June 28, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST
June 28, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST
Always was a fan of The Little Mermaid.
June 28, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST
I grew up in the Chicago burbs most of my life and attended the Wheaton schools. I had no idea that the Benson family lived there, or for that matter Jodi came from Rockford! If I knew that at nine years old I most likely would have stalked outside their house waiting for "Ariel" to come over. ;p Anyways, great interview. I'm really excited to see this movie - as soon as my cinema-going friend puts down the moving boxes, we are so there.
June 28, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST
We need a bit more like this on AICN.
June 28, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST
especially when they are with women. AICN should probabaly start saving money because eventually capone is going to start dry humping one of these laddies and there's gonna be a law suit
June 28, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST
With Jodi and Michael Keaton in the same room, doing their dialog. Was that actually Ulrich? Because that looked like Keaton, to me. But it also wasn't in a booth, but a larger studio. Maybe that was pick-up stuff they recorded for special features on behind-the-scenes and whatnot?
June 28, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST
June 28, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
June 28, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST
In Enchanted is a pretty clever Easter Egg.
June 28, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST
It must have been so great to hear that voice on the other side. So iconic. Was it over the phone or in person?
June 28, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST
I love her and she has a great sense of comedic timing, which doesn't always come with having a great voice. What a fun read! I grew up with, "The Little Mermaid" so her voice to my generation is so automatically recognizable. Then again, I kind of have a thing for all voice actors. John DiMaggio, Paul Frees, but there are fewer iconic female voices in that sphere than male for whatever reason. Not complaining. Just sayin'.
June 28, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
I always get accused of doing creepy interviews too, I think it's hard not to come off as a crazy fan without audio, even then...enthusiasm tends to translate to more cynical people as "creepy". That's not a knock on anyone, it's just part of the territory with written interviews, I think.
June 28, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST
Do you have favorite voice actors? mine are Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko, the Taco Bell chihuahua,many others) and Maurice LaMarche (The Brain, Kif on Futurama, many others). I can't choose a favorite from those two.
June 28, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
"you watched it, you can't un-watch it!!" :p
June 28, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
She does do quality work & seems genuine. It'd be great if Disney/Pixar would make her sort of their female John Ratzenberger & make a point of giving her a part in all their animated features.
June 28, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
...from someone intimately involved in making a classic (or three), and yet not nearly as well known as they deserve. This is far better than getting the billionth Angolina Jolie quote from a press junket. Good stuff from a great actress.
June 28, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST
You don't know what you are talking about with her. She is one of the most humblest persons in show business. I don't know why you think she's "way into herself" with this interview. When it comes to Capone serving it up for her to come off that way, she says everyone is part of the family. She doesn't say, that's right, my voice saved Disney animation. She knows where her gift comes from, and she's thankful for it everyday. <BR> Capone must have stayed away from the religious talk as I know she is a devoted Christian, but she's kind enough to not bring up the subject matter in detail unless asked first about it. She doesn't shove it down an interviewer's throat, but will elaborate if asked directly.
June 28, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST
Which Im fine with, because she's great too. I'm all for more Jodi Benson though.
June 28, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST
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June 28, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST
governed not from the threat of force!" Best line in the movie!
June 28, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST
if I had a cartoon dick I know where it would be headed
June 28, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST
June 28, 2010, 3 p.m. CST
Animation seems to be its own little world sometimes - Sheri Stoner was the voice and creator of Slappy Squirrel on Animaniacs and was the live-action model for Ariel. Maybe there could be a new game - Six Degrees of Jodi Benson...
June 28, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST
Yeah, VO people stick together. It's kind of a small world. I just do the teensiest bit of VO, some for commercials and some for radio and I have found that it's a very small world.
June 28, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST
LOVE Maurice LaMarche. His stuff on The Critic was GENIUS. The whole Futurama cast is truly amazing. You can't get any funnier than Zap Brannigan. I mentioned it before, but Paul Frees is a huge hero of mine. Bea Arthur's voice is amazing. I like Kat Cressida a lot for her amazing Voice Matching too.
June 28, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST
June 28, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST
It's pretty sad when someone talented and successful still thanks god for anything. I can't say that I respected this woman in the first place, because she hasn't really done anything worthy of true respect, but now I respect her even less. I know they say there are no atheists in foxholes, but does that mean we need christians in high rises too? This is a woman who owes everything to technology and cultural development. Why, then, would she insist on clinging to ancient superstitions to get her through the day? It's just sad, really. It disappoints me to see that sort of casual religion where it doesn't belong.
God damn StarryNight, what's your problem?
June 28, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST
To quote Buzz Lightyear: "You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity."
June 28, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST
Since it's all about the big guy, why bother talking to her. Next time interview the lord.
June 28, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST
No, really, I thought she was hillarious, espically when she gives the definition of democracy at random and the part when she tricked Ken into doing a fashion show. Shockingly, she was one of the funniest characters in the movie and one of the most expressive. Not bad at all.
June 28, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST
This is the kind of stuff that I like to read here.
June 28, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST
One of my pet peeves with most TV animation is how F'NG fast they roll the voice actor credits! Usually end up hitting IMDB to see who did who's voice. Voice actors don't seem to get near the credit they deserve.
June 28, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST
and played her to a tee, but the problem is with the character. The character is as 2 dimensional as it gets. Barbie is an annoying valley girl airhead. I don't want that in a Toy Story Movie.
June 29, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST
and I too had a crush on Ariel as well...those shells...and that red hair...excuse me, I must go...
June 29, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST
I don't understand why Pixar records all their talent separately, instead of getting some of the performers together. Albert Brooks, a Simpsons regular, really didn't like it. I just don't see any actual advantage.
June 29, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST
She thanks God for her talent, which technology and culture did not provide her.
June 30, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST
There hasn't been any disadvantage though either.