Everyone is looking for their 15 minutes of fame, right? Well, how about 19 seconds of pretend fame? Or something like that.
Disney Voice Over Debut
On our recent trip to the Disney Animation Studio, we were given the opportunity to take a tour of the studio. We were taught how to draw Wreck-It Ralph’s hand, watched a few movies, and interviewed several people. You know, your basic every day routine, right? Well, in all of that awesomeness, we were also able to take a step into the recording studio.
After spending a few minutes in the recording booth with technician Gabe Guy, we were each given an opportunity to do a voice over part of Wreck-It Ralph. We were coached by the talented storyboard artist, Raymond Persi, who also made it into the movie as the voice talent of Zombie. He was incredibly cheerful and, through big smiles, helped walk us through the process. As Gabe readied the video, I took a deep breath and prepared for my voice over debut.
First, let me tell you, it is not as easy as it looks and/or sounds. Perhaps it is simply because Sarah Silverman has some incredibly big shoes to fill, but I was a bit intimidated. Well, that and the fact that 10 other people were looking at me through the window. Yep, I stuck my tongue out at them just to release a little tension. I am anything but a “look at me” type person. So, realistically, voice over acting would be perfect for me. Well, if I was actually good at it. You be the judge.
Ok, done laughing? That was my 19 second Disney Voice Over Debut. I was so upset with myself for flying through the last line and getting done too early. My voice over needed a do over.
But, now here is John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman doing the (extended) scene as it should be.
Awesome, right? Vanellope von Schweetz is my favorite character in Wreck-It Ralph and I cannot wait to take my kids to see this one. You can read my full review in just a few weeks. I am so excited for it to come out!