One of the panels I enjoy the most at Comic-Con is the Cartoon Voices panel. Each year Mark Evanier gathers an amazing assortment of the best, funniest, most popular voice actors in the business. This year, with his co-host, Earl Kress, Mark got thirteen talented people to lend their considerable skills in a “cold read” of Cinderella. Two groups of Voice Actors read the same script.
Listen to Comic-Con 2010 – Cartoon Voices I (MP3, 14:15min, 13Mb)
Listen to Comic-Con 2010 – Cartoon Voices II (MP3, 12:00min, 11Mb)
It’s just so much fun to hear these people doing voices on the spot for a piece they’d never read before. It takes true talent to pull this off; especially for the narrator; Mark tasked each narrator (first Tom then Dan) to make a completely different voice for every line they read! Each pulled it off expertly.
If you get a chance to go to Comic-Con 2011, seek out the Cartoon Voices panels (usually one on Saturday and one on Sunday).