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GreyThinkyWhale

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« on: 06-10-2005 16:01 »
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Frank Welker does the voice for Nibbler, Santa's Little Helper and other various animals in The Simpsons and Futurama. DXC talks about him a lot in commentaries about how it's amazing how he can make such sounds. He says that Frank can pretty much do a great imitation of an entire flock of birds all at once. I found this interesting.

Yesterday, I watched "Mars Attacks!". In the credits, at the bottom of the 'cast' list, it said "Various Martian Voices: Frank Welker". So I thought, knowing Frank Welker, does that mean that he's the one who does those weird sounds that are in the martians 'native' language? It sounds like something he, and only he could do.

This also got me wondering: what else does he do the voices for? Does anybody know? Does anybody have any feedback?

Note: I searched his name and nothing came up.
CombienReaction

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« Reply #1 on: 06-10-2005 16:30 »

He did the voice for, uh, Walter Cronkite (that is his name, right?) in A Tale Of Two Santas.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #2 on: 06-10-2005 16:49 »

Really? Cool. But I was actually refering to outside of Futurama and the Simpsons.
Lrrr_Fan

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« Reply #3 on: 06-10-2005 16:57 »
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omg...so much..must breathe..
 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0919798/

he's a busy man, that's for sure.
TheGlob

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« Reply #4 on: 06-10-2005 17:22 »

Holy Shizter
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #5 on: 06-10-2005 17:24 »

Woah! Now that's what I was looking for!

Thing that stood out:
-He does Bowser from Mario


P.S. Who's Freddy (fr. Family Guy)?
CombienReaction

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« Reply #6 on: 06-10-2005 17:28 »

Freddy from Scooby Doo. In one episode, iirc, Peter had an inane cut-away gag to an over-the-top crude version of Scooby Doo where they discovered a murdered police-man who'd been choked by his own intestines.

"That's right, Scob, we're dealing with one sick son of a bitch."
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #7 on: 06-10-2005 17:34 »

Oh, cool. According to the link, he is the real voice of Freddy too. It's funny that the actual guy who does the voice would actually say that in a different show.

Anyways, I did a quick image search for ya:
Lrrr_Fan

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« Reply #8 on: 06-10-2005 17:56 »
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some good sites: http://www.mkbmemorial.com/FWHp/

an interview from 2001 with the good man: http://www.coldhardslag.com/interviews/welker.html

hey there's the picture again   wink
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #9 on: 06-10-2005 21:22 »

Wait, wait, wait:

 
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"Futurama" (1999)
Animated Series
Nibbler* (*On Nibbler's planet, when he spoke in "Human." But I think Billy West is Nibbler the rest of the time.)
Monster; parrot; monkey; goat; Groveling Robot; chihuahua; Alien doctor

Is that accurate, or is the webmaster on acid? Billy doesn't do Nibbler's sounds, does he?
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 06-10-2005 21:44 »

No, Nibbler is all Welker, all the time.

The webmaster made an incorrect guess.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #11 on: 06-11-2005 10:27 »

Okay, good, that's what I thought...
Futurama Crazy

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« Reply #12 on: 06-11-2005 16:40 »

 
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Originally posted by GreyThinkyWhale:
Frank Welker does the voice for Nibbler, Santa's Little Helper and other various animals in The Simpsons and Futurama. DXC talks about him a lot in commentaries about how it's amazing how he can make such sounds. He says that Frank can pretty much do a great imitation of an entire flock of birds all at once. I found this interesting.

Yesterday, I watched "Mars Attacks!". In the credits, at the bottom of the 'cast' list, it said "Various Martian Voices: Frank Welker". So I thought, knowing Frank Welker, does that mean that he's the one who does those weird sounds that are in the martians 'native' language? It sounds like something he, and only he could do.

This also got me wondering: what else does he do the voices for? Does anybody know? Does anybody have any feedback?

Note: I searched his name and nothing came up.


when you say the native sounds, do you mean the humming noises they make when they create a sand storm?
Wooter

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« Reply #13 on: 06-11-2005 18:25 »

No! He's talking about the movie Mars Attacks!, not futurama. Frank made all of those "Ack" sounds. In WTBR, it was Billy and John.
TheGlob

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« Reply #14 on: 06-11-2005 18:31 »

Oh yea that movie was funny
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #15 on: 06-11-2005 21:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
No! He's talking about the movie Mars Attacks!, not futurama. Frank made all of those "Ack" sounds. In WTBR, it was Billy and John.

Exactly! For whoever thinks I'm talking about Futurama, I'm trying to scrap Futurama and find out what else he does. Which I did...
Futurama Crazy

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« Reply #16 on: 06-12-2005 05:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
No! He's talking about the movie Mars Attacks!, not futurama. Frank made all of those "Ack" sounds. In WTBR, it was Billy and John.

Oh yea thanks for reminding me!
IDIOTSVILLE

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« Reply #17 on: 06-13-2005 16:44 »

 
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Originally posted by GreyThinkyWhale:

Anyways, I did a quick image search for ya:

<Insert Funny Joke Here>
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #18 on: 06-15-2005 20:07 »

Say whaaat...?

That's not the least bit funny.

Aaah, IMDb... why is it that the existance of that site keeps slipping from people's memory? It's pretty famous.

Also, @Futurama Crazy: How did you confuse Mars Attacks (yes- he posted the title) with Where The Buggaloo Roam?
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #19 on: 06-15-2005 21:16 »

Probably the simple fact that it has the word 'Mars' in it which is where WTBR is situated. Also everyone generally assumes people are automatically talking about Futurama...
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #20 on: 06-16-2005 17:19 »

Wow, he's the parrot from Deep Blue Sea.
tyraniak

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« Reply #21 on: 08-05-2005 00:21 »

I know he started out as Freddy in scooby doo, he also voiced megatron and several other decepticons on the original transformers and he currently does animal voice work for the simpsons and was the voice of werewolf Flanders
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #22 on: 08-05-2005 19:59 »

He was also Ray and Slimer on "The Real Ghostbusters", Darkseid, Kalibak, Toyman & Mr. Mxyzptlk on the many "Superfriends" series, Dynomutt and Jabberjaw in the 70s and beyond, a few of the Smurfs...that guy's got even more range than Billy West, and I didn't think that was possible.
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #23 on: 08-06-2005 00:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2005 00:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama Crazy:
 when you say the native sounds, do you mean the humming noises they make when they create a sand storm?

That's Billy and John doing a form of Tuvan throat singing, a pretty damn crazy type of singing in which more than one tone is sung by the same person at the same time. 
tyraniak

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« Reply #24 on: 08-06-2005 01:59 »

Thanks for the info CrazyDoc, I've always liked Dinomutt and Jabber Jaw, and now I like them more
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