At this point in his career, Feldman was getting more movie projects than he could shake a stick at. Between “The Magic Voyage” and the end of the decade, he would have parts in twenty-two films. Most of them had him show up on screen, while some of them he just used his voice. The problem was, none of the projects were really all that good.
After “The Magic Voyage” he starred in “Meatballs 4,” the fourth and final installment of the famous “Meatballs” film series, which we legitimately didn’t know existed until the writing of this article. Feldman plays a water skiing instructor who is trying to save a camp from being bought out. His film after that, “Round Trip to Heaven,” doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page.
More Voice Work
Since some of his first roles in Hollywood, Feldman had shown himself to be a reliable voice actor. He was young Copper in “The Fox and the Hound” from Disney, and one of the turtles in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” both rather high-profile releases. His next bit of voice acting might not stand up to those first two releases, however: he was the English voice for Pico from “The Magic Voyage.”
It was a German animated fantasy film made in Germany in 1992, and it got two English dubs. The first was from Atlas Film, and the second was from Hemdale Film Corporation, which featured Feldman as well as a number of other big names, including Dom DeLuise, Irene Cara, Mickey Rooney, and Samantha Eggar. The second dub also had lots of ad-libbing, which we hope made it a lot of fun.
Starting His Musical Career
Combining Feldman’s friendship with Michael Jackson and his famous name, Feldman was able to start a little musical career of his own in 1992 with the album “Love Left.” Feldman says that he had studied Michael Jackson’s dance moves and style, and “copied him effortlessly.” We’d like to tell you that it did well, but it simply didn’t.
Critics were brutal to the album, and even three-star reviews were few and far between. But Feldman wasn’t about to give up – he loved making music, and he’d return to it eventually. In the meantime, he had plenty of movies to act in. Quite a lot of them, actually.
Getting Hot and Heavy
His next attempt at a big film took him out of the country – to Canada, but it’s still out of the country. It was called “Blown Away,” and it was an erotic thriller that had Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, with poor Nicole Eggert trying to pick between the two (and there’s a lot more stuff that happens, too).
Also in 1993 were the movies “Stepmonster” with Alan Thicke, “National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1” which stars Emilio Estevez and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was a spoof of the “Lethal Weapon” films, and Feldman had a cameo as “Young Cop.” He also returned as the voice of Donatello in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III,” which while a box office success, didn’t do very well with the critics. But a success is a success, right?
Working With the Kids
After his public battle with substances, Feldman had applied his free time to rehabilitating both himself and his public image by working with a number of youth ventures. He’s become the National Ambassador for CHILD USA, a non-profit designed to fight the statute of limitations for child abuse. He worked with a number of other groups as well, hoping to let the public know that he had moved on from his wild ways and was a proper member of society again.
For all intents and purposes, the tactic seemed to work, and he got to get some good things done – and still is. It takes a strong person to take something terrible that happened to him or her and use it to good for others. Good for you, Corey.