The July/August 2009 (Issue #110) print edition of Star Wars Insider features an interview with voice actor Tom Kane, who voices Yoda, the series narrator, and several other characters on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in addition to voicing C3PO, Boba Fett, Tarkin, Admiral Ackbar, and a number of other characters for various Star Wars video game titles.
Kane says that of all the Star Wars characters he’s voiced, Yoda “has to be number one. Anytime it’s a character who was important in the films, that would just add a little extra weight to me emotionally, because as soon as I hear the words and hear the voice — even if it’s me doing it– it brings back the joy at seeing the movies.”
Kane adds, “I look at it not just as a cool gig, which it is, but it is such an honor to be entrusted with something that iconic, with a voice that’s known to the world. James Arnold Taylor, who is [the voice of] Obi-Wan, is now Fred Flintstone, and something we talk about is how honored we are to be caretaking these characters and their voices. It’s not something we created, so even though it may become ours, it’s on loan. I may be Yoda for another couple years or another 20 years, it’s up to George, but for as long as it lasts, I’m just trying to do it the justice that it warrants and hope everyone’s happy with it.”
A preview of the interview is available online at StarWars.com. The print edition will available on US newsstands through mid-August 2009. And for our readers in the UK, you’ll find it available at newsagents on July 2nd.
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