SDCC2010 – Cartoon Voices

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.

Cartoon Voices Panel I
Cartoon Voices I

The first Cartoon Voices panel included Chuck McCann, Candi Milo, Jason Marsden, Tom Kane, Gregg Berger, Fred (I’m so sorry I can’t remember his complete name), and April Winchell.

Listen to Comic-Con 2010 РCartoon Voices I (MP3, 14:15min, 13Mb)

Cartoon Voices Panel II
Cartoon Voices II

The second Cartoon voices panel featured Janet Waldo, Phil LaMarr, Brian Cummings, Dan Gilvezan, Laura Summer, and Tom Kenny.

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).

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