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In preparation for this spook-tacular weekend upon us, if you are anything like me, as any Halloween buff would be, you are proudly playing the sound track of Nightmare Before Christmas. There is no greater moment than the present to declare myself a Tim Burton fanatic. More to the point, his fanciful journeys into “Halloweentown” [...]
Do you find yourself singing “Let it Go” in the car? Perhaps humming it by the water cooler when you hear your coworker simultaneously whistling “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”-if you answered yes to any of these questions, then most likely you are a fan of Frozen or you have children who are [...]
Yesterday, Warner Brothers and DC Comics released their latest animated adventure film, Superman: Unbound. There’s an amazing roster of talent providing voices, including White Collar‘s Matt Bomer as Superman, Castle‘s Stana Katic as Lois Lane, Fringe‘s John Noble as Brainiac, and Castle‘s Molly Quinn as Supergirl. Our first video features a clip from the film [...]
By now, you’re probably aware that there’s a sequel coming out in May to the 2009 film Star Trek, which was a massive hit at the box office. What you might not be aware of is that there’s a tie-in video game coming out next week! What makes this game so exciting is that the [...]
One of the biggest hit films of the holiday season was the animated adventure Rise of the Guardians. Featuring an all-star cast, the film tells the story of a group of legends (such as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost) who team up to stop the boogieman. With the movie [...]
One of last year’s biggest hit films was Wreck-It Ralph, the story of a video game villain who wants to become a hero. With the film about to hit home video in a couple of weeks, we thought it would be cool to share some great behind-the-scenes videos with you! The first video (above) is [...]
A few months back, we shared some behind-the-scenes info on the recording of DC’s newest animated premiere film, The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. Well, now DC has released the highly-anticipated follow-up film, The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, and we have some great new behind-the scenes videos to share! The first video (above) feature [...]
Last week we presented an interview with David Selby, who plays Jim Gordon in the new Batman animated movie: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1. This week, we have an interview with Modern Family star Ariel Winter, who gives voice to the first female Robin in the film! The young actress is no stranger to [...]
Warner Brothers and the DC Universe have just released another animated premiere movie, this time based on the influential graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. As usual, we’re happy to present an interview (courtesy of Warner) with one of the key voice actors in the film, David Selby, who plays Commissioner James Gordon. QUESTION: [...]
Last week, Disney/Pixar debuted Brave, which became the studio’s 13th number one opening in a row. Of course, whenever a new major animated film comes out, we like to take a look behind the scenes, so here’s a peek at how Brave was brought to life! The first video (above) is a sort of general [...]
Warner Brothers and DC Comics just released a new animated movie coming called Superman Vs. The Elite, and last week we featured an interview with George Newbern, who plays Superman in the film. This week, Warner was kind enough to provide us with an interview with one of the film’s other stars, NCIS Actor Pauley [...]
Warner Brothers and DC Comics have a new animated movie coming out this month called Superman Vs. The Elite, and Warner was kind enough to provide us with an interview with one of the film’s stars, George Newbern, who plays no less than The Man of Steel himself! Newbern previously portrayed Superman in both the [...]
Last month, Universal Studios released The Lorax, which has become a huge box office hit. We have two great making-of videos that detail the unique process of capturing the voice overs from this very talented cast. The first video (above) is an official making-of featurette from the studio. Not only does it introduce all of [...]
The entire Voice Coaches team is extremely proud to announce that Voice Coaches and our sister company, White Lake Music & Post, were the recipients of two ADDY Awards from the Capitol Region’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation, The Albany Ad Club!
Warner Brothers and DC Comics have a new animated movie coming out this month called Justice League: Doom, and Warner was kind enough to provide us with an interview with one of the film’s stars, Phil Morris.
From everyone here at Voice Coaches to all of you out there, we wish you a very happy holidays!!
This week, the third Alvin & The Chipmunks movie opens, and if there’s any voice overs in the world that are instantly identifiable, it’s the sound of those fuzzy little rock stars. We thought you’d enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes of the voice over recording sessions of the talented cast.
A few weeks ago, Warner Brothers released Happy Feet 2, the sequel to 2006′s hit animated movie about dancing penguins. We have two great making-of videos that detail the unique process of capturing the voice overs from this very talented cast.
Spinning out of the Shrek movie franchise, Puss In Boots hit theaters a few weeks ago and quickly turned into a smash hit in its own right. Below, we have some terrific videos that give you a look behind the scenes at the voice actors bringing the characters to life.
Last week, we featured an interview with Bryan Cranston about his role in the DC Animated Universe’s latest animated feature film, Batman: Year One. Here, actor Eliza Dushku (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Tru Calling) talks about voicing the infamous Catwoman.
This month, the DC Animated Universe released their latest animated feature film, Batman: Year One. Here, Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) talks about voicing Police Lieutenant Jim Gordon.
