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I Know That Voice (2013)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Adler ... Himself
Pamela Adlon ... Herself (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Himself
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Himself
Edward Asner ... Himself (as Ed Asner)
Hank Azaria ... Himself
Diedrich Bader ... Himself
Dee Bradley Baker ... Himself
Eric Bauza ... Himself
Jeff Bennett ... Himself
Bob Bergen ... Himself
Robert S. Birchard Robert S. Birchard ... Himself (as Bob Birchard)
Justin Brinsfield Justin Brinsfield ... Himself (as Justin Birnsfield)
Noel Blanc Noel Blanc ... Himself
Steve Blum ... Himself
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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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6 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Я знаю этот голос See more »

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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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Jason Marsden: Uh, to be a good voice director, you uh, do research on a story and you have to know that story you wanna tell, to be able to give direction without line readings like uh "Say it like this, and uh I'm walking through the door." or I mean 'cause it's not my performance anymore, it's the director's performance.
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Connections

Features Finding His Voice (1929) See more »

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I Know That Voice!
Performed by Jeff Austin, Nick Forster, Eric Thorin and Justin Hoffenberg
Written by Jeff Austin
Courtesy of Johnny Kickass Publishing BMI
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Little bit of fun, little bit of craft, little bit of back-patting.
7 June 2014 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

Seeing the face behind the voice of my favourite animated characters is something I've always been curious about. It's great fun to YouTube for voice acting in motion. Watching The Simpsons cast appearance on Inside The Actor's Studio when I was younger was pure magic and I've watched my DVDs of Futurama with the commentaries on several times. Fortunately both shows feature heavily in the documentary with Bender's John DiMaggio being a heavyweight presence here. There's two things that I Know That Voice wants to emphasise. A, it's a craft no less than live action acting. And B, it's way more fun. Gathering a great assortment of voice actors with names you'd recognise from the credits of the cartoons if not the faces, the way the film is brought together gives it a wonderful sense of camaraderie.

However, sometimes it can lead to it feeling like they're simply stroking their own and other's egos but the humility of some of the interviewees shines through. It is disappointing that it lacks an enormous amount of archive footage to show the voices in action. They do it often on camera, sometimes to an irritating extent, and you just wish they would provide examples. Oh well, perhaps the rights would cost an extortionate amount. They do great things with their limited budget here but it does suffer from overeager editing with a pacing that so afraid of us being bored that it instead exhausts our attention. I wouldn't say I learned much about voice actors or gained more respect than I already had, but it was fun and interesting.

7/10


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