MOVIE REVIEW: In contrast to my last review, “I Know That Voice” is a blast. Director Lawrence Shapiro takes a page from Morgan Spurlock’s play book to make a documentary that’s totally fun.
The film shines a light on all the cartoon voice actors we rarely see. All aspects of voice work is explored, from musicality to character concept to actor versatility and more. You don’t have to love animation to enjoy this one, but it helps.
Honestly, the degree of difficulty for this film isn’t great. I’d watch these performers act silly with no purpose for 90+ minutes. This doc provides more value than that.
John DiMaggio (also the film’s writer/producer), Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kenny, Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, Billy West, Tara Strong, Jess Harnell, and others. You may not know their names but, as the title suggests, you certainly know their voices.
"I Know That Voice" is available on Netflix streaming and on DVD. After this movie you’ll watch—more importantly, listen—to animation differently.
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