Art is a really cool character, and his shape adds an awesome physicality. Did that enter into your performance at all?

Well, a little bit, because you have to make noises as the character’s moving, so you’re trying to figure out as you’re running and grunting what it would sound like to have two giant legs, but whether or not I pulled that off, I don’t now, but I think that’s all up to the animator.

Have you seen the final film?

I have, yeah. I really love it.

Beyond the voice, do you see your physicality in there too?

You know, I didn’t so much, when I saw it. I didn’t, I almost didn’t hear myself, but probably because I’m not used to looking at myself like a fuzzy purple rainbow [laughs].

This is a big summer for you, between Monsters University and Pacific Rim.

It’s a monstrous summer, so to speak.

That’s actually an awesome way of putting it [laughs]. I think you just gave me my headline, sir.

Well, I’m no journalist, but you can use that [laughs].

You’ve been doing television work for most of your career, so is this kind of where you see yourself going?

It’s a lot of fun to work with such great people. It’s a lot less pressure than It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia where if it’s not working, it’s my fault, and I can’t blame anybody else, except maybe Rob or Glenn. So, it’s a little bit more of a free ride. However, I really get off on building something from beginning to end. That’s probably the most rewarding experience. So, if I can continue to do both, I will, and if not, I’ll take just one. As long as I’m doing something.

I also have to imagine that having a cable show versus a network show, you’re doing ten episodes versus twenty-four. That has to help out your scheduling a little bit, but do you still find yourself being selective about the projects you take on?

Well, you know, because we write the show and we edit the show, it doesn’t free up my schedule that much, and between Pacific Rim and Horrible Bosses and Monsters University, those are the only projects that I’ve had time to do

Are you actively looking for different kinds of stuff, because what we’ve seen from Pacific Rim is clearly much, much different than Charlie on Sunny.

No, I wasn’t actively looking for that at all. The phone just rang, which is the best thing that can happen. Guillermo is such a big Sunny fan, that he called me up.

I heard him say that he was inspired by your monologue in the “Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats” episode.

Can you believe that? Crazy.

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