Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stan Freberg on the Dick Cavett Show

Stan Freberg on the Dick Cavett Show giving the audience a behind-the-scenes look at talk shows.

Stan Freberg on the Dick Cavett Show, Part 1

Freberg discusses the Vietnam War with Cavett.

Stan Freberg on the Dick Cavett Show, Part 2

Stan Freberg and Jeno's Pizza Rolls

Do you remember the Jeno's pizza rolls commercials created by actor/ Renaissance Man, Stan Freberg? Produced in the 1960's, they were a parody of another contemporary commercial for Lark cigarettes that used the William Tell Overture. In the Jeno's commercial a cigarette smoking man (supposedly representing the Lark commercials announcer) and Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger confront the Jeno's spokesman over the use of the music. Jay Silverheels also appears as Tonto, filling a bag with Pizza Rolls. The "High Ho, Pizza Rolls! Away!" line was done by Stan Freberg.

High Ho, Pizza Rolls! Away!

Stan Freberg, Ray Bradbury, and Prunes

Radio personality/actor/writer Stan Freberg called upon his old friend, Ray Bradbury to help sell prunes. Mind the puns!

Ray Bradbury & Stan Freberg for Sunsweet Prunes

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rob Paulson and "Yakko's World."

Rob Paulson is an actor who is currently known primarily for two things, the Mr. Opportunity series of television and radio ads for Honda and "Yakko's World".

"Yakko's World" is an amazing collaboration between the writer, Randy Rogel, director, Rusty Mills, and the performer, Rob Paulson. The second episode of "Animaniacs" begins with a globe of the world and an announcer stating, "And now, the nations of the world, brought to you by Yakko Warner!"

Yakko's World

As phenomenal as that feat was, even more amazing are the times Paulson has performed the same feat in public, unrehearsed and without a script! You can see this version from Comic-Con 2006

and you can go here for another version.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Voice Talent at Comic-Con 2008

Voice Director, Mark Evanier and Friends gather for the Cartoon Voices panel at the 2008 Comic-Con International.

Mark Evanier

Chuck McCann

Chuck McCann & Mark Evanier

Wally Wingert & Chuck McCann

Earl Kress

Gregg Berger

Bob Bergen

Behind the scenes at a "Family Guy" recording session

Here we have Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry on camera performing various voices for the Fox animated show, "Family Guy"

Behind the scenes at a "Family Guy" recording session

Bob Bergen : Recording a Commercial Voice Over Demo

Today we hear from Voice Over Expert Bob Bergen as he comments on "Preparing to Record a Commercial Voice Over Demo". Bob demonstrates how to choose materials, build in variety, and promote your commercial voice over demo once it has been produced.

Bob Bergen

VOICE 2008 - Bob Bergen - Creating Characters & More

Bob Bergen

Pat Fraley : Accents and Dialects

We join Voice Over Expert Pat Fraley as he guides us through "Accents and Dialects".

Pat demonstrates what it means to truly adopt an accent that is consistent as well as researched and internalize key elements that create believable interpretations and characterizations.

Pat has a new workbook and cd set, "Accent On Dialects" available through PatFraley.Com at http://patfraley.com/teaches.htm

Pat Fraley : Accents and Dialects

Pat Fraley promo for VOICE 2008 Conference

Pat Fraley

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pat Fraley : VO Genres and Styles

Join Voiceover expert Pat Fraley as he discusses "Knowing VO Genre & Style". In this episode, Pat helps you to discover the importance of knowing voice over genres and styles, and being able to adjust your performance level to them.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Soon this space will have content. I am off to VOICE 2008 in L.A. I hope to see you there!

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