By Lin Parkin
July 4, 2013
Currently in post-production, the documentary "I Know that Voice" is making quite the buzz around Hollywood and among animation, videogame, and pop culture fans around the world. It is without hesitation that I say this could be one of the most anticipated voice-over related documentaries - ever!
The documentary pays homage to some of the best voice-over artists of all time. In a press release, the documentary is described as, "an exclusive look into the mysterious lives and humor of the actors behind the cartoon voices beloved by millions."
Are you able to impersonate cartoon characters? Well, they've got something up their sleeves for you. Join us in today's VOX Daily to find out more.
"I Know that Voice" is the brainchild of Emmy-nominated executive producer John Di Maggio (voice of "Bender" in Futurama, "Jake the Dog" in Adventure Time, "Rico" in The Penguins of Madagascar, "Fung" in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Tommy Reid (Producer), and Lawrence Shapiro (Director).
The massive star-studded cast also features Matt Groening (The Simpsons), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy), Billy West (Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show), Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), and over 100 other talented voiceover actors from cartoons across the ages.
The documentary discusses the rise of the voice-over industry and provides a glimpse into the lives and careers of some of the most recognizable and adored voices in this unseen art form. Take a look at the official trailer, courtesy of YouTube:
Set to release in the Fall of 2013, fans have been eagerly awaiting the documentary since it was first announced in 2012. In an effort to show appreciation to their devoted fans, the "I Know That Voice" team is holding a Cartoon Voice Imitation Contest on their Facebook page.
To participate, contestants are encouraged to record themselves impersonating any cartoon character, past or present, in a 1-minute-or-less video, post the video to the "I Know That Voice" Facebook Wall, and "like" the page in order for their video to be reviewed.
The Top 3 submissions will be announced on August 5th and will win a copy of the DVD, signed by DiMaggio and a poster signed by some members of the "I Know That Voice" star cast. Submissions are being accepted until July 31st, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Are you excited to see the documentary? How do you feel about having the limelight shine on the industry?
We look forward to your comments below!
All the best,