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‘Age of Ultron’ trailer gets a Pee-wee Herman voiceover

‘Age of Ultron’ trailer gets a Pee-wee Herman voiceover


Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Paul Reubens not only confirmed a new Pee-wee Herman movie, he stepped into character to provide a new voice track for Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer — providing the Marvel sequel with a little extra … gravitas.

If the Blu-ray release doesn’t include an option that allows viewers to choose between James Spader and Reubens as the voice of Ultron, then somebody at the studio as asleep at the wheel.

James Earl Jones Receives Award For His Voiceover Work

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The 83-year-old James Earl Jones is known for his unique voice. He has voiced Mufasa in The Lion King as well as Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. It seems the actor is finally being recognized for his voiceover work after it was reported that he has received a special award from the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences.

On Sunday, November 9, Jones received the Voice Icon Award at the first Voice Arts Awards. The Voice Arts Awards aims to recognize voice acting talent in film, TV, as well as commercials and videogames. The ceremony was held at the Museum of Moving Image in New York City.

For the November 9 installment of NPR’s “My Big Break” series, Jones talked about his life and his work. “I loved the Army, I almost stayed in the Army,” Jones said about what he would have done if he wasn’t acting. “I was pre-med in college and couldn’t handle that. I considered being a priest at one point — I’m glad I didn’t do that.”

In 1969 he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of boxer Jack Jefferson in the play The Great White Hope. Jefferson was based on real-life pugilist Jack Johnson. Jones reprised the role when The Great White Hope was adapted for the big screen. “The Great White Hope put me on the cover of Newsweek magazine,” he says. “One day that week, somebody noticed you.”

But what he’s clearly remembered for is for his role as the voice of Darth Vader, one of the most iconic villains in cinema. He revisited the role recently for the animated series Star Wars: Rebels. When the pilot was re-aired for ABC, a new scene was added featuring James Earl Jones as the legendary villain.

“We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” executive producer Dave Filoni said in a news release. “We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

James Earl Jones Receives Award For His Voiceover Work
November 11, 2014

BBC voiceover star to host another Children in Need quiz in Kinver

BBC voiceover star to host another Children in Need quiz in Kinver

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THE unmistakable voice of Alan Dedicoat will be ringing out loud and clear again in Kinver as the BBC’s voice over star hosts another of his annual ‘Children in Need’ quizzes.

It’s the 14th year running that Alan – known as ‘Voice of the balls’ – has staged the quiz in Kinver.

This year’s event takes place on Friday November 21 and is organised through the Rotary Club of Kinver, whose spokesman Mike Deathridge said: “I first met Alan when he was working on the Dudley News and we became friends.

“He came as guest speaker to one of our Charter Nights and offered to do a quiz for us off his own bat. He’s been coming back to Kinver ever since.”

Alan is now a regular newsreader on Radio 2 and provides the voice over for Strictly Come Dancing and the National Lottery.

Mike added: “Alan offers his services for free. All the money raised from the evening goes to Children in Need, which has become one of the highlights of the Rotary Club calendar.

“Last year we had 40 teams competing and raised well over £3,000 which was boosted by contributions from a couple of schools.

“Apart from the entry fee, Alan always goes round with a bucket collection as well.”

This year’s quiz takes place at 8pm at the KSCA’s Edward Marsh Centre, Legion Drive.

If anyone wants to enter a team of four they should contact Mike on 07801 554669.

Watch: ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Gets Pee-Wee Voiceover & More

Watch: ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Gets Pee-Wee Voiceover More

October 30, 2014

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

It’s been just over a week since the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online early, prompting Marvel to smartly officially release the trailer ahead of schedule, and then unveil a fun teaser scene with all of the superheroes trying to pick up Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. The buzz has been insane for next summer’s sequel to the unprecedented superhero assembly of 2012, and with Marvel just announcing all of their plans for Phase Three, fans are losing their minds. But there’s still fun to be had at Marvel’s expense, as some have taken The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and made some fun parodies. Watch now!

