CELEBRITY VOICES BEHIND ANIMATED CHARACTERS

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Behind every cute animated character is a real life celebrity doing what most real life celebrities normally do... talk. Now to a certain degree some of these celebrities are instantly recognizable from their voice alone. That said, however, on occasion the opposite is also true. So sit back, take a deep breath, and lets see if Morph Suits can resolve the latter of these two options with the following infographic.







A great infographic, right folks? Now I know it's not perfect, agreed. As Morph Suits failed to include one of my favorites, Robin Williams, who played the Genie in the Disney classic, 'Aladdin'. Nonetheless, most of the main actors where shown, front and center, plus it does give you a good idea of what type of people the film industry are looking for when it comes to voice acting.  

Mel Blanc
Yet having said that, it's a little known fact that not all male cartoon characters are played by males. More often than not the casting director will cast a woman because the female voice can sound very much like a young boys voice, with the additional bonus that their vocal tone will stay constant for far longer than a small child's. For example, characters like Bart Simpson, Tommy Pickles, Pikachu, Rufus, Jimmy Neutron, Dexter, and many more, were all played by female voice-actresses.

But fear not, male voice actor fans! One of the most popular voice actors of all time is a man named Mel Blanc. Back in the day this 'man of 1000 voices' performed almost every single character in the Warner Brothers cartoon canon. From Bugs Bunny, to Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, Grandma, Foghorn Leghorn, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, and most importantly of them all, Porky Pig, Mel, the man, the myth, was one of the most often used voice actors of his time. On top of that, he also worked regularly with the legendary American comedian, Jack Benny! Here, check out this clip for more information on this talkative field.  




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