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Mickey's new voice??!!!

Discussion in 'Animation, Movies, TV' started by Magenta Panther, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Magenta Panther

    Magenta Panther Well-Known Member

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    So I came across this Mickey Mouse Playhouse video on Netflix the other day. It was racing cars or something. I thought "What the heck, this show was always cute" and clicked on it. Watched the show's opening. Then the episode began...and holy crap Mickey's voice!!!!

    I realize that we've lost the great Wayne Allwine, and that a new voice actor had to replace him...but this new Mickey voice sounds bizarre. It's a tad deeper, which is okay, but the phrasing...or something...anyway it sounds wayyyyy off. I was in shock.

    Just thought I'd share that. :p
  2. Can we go yet?

    Can we go yet? Active Member

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    Wait, post a clip or something. o.o
  3. Magenta Panther

    Magenta Panther Well-Known Member

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    All righty. But brace yourself:

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  4. drew81

    drew81 Well-Known Member

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    Bret Iwan is Mickey's new voice. He's been the voice for several years.
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  5. 216bruce

    216bruce Well-Known Member

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    Wow, he really sounds different. I know that the folks at Disney are busy, but they couldn't find someone who's a little closer sound-a-like to the Mickey we all know? Dislike.
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  6. AllyInWonderland

    AllyInWonderland Well-Known Member

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    I'm watching it right now (don't judge me, I'm waiting on Alice in Wonderland) and I noticed the new voice too.
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    donaldtoo Well-Known Member

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    He sounds more like a circus clown now...to me, anyway. :confused:
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  8. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like he went through puberty!
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    imagineer boy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that sounds awful. Brett Iwan most certainly doesn't sound like that. Maybe they had some sort of mix up and couldn't us him for that episode for some reason?
  10. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    It was only one sentence... not enough to really make an evaluation on. Bret Iwan has done it for several years now, so everyone here has probably heard his voice, even if they didn't realize it.
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    yoyoflamingo Well-Known Member

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    I find it interesting that he can't really sing in Mickey's voice either - its more of a talk singing than anything else.
  12. Yert3

    Yert3 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, MMCH is a terrible show. It has some of the worst writing and animation I have ever seen.
  13. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    It's not going to look like Brave or Wreck-It Ralph. Those movies take years and kids TV shows have to be cranked out every few weeks.
  14. DisneyGuyNYC

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    But even Jimmy Neutron looked the same as that and that premiered over a decade ago... Clone Wars and Tron look amazing today. I think MMCH is exceptionally bad in contrast.

    That said the voice work here is definitely the most different I've ever heard... but it's a good direction for the future of the character. If he's going to be a leading man again (not just a silent mascot) and star in movies he's unfortunately going to have to tone it down a bit.
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    Yert3 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I know this. But I've seen other animated tv shows with way better animation. WAY better. They're just being lazy.
  16. IHateFoamers

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    Actually, that "deepened" Mickey voice is Wayne Allwine, during the last year or two of his life. His health conditions obviously affected his voice. Compare the Mickey voice in that clip to Wayne's previous Mickey performances (Mickey's Christmas Carol, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Prince and the Pauper, Runaway Brain, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse, etc.) and you'll notice that his Mickey voice in those earlier projects was much higher in pitch.
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    Same thing happened to Walt, if the post above is true about Wayne Allwine's Mickey voice lowering over time.

    Check out the original MMC openings, which are some of the last times that Walt voiced Mickey, and compare them to his earlier voice in the movies. The MMC was a little deeper. I still think, though, that it was the reference standard for Mickey Mouse's voice.
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    Cmdr_Crimson Well-Known Member

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    Here's Mickey's 5 Voices in Order...
    Walt Disney, Jimmy Mcdonald, Les Perkins, Wayne Allwine, And Brett Iwan
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