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September 14, 2006



Yet another glimpse into the intricate art of voice recording...I cant wait to hear Dougs voice.
And that picture by the way is pretty bad ass...Although it needs some filling in here and there..
Great job and keep dem posts coming!!!

Helen Chavez

Having seen the clip from SDCC and hearing the DHP not-so-soundalike (and, of course, Doug's nearly 2 lines of dialogue!) I now CANNOT WAIT to see the films and hear Doug as Abe. Keep up the good work, Tad - we're countin' on ya!!!


I am so glad that Doug FINALLY gets to be heard as Abe. I like David Hyde Pierce and he did a good job in the movie but his voice is so distinct that sometimes it took me out of the character (if that makes any sense). I wish Guillermo had just left Doug in, but now we finally get to hear what it would have been like and I am sure it will be fantastic!

As this first film draws to its conclusion you just have to be about ready to burst with excitement, Tad. I know we all are!


I figured since its made for a US release that the voice would be recorded then animated around the voice? At least thats what makes sense to me. Dubbing just makes voices seem unnatural since the actor is being forced to fit his lines into a certain number of frames.

Helen Chavez

This particular sequence (I think - correct me if I'm wrong, Tad) had already been recorded by the DHP sound-alike and animated by the time Doug was brought in to do the voice, hence his having to do ADR. This is the final sequence that Doug has voiced - he did the rest back in January.

ADR is an everyday practice not only in animation but also in live-action films, when actors are brought in to re-record dialogue in the film.


Kevin, you're right. The dialogue was recorded first but even without the need to replace another actor's lines, as Helen mentioned, Doug would've come in to redo a few lines.

Just about every movie, live action or animated, needs a certain amount of ADR. Sometimes a jet passes overhead while recording a Western, or the recording level wasn't right, or a swear word has to be replaced for TV broadcast.

In animation, we add lines after the recording to clarify something or to punch up a joke. Often the ADR dialogue sounds MORE natural because the actor has the benefit of hearing the rhythm of the other actors who might not have been there when he recorded. Plus, the actor can match the actual animated movement.


The site''s very professional! Keep up the good work! Oh yes, one extra comment - maybe you could add more pictures too! So, good luck to your team!

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