I Know That Voice

Synopsis: Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Lawrence Shapiro
Production: MVD Entertainment Group
  1 win.
90 min

Ezekiel 25:

The path of the righteous man

is beset on all sides

with the inequities

of the selfish

and the tyranny of evil men.

In a world of cartoon voices,

animated, really annoying,


Blessed is he.

When the name of charity

and goodwill.

Shepherd the weak through

the valley of darkness.

Praise to his brother's keeper.

And the finder

of lost children.

And I will strike down.

Upon those

with great vengeance.

And with furious anger.

Those who attempt to poison.

And destroy my brothers!

If you will know

my name is the Lord.

You could call me Jesus,

you could call me Christ,

you could call me the Lord.

When I lay

my vengeance upon thee.

My sweet, sweet,

sexy vengeance.

You gotta watch this.

What's the name of it?

You need to

I think I'll have

some more martini.

Take two.

I know that voice!

I know that voice.

I know that voice!

I know that voice.

I know that voice.

And I know that voice.

I know that voice.

I know that voice.

I know that voice!

From beautiful

downtown Burbank.

I know that voice!

"I Know That Voice. "



Turn around!

You scaled the heights

of adequacy.

You and your tower

can go to hell.


Try again.

That was good.

Rolling scene 12X.

12X, action.

What about that

non hovering hover car?

Is that making the music?

Need just a little slower

for clarity.

What about that

non-hovering hover car?

Is that making the music?

That's good.

Everybody always

asks me questions about

what this job is like.

Why not ask all of my peers,

find out what they think,

so that...

so that we can show you.

You know, everything you always

wanted to know

about voice acting

but were afraid to ask.

You go to a dinner party

and say, "What do you do?"

I say, "I'm a voice actor. "

"Okay. Hey, they have dip. "

Just friends,

trying to explain,

"What exactly do you do?"

What do you mean

you're a voice actor?

"What does that mean?"

Well, I go into a room

and they give me a script

and you know when

you hear that,

"In a world, one man... "

that's me!

- "You're the one man?"

- "No, no, I'm not the one man.

I'm the guy

that says 'one man. '"

"Well, wait a second.

Well, that's just that voice. "

Yeah, but did you ever

stop to think that

there's actually a guy

in a room reading that?

We brought people in for...

for tours and to visit

and stuff like that

and you really see

that it's just,

"Had no idea this is

how you did this. "

I don't know what

they thought, but, yeah.

You know, I would say

that if people had any idea

how much work really went

into animation

they would look at it

with a lot more,

sort of, a sense of awe.

If you think about it

way back thousands of years ago

and the Chinese had silks

that they put

these rod puppets in front of

and they would project

these big images on the silks,

and these people would

come by the hundreds

and watch these shows

that would last for days.

I think probably

the tradition would have

come out of puppet shows.

God bless America

Land that I love

Small voices

for small characters.

Character voices

come from British musical

and vaudeville.

Silent movies.

The shorts that they did,

that Laurel and Hardy did

and Keaton did and Chaplin did,

those broad, wacky,

wonderful things.

Later when sound movies

came along, they died out.

What replaced them?


Animated cartoons

did start in the days

of silent motion pictures

and they'd have

little bubble captions

with the dialogue in them

so when you'd be

watching the films you,

you know, that's how

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Lawrence Shapiro

Lawrence Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States. His research focuses in the philosophy of psychology. He also works in both the philosophy of mind, and philosophy of biology. more…

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