While on a recent press junket for the new animated Disney movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue, I had a very unique experience. How many folks can say that they’ve ever had the opportunity to have the great folks at Disney use my voice and record a clip of the movie? See? That’s what I mean. Who gets to do that? And to make it even more special–who gets to do it TWICE?!?!?! That’s right, I did it a few years back at Disney Animation Studios for Winnie the Pooh and this time I did it at Disney Toon Studios !
By now, I should be an old pro, or so I would have you think. The truth is–I was wayyyy scared! My knees were literally knocking! After all, I was taking direction from Jason Henkel, the casting director for the film and Paul McGrath, a sound engineer. The voice over thing may LOOK like it’s easy, but it really isn’t. I kept flubbing my lines and my blogger friends were giggling! I think I did about 4 takes before I got it right, and that was just for a few lines. I can’t even imagine doing the whole film!
In the scene, they actually substituted my voice for the voice of the amazing Julie Bowen. She plays Dipper, a flirtatious chick who is meeting the hero, Dusty, for the first time. So, here it is:
And, so that you can see how much I’ve honed my voice over skills, here’s me as Piglet, from 2011. I hold voice over talent in high regard. I was only in the booth for a few minutes and I was seriously sweating bullets!
Don’t forget to see Planes: Fire & Rescue when it opens on July 18th!
Disclosure: I was a guest of Disney Film Studios for this trip to Los Angeles. They provided my travel, lodging, meals, and activities. All opinions, however, are my own!