Friday, June 1, 2012

Video Spotlight #50 Star Wars Trilogy: The Radio Play

Sharing videos I managed to find scattered across the internet.

So I was laughing all the way through this and smiling from ear to ear after. I imagine many of you will feel the same. Yes, yes, it's almost an hour and a half long so you're going to need to be ready for a long sit down but it's well worth it. The basics here: some of the greatest voice actors in the business sit down and read the script for Star Wars in their character voices. Darth Vader sounding like a Powerpuff Girl? R2D2 as Christopher Walken? The Professor from Futurama as Luke Skywalker? It's comedy gold and yes, they screw around with the script on purpose quite a bit and they switch up who they are voicing in each scene so be ready for surprises and a ton of characters.

Voice Actors/Actresses: Billy West, Tara Strong, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jess Harnell and Rob Paulsen

For those not used to seeing their real names, I'm here to help you out by posting some of their more popular voices below.

Billy West: Ren, Stimpy, Mr. Horse, Doug Funny, Roger Klotz, several Looney Tunes characters, Invader Zim, Fry, The Professor, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, and more from Futurama, and etc.

Tara Strong: Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls, Raven from Teen Titans, Ben Tennyson from Ben10, several characters from Drawn Together, Batgirl, Timmy Turner, and a million others.

Maurice LaMarche: The Brain from Pinky and the Brain, Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters, Kif Kroker, Morbo, Calculon, Lrrr, and more from Futurama, several characters from G.I. Joe, The Lobe from Freakazoid, and the list goes on.

John DiMaggio: Bender from Futurama, Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, The Scotsman from Samurai Jack, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War, and many more.

Kevin Conroy: THE Batman (in literally everything)

Jess Harnell: Wakko from Animaniacs, Secret Squirrel, Ironhide from Transformers, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Captain Hero from Drawn Together, and I know he's voiced more but I can't find a proper list.

Rob Paulsen: Yakko and Dr. Otto from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Raphael from Ninja Turtles, Box Ghost, Technus, and Jack Fenton from Danny Phantom, Major Glory, Arthur from The Tick, and a bajillion more.

This is Kylak signing out and hoping you can enjoy this even half as much as I did.


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