The Magic Behind the Voices

The Magic Behind the Voices

A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors

Book - 2004
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The Magic Behind the Voices is a fascinating package of biographies, anecdotes, credit listings, and photographs of the actors who have created the unmistakable voices for some of the most popular and enduring animated characters of all time. Drawn from dozens of personal interviews, the book features a unique look at thirty-nine of the hidden artists of show business. Some of the actors featured have provided the voices for characters such as SpongeBob Squarepants, Beavis and Butthead, Bart and Homer Simpson, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Yogi Bear, and many more.
Publisher: Jackson, [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, c2004.
ISBN: 9781578066957
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 LAWSON T
Characteristics: xxx, 367 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Persons, Alisa 1964-


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Jun 02, 2018

The Rodney Dangerfield of the entertainment industry. Labor or love interviews highlighted the penny pinching radio & later cartoon industry denying pay raises or credits where due forcing actors to fight back as union members.
Parallel evolution of female characters from damsels of distress to strong & assertive.
Jobs varied from announcer to anime voice dubbing.
Voice actors had a social life with foibles & inner demons for two examples. Generous souls have advice for the wannabe to crack into the cartoon industry
Five stars because author gave credits & a bibliography section.

FishbowlB77 Jul 05, 2013

This book describes how the actors got themselves into the business of voice - over acting, and brought these cartoon voices to life. This is perfect for those who wish, or want to get into the business.


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