So, have you seen Wreck-It Ralph yet? I reviewed it in detail last week, but simply put: It’s good. Not quite up there with the best, but it borrows from the best and does it well, which makes it quite enjoyable.
The one aspect of the film I haven’t really seen anyone rave about sufficiently is the character King Candy, who is kind of amazingly voiced by — of all people! — Alan Tudyk. I was absolutely positive the king was acted by Charles Fleischer, because he sounds exactly like a cross between Roger Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland‘s Mad Hatter. But no! He’s actually the Serenity‘s pilot, Wash. Which I guess makes a little bit of sense when you remember that Firefly more or less opened with him playing with plastic dinosaurs. That goofy streak translates really well to voice acting… and it’s a nice change of pace to hear a celebrity voice actor actually acting a role instead of simply reading dialogue in their own voice. Voice acting is a dying art — thanks, Hollywood! — and now I want to put Tudyk in a movie with Mark Hamill and let them go for it.
Maybe Star Wars Episode VII?
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Yeah, I had no idea Tudyk had such a good Ed Wynn impression in his pocket! Between the Candy King and Choose Goose on Adventure Time, I’m happy that I don’t have to be without that ridiculous voice.
Now here’s a question: If Episode VII is exactly as good as The Avengers, will that be a success?
Tudyk’s pretty great. He did the voice of the robot in I, Robot, as well, and it was the only thing I really came away from that movie impressed by.
And while it’s not animated, if you haven’t seen him in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, he’s fantastic.
Y’all forget his awesomeness as Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball?
“That goofy streak translates really well to voice acting… and it’s a nice change of pace to hear a celebrity voice actor actually acting a role instead of simply reading dialogue in their own voice.”
Yeah, really. *coughChrisRockcough*
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