The most recent example hit just last night on “The Tonight Show” when Jimmy Fallon, known for impersonating the voice of Pee-Wee Herman to redo the voiceover on movie trailers, brought in Paul Reubens himself to do the job on The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. We wish that he just did the whole trailer and replace Ultron’s menacing monologue with Pee-Wee’s voice, but we have to take what we can get:

Here’s the trailer with a potentially more haunting song choice within (stick with it):

And here’s the audio from the trailer used for a creepy Short Circuit thriller:

And if you haven’t seen it for some reason, watch The Avengers: Age of Ultron real teaser trailer here.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is written directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Serenity). Earth’s mightiest heroes must once again assemble when a super intelligent robot created by Tony Stark created to help fight any threats that might harm the world actually turns against him and the human race. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson all return in the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers with new names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen joining the team. Disney Marvel release the film on May 1st, 2015. Looking good?

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‘Her legacy continues’: Lynda Bellingham provides the voiceover for this year …

LYNDA Bellingham may have tragically lost her battle with cancer last month. 

However, the crusading TV personality is still doing her bit to prevent other families losing their loved ones.

Lynda Bellingham provides the voiceover for the Macmillan Cancer Christmas campaign [Wenn]

The Loose Women presenter provides the narration for this year’s Macmillan Cancer Christmas campaign – a role all the more poignant considering she passed away 15 months after being diagnosed with the disease.

The video features the original Oxo mum providing the voiceover for a montage of families remembering their loved ones at Christmas.

“Losing a loved one to cancer is one of the toughest things a family can go through,” she says.

Lynda Bellingham passed away last month after a 15-month battle with cancer [Rex]

“This Christmas you can remember someone you’ve lost with a Macmillan star.”

The actress’ widow Michael Pattemore said his late wife wanted to help others who had been affected by the disease.

“She would be happy to know that her legacy continues through this Macmillan advert, especially at Christmas which was her favourite time of the year,” he said.

Lynda Bellingham's autobiography has topped the bestseller charts since its release in October [Wenn]

Since being diagnosed with bowel cancer in July 2013, the 66-year-old was vocal about her experiences. 

Her autobiography, There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You, was published just days before her death. 

It has since topped the bestseller charts for three weeks in a row, with public response being described as a “standing ovation” by her friends and family.

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Voiceover Profiles: David Kaplan

In this installment of Voiceover Profiles, I chat with the prolific David Kaplan. David has one of the largest portfolios of work in the industry, and is one of only two talents to eclipse 600 5-star feedback ratings on Voices.com. Let’s see what this iconic talent has to say about how he got here.

JMC: How long have you been in the voiceover business, and how did you get started?

David:  I started to get hooked on VO at the tender age of 6 as my dad brought home an amazing new piece of technology called a cassette recorder.  I was hooked right away and I took that portable recorder every where I went.  As it just so happens I bought the same one I had recently on Ebay to put on display in my studio.  I had been in broadcasting for many years as a director for sports programming and since we had no internet back then you had to have a staff announcer ready to go at all times and very often we did not, so I was elected to jump into the booth to do the promos for changes in programming.  It was a fun but I never took it seriously until the day Don LaFontain passed away.  The media attention opened my eyes to what I should be doing with my life.  At this point the technology caught up to me.  Not sure what year I started with Voices.com but since I had a full time job I would spend lots of time during the day going out to my car to do auditions.  I was running out of the office so often you would think I was a chain smoker.  The high that I got from booking jobs was amazing and continues to this day.  Eventually the income from VO was more than on my full time job so it was time to move onward and upward.  I took the leap of faith and have been enjoying the life I was meant to have.  It has not been easy and trust me many times I had my doubts after a less than great week.

JMC: In addition to hearing you on a daily basis, many people in the industry know you from your success on Voices.com, where you are one of only two talents who have completed over 500 jobs directly through the site. A lot of people struggle to find success in online casting. What’s your secret?

David: The key is to just keep pushing forward.

JMC: What matters more, the performance or the quality of the audio?

David: To me what matters most is a combination of all the elements that go into an award winning job.  The sound quality is paramount as is ones ability to lift the words off the page and own them.

JMC: How many auditions do you do on an average day?

David: An average day will have about 50 auditions for me and anything less makes me jittery.

JMC: Are there any secrets to making the auditioning process more efficient, while maintaining quality?

