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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Voice Overs Of The World: Orange

08.31.10 | Voice Overs of the World | KikiVassilakis

European communications giant Orange has struck voice over gold with a new line of commercials featuring a distinctly American style of VO delivery.

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VO Behind The Scenes: Yuri Lowenthal & Tara Platt

08.27.10 | VO Behind the Scenes | KikiVassilakis

In the world of animation and video games, Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt are the reigning king and queen of voice overs. (The fact that they’re married in real life lends to the image of VO royalty.) You might not recognize their names, but you’ll definitely recognize their voices. Here’s just a sampling of their [...]

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Voice Overs Of The World: Chef Boyardee

08.20.10 | Voice Overs of the World | KikiVassilakis

Chef Boyardee’s latest campaign has been using some creative VO deliveries of late. So far, there are two ads in this new campaign of theirs — which features children’s forgotten playthings confronting said children — but I suspect more are on the way.

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VO Behind The Scenes: The Simpsons Revisited

08.16.10 | VO Behind the Scenes | KikiVassilakis

Azaria voices a lot of characters on the show, but what stands out about it for me — besides Azaria’s immense talent as a voice actor — is how he draws inspiration for his characters from people in his real life.

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Voice Overs of the World: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

08.11.10 | Voice Overs of the World | KikiVassilakis

I’ve been a big fan of Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” ad campaign since it first hit television screens during the Super Bowl. The video above is an internal corporate video from Old Spice and advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy (the firm responsible for the hit ads) that talks about the success of the campaign. What’s really great about this video is that after all the hubbub of this multimillion dollar campaign, eventually it ended up providing a pretty sweet gig for a voice over talent, even if it’s not one that was ever meant to be seen by the public. Corporate videos like this are a huge source of income for many voice actors.

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Voice Overs Of The World – Meerkat Madness

08.03.10 | Voice Overs of the World | KikiVassilakis

CompareTheMarket.com’s animated “CompareTheMeerkat.com” ad campaign is a wonderful foray into the world of character voice acting. They go all out with the characterization of Aleksandr the Meerkat, from the thick, heavy accent to the old world-style cadence and delivery.

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