A TV show called Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction had voice actor extraordinaire Matthew Mercer on their show to talk about his voice over career as a whole as well as his role on the New Thundercats show. This is a great insight into the world of creating voice overs for animation and video games.
It seems as if Hollywood will never tire of talking “animal movies,” and that’s fine with me, because it always provides a wealth of great voice overs to explore. Comedian Kevin James’s new movie, Zookeeper, features an all-star cast bringing a zoo-full of animals to life, and we have a look behind-the-scenes at the recording sessions.
Another Summer, another hit Pixar animated film! Last weekend saw the debut of Cars 2, the sequel to 2006′s popular Pixar film. We’ve found some great videos to show you a little of what goes into making a movie like this.
Last week saw the home video debut of an all-new Green Lantern animated movie. The all star cast includes Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Moss, Henry Rollins, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Hu, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and more. We’ve got a look behind the scenes at the voice over talent from the film.
Stephen Merchant has branched out into the world of voice overs, with a starring role (really the only role) in the hit new video game sequel, Portal 2.
Rio features an all-star cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Will.I.Am, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, and many others. We’ve found a really great making-of video that I think will be of great interest to voice over fans and actors alike!
This weekend sees the release of Hop: The Movie, which blends live action and computer generated animation in a bright, colorful way to help families celebrate Easter. The movie has a great voice cast, and we thought we’d share some fun videos that give a glimpse behind the scenes of the film.
Gnomeo and Juliet features a stellar voice cast and some really great performances. Below is a short glimpse into the terrific voice cast!
We go behind the scenes of Johnny Depp’s new animated film, Rango, to see how the film (and its voice overs) were created!
Today, we have a really cool look at the recording of the voice overs for the upcoming video game Star Wars Lego III: The Clone Wars.
In this installment of Voice Overs of the World, we have behind the scenes looks at the voice acting in two of the hottest games on the market right now.
Universal Studios has a new Back To The Future video game that highlights an area of voice overs that isn’t really focused on all that much: celebrity voice replacement (or “soundalikes.”).
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 [...]
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.
You might remember that a couple of months back, I wrote about a great Tom Tom commercial video featuring Darth Vader in the recording booth. The ad was for Tom Tom’s new downloadable Star Wars character voices, which allows you to have Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader, C-3PO, Han Solo, and Yoda give you your step by step directions. Well, Tom Tom has followed up with a new promotional video, this time featuring Yoda in the recording booth.
Aside from the fact that I’m a comic book fan to begin with, I love Marvel Comics because they’ve really embraced voice overs as a great tool to bring comic books to life. I’ve already written about the company’s efforts twice (check those posts out here and here), and I find myself once again presenting some great behind-the-scenes videos from one of Marvel’s newest projects.
With the smashing opening weekend success of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, I thought would be fun to sneak a peek behind-the-scenes of the animated blockbuster and hear from one of its lesser-known voice talents. And since we’re on the subject, we’ll also take a look at two other animated films on the horizon!
Whether you play video games or not, chances are good you’ve seen one of the omnipresent television commercials for video games from EA Sports, producers of the popular Madden NFL Football franchise. Well, EA Sports has put together a little “tutorial” on the proper way to deliver this voice over.
Even though the movie came out last year, I just discovered this great interview with Elijah Wood (star of the Lord of the Rings movies) as he discusses his role in the animated feature film 9, among other things.
In order to promote their new Star Wars-voiced GPS devices, TomTom has put together a commercial video that features Darth Vader in the recording booth, trying to record all of the dialogue for the GPS.
In today’s VO Behind The Scenes, we’re treated to a terrific interview with voice actor DJ Tanner, who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man in the new Iron Man: Extremis motion comic.
A great new interview with Nolan North, one of the most prolific voice actors working today. Haven’t heard of him? Well, if you don’t play a lot of video games, that’s not entirely surprising. Basically, Nolan North is THE go-to voice for video game developers.
I thought it would be fun to share a few highlights of the extensive voice over work that goes on behind-the-scenes of Transformers to bring all those memorable characters to life.
What you don’t see in this four-minute promotional video are the dozens (if not more) of lesser-known voice actors who provided voices for this game. Even characters with one or two lines each–which are plentiful in a video game this size–are usually performed by a number of different voice actors. Some of them will play multiple characters, but a major video game effort like this usually involves the recording of some hundreds of characters. Remember, while the average Hollywood movie has approximately 2,000 lines of dialogue, the average video game has anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 lines of dialogue.
A behind the scenes glimpse into voice overs big and small; videos, news, and commentary on the stuff that you don’t see (or more accurately, hear) with most voice overs. This gives you some insight into how many voice overs are created, recorded, and cast.
I recently stumbled across a terrific little interview with Mark Hamill about voicing The Joker in a new video game on the pop culture website Geek Chic Daily. I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting Mark Hamill in person and taking to him about voice overs (of which he’s developed a fantastic career in), and [...]