Recently at the Emerald City Comic Con, a wonderful little event took place. There was a reading of the Star Wars Trilogy Radio Play by some very special guests. But instead of playing it straight, these guests drew on their multifaceted voice talents to replace the characters’ voices with some popular voices from TV and animation.
The guests included voice talents most notable for animation, but they all took a hand at some impersonations from other celebrities as well. Jess Harnell’s R2D2 as voiced by Christopher Walken is just genius!!
Billy West is best known for voicing Philip J Frye (Futurama) Stimpy (Ren and Stimpy) as well as the iconic voices of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd on the feature film Space Jam.
Tara Strong was the voice of Hello Kitty when she was just 13, and has no shortage of voices she offers up to various animated series like Power Puff Girls and others.
Maurice LaMarche is another Futurama voice actor giving life to Kif, as well as Brain (Animaniacs’ Pinky and the Brain.) John DiMaggio is best known for voicing Bender on Futurama.
Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman on many versions of the show as well as for the Arkham Asylum and Arkham City video games.
Jess Harnell warmed living rooms since 1998 being the announcer on America’s Funniest Home Videos, but also voiced Wakko Warner on Animaniacs and Ironhide in the Transformers animated film.
Rob Paulsen, who voiced Raphael in the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will also return to turtle power with Michael Bay’s upcoming take on the Ninja Turtles as Donatello. Paulsen also voiced Pinky in Pinky and the Brain.
So if you have an hour and a half to kill, this video is an awful lot of fun.