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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 03-21-2010 19:00 »

In a Billy West interview, forgot which one, Billy said that he tailored Fry's voice after his own when he was 25.  Billy also said that Fry talked whiny and nasally.

Do any of you think Fry talks whiny and nasally? 
MadFellow

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« Reply #1 on: 03-21-2010 21:52 »

In a few scenes it sounded like it but mostly, Ididn't notice.

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Freako

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« Reply #2 on: 03-21-2010 22:22 »

What I did notice is that in the first two movies his voice was much higher than in the last two or the original run, I guess after not doing the voice for a couple years he lost the hang of it.
MadFellow

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« Reply #3 on: 03-22-2010 07:28 »

What I did notice is that in the first two movies his voice was much higher than in the last two or the original run, I guess after not doing the voice for a couple years he lost the hang of it.
I never noticed that.

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x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #4 on: 03-22-2010 10:29 »

I did, and I also noticed the professor sounded a bit off too..
Svip

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« Reply #5 on: 03-22-2010 11:34 »

Indeed.  I think the most clearest of example of the offness of Billy West in the voice production of the films (at least early on), is in Bender's Big Score, when Zoidberg is 'bragging' about his prince in Nigeria, he almost completely sounds like the Professor.

It is almost uncanny.

Regarding Fry's voice, however, Billy West mentions in many of the commentaries, I think.  If nasally implies something with sounds through the nose, I assume a bit yes, but whiny, definitely.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #6 on: 03-24-2010 06:39 »

I think, if there's any nasality in Fry's voice, it's most obvious when he laughs, as that is clearly a case of laughing through his nose, accompanied by the snorts.

Otherwise, I don't think he sounds whiney, perhaps occasionally, but maybe I've just never paid enough attention.
David A

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« Reply #7 on: 03-24-2010 08:10 »

I just watched "Space Pilot 3000" yesterday, and he sounded pretty whiny and nasal in that.
Jezzem

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« Reply #8 on: 03-24-2010 11:46 »

He definitely sounds more nasally in the earlier episodes than he does in the later episodes/now.
Gorky

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« Reply #9 on: 04-06-2010 13:53 »

*Sort-of bump, but whatever*

What I did notice is that in the first two movies his voice was much higher than in the last two or the original run, I guess after not doing the voice for a couple years he lost the hang of it.

He sounds very much like Billy West's 50-something-year old self in a lot of "Into the Wild Green Yonder." I think it's most pronounced in that scene where they're all watching Nixon on the news at Planet Express, when he makes the comment about Leela: "Leela's not a killer. And she's not some chick, she's the chick I love."

But yeah, I just chalked it up to not doing the voice in a while (although you'd think his voice would waver the most at the beginning, then start sounding more like the "old" Fry in the later movies--but I think it sounds most off in ItWGY).
M.E.A.T lion

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« Reply #10 on: 04-07-2010 04:23 »

I think Fry is nasally. But not one of those people who makes you wish you were hearing nails across a chalkboard instead. It just has that quality. It makes Fry the awesome dude he is.
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #11 on: 06-30-2010 06:41 »

Fry's voice is a bit whiney and nasally. But that does add to his character, it's part of what makes him "Fry." I personally love the voice that Billy choose for Fry, I couldn't imagine any other voice used on him.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #12 on: 06-30-2010 16:35 »

Fry isn't whiney and nasally, but he's certainly whinier and nasally than Billy West's regular voice. I think that's what he means.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #13 on: 06-30-2010 20:27 »

Fry's voice sounds a bit whiney, but I think it's adorable. I really like his voice.
In the movies, his voice sounded a bit off. ...but in the new episodes, his voice sounds about right.
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #14 on: 02-16-2011 00:42 »

His voice sounds more off in the newer episodes than in the movies in my opinion. Its completely off now.
lemily33

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« Reply #15 on: 02-17-2011 11:08 »
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His voice sounds more off in the newer episodes than in the movies in my opinion. Its completely off now.

I agree that it's a bit more gravelly and not so bell-clear now. It was whiny and nasally but clear, you know? Very young. Perhaps it's because Billy is just older now. His voices may change over time. The human voice is dynamic - ask any opera singer. You can't sing the same roles at 45 that you did at 30, and at 21 you can't sing roles you can at 28. The voice changes a lot throughout the lifetime.

That said, I do miss the clarity of the older Fry voice. Perhaps Billy will pick it up as the episodes continue. For all we know, he just didn't drink enough water that day. Or maybe his diet is higher in acid and his cords are a bit swollen. Or maybe he's intending to age Fry - I mean, he is like 35 now.
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