Saturday, January 15, 2011

See the faces behind the voices

A reader pointed this out. Here's a video made featuring Mark Elliott and four of the other top voice over guys. Sadly, Don LaFontaine is no longer with us. Happily, John Leader reads this blog.

10 comments:

Max Clarke said...

Well done.

It was shocking to hear the voice of Disney in a limo. Talk about bonding the brand and the voice, it was like hearing the start of a Disney show.

Noticed they played a bit of music from one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day. It was the piano scene with Bill Murray on stage near the end of the movie. Nice touch.

The Milner Coupe said...

That was great. Thanks (I'm typing slow and ominous)

Pamela Atherton said...

Totally delicious! As a voiceover gal, it was a luscious, decadent and delightful. I'd like a second serviing!

Gary said...

Great fun! I don't think they take themselves too seriously, at certainly not for that gig. Although they all have very distinguishable voices, Don LaFontaine truly had THE voice. And I guess they wouldn't have stopped to pick Ted up along the way, either? Music was wonderful, too.

Brian H said...

Note how Mark Elliott goes off skipping at the very end. Nice touch.

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John Leader said...

At the time we made that short film, the five of us were doing probably 90% of all the movie trailers being made.
We joked then that if Clinton had cracked up Don's limo with all of us in it, all the other VO guys in N.Y. and L.A. would suddenly be working a lot more.
I miss Don.
Thanks for reposting this, Ken. It's still pretty funny.

Mister Charlie said...

Great little bit, and very interesting to see the faces attached to the voices. Thanks for posting.

jbryant said...

Classic. You know, Nick Tate is a fine actor as well, particularly good in a 1976 Australian film called THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND.

roger said...

Saw this years ago and it never gets old. And I love how Mark skips along at the end, while the other guys are facepalming and shaking their heads.

There is one joke I don't quite understand though: Why does Don pick up the car phone, talk to Hal Douglas, and then say it's Al Chalk? Were they poking fun at a perceived rivalry or something? What's the background on this?