To Sing or NOT to Sing that is the QUESTION?!? #DisneyFrozenEvent

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Disclosure: Disney provided me with an expense paid trip to Hollywood for the Disney Frozen Event in exchange for my review of the events of the trip. No other compensation is given. The opinions and experiences in my posts are 100% mine.

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To Sing or NOT to Sing that is the QUESTION?!? #DisneyFrozenEvent

Before I start this blogpost, I need to make a disclaimer: Please be advised that no real animals were used in these tapings, the sounds you hear are not animals screeching they are in fact a live human singing (me in fact).  Whew, I had to get that out the way and if you are wondering YES the singing is really that bad, but hey I did it anyway just to amuse myself and now obviously to amuse all my friends, family and fans.  So consider me taking one for the team, in an effort to provide you all with some extremely hilarious comic relief.  And although the singing was bad I was extra careful not to break any glass or blow any eardrums, the last thing I wanted to do was get charged for assault with a deadly weapon (aka my voice) during a fun Disney Trip.  Okay, okay it’s not that bad but it is hilarious to not only hear me but see me.

As part of the my #DisneyFrozenEvent experience I was able to step behind the mic in a Real Live Disney Animated Studios Recording Booth, to re-enact 2 scenes’s from Disney’s latest animation Frozen, which by the way is #2 in the box office and indeed a must see movie.  In both scenes I am the voice of Olaf the cutesy comedic snowman who is brought to life by Elsa’s (The Queen) magic.  I told you about Olaf in My Review of Disney Frozen and I also told you he was one of my favorite characters, so it was an honor to be able to bring him to life with my voice.  It was also inspiration that he was hanging on the back wall watching me like a little guardian angel, I am sure he is proud of the acting but a little sketchy about the singing.

My take on the experience:

While I have done some acting (you have seen my Personal Shopper Commercial), I have NEVER done any voice over work.   So in my mind I kind of felt that there was a huge difference between being visible on the screen vs being behind a microphone and providing the voice of the character.  Initially I thought being visible while acting was probably harder than just being the voice.  However I was WRONG (and yes I can admit when I am wrong).  Here’s why:  When on camera people can read what you are trying to convey in not only your voice but also in your body language, however when you are the voice your voice has to compensate for the lack of seeing you visually – you have to put extra umph in your voice to translate what you are saying and make the words more meaningful.  Voice over actors/actresses are probably a little more critical of the acting that they do because they are relying on just their voice.  So with this in mind I found myself practicing the lines over and over again until it was my turn…Then the question arose: To Sing or Not To Sing?!?  Well guess what I choose to sing…lol

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Well here goes nothing.  Scene 1:  Me as the voice of Olaf when he meets Anna in the woods.  The first video is of me in the booth recording and the second video is finished product of applying my voice to the character. 

Cute Right?!? I loved that scene and it was really fun acting it out. What was weird is that as I was reading from the screen I found myself kind of acting it out physically so I could really get into the part. It was something that I noticed we all did. Okay now time for scene 2, here comes the singing. Again I am not responsible for any broken glass or eardrums, you are listening at your own risk (lol).

Whew you are still here and survived? Hahaha! As you can see I had a great time and it truly was an experience of the lifetime, if I had an option I would do it all over again, including the singing!  P.S.  If Disney is ever hiring for a remake of the Aristocats  and need someone to play the role of a screeching cat….I am sure I would get that part hands down (smile)

Disclosure: Disney provided me with an expense paid trip to Hollywood for the Disney Frozen Event in exchange for my review of the events of the trip. No other compensation is given. The opinions and experiences in my posts are 100% mine.


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Comments

  1. Omigosh you are ADORABLE!! I love it Choya!
  2. You are too cute!
  3. I Loved it!!

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