The Do’s and Don’ts of Today’s Voice Over

Fabulous women on the panel

The fabulous women on the panel

I’m looking forward to tonight’s Women In Animation Event and tweeting all the interesting, funny, and informative quotes of the evening. Check it out at #WIAevents tonight from 7-10.

Lori Alan, Susan Palyo, Donna Grillo, April Stewart, Sue Boyajian & Heather Vergo

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Newest Lalaloopsy Trailer

imagesS98IRYE2The latest Lalaloopsy has just been released and I’m the promo voice once again. Yay! This time they wanted more of a mom sound. https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRSWWVrNkdVVG5MbjhUQw Enjoy!!!

Uncle Grandpa

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant

One of my episodes of Uncle Grandpa just aired. Funny, I think I wore that outfit in college!

Oh no she didn’t!

11005661_10203759928854223_737989584_n[1]As more pictures come in from the Annie Red Carpet, some aren’t quite what I expected. Too funny!

Kerfuffle

Kerfuffle

Kerfuffle

May I present a typical craziness that goes on in the vo business. It comes in all forms and formats, but here is today’s typical kerfuffle. Monday night I got an audition for a pretty standard cartoon character, attached to a pretty standard looking drawing of said character. However, the directions from the client said to, “Think out of the box with this role – avoid the obvious.” Okay… So, I took this character to a workshop yesterday and had my fabulous director, direct and guide me with 2 appropriate fun and funny, yet outside the obvious, characters! Just as I was done recording my second character, and everyone in the room was laughing and applauding my choices, (sorry to sound braggy, but it really did feel good), my phone chimed with an email from my agent. The client has decided they want this character to sound like a certain tv actress from the 70’s, attached is a youtube clip. Whaaaaat?!?!?!! After we were done with the head shaking and eye-rolling, I realized the good news is that I still get a shot at the role. Sometimes this can happen after all our hard work is turned in, and they decide to run a new casting session with a new set of people. Very disappointing and frustrating. So, today I feel like I’ve made the callback! I’ll be recording and submitting the producer’s choice.  Although, I think I will attach yesterday’s characters in case they change their minds again. Wish me luck

Ron Clements & John Musker

Ron Clements & John Musker

Ron Clements and John Muskar, are the men behind such classics as, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet the Frog and the Princess, and more. Besides having amazing films to their names, the two are a hilarious comedy duo. During their award presentations, they had the audience laughing at every turn. But what surprised me the  most was when these two incredibly talented men, stood out on the Annie stage, and thanked me for all my years of announcing. I really didn’t think anyone noticed, but did they proved me wrong. I can’t thank them enough for their kind words. I am sincerely touched. I look forward to seeing them again next year and honestly, I hope I get to work with them in between!

Whatta Doll

I just have to mention this guy Sabrina and I met on the red carpet.

Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls

We didn’t catch his name because he was so busy talking about his incredible doll, Winnie from Boxtrolls. (I think he is either one of the creators or puppeteers, such was his enthusiasm.) I have never seen or felt a doll like this! It looks solid, but feels sort of  like modeling clay. Every party of her, from dress, to arms and legs, to hair, can be moved and will hold that position. Perfect for posing for stop motion animation.  Here Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Fish, is holding his doll.

Dee with Fish

Dee with Fish

That is my dream, to actually hold the characters I play. Crazy enough, I have been heard to exclaim, “Look Mom! I’m a plush toy!”