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The Neil Gaiman
Cameo You Missed
In The Sandman's
Dream Of A
Thousand Cats
By EAMMON JACOBS
Although the live-action version of "The Sandman" arrived on Netflix on August 5, 2022, the streaming service had a surprise for fans: a two-part, bonus episode following “Dream of a Thousand Cats” and “Calliope.” However, the surprise didn’t end there, as “The Sandman” comics creator Neil Gaiman makes a cameo in the animated part of the bonus episode.
The episode features, among other felines, a nomadic siamese cat called the Prophet (Sandra Oh), who enters the Dreaming in search of answers and immediately meets a crow with a fleshless spine and skull extending out of its feathered body. The crow is voiced by none other than Neil Gaiman himself, and his grand voice fits perfectly in the mysterious role.
Speaking to Netflix's Tudum blog, showrunner Allan Heinberg discussed Gaiman’s performance, saying, "He's got one of the best voices. Once we got into the booth, there was nothing reticent about him. He really wanted to be more crowlike and would flap his arms and fearlessly work for it” — hopefully, there's room for the writer to make a live-action cameo in Season 2.