Disney and Netflix’s split is a loss for subscribers, but a win for Amazon, YouTube

08/11/2017

Disney parting ways with Netflix may have ramifications for both companies, but as questions turn to who will fare better post-split, the answer is neither. The group of companies poised to make the most profit off of stand-alone streaming services’ divide and conquer mentality are the tech giants. Given that more stand-alone streaming services means more annoyance and cost for subscribers, companies like YouTube, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and even Snapchat…

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ShortList 2017: ‘No Other Way to Say It’ Delivers a Voiceover Nightmare (Video)

08/08/2017

  Writer-director Tim Mason’s seven-minute short “No Other Way to Say It” started out as something he could make quickly in a familiar location, and ended up changing his career. The comedic film, one of 12 finalists in TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival is set in a studio where a harried voiceover artist is trying to record an ice cream commercial. She gets conflicting and baffling notes from the client (“Let’s…

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‘Lion King’: Alfre Woodard Cast as Simba’s Mom in Disney Movie

08/08/2017

The Lion King is rounding out its royal court. EW has confirmed that Alfre Woodard will voice Sarabi, the mate of leonine ruler Mufasa and mother of cub-prince Simba, in Disney’s live-action reimagining of its 1994 animated hit, while John Kani will portray the primate Rafiki, a trusted royal adviser. Woodard and Kani join a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his role…

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Recognising the voices

08/04/2017

Even though the first voice-over was given in the 1900s, it took a while for it to be recognised as a skill. As communications developed, voice acting became more common in radio and cartoons. But even today, especially in Bangladesh’s context, the actors behind these voices are rarely known by the public. While voice acting has grown into a large industry and voice artistes are in demand, it still remains…

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Overwatch’s Mercy voice actor had tons of fun recording the game’s death sounds

08/04/2017

It’s kind of creepy to imagine your own death—recording the sounds your body makes when you’ve fallen into a hole or taken an arrow to the knee. Overwatch’s voice actors had to do that for hours on end when recording sounds for the game. Mercy, Sombra, and Symmetra’s voice actors (Lucie Pohl, Carolina Ravassa, and Anjali Bhimani, respectively) spoke on the experience at the Games for Change festival in New…

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Dragon Ball Super Voice Actor Teases Goku’s New Form

08/02/2017

It seems like the entire Dragon Ball fandom is waiting for one thing these days. After being teased last month, audiences are dying to learn about the mysterious new form Goku was seen using in a recent poster, but Toei Animation has been quiet about the transformation. However, it appears no one told Yamcha’s voice actor about the studio and its gag order. MORE: 5 Things You Never Knew About…

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Legendary Voice Director Andrea Romano to Retire This Week

08/02/2017

If you’ve been a fan of animation any time between 1990 and today, you’ve been touched by the work of Andrea Romano, the legendary voice director who’s been working with voice actors on over 110 shows and movies. It was announced on Monday that Romano will retire from the industry at the end of this week, after a career that has garnered 35 Emmy nominations and 8 wins, started with…

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Voice Acting Veteran Rob Paulsen Returns to Work Following Cancer Treatment

08/01/2017

  For fans of 80s and 90s cartoons like yours truly, it’s been a bit of a weird start to this week. Just yesterday, we learned that legendary voice/casting director Andrea Romano would be retiring, that FUNimation might just be getting new ownership, and that the long-running manga One Piece is getting a live-action TV series adaptation. That’s a lot of animation news in one day. Today continues that trend with word…

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