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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Typecasting ho!

I know I should be posting something of substance, but I also have a lab report about PCR techniques of all things (yippee...) due in eight hours, so I'm gonna have to pass.

However, I will leave you guys with a rather bemusing example of typecasting:

Jodi Benson who played the voice of Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" was also Aquagirl in Batman Beyond.

Strange huh.

(Edited to add, I am not calling Ms. Benson a ho. Thank you.)


  • At April 04, 2006 2:11 AM, Blogger Richard said…

    And the voice of Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond was Will Friedle...who is also the voice of Ron Stoppable on Kim Possible, that Disney cartoon I still really think you'd like!

    And speaking of typecasting: in the Kim Possible episode "The Fearless Ferret" my boy Ron becomes the successor/protege to a mysterious retired superhero, whose voice is provided by none other than Adam West -- placing the Ron Stoppable character in a role identical to that of Terry, with his mentor being played by another Batman.

  • At April 04, 2006 2:14 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    And Will Friedle also played Kyle Rayner in an episode of the Justice League. I've always said Terry McGinnis was Kyle without a ring, with a bat suit. :-)

    And I *do* intend on catching Kim Possible on tv or dvd (if it's out) one of these days. :-)

  • At April 04, 2006 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's out and also on ABC sat. noon. Drakan is a hoot!

    Terry isn't Kyle, he has much better luck w/ women...I forgot he's Bruce's protege... RIP social life;) I apreciate that actor that does both Static & John Stewart, what a voice range. That Mark Hamil does such an awesome Joker blows my mind!

  • At April 04, 2006 11:45 AM, Blogger Tom Foss said…

    There's an episode of "Boy Meets World" where Eric, Will Friedle's character, gets hit on the head during a football game or something. They get him on the stretcher and ask him "are you okay? Do you know who you are?"

    And Eric says "Yes. I'm Batman," in the Batman voice. Freakin' hilarious.

    Yeah, the voice casting on the animated DCU is top-notch amazing. So much attention to detail.

  • At April 04, 2006 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To be fair both X-MEN and Evoution had great casts to.

    Triva for you, both Nimoy & Orson wells provided voices for the Transformers movie.

  • At April 04, 2006 3:02 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    My favorite bit of "stunt" casting, (besides having Luthor take over the Flash's body to allow Michael Rosenbaum to do his Lex Luthor voice)...

    was having Jason Harvey and Fred Savage play Hawk and Dove...

    except they "switched" voice parts so that Savage played the bullying older brother and Harvey played the smarter, more sensitive younger one.

  • At April 04, 2006 7:43 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    green: aww, one more season and that girl...totally fridgebait. :-)

    Hamil is awesome, as is the other guy. :-) I'd never have thought he did Static AND John.

    And I loved the x-men stuff.

    tom: WAIT. THAT was Will Friedle?! As the pretty but dumb older brother?! Damn, he even *looks* like Kyle. Heh, typecasting!

    steven: I don't think I've seen the Hawk Dove episode. Now I *have* to. that's awesome.

  • At April 05, 2006 1:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim Daily was is still perfect as the super-voice.

    Either way you should really think of adding another o on the end of this title.

  • At April 05, 2006 1:58 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heh. I'll keep that in mind.

  • At April 05, 2006 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's spelled w/ a w people and we are all sick!-) Hoo boy!

  • At April 05, 2006 1:59 PM, Blogger Ferrous Buller said…

    The Batman Beyond episode with Aquagirl was, what, 5 1/2 years ago? What on Earth makes you bring it up now? :-) But yes, amusing choice, I thought. More of a wink and a nod to the audience members paying attention than typecasting per se, IMHO, but amusing nonetheless.

    Will Friedle has done a fair bit of voice-acting in recent years, most notably as Terry and Ron. Phil LaMarr has been quite prolific since he left MAD TV: John Stewart and Static have been his biggest starring roles, I think, but as his credits prove, he shows up pretty much everywhere these days. :-)

  • At April 05, 2006 2:02 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    green: yes you are. :-)

    Ferrous: Because I just found out. :-)

    And besides, Little Mermaid was seventeen years ago anyway. :-) I was in first grade when it came out.

    She was also Tula on Pirates of Dark Water.

    And that was Phil Lamarr?! I knew Static and John had the same voice but I completely did not connect them to the man. He's all over the cartoon network, isn't he? Brilliant work.

  • At April 05, 2006 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fer: thanks for remembering the name it drove me crazy
    Kal: told you he had a range, and I'm sure I said we

    Typrcast wise the mother of all is Gargoyles Hech Zanatos looks kike frakes!

    We remember all this because it's damn good thats why!-)

  • At April 05, 2006 4:57 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    Phil Lemar also played Black Lightning, er, Black Vulcan, in a Super-Friends episode of Harvey Birdman, and delivered my two favorite lines (in John Stewart voice)

    "I wanted to be called Super-Volt, but Aquaman insisted I be called Black Vulcan, cause I'm black. I said, Fine, why don't we call you White Fish?"


    "I have the power of lightning-in my pants!


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