Mar 05 2014
While voice acting should never be described as “easy,” it’s a lot more flexible compared to shooting on film. Studio time is less restricted, there’s no need to align your schedule with thousands of other actors and technicians, and it can sometimes be done in the comfort of your own home. That’s what makes the job ideal for those with mobility problems. Actors who no longer have the stamina to appear on camera for hundreds of takes can record comfortably in a studio with a relatively small crew.
In addition to this convenience, voice recordings can be made far earlier into production, which means that some studios have original recordings of dead men and women on their hard drives just waiting to be incorporated into full animation (aka the expensive part of the process). Therefore if some actor unexpectedly kicks the bucket, there’s a good possibility that he or she has a voice role gathering digital dust somewhere, which will inevitably be released posthumously.
In light of these two common scenarios, and in honor all the entertainers we have lost recently over the past year, here are ten of the finest performers whose final roles were voicing animated characters… Continue Reading »