Posts Tagged ‘cartoons’

Bolt and Voices

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Saw “Bolt” with the kids this weekend (I guess I should let you know I have three children; two boys and a girl). It’s cute in that Disney sort of way. And like most Disney films it’s all about dealing with an identity crisis (see also: Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, The Fox and The Hound, etc.). I have a deep obsession with cartoon voice-overs, so of course I knew that John Travolta was the title character and Miley Hannah Cyrus Montana Sue was Penny, Bolt’s owner/co-star. I’m usually pretty good with pairing the voice to the actor. I’ll turn to my wife and whisper, “You know who that is, right? That’s so-and-so.” I have about a 93% accuracy rating. Yesterday I fell in that 7 percentile.

I could swear that the voice of Rhino, the hamster was Patton Oswalt, only because it has that certain, nerdy quality. I remembered thinking that he was going to be typecast as playing animated rodents (he was in Ratatouille). Well, I was surprised to find out not only was I wrong about him, but I was wrong about some of the other cast members as well. I HATE when that happens.

The last time was with “The Incredibles”, when I thought the voice of Mr. Incredible was Harrison Ford for a moment. When I found out it was Craig T. Nelson I slapped my head and shouted “Of course!”

My favorite cast of voice actors are from “Spongebob Squarepants”. Just listen to how they interpret classic movies:

Spongebob Cast Redubs Classic Films

Disney Templates

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Since Snow White it seems Disney has taken the same footage and copied it over and over again (at least back when it was doing hand-drawn cartoons). Here’s a revealing compilation someone made to …er…illustrate this point:

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.