David: To maintain quality and be efficient one must have the studio set up and turned on at least 10 hours a day.  Speed in auditions is a major factor since very often we are the last part of a project to come together and the client wants to cast and produce right away.

JMC: Can you tell us about a job you found particularly memorable, or one you are especially proud of?

David: A memorable job to me is one that had lots of re work that was a pain in the rear.  Those are usually also the lower paying ones.  High grief low gross.  This is a business and you have to handle all the hats you wear with proficiency.  The best jobs are the ones that come in and I crank out within an hour and then forget that I ever did it.  But if I had to note one that I enjoyed I would have to turn to my short memory and say the NYC Marathon since it just happened.  Everything blurs into one great heck of a good time career.

JMC: You are New York-based. Do you feel that location is an essential element of success in today’s VO world?

David: Today I feel as if I can do what I do from any place in the world because I have associates spread across the glob who are as successful as I am.  Even though I am based in NY I can tell you that the last time I went into the city for a job or audition has got to be 6 months.

JMC: Tell us something about you people would find surprising.

David: I think that most people will be surprised to learn that I do all of my work on a $20 Radio Shack mic.  Just kidding.  However one surprising thing about me is that with all the success I have been blessed with I still do not feel as if I have attained the level I am looking to achieve.  It’s not about the money but don’t get me wrong that is very nice, it’s about happy clients and the over 670 five star reviews I have on Voices.com that make me feel good.  People work for praise, appreciation, and then the money.

It’s hard to get a VO to shut up after asking a bunch of questions but the one sure fire way for me is to go and do another audition and so I am off.  As REO Speedwagon sang “Keep The Fire Burnin” and with those words success can be yours.


To hear David’s work, or to hire him for your next project, visit http://voiceoverservicesny.com/

Inaugural Voiceover Mastery Event brings top voice artists to town

Voiceover professional Randy Thomas will present The Voiceover Mastery Event at Hotel Indigo Fort Myers Friday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16. Top voiceover industry professionals Joe Cipriano, Melissa Disney, Anne Ganguzza, David Goldberg, Graeme Spicer, George Whittam, Kurt Kelly, Zurek and Chris Corley will offer valuable insight into the nature of creating success and help others learn the tools and skills to propel their voice over careers to the next level and beyond.

Participant panels will include: “Three Keys to a Successful Career” and “The Five Habits of Successful People.” Attendees can also audition for the opportunity to voice three separate commercials and enter to win a Sennhiser microphone and headphones. Discounts are available for local attendees.

An opening night cocktail party will be open to the public at Tincture Art Gallery in the downtown Fort Myers River District from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14.

For more information, visit randythomaspresents.com or contact Denise Chamberlin at info@randythomaspresents.com. ¦

Al Jefferson In 2K15: Worst Voiceover Ever?

  • Jake O’Donnell
  • 5:07 pm, October 16th, 2014

In NBA 2k15′s MyCareer, your hideous create-a-player abomination gets shown the ropes by the top dog on whatever NBA club he ends up playing for. What’s awesome about the cut scenes in this mode, is the stunning realism with which your best teammate — Durant, Carmelo, LeBron, etc. — lectures you on how to make it in the league.

If, for some reason, you find yourself riding the pine in Charlotte, Al Jefferson will be the one giving you pep talks about life and basketball and the crucial lesson of never accepting voiceover roles unless you can read scripts/emote.

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Pee-wee Herman Re-Records the Voiceover For the ‘Avengers 2’ Trailer

It’s been a big week in the world of ‘The Avengers’. There was the official trailer, the extended trailer, our set visit report, a bootleg clip and even the trailer for the third ‘Avengers’ movie, ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘. But, even with all those things, nothing can top the ‘Avengers 2’ trailer as voiced by Pee-wee Herman.

Jimmy Fallon has made a habit on ‘The Tonight Show‘ of re-recording the voiceovers of popular movie trailers with his Pee-wee Herman impression (see: this ‘Dark Knight Rises’ with Pee-wee voices). But, when Pee-wee himself (Paul Reubens) was a guest last night, Fallon had to ask the man to do the voiceover himself.

And, so he did.

You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Thor yell with Pee-wee Herman’s scream. As for the real thing, ‘Avengers 2’ opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.