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Postby Mitch » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:24 am

Yes, I believe that A Bug's Life hasn't gotten enough attention and respect that it deserves. Henceforth, a new topic of discussion was needed.

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Who is your favorite (voice) actor in A Bug's Life?

Mine has to be Dave Folley. Actually, he is my favorite Pixar voice "artist" of all time. Something about those quirky and pleading inflictions in his tone of voice just captured me from the beginning.

What about you guys? :)
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:25 am

I really like the Dave Foley as well.

He create the character in his acting so well.
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Postby Fairly Odd New Yorker » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:02 pm

I love Brad Garrett, but I also loved hearing Madeline

Kahn's voice in the film, even though her character Gypsy had only a few lines.
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Postby lizardgirl » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:02 pm

Kevin

Spacey, definitely. He's just superb as Hopper, and I like him in the other films that I've seen him in.
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Postby Gasduude » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:12 pm

For me the same as

lizardgirl.

Kevin Spacey did such a great job that I'd almost be afraid to

meet him in real life! He was just so wicked, so cruel -- it's wonderful acting! He was one of those characeters

you just feel this depth in...amazing! :D

Good thinking, Mitch! This board has been quite for way too

long!
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Postby Mitch » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:23 pm

Seems like Kevin Spacey is the preferred favorite with two "votes" each. ;)



Gasduude - Haha -- I know. And the funny thing is that (usually) the actors

who voice the meanest characters are actually the nicest people in real life. :lol:

And thanks! Yeah,

A Bug's Life definitely needed a face lift. (snigger)
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Postby Bill » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:56 pm

Kevin Spacey. Need I say more?
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:06 am

Kevin Spacey is another one of my

favorites too. Hopper made me really scared. Only a good actor could make a villain seem so nasty.
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Postby BandGeek727 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:07 am

It's nice to see someone other than me start a topic

about this movie. 8)

It's hard for me to pick a favorite voice actor; this cast is simply dripping with

talent. But I may just have to say Dave Foley. He brought so much energy to Flik. And he says he was surprised

Pixar hired him - he doesn't like his voice. I think it's a nice voice. And he certainly put it to good use

in this film. :D

I also really like Jonathan Harris' performance in this movie. He made that character

so dramatic, but in a good way.

And of course there's Joe Ranft, who made Heimlich so loveable. 8)

(Will Ferrell's adopted German accent in The Producers reminds me vividly of

Heimlich. :shock: )
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Postby Mitch » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:16 am

BandGeek - Haha -- yeah, I remember the fact that Dave Foley said

he wasn't all that ecstatic about his voice, but I agree with you: I think it's very nice and just

soo...unique. :D

Oh yes -- Joe Ranft portrayed Heimlich in the most loveable way possible. And I'll have

to check out that Will Ferrell thing you mentioned.... :P
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:01 am

I really loved Slims voice. He

sounds so misunderstood, at the same time of someone who just wants some respect.
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Postby Fairly Odd New Yorker » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:11 am

BandGeek727:

Jonathan Harris was awesome.

And I know what you mean with Will Ferrell- I

wasn't too fond of the new version of the film but Will's performance in that role was hysterical! xD Reminded

me a lot of Heimlich as well.
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Postby BandGeek727 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:36 pm

Fairly Odd New Yorker wrote:And I know what you mean with Will Ferrell- I wasn't too fond of the new version of the film but Will's performance in that role was hysterical! xD Reminded me a lot of Heimlich as well.


Then it's not just me! That's good. :P

BandGeek - Haha -- yeah, I remember the fact that Dave Foley said he wasn't all that ecstatic about his voice, but I agree with you: I think it's very nice and just soo...unique.

Oh yes -- Joe Ranft portrayed Heimlich in the most loveable way possible. And I'll have to check out that Will Ferrell thing you mentioned....


Definitely check it out. The movie is hilarious! (I've never seen the play, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I like it. :wink: )

Strangely enough, I'm not all that crazy about my voice either.
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Postby gburc58209 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:22 am

My favorite is Kevin Spacey.
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Postby Sparky » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:37 pm

Kevin Spacey, although I definitely enjoyed Richard Kind, Jonathan Harris, and Denis Leary.
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