Voice Overs Of The World: The Muppets
The Muppets are returning to the big screen this Fall in an all new movie starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams, and all of us here at Voice Coaches couldn’t be more excited. Why? Well, because of all the great Voice Over work that it’s sure to be filled with, of course! In the meantime, though, check out the clever use of narration in this new teaser trailer for the film, which pretends to be for a bland romantic comedy before revealing its true self.
What I like about the VO in this ad is how it starts off sounding just like every other movie trailer, with the deep, male, announcer style voice. But about two-thirds of the way through, when we start to get the hint that the Muppets are in the trailer, the narrator loses his confidence. “Kermit the Fff…frog?” “Miss Piggy?” It’s a clever approach to a traditional voice over that mirrors the “breaking the fourth wall” approach the rest of the trailer takes, and leads nicely into the big, colorful finale. And then, of course, we get a brief taste of some of those classic Muppet voices before the trailer ends.
You can be sure that we’ll have more VO-related news about The Muppets as the movie’s release date nears!