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Giveaway: Sunday Muse's "You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!"

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

December 1, 2009

Comments (45)

Sunday Muse Book Cover

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give a pint-sized aspiring voice over artist?

Have you heard of "You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!" by Sunday Muse?

"You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!" is a book geared toward child voice actors that is full of practical instruction that can be taught to the youngest child and takes make belief up a notch to a higher level of focused creativity.

For those of you shopping for a young voice actor in your family or circle of friends, have I got a present recommendation for you!

Learn more and comment for your chance to win this wonderful book with accompanying CD just in time for Christmas.

You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!

Voice actress and teacher Sunday Muse's new book "You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!" is an absolute must for the aspiring voice actor in your home that educates using accessible terms that children can understand.

The book also has a special section for parents that prepares them for the business side of what their children will encounter, including a Q&A with 3 top tier voice over agents.

If there was ever a getting started in voice overs guide for kids, this is it!

"You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!" includes:

Chapter 1 - Wake Up the Ol' Voicebox!
Chapter 2 - How to make YOUR voice a CARTOON Voice
Chapter 3 - Choose a "Cartoony" Character
Chapter 4 - Create your own story or script
Chapter 5 - Play with some scripts
Chapter 6 - Think like a professional
Chapter 7 - Put To Use What You Have Learned
Chapter 8 - What Parents Want to Know About the Industry

Sunday is the voice of Cheer Bear from the Care Bears, Baby Binky on Rolie Polie Olie, Freddi in Time Warp Trio, Pepper in Jane and the Dragon, Gibby from The Wumblers, Lara in Willa's Wildlife, and George's puppet Wally from Arthur and many more voices you might recognize from popular cartoon shows and movies.

Her students have gone on to book roles in major cartoons such as "Family Guy" on FOX, "Arthur," "Babar," "Busytown," and "Super Why" on PBS.

Comment Now For a Chance to Win Sunday Muse's Book

How do you enter the contest? Just comment on this blog posting and let me know that you'd like to win!

If you'd like to purchase a copy regardless, visit Sunday's website at this link to order your copy of "You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!":

http://sundaymuse.com/book.htm

Previous VOX Daily giveaways have included prizes such as:

๏ Voice Acting Books
๏ DVDs
๏ Coaching Sessions
๏ Recording Equipment
๏ Gift certificates
๏ Workshop / Conference Passes
๏ Unique Promotional Opportunities

When Will the Winner Be Chosen?

The winner of this contest will be drawn randomly from the comments left on the blog and announced this Saturday. The winner will be notified by email to confirm their shipping address.

Sound good to you?

Comment Now for an Opportunity to Win!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Stephanie

P.S. Stay tuned for Sunday's most recent podcast on Voice Over Experts this week. To receive her podcast by email or via iTunes, be sure to subscribe to the podcast at http://podcasts.voices.com/voiceoverexperts

Related Topics: Acting, agents, Book, Cartoom Voices, cartoons, child, Christmas, Giveaway, how to, industry, Sunday Muse, Voices.com


Comments


    I would lo-o-ove to win! That would be a happy Christmas present!

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      This is a definate item to be picked up! Another feather in the hat?

      Posted by:
      • Carl
      • December 2, 2009 12:03 AM

        My wife and I started doing voices to entertain our small children, and were surprised as they grew older that they developed their own characters for our stories. Now, a simple switch "into character" sparks laughter and smiles all around. They love it, and I'd love to give them this book to help them in their efforts!

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        • trey
        • December 2, 2009 12:52 AM

          I have participated in one of Pat Fraley's Cartoon Voice! Events. It is always nice to learn different techniques and styles, so I would love to learn from Sunday Muse. If I don't win this one, I may have buy it… or peraps put it on my Christmas list :-)

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          • Jerome Santucci
          • December 2, 2009 1:09 AM

            At just 3 and a half, William did his first "recording session", and I now proudly hear him as the ring tone for my phone. This book was written for him, I'm sure...

            He's also beginnining to mimic voices from TV and PlayStation... wonder if he'll get an agent before he's four? Unlikely, but the future really is exciting, isn't it. You can see his fun here: http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/photo/albums/william-at-work

            Posted by:

              My kids would love this...and so would I! Put my name in the hat! :)

              Posted by:

                This would like great under my tree for this aspiring Character Voice Over Artist!!
                Pick me! Pick me!

