Repeat Voice Actors

edited February 2014 in The Wolf Among Us

Was anyone else bothered in this episode hearing both "Lee" (now Bluebeard with a transparent accent) and "Clementine" (small frog boy) in a new game? Surely this isn't an issue for people who haven't played TWD, but these were the two major characters of the last game, now relegated to cameos in a totally different world. What, does TTG only know 20 VA's? I just found that it was distracting and contributed to a sub-par installment. Anyone else think they should keep their hands off the major characters from their other games in a more serious effort towards immersion?

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  • telltale use the same voice actors in thier games all the time. it's like with anime dubb compnays they just like useing the same ones as they work fine.

  • I actually didn't even notice Clementine, but Bluebeard was really distracting.

  • i don't hear lee at all in blue beard but thats just me.

    chet1 posted: »

    I actually didn't even notice Clementine, but Bluebeard was really distracting.

  • Actually Bluebeard more fit for that voice.

  • edited February 2014

    I don't understand. Many companies that work on video games or animation use the same voice actors. Why would they bar an actor from ever appearing in any of their other productions simply because they voiced a main character one time? That doesn't make sense to me. :/ Why not employ an actor who did good work before?

    Also, there are plenty of people who never played The Walking Dead. And, there are also a lot of people who do recognize the voices and aren't bothered by it. I did recognize them, and I liked that fact about it. It made me smile when I heard Dave Fennoy as Bluebeard. :) He has a great voice.

  • Nope.Just you.

  • I actually enjoy it because it brings back memories, Besides people want Lee back and well unfortunately this is as close as they are gonna get

  • edited February 2014

    Like I said, it won't likely be an issue for people who didn't play TWD. Now, why wouldn't a company employ the same actor who has done good work in another role before? Well, simply, because it's a different role. I think the Bluebeard rendition here exemplifies this. I thought Mr. Fennoy was superb as Lee, but even though he's a good voice actor, I found this most recent role to be dreadfully ill-suited to his particular skill set. He has such a clear voice that to muddy it with an indeterminable accent seems a crime, and a role more suited to someone else's strengths.

    I see your point though. Brad Pitt was excellent in the movie Se7en. The director of that movie, David Fincher used him several more times in suitable roles such as Fight Club, because he is a good actor. My point is that David Fincher wouldn't have used him in, say, "The Social Network," because although he's a good actor, there isn't a good place for a Brad Pitt in that movie. Can you imagine Pitt playing the Winklevoss twins? It would be amusing, but unprofessional from a director's standpoint. "Lee"'s Fennoy just didn't seem suitable here as Bluebeard; I honestly found it laughable, and think Telltale might like to do a better job placing not just good VA's in roles, but good VA's in the right roles.

    I don't understand. Many companies that work on video games or animation use the same voice actors. Why would they bar an actor from

  • edited February 2014

    Now, why wouldn't a company employ the same after who has done good work in another role before? Well, simply, because it's a different role.

    I'm sorry. I just don't see this as a reason to not employ an actor. If that were the case, then no actor would ever appear in more than a few things. And in the world of voice acting, a small group of actors voicing a large group of characters is not uncommon at all.

    I think the Bluebeard rendition here exemplifies this. I thought Mr. Fennoy was superb as Lee, but even though he's a good voice actor, I found this most recent role to be dreadfully ill-suited to his particular skill set.

    Ah, well, I respectfully disagree with you on that. I thought he was spot on as Bluebeard. I've read the comics for close to 10 years and the voice that I heard in my head was very similar to the voice that he does for the character. I know that's a matter of opinion, though. But, for me it works.

    Meaning posted: »

    Like I said, it won't likely be an issue for people who didn't play TWD. Now, why wouldn't a company employ the same actor who has d

  • No, thats ridiculous. They use a lot of the same voice actors because they're reliable. Melissa Hutchinson also voices Beauty. It doesnt take me out of it at all.

  • I thought he had an accent before but I really didnt hear any this time. I think Dave Fennoy's voice fits the look and mannerism of Bluebeard extremely well but YMMV.

