. I feel it kind of helped me in my own journey, sort of pushed through faster and be able to have a place to put it and to understand all those things that we could go through as women."
"It was scary for sure because I was like, 'Wow, this is intense.' I know the storyline a little too well at the moment... and being a mom with two other kids, you have to come home from doing all that stuff during the day and then you have to be smiley and have rainbows shooting out of your eyeballs because they need joy and happiness," Hewitt added. "It was a lot to balance, but it was very, very important to me, for the audience, to tell the story. For women out there to tell the story and the story really handles more than just postpartum depression. It handles depression in general and it handles people that feel maybe suicide is an option for them. We really run the gamut. We talk about all of the things that wrap back into the story and it was very important."
"As simple as that sounds, there's this thing where we -- of course, we're moms and we're women. So we're like, 'Of course, we can do it.' But there's this thing that takes over you," she said. "The couple of nights before you go back to work where you're like, 'Can I do it? Can I actually? I've said I could do it but can I really?' And you just have to put one foot in front of the other. I will say, I've been really blessed with amazing children that want me to work and allow me to do that."
"Pokémon USA has decided that it's too expensive to use 4Kids and the actors that have made Pokémon the TV show such a success for the last 10 years. They have 'behind our backs' re-cast the show with 'sound-a-likes' to try to save money. They actually believe the fans don't care. They are starting with the 10 year anniversary special - starring all new voices. The main cast, me included, has taken a lot of pride in the characters we have helped to create. To change now, on the last season, based on greed is a sad example of what big business kids marketing really is.
My reasoning for posting to this site is twofold. Firstly, I wish to inform the fans about the process that is going on to keep Pokemon the same great show it always was. And secondly, I wish to get feedback from the fans that I can take into the studio with me to help improve whatever I can to make the show great. I welcome all the input that you have, but please be mindful that there is a human being at the other end of this dialogue. I know that everyone at TAJ studios is concerned with the outcry of the fans over what has happened. Please try to help us make this show work for you.
TAJ Productions went out of business in early 2008, and DuArt Film & Video became Pokémon USA (now called The Pokémon Company International)'s new partner in producing the English adaptation. Because the show had grown somewhat in popularity over the past two years, production costs weren't kept as low, and DuArt brought back many of the original voice actors to play newer, smaller roles, in addition to reprising their old roles. This included Ted Lewis, the original voice actor of Giovanni; Rodger Parsons, the original narrator; and Mike Pollock, the original voice actor of Mr. Contesta, who replaced Craig Blair when he departed from the franchise. Other actors from the original cast who have returned to voice characters in current episodes include Rachael Lillis, Maddie Blaustein (briefly before her death), Erica Schroeder, Lisa Ortiz, Jason Griffith, and Dan Green, among others. However, DuArt has kept most of the main voice cast from the TAJ dubbed episodes for consistency. 781b155fdc