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I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 November 2013 (USA)
Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

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A documentary that puts a face to a face to all the voices that we know and love.

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Frank Welker and Tress MacNeille were asked to appear in the film but they both turned it down. See more »

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Steve Blum: There's a bunch of us who say that we literally get fired after every job. and that sort of, mentality to live by on your day to day thing you got bills to pay um, that, that fear and um that that terror that comes with that i think sorta subsides your so grateful every day for that job when that day does come and and i didn't start doing voice over full time till I was 40 years old. Spike Spiegel from 'Cowboy Bebop' that became a huge benchmark as right around that time uh, recorded and none ...
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References Madagascar (2005) See more »

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Written by Luigi Boccherini (as Luigi Bocherini)
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It's like a who's who of almost everyone in animation.
12 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Voice acting. I've gotta say,great subject matter for a documentary. It's an unsung talent to a lot of people, and I KNOW THAT VOICE seeks to shed some light on who these well-known voices are. I wholeheartedly confess to the thrill of seeing an actor in an interview launch into the voice of a familiar character, bringing the character to life instantly in that very moment. It's why the Simpsons episode of INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO was my favorite; seeing the cast do those familiar voices fed right into that delight. And there is a lot of that in this movie, but it's about more than just the voices. It spotlights the legitimate acting and even physicality that go into an actor's time in the sound booth. It's not just a guy doing crazy voices - and seeing these people go from one character to another in a split second is pretty impressive.

The list of people that are featured in the movie is astounding. And it's not just side players and unknowns. We're talking Hank Azaria, Nolan North, Rob Paulsen, Fred Tatasciore, Kevin Conroy, Kevin Michael Richardson . . . these are heavy-hitters with intimidating bodies of work. And let's not forget John DiMaggio (Bender himself!) who directed the whole thing. Says a lot about the man's passion for what he does that he went out and made a movie about these anonymous faces behind the household name voices.

It's a great documentary; breezy, fun and often surprising what these guys can create with their vocal cords. There were still some people that I would've liked to hear from (Frank Welker, Jon Benjamin), but that's hardly a complaint. This is good stuff.

8/10


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