Following up on last week’s frivolous list of lists:
- WhoseVoice.org does an analysis of Canada vs USA’s TV ads with Donald Sutherland and Morgan Freeman‘s voiceovers for the 2010 Winter Olympics:
- InsideTV blogger Michael Maloney proposes a list of celebrity guest hosts for Saturday Night Live, including Family Guy‘s Stewie Griffin and creator Seth MacFarlane.
- Mark Hamill tells AMCTV.com what his top 5 favorite films are:
1. King Kong*
2. Duck Soup
4. The Manchurian Candidate*
5. A Hard Day’s Night
* These do not include remakes.
- Tom Kenny, voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, makes this guy’s list of “Famous Kennys from the music world.”
- BoxOfficeMojo.com lists the highest-grossing actors of all time.
- JustPressPlay.com has a list of “The Prominent Animators of Our Era,” which includes voice actors Seth MacFarlane, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as much more noteworthy and influential individuals like as Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter, Bruce Timm and Matt Groening.
- Also from JustPressPlay.com is a list of “The Best Career Revivals of TV and Film” which include various Hollywood on-camera actors who’ve also done voiceovers: Neil Patrick Harris, David Cross and Kevin Nealon.
- Minnesota Game Examiner lists “10 of the best video game voice actors.”
- SciFiNow features “Ten of the best showdowns” which include some voice actorish-related characters:
#7. Yoda (Frank Oz) vs Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid)
#6. Captain Kirk (William Shatner) vs Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
#4. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) vs Megatron (Frank Welker)
#3. Neo (Keanu Reeves) vs Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving)
#1. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) vs Darth Vader (James Earl Jones)
- Dailymail.co.uk offers a list of Pixar in-jokes.
And while cleaning out my bookmarks recently, I found some lists from 2009 which are still worth noting:
- In July 2009, Forbes.com listed “The Top-Earning Comedians” *, not to be confused with their list of “Hollywood’s Most Valuable Comedians” from a few months earlier.
And thanks to Chortle.co.uk, we don’t have to click through Forbes’ photo countdown to view the list at-a-glance (voice acting work noted in parentheses):
1. Jerry Seinfeld: $85 million (Bee Movie, Dilbert)
2. Chris Rock: $42 million (Madagascar series, Osmosis Jones)
3. Jeff Dunham: $30 million (ventriloquist, The Jeff Dunham Show)
4. Dane Cook: $20 million (Crank Yankers, Duck Dodgers)
4. George Lopez: $20 million (Marmaduke, Beverly Hills Chihuahua)
6. Howie Mandel: $15 million (Bobby’s World)
7. Larry the Cable Guy: $13 million (Cars, Cars 2)
8. Jeff Foxworthy: $11 million (Bunyan and Babe, Racing Stripes, Fox and the Hound 2)
9. Terry Fator: $10 million (ventriloquist and singing impressionist)
9. Russell Peters. $10 million
* Based on estimated earnings between June 1, 2008, and June 1, 2009.
- Via NickandMore.com: “100 Greatest Moments in Nicktoons History”.
- In November 2009, HuffingtonPost.com commented on the video “50 Worst Moments in Video Game Voice Acting” as compiled by YouTube user dirtFilledCoffin:
…which in turn “borrowed” the clips from AudioAtrocities.com.
– 2.05.2010 — Frivolous List Friday I
– 2.06.2010 — Vanity Fair’s Top Hollywood Earners of 2009
– 2.07.2010 — Super Bowl Sunday VO