By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 5, 2007
Do celebrity actors draw in bigger crowds than established narrators in voice overs?
Who would you rather listen to?
I can tell this debate will be very interesting...
Share your .02 here at VOX Daily and let the conversation begin!
While we know that sometimes big name actors can sellout at the box office for animation voice over roles, do they enjoy the same degree of success or notoriety when they are on the narration side of the voice over business?
I received an email from Robin Rowan asking this very question.
Does it make a difference to Joe Public whether or not a celebrity actor from Hollywood is narrating, or are they happy to watch documentaries based simply upon their interests and narration quality, regardless of the status of the narrator?
Robin posed the following:
Spurred by the mediocre job (in my opinion) Sigourney Weaver did on the 11-part series "Planet Earth," I am curious to know how many well-known actors and actresses are also doing documentaries and movie narration (i.e., Tom Selleck narrates the IMAX movie "The Magic of Flight.") Is it a good fit? Peter Coyote is not terribly well-known as an actor, but he dominates the Discovery Channel as far as narrators, and does a fine job (a little overused, though).
Do people actually watch a documentary or other feature because of the famous narrator???
Well, I think Robin may have something there :)
What do you think?
Leave a comment on the blog with your thoughts and reference your favorite narrator in your reply.
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