Whenever people discuss the greatest bad guys of all time, they usually go by evil deeds, or powers, or how many spikes are on their outfits. But what about their voices? Would anyone be scared of Voldemort if he sounded like Gilbert Gottfried? Of course not! So let's celebrate the people who make bad sound so good.
Just because Marvel only recently started pushing the Guardians of the Galaxy to the forefront of their universe doesn't mean they haven't had a lot of iterations. Case in point: YouTuber TheGenerationWest compiled all seven different voices Rocket Raccoon has had over the last four years.
When Guardians of the Galaxy is released in other countries, the other Guardians may be dubbed by other actors, but not Groot. This video shows Vin Diesel recording Groot's lines — er, line — in several different languages for international releases. Want to know how to say "I am Groot" in Russian? Just watch.
The once and future Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, is also a crazy talented voice actor best known as the Joker in many Batman cartoons. At a recent Star Wars Weekend, some brave, wonderful person asked Mr. Hamill to narrate a meeting between the Jedi Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime.
Archer and Bob's Burgers voice actor extraordinaire H. Jon Benjamin dubbing the sentient computer HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick's scifi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey? This is all I've ever wanted out of life and I didn't even know it before today.
Jim Cummings, voice of Disney's Winnie the Pooh, was at Connecticon last weekend, where he performed the scene of Darth Vader boarding Princess Leia's ship from the beginning of Star Wars... in the voice of a certain tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. The results were, predictably, glorious.
Now here's a revamping of the original trilogy we can get behind! At this year's Emerald City Comic Con, cartoon voice actors Billy West, Tara Strong, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jess Harnell, and Rob Paulsen read scenes from the original three Star Wars movies in the voices of cartoon characters…