                Cheers!
                Blair

                Posted by:

                  Hi Stephanie - I think this would be great for my son, who is just starting to explore voiceover and creating his own various character voices. Count me in and thanks for the offer!

                  Posted by:
                  • Chris Erskine
                  • December 2, 2009 8:55 AM

                    I'm dying to win this. I specialize in character voices but I am just getting into the biz. Having this book would help guide me in the right direction.
                    Thanks in advance

                    Posted by:
                    • Charles Stepback
                    • December 2, 2009 9:26 AM

                      This would be the perfect gift for my very talented 11 year old.

                      Posted by:
                      • Charles Stepback
                      • December 2, 2009 9:28 AM

                        My youngest, Samantha, has done more voiceover this year than any other and our hope is that, since she enjoys it, she will choose to continue this "career"as she grows. She is the voice of a toy called Chatterbox, but not by using any "cartoon" techniques. In the past 6 months, she has been reenacting scenes from TV shows and movies...accents included, far more than ever before. So, when I saw this Vox Daily post, I had to be a "good daddy" and enter.

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                          My 9 year old has become a coach when I audition(pretty good one too) He thinks he is an expert now. Would love to see him challenge himself while having some fun(Of course I'm sure I will pick up some things too :) )

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                          • Lisa
                          • December 2, 2009 9:48 AM

                            What a great gift for an aspiring voice actor! This would be wonderful for my niece or even myself!

                            Posted by:
                            • Paul Garner
                            • December 2, 2009 10:06 AM

                              WOW! Aside from the fact that there are some kids in my family who not only ARE characters themselves, but could probably portray them--I (being a cartoon voice over artist myself) would gain tremendously from the insight Sunday has to offer. To paraphrase the Three Stooges..."Shall we start with Sunday? Well why not start right now...?"

                              Posted by:

                                What a fantastic gift that would make for my 8 year old nephew, he doesn't know it yet, but he's going to be a child VO :)
                                Start 'em young I say.
                                Thanks

                                Posted by:
                                • Carole
                                • December 2, 2009 10:39 AM

                                  My 10-year-old daughter and I will eat this up! Count us in!

                                  Posted by:
                                  • Elizabeth Wiley
                                  • December 2, 2009 10:46 AM

                                    What an awesome Christmas Gift. I have trained with Sunday and she is INCREDIBLE!! She is a fantastic coach!
                                    My son is very interested in Voice Acting & this would be an awesome Christmas Present.

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                                      I'd love to win a copy of this book for my whole family... me, my husband and our son. This is the perfect learning-by-playing opportunity. 4-year-olds learn by playing all day long. My New Year's resolution is to do it for an hour a day.

                                      Susan O'Neal

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                                      • Susan O'Neal
                                      • December 2, 2009 10:48 AM

                                        What a wonderful book. Would love to read this with my son.
                                        Thanks for ALL you do for the voice community!!

                                        Posted by:
                                        • Rob Taylor
                                        • December 2, 2009 11:48 AM

                                          This sounds like a great book! I know of several kids that would love to have it, if for no other reason that to give form to their "vocal creativity". In that category I'm the biggest kid of all. Thank you for the opportunity.

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                                          • Teri Turley
                                          • December 2, 2009 12:10 PM

                                            I'd love to win this book! I think it would be a fun read, and I'd like to share it with my friends in my college program.
                                            It would also be cool to have, because I learned what I know about cartoon voice-over from Sunday. I will definately be buying a copy anyways. I owe her a lot!

                                            Posted by:
                                            • Nicole McMillan
                                            • December 2, 2009 12:16 PM

                                              Add my name please! Thanks for the opportunity!

                                              Posted by:

                                                Hi having a CD on how to do cartoons is an excellent idea especially for a beginner.

                                                Posted by:
                                                • Teale Adams
                                                • December 2, 2009 12:39 PM

                                                  I have been in the radio and voiceover industry for some time, now. The one thing that has been holding me back, from going to "the next level" is a home studio! Santa...if you are listening...that would be GREAT! LOL

                                                  Posted by:
                                                  • Ty Miller
                                                  • December 2, 2009 12:47 PM

                                                    Stephanie,
                                                    My wife does cartoon voices on the fly, and thinks nothing of it. I have been hinting for her to pursue this. I think this book would be a nice stocking stuffer to nudge her towards her hidden talent.
                                                    Sign me up please.

