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I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 November 2013 (USA)
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

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Lawrence Shapiro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Adler ... Himself
Pamela Adlon ... Herself (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Himself
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Himself
Edward Asner ... Himself (as Ed Asner)
Hank Azaria ... Himself
Diedrich Bader ... Himself
Dee Bradley Baker ... Himself
Eric Bauza ... Himself
Jeff Bennett ... Himself
Bob Bergen ... Himself
Robert S. Birchard Robert S. Birchard ... Himself (as Bob Birchard)
Justin Brinsfield Justin Brinsfield ... Himself (as Justin Birnsfield)
Noel Blanc Noel Blanc ... Himself
Steve Blum ... Himself
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

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A documentary that puts a face to a face to all the voices that we know and love.

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6 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Я знаю этот голос See more »

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Frank Welker and Tress MacNeille were asked to appear in the film but they both turned it down. See more »

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Steve Blum: There's a bunch of us who say that we literally get fired after every job. and that sort of, mentality to live by on your day to day thing you got bills to pay um, that, that fear and um that that terror that comes with that I think sort of subsides when you're so grateful every day for that job when that day does come and I didn't start doing voice over full time till I was 40 years old. Spike Spiegel from 'Cowboy Bebop' that became a huge benchmark as right around that time uh, recorded and ...
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The credits are shown alongside several voice actors doing voices. See more »

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Features Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) See more »

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William Tell
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Courtesy of Sonic Desktop Publishing BMI
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I fun documentary about who voices your favorite cartoons.
24 January 2016 | by mockfilmreviewsSee all my reviews

I hate to say it but I've never been one who watches documentaries. I mean, yes, I enjoy them, though I don't generally seek them out . In this politically heated world that we live in, to be honest, at then end of a long day I'm not in the mindset to watch one of the (what feels like a million) docs out there about how big business is slowly feeding me genetically modified corn syrup that will make me become a gluten mutant of some kind, or whatever the hot button topic of the week is. Don't get me wrong, there's a need for such films and they are important in educating the masses, but like I said, sometimes it's not what you need at the end of a rough day. Then, ever so often, you find a topic that screams 'watch me.' And I have found that documentary my friends.

I Know That Voice (2013) takes a gander at a subject that many of us never give much credence to. No, it's not about how the auto industry is using the tears killer whales to power inefficient hybrids. This film takes a personal look at what it means to be an actor who is never actually seen on screen. I speak of the voice over artists who use their gift of gab to create and bring to life some of the most iconic characters in the world of entertainment. Produced by John DiMaggio (the alcohol fueled robot Bender from the popular series Futurama), this film feels like a labor of love and what unfolds is wonderful.

The movie explains the history of voice artists from the beginning of talkies until present day, peppering in a slew of interviews from some of the most popular talent out there. Weaving a tale of both the struggles and the love of the business, I Know That Voice keeps you interested from start to finish as the actors known for being silly animated characters, show you a side of the process which makes the viewer appreciate what was once looked at as child's fair. Throughout, you meet everyone from Sponge Bob to Roger Rabbit. And these are truly actors, damn fine ones at that.


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