Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Laughing Fish

So I'm bored and looking random things up online and I stumble on this official site for the Sutton, Barth and Vennari Talent Agency. (Easily one of the pukiest combinations of surnames I've ever heard.) The exclusively represent voice talent — people to make words for commercials or cartoons or stuff like that. And, so you know what you're getting when you pay, they have sound clips of the various actors showing off their range.

What's cool is that they have people I actually recognize. For example:
  • Nia Vardolos, who apparently does voice work.
  • Patrick Warburton, a.k.a. David Putty.
  • Jen Taylor, the voice of Princess Peach and Toad.
  • Diane Pershing, the voice of Poison Ivy.
  • Jennifer Hale, who's immediately recognizable doing the Ms. Keane voice from "Powerpuff Girls" — and later, Princess Morebucks.
  • Dee Bradley Baker, who does Viewtiful Joe, even though I could have swore it was the guy who does Fry from "Futurama"
  • And Chuck D. (Isn't a little sad to hear a former member of Public Enemy doing voice work for commercials?)
They skip around from one voice to another, so listening to them is a bit like being trapped inside a schizophrenic's head, but it's still interesting because I never really thought about how you'd advertise a person without showing their face.

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