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“I think that one of my favorite memories was when they showed [Tiana] to me in color for the first time. It was a surprise. They played this footage for me, and I just started to cry. So moving to me, and so amazing. I had no idea that she would look so much like me. It was such a great, great honor.”

– Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Tiana in Disney’s The Princess and The Frog

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 will Feature the Disney Princesses – and Many of Their Original Voice Actors!

THR reports: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the sequel to the 2012 Oscar-nominated video-game-world-set hit, is slated to open Nov. 21, 2018, it was announced at D23, the Disney expo taking place in Anaheim.

Sarah Silverman (the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz), along with directors Rich Moore (who won an Oscar earlier this year for Zootopia) and Phil Johnston, were onstage to present a clip from the movie — a clip that drove the assembled crowd of roughly 7,000 into wild cheers.

The clip showed Vanellope, in a website named OhMyDisney.com, meeting all the Disney princesses in the hopes of stirring up some trouble. But as she interacts with them — in ways that, in rapid succession, lovingly skewer the history and tropes of Disney animated classics and princesses — she develops a respect for them. And she gives them a wardrobe change.

Many of the original voices of the princesses returned for the scene, and those actresses then made an appearance at the presentation. Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O'Hara (Belle), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel), Kelly Macdonald (Merida), Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) and Kristen Bell (Anna) took the stage in a historic meeting of Disney princesses, causing a prolonged ovation from the crowd.

Can we talk about the gold mine that is Ryan Potter’s twitter?

Am I the only one imagining Hiro Hamada telling those?

“When Mr. Disney first planned One Hundred and One Dalmatians, he called me to the Studio to read for the role of Cruella de Vil. As I was sitting with him at a table at the studio, he was reading the role of Anita and I was trying very hard to be Cruella de Vil. But I knew it wasn’t working because I was too young and it wasn’t right. As I heard him read the role of Anita, I knew that I was right for Anita, but how could I possibly tell the great Walt Disney that he had brought me in and had made a mistake?!

“So, I became brave enough to tell him and I said, ‘Excuse me, sir. Would you mind if I try to read the role of Anita? I’m much more Anita than I am Cruella.’ And he said, ‘Let’s try that!’ So, we reversed the roles. He read Cruella and I read Anita, and indeed I was Anita. And I still feel like Anita all these many years later!”

– Lisa Davis, the voice of Anita Radcliff from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians

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When you meet Ryan Potter, the voice of Hiro Hamada, dressed as Tadashi Hamada and Honey Lemon!!😍🙊💕
Talk about good timing! I can’t believe he was at Magic Kingdom that day, and I can’t believe HE wanted to meet US!!😭😭 Talk about a magical moment!!✨

“While we were recording, the animators filmed me to use as a reference for expression and body movement. They also captured certain facial expressions and the way my hands moved.

“My 2-year-old already recognizes ‘Mommy’ on the screen. My brother came all the way from Alaska to the Central Park premiere, and throughout the screening, he constantly nudged me because he recognized traits of mine.”

– Irene Bedard, the speaking voice of Disney’s Pocahontas

Trust me, trust me, I like Elita One’s voice in G1, but… Cree Summers exists.

She has voiced SO MANY WONDERFUL character! These are just my two favorite, Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire and of course, the tragic Elita-1 from Transformers Animated (please pardon my 30 second MS Paint job).

I just love her voice, so whenever I write about her or read about her, I always think of her voice as Cree Summers. 

I’m curious what others may think of? The G1, or someone else’s voice? 

And that being said, if you’d like to add your headcanon voice for another character, please add! 

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It’s really strange being dragged back into a fandom even though you don’t even have the game. Well, Blizzard’s got me back again, so oh well.

Kind of a sequel to this. First of all, I was in a Disney (more precise Frozen) phase before this, so no surprise there that that’s my first Overwatch fan art after so long. And secondly, I’ve always wanted to draw their actual outfits (well, how I imagined they’d look). I gave Junkrat gloves and a bandage cos he hides his prosthethic arm. Mei’s hair pin is now some kind of hair tie thingy and the corst is a bit more Chinese inspired I guess(?). I also tried to match the clothes’s colours with their actual colour scheme in game. Emphasis on TRIED.

Oh well, whatever. However, I also discovered that I really like this way of colouring. It takes soooo long but I kinda like it anyways.

“I knew from the script that Belle was a special character, because she was the first in so many ways.

“She was the first that wasn’t looking for a man, she was looking for adventure. She was an older princess, in her twenties instead of a teenager. She was just very liberated and very intelligent. And I just love the fact that she was the bookworm…there were all these firsts with her. I knew that Belle would be popular, I just had no concept of how popular and how big this film would be years later!”

– Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

“I will tell you something funny. My voice sounds like I dragged my vocal chords down a dirt road and then doused it in Jack Daniels and mentholated Kools. Sometimes when I go to play a princess, I’ll get about three lines in and they’ll say, ‘Stop. Do you mind reading for the villain?’ That’s what was the magic of doing Princess Kida for Disney. At that time, we hadn’t really seen a princess with balls like Kida had. Now, princesses have become so much more liberated, thank god.”

– Cree Summer, the voice of Kida in Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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Ginnifer Goodwin Shares the Tearful Tale behind Zootopia’s Apology Scene

You know that scene in Zootopia where (SPOILER ALERT!!) Judy Hopps apologizes to Nick Wilde for stereotyping him? I’ve yet to come across anyone who didn’t admit to getting at least a little choked up by it – including the voice of Hopps herself, Ginnifer Goodwin!

Goodwin: “My memory of working on that scene was that I totally lost it. That Byron & Rich had to really pull me back because no one could understand what my character was saying because I had blubbered my way through the first couple of takes. But then when I saw that scene fully animated in the finished version of Zootopia, I was surprised by how genuinely moving it was.”

Even the directors of Zootopia say it was Ginnifer’s emotionally unguarded voice-work that really made this scene work.

Co-Director Rich Moore: “Ginnifer had given us this great performance in the recording booth. She was actually crying when she recorded that scene, which then made it seem so real. And when Kira Lehtomaki - who was the lead [animator] on Hopps – and the other animators heard that take, they were like ‘You’re not going to use a different take, are you?!’

“Kira wanted that take so badly. She said 'I know what to do.’ And when she brought the first pass to Rich and I, we were like 'Holy shit!’”

Holy shit, indeed!

The Blu-ray & DVD version of Disney’s Zootopia are avail. on Amazon NOW.

The BVTA Awards nominations for 2016 are out today, and The 7D is nominated once again! Candi Milo receives one in the Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role as Baroness Bon Bon! It’s the series’ lone nomination this year and its tenth in the two years it appeared in the awards program. I love to see being nominated in the Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series category again! :)

Congratulations to Candi! The winners will be announced on July 24th!

“I think it takes a certain actor to be able to do [voice-acting]. I know a lot of my friends can’t stand it because they can’t stand the isolation and the lack of someone to play off. I just loved the story so much and identified so much with the character of Mulan it was easy for me. I loved using my imagination. I felt like I was a little kid again, being silly with an imaginary sword and riding on an imaginary horse and talking to an imaginary dragon. So it was a lot of fun for me.”

– Ming-Na Wen, the voice of Disney’s Mulan