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6241 clicks; posted to Video » on 23 Apr 2012 at 11:42 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-04-23 11:05:12 AM  
In his case, that's the sound of money.
 
2012-04-23 11:46:06 AM  
Jesus, I thought Mark Hamill was being Force choked by a Sith Lord based on the headline.
 
2012-04-23 11:46:30 AM  
So I happened to see some Don Knotts movie on Netflix the other day...How to Frame a Figg or something like that. But the weird part is that Frank Walker had a big part in that movie. I had seen the guy before, but to see him and that voice running around live action as kind of trippy.
 
2012-04-23 11:47:05 AM  
*Welker
 
2012-04-23 11:54:30 AM  
 
2012-04-23 11:57:48 AM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: So I happened to see some Don Knotts movie on Netflix the other day...How to Frame a Figg or something like that. But the weird part is that Frank Walker had a big part in that movie. I had seen the guy before, but to see him and that voice running around live action as kind of trippy.


I recognized him by voice in those Disney Kurt Russel movies, and it threw me then.
 
2012-04-23 12:38:47 PM  
I guess it's easier to make fake lion sounds than it is to piss off a lion, record it making vicious and threatening sounds, and not die.
 
2012-04-23 12:51:24 PM  
My favorite voice actors (in no order):
Mel Blanc
Lorenzo Music
Christopher Collins
Mark Hamill
Kevin Michael Richardson
Casey Kasem
Cree Summers
June Foray
Phil LaMarr
Frank Welker
 
2012-04-23 01:49:41 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: I guess it's easier to make fake lion sounds than it is to piss off a lion, record it making vicious and threatening sounds, and not die.


I wondered about this as well.
 
2012-04-23 01:56:37 PM  
Meh. Could have used more cowbell.
 
2012-04-23 02:09:15 PM  
That's not Maurice LaMarche.
 
2012-04-23 03:00:40 PM  
Sorry, the world's greatest voice actor has been dead since 1989.
 
2012-04-23 03:23:17 PM  
www.stabfrenzy.com

Hey, what's going on in this thread?
 
2012-04-23 03:24:56 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: I guess it's easier to make fake lion sounds than it is to piss off a lion, record it making vicious and threatening sounds, and not die.


More that it's easier to get a good recording of it. Lions are not known to be very cooperative in a recording booth. Plus you can get all kinds of details out of a voice actor. "We need a lion fight that goes on for exactly 23 seconds." "Now we need a defensive, protective growl" That kind of stuff. Welker can knock that stuff out in 15 minutes in the studio, while you'd need an all day recording session to get it from an actual lion. Not to mention all of the PETA/Animal rights observances that would have to be made in that situation.

/Cue Lion "They took our jerbs!" pic
 
2012-04-23 03:25:11 PM  
The headline reminds me of a prank that was played on a group of Army soliders on an overseas flight abord an Air Force cargo plane. During some pilot induced turblance a aircraft loadmaster proceeded to feigh air sickness and proceeded to puke into an air sickness bag to the amusement of the soliders. After completng several convincing hacks and gags, he carefully closed the bag and asked that it be passed forward to another loadmaster for disposal. When the other loadmaster got the bag, he opened the it, peered inside then promptly pulled out a fork and proceeded to eat the contents, which was beef stew. But the soliders didn't know that... 5 of which filled their own air sickness bag. Good times!
 
2012-04-23 03:36:35 PM  
That's not Billy or Tara.
 
2012-04-23 03:39:49 PM  
Frank Welker is a voice-acting god. Not only does he do several iconic voices (Freddie Jones, Megatron, Nibbler), he's also able to produce virtually any animal sound necessary. He's been in so many films and TV shows doing animal effects, that's he actually the highest grossing actor in terms of box office revenue, even more than Samuel L. Jackson.

If there's one criticism, I can give to Frank, it's that once you're familiar with his voice, you hear it everywhere. Even in his speaking roles, you start to hear him play multiple characters that often talk to each other.

It's the same with another legendary voice actor, Jim Cummings. You hear him in practically every Disney TV and movie animation since the 90s. Then again, someone who can seamlessly take over for Jeremy Irons midway through "Be Prepared" deserves a lot of respect.
 
2012-04-23 05:32:13 PM  
And the "paw" in the air always makes for great audio.
 
2012-04-23 06:45:10 PM  

Arxane: If there's one criticism, I can give to Frank, it's that once you're familiar with his voice, you hear it everywhere. Even in his speaking roles, you start to hear him play multiple characters that often talk to each other.

It's the same with another legendary voice actor, Jim Cummings. You hear him in practically every Disney TV and movie animation since the 90s. Then again, someone who can seamlessly take over for Jeremy Irons midway through "Be Prepared" deserves a lot of respect.



^This. I watch Curious George (the PBS show) with my daughter and in any episode with Chef Pisghetti all I hear is Nibbler and Minsc.
 
2012-04-23 06:54:55 PM  

numbone: And the "paw" in the air always makes for great audio.


That's the "Acting!" in Voice Acting. Like how you can hear someone when they're smiling on the phone. It does something for the sound. I have heard that sometimes, when Mark Hamil voices the Joker, it gets a bit scary how he portrays the character in the booth. And that comes across in the show.
 
2012-04-23 09:22:54 PM  
That's not Douglas Rain.
 
2012-04-24 11:43:58 AM  
that can is talented.

its sounds more like a Snorf than a Lion to me.
 
2012-04-24 06:09:13 PM  
He's in the top 10 for sure, but for living talent Billy West gets my vote.

/that was neat though
 
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