My Disney Planes Dottie Voice Over
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My Disney Planes Dottie Voice Over | #DisneyPlanesEvent

One of the coolest experiences about the Disney Planes Event was being able to get in the sound studio and voice Dottie from Planes!

Voicin Dottie from Disney Planes #DisneyPlanesEvent

First, Jason Henkel the Casting Director from Planes told us a little bit how casting for animations work!  As the script starts coming together for a film they cast a table read to hear the script out loud and to hear how the story is coming together.  Then they work with the Director and to start looking for the cast.   They consider things like is the characters sex, voice type, and age.  Because the movie has an international cast, they had a cool opportunity to get actors from all over the world!

  Dottie Voice Over from Disney Planes #DisneyPlanesEvent

Jason also told us that there is two ways people audition to be part of the voice cast.  They either came to the studio to audition with dialogue from the film or casting will pull audio reference from their other work to see if their voice fits the character.    When the voice is right, things just sort of click.  Jason said, the voice should sound like it should be coming out of that character.

Once the cast for Planes was decided, they came to DisneyToon Studios to record their lines.  The studio also used their IS10 capabilities to record International talent that were not able to make it there in person.   They each had to say each lines 3 times and sometimes were asked to come back to the studio to read a line again.

My Disney Planes Dottie Voice Over

Now it was our turn to give it a try!  Each of us got to voice Terri Hatcher’s character Dottie speaking to Dusty, voiced by Dane Cook. When it was my turn and I walked into the sound booth where all of the voice actors from Planes recorded their lines and got SOO nervous!  Thankfully Sound Engineer George Thompson, Jason, and the entire team walked me through the process.

My Disney Planes Dottie Voice Over!

Here is a clip of me recording in the studio.  The first time I read the lines I was saying them with Teri Hatcher also saying her lines through my headphones.  The second time is just me, and what they recorded.  It is definitely harder than I thought it would be.

This is the final clip!  So unbelievably cool!  I think I did pretty well for my first time voicing an animation!  What do you think?

Disney’s Planes races into theaters on August, 9th!

Disney provided me with an all expense trip to learn about Planes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. You are so adorable! <3 You did great! What a fantastic opportunity!

  2. I love how much fun you had doing that and you did great!

  3. What fun! You did such a wonderful job!!!

  4. How very cool!

  5. How fun! You look like you had a blast!

  6. Wow, that is a once in a lifetime experience, so cool!

  7. How much fun! I would laugh a ton too if I did this, lol.

  8. You did amazing!! It really is harder than it looks!

  9. How cool that you got to see what it would be like with your voice!

  10. How fun! You did great.

  11. That’s pretty cool. It’s hard to get the right inflection when your nervous. I totally would have bombed it…lol

  12. I think you did GREAT!

  13. That’s so cool. You did awesome!

  14. You did great! What a fun project to try out. :)

  15. You did great! What an awesome experience!

  16. I love seeing these things. They are so fun!

  17. That is so awesome! When I was little, my dream was to be the voice of a Disney character.

  18. That is a pretty fun experience! :)

  19. How cool, makes you feel like a real star I’m sure.

  20. You did an amazing job in the video, love it!

  21. By that big smile I can’t tell if you’re having fun or not lol What a fun experience.

  22. LOL that was cute. Can’t wait to see this in a few days.

  23. Oh my gosh how fun and what an experience!!!

  24. What a cool opportunity! Your expressions and smile are wonderfully infectious.

  25. I’d be so nervous about the three times too! Once would be hard enough!

  26. So cool! You did a great job.

  27. lol, that was so cute! It was fun to watch you do your voice over and then actually see it with Dottie’s character. Nicely done!

  28. You did a great job. I love getting the opportunity to do those voice-overs.

  29. Oh my – how fun! I think Dottie sounded great with your voice!

  30. You did such a great job!!

  31. What an absolutely amazing experience!! You did awesome!!

  32. You did an amazing job!

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