juneforay-icon juneforay-icon
Cartoon CultureDocumentary

A Documentary About Voice Actors

This is the trailer for I Know That Voice, an upcoming documentary about voice actors. The trailer unfortunately makes the film look unfocused and lacking a point of view. The primary appeal of the documentary (if the trailer is any indication) appears to be filmed interviews with lots of popular voice actors talking about themselves and being goofy onscreen. Four minutes of that goes a long way. Let’s hope the final product offers some greater insight into the art of voice acting besides revealing that Mel Blanc was a legend and actors do video game voice-over nowadays.

  • Calista Flockhart Writes…

    [Comment removed by editors. Per our commenting guidelines, “Be considerate and respectful of others in the discussion. Defamatory, rude, or unnecessarily antagonistic comments will be deleted.”]

  • Billy Batz

    no Frank Welker?

  • MissConception

    I wait for it’s release with GREAT anticipation. I knew every single one of those people. Great to see they are getting recognition.

  • What? No voice actors from The Simpsons?

    I’m still interested in this, despite what the above critique about the trailer says. Too bad it doesn’t have a release date.

  • Roland Denby

    No Frank Welker? No Janet Waldo? No Casey Kasem? It appears that too many people have been left out to make it worth seeing. Too bad this wasn’t made when Daws Butler, Don Messick, Mel Blanc, etc. were still around. Archival footage would have been an interesting add.

  • Pedro Nakama

    Is Jess Harnell also part of the band Rock Sugar?

    • J

      Yes! Gotta love Rock Sugar!

  • tredlow

    Ooh, I must watch this. Though, let’s hope there’s more voice actors than those appearing in the trailer.

  • Gobo

    The first three minutes felt like a dull documentary about the history of voice acting — and then they suddenly remembered how to cut a trailer for the last 30 seconds.

    That said, I’m looking forward to seeing voice actors get their due onscreen!

  • I’m disappointed Cheryl Chase wasn’t inluded.

  • Anthony D.

    I would’ve love for Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, and Jim Cummings to be interviewed. Still, this documentary looks cool and some of my faves are in it (Tom Kenny, Billy West, Tara Strong, John DiMaggio, June Foray (of course!), Charlie Adler).

  • Jay

    The list of voice actors is great but as mentioned above they seem to be missing a few prominent ones. Where is James Arnold Taylor, Tress Macneille, Cam Clark, or Steve Blum? Especially Tress, considering how she was the main character on many Disney and Warner Bros cartoons in the 80’s and 90’s (Chip Chipmunk, Gadget Mouse, Babs Bunny, Dot Warner, Charlotte Pickles, etc) and then went to work on the Simpsons for the last 20 years.
    Glad they did get June Foray, Kevin Conroy, and Andrea Romano though!

    • Anthony D.

      Forgot about James Arnold and Tress. Yes, them too and Grey Delisle please.

  • Rob Paulsen has a podcast called ‘Talkin Toons’ in which he interviews voice actors:

    It’s also on iTunes.

  • Maya

    Oh I can’t wait for this. I’ve always been interested in voice actors and what goes on behind the scenes. It would have been nice to see a few more in the film but I’m still really excited for this.

  • Superstarseven

    This is exactly like the comments section on Youtube.
    Where’s (insert name here)?

  • Very cool. It should be a good watch no matter what.

  • Looks interesting. I’d like to see this.

  • Can’t wait for this! I LOVE watching voice artists just suddenly break into character. Finding out more about their lives and careers, as well as the business, will be a lot of fun.
    But yeah—there are some very surprising absences, like Tress MacNeile and Jim Cummings. I mean, did they really not want to talk?