So, what was it like to record his lines in a booth without the other actors there to play off of? When a group of us parent bloggers sat down with him to talk about the movie, Russell had this to say about the experience:
"They stuck me in a booth and just left me in there. I was lonely. There were some carrots. They said it would help with the character. I don’t like carrots. I could see better, though."He also told us that the lines are recorded first, and then the animation happens. He relates:
"They animate to your voice, so that’s good because you can change things and make decisions. They show a script and then I always change it because then I feel that I have more ownership of it and I feel that it’s funnier. As a comedian, you have to be funny. Otherwise, they will take your card."