                                                    Mark

                                                    Posted by:
                                                    • Mark Stewart
                                                    • December 2, 2009 1:29 PM

                                                      Count me in please! :)

                                                      Posted by:
                                                      • Jordan Reynolds
                                                      • December 2, 2009 1:46 PM

                                                        An excellent resource for the young voice actor. I'd love to have a copy in my house for my own kids!

                                                        Posted by:
                                                        • Joseph C. Battrick
                                                        • December 2, 2009 2:37 PM

                                                          Who doesn't like to win something? Count me in!

                                                          Posted by:
                                                          • Silvia McClure
                                                          • December 2, 2009 3:03 PM

                                                            I would love to win this! More education & tips = variety = better quality of work I provide = the best career! Thanks!

                                                            Posted by:

                                                              Stephanie,

                                                              Throw me into the mix as well please - our daughter's taken a liking to being behind the mic and this might help push her in the right direction!

                                                              Thanks,
                                                              -Mike

                                                              Posted by:

                                                                Hi there as a teacher of kids for exams and reading out loud... playing around with sounds and silly voices.... well what can I say. Kids with seemingly no sounds in them... once they get the feel of playing around with pitch, tonality...and making a voice or two... they stop hidding and have fun instead. I would love to see the book and start helping more kids to speak up... in a fun and engaging way.

                                                                Laura

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                                                                  I would love to win this! I've just entered this market and need some help to master it!

                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                    This looks pretty cool. I've got three young aspiring voice talents at home. This would make a great gift . . . even better if I won it! :-)

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                                                                    • VOX Daily Reader
                                                                    • December 2, 2009 5:33 PM

                                                                      With 6 grandkids, there's GOT to be one I can guide to the happy side of life...voiceover, that is! I'd love to win a copy!

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                                                                      • Mary Ellen
                                                                      • December 2, 2009 5:41 PM

                                                                        I'm a big kid, I work with kids...I love kids and cartoons. Yay!!

                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                        • Ian
                                                                        • December 2, 2009 5:57 PM

                                                                          Please throw my name in the hat too. I hear it's a great book.

                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                          • Greg
                                                                          • December 2, 2009 6:23 PM

                                                                            I love v/o books and this sounds like a great one. Thanks Stephanie :)

                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                            • Jeannie Stith
                                                                            • December 2, 2009 10:08 PM

                                                                              Been voicing cartoons for years, but still need to be learning. Maybe here I'll have the opportunity to be lucky and learning at the same time. Thanks Stephanie and Voices.com.

                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                My son is three - and spends all day requesting different voices for his trains, toys and dolls. In the past couple of months, he's started doing different character voices for me every morning - this book sounds like a great read for him - for years to come.

                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                  My daughter has a wonderful, funny voice and an abundant imagination--this book would be perfect for her. Count me in!

                                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                                    I've got 4 young potential voice actors at home; I would love to win this book!

                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                    • David Lee
                                                                                    • December 3, 2009 6:46 AM

                                                                                      I work a 5 to 2 daily shift Monday thru Friday. I also try to put time into my home studio... recording and creating, and I have landed a fair number of local projects.

                                                                                      I also have 2 wonderful talented daughters. They both attend a performing arts school in Midland, PA.

                                                                                      They perform in musical theater productions, and show an interest in my passion. Sunday Muse’s new book looks great and I thought I would comment and see if I could get lucky! And good luck Ms. Muse with your book.

                                                                                      Regards,
                                                                                      Boe Dean

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                                                                                      • Boe Dean
                                                                                      • December 3, 2009 10:27 AM

                                                                                        This book sounds great!! Sign me up for the giveaway! Cartoons Rock!
                                                                                        Feelin' lucky,
                                                                                        Martin

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                                                                                        • Martin Auman
                                                                                        • December 4, 2009 6:55 PM

                                                                                          How cool would it be to win this?! Excellent!

                                                                                          TJ Jones

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                                                                                          • TJ Jones
                                                                                          • December 5, 2009 12:34 AM

                                                                                            I just did the drawing and Teri Turley, commentator #20, is the winner!

                                                                                            Thank you to all who participated.

                                                                                            Best wishes,

                                                                                            Stephanie

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