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1st Edition

Voice-Over for Animation

ISBN 9780240810157
Published April 17, 2009 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

Voice Over for Animation takes animation and voice-over students and professionals alike through the animated voice-over world. The book provides information, exercises, and advice from professional voice-over artists. Now you can develop your own unique characters, and learn techniques to exercise your own voice gain the versatility you need to compete. You can also learn how to make a professional sounding demo CD, and find work in the field. The accompanying downloadable resources are professionally recorded, and feature: scripts, Animation Talent Agent interviews, Casting Director interviews and Interviews with Animation Voice-Over Artists like Nancy Cartwright (Bart, The Simpsons) and Cathy Cavadini (Blossom, Power Puff Girls) and Bill Farmer (Goofy). This is an invaluable resource for animators and voice-over artists.

Table of Contents

Chapter Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction to Animation Voice-Overs

Chapter 2: Voice Techniques and Exercises

Chapter 3: Animation Voice-Over Techniques

Chapter 4: Dialects

Chapter 5: Developing Characters

Chapter 6: Your Demo CD

Chapter 7: Finding an Agent

Chapter 8: Voice Casting

Chapter 9: Recording for Cartoons

Chapter 10: Recording for Animated Features, Games, Theme Parks, Toys, and Narration

Chapter 11: ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement)

Chapter 12: Dubbing

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Jean Ann Wright serves as an animation pre-production consultant, specializing in writing and development, design, storyboard, casting, and voice-overs. Jean worked at Hanna-Barbera for eight years as an assistant animator. Her animation training included classes in writing and development, voice-overs, storyboard, layout, character design, and animation. She took voice-over classes from Michael Bell, a well-known voice-over professional. Professionally, she's worked as an animation writer, assistant animator, dancer, model, and television production assistant. She's worked for television networks, animation companies, and assorted television production companies.


Nancy Cartwright:  "MJ Productions is the coolest VO studio in LA."

Ned Loft (Disney): "MJ is a fun and talented artist and teacher."

Brian Nefsky (Disney Imagineering): "MJ runs great classes and is a great VO talent."