    Meaning posted: »

    Like I said, it won't likely be an issue for people who didn't play TWD. Now, why wouldn't a company employ the same actor who has d

  • I disagree with you, and also, were you not bothered by Gavin Hammon as Beast and the Magic Mirror, or Melissa Hutchinson as Beauty? I also believe that Roger Jackson, who played Chuck in TWD, voiced Crane or maybe Colin in E1. I forget who.

  • Dave Fennoy has the Badass Baritone thing down pat and Melissa Hutchinson has proven that she can voice kids in a way that doesn't make people want to strangle them. Rare talents there. So why go for someone else?

    I do get why it might be distracting when the voices are so similar though. The voices do fit the characters but I can see why you might think it doesn't if you can't help but hear Lee in there.

  • Dave Fennoy's voice fits perfectly for Bluebeard. I don't try to hear Lee when I am listening to him.

  • Though I definitely hear Lee in Bluebeard's voice, I think it's incredibly fitting. I don't have any problem with it at all. Toad Jr. sounds exactly like Clementine, but again, the voice is very fitting in my mind. That being said, I don't really understand your mentality either way. "Well, Dave, you did a great job with Lee, but since he's a main character I'm afraid you can't voice any small-part characters ever again because reasons." If they need new voices, and know talented voice actors who want to do these voices and are capable of doing these voices, why would they waste time finding new voice actors? They wouldn't.

  • I think you're missing my point. I do not think he sounds good at all as Bluebeard, which I find disorienting and kitschy after hearing him perform well as Lee. I mentioned that the characters had major parts in TWD because I assumed they would be the ones most people would recognize as being repeat performers. It's not: "You did a great job as Lee, but we'll never use you again because he was an important character." What it should be is: "Listen, you did a great job as Lee, and you were perfect for that part. But you aren't right for this part. We know you're talented but we'll need to use someone else for this role." Apparently lots of people like him as Bluebeard, and I've never read the comics so perhaps people know something that I don't. Strictly as a gamer, I disagree entirely and found it awkwardly out of place. I'm not the only one, but obviously most people will side with what's been done.

    Bralef posted: »

    Though I definitely hear Lee in Bluebeard's voice, I think it's incredibly fitting. I don't have any problem with it at all. Toad Jr

  • edited February 2014

    Did anyone else notice Detective Brannigan's voice actor is the same as Shel's?

  • edited February 2014

    What it should be is: "Listen, you did a great job as Lee, and you were perfect for that part. But you aren't right for this part.

    But, Telltale did think that he was right for the part. I agree with them. I even hoped that they would think of casting him as Bluebeard as soon as I heard about this game.

    Strictly as a gamer, I disagree entirely and found it awkwardly out of place. I'm not the only one, but obviously most people will side with what's been done.

    I'm curious. Do you find it awkwardly out of place because you don't think his voice fits the character, or is it because you heard him as Lee before you heard him as Bluebeard? If you had played TWAU first would you be distracted while playing TWD? Just wondering.

    Meaning posted: »

    I think you're missing my point. I do not think he sounds good at all as Bluebeard, which I find disorienting and kitschy after hear

  • edited February 2014

    Yeah, that one was noticeable.

    Also, when Beast got mad I couldnt stop hearing Kenny.

  • edited February 2014

    So what if they used the same voice actors?I was glad to hear Lee Clem and others from TWD again.

  • Don't forget Clementime's voice is also used for beauty.

  • I think he's perfect as bluebeard,voice actors are professional,and they can distinct their voice for each character,I think you're just irritated because you're simply distracted by the fact he voiced lee

  • Molly voices snow and Beauty is voiced by clementine

    Honestly the only one I noticed was Bluebeard/Lee and I have to admit that was a little distracting. Main characters are hard to use as voice actors again as we hear so much from them.

  • You have to admit TJ was a TAD bit distracting. It kind felt like a DC alternate reality.

    Molly voices snow and Beauty is voiced by clementine Honestly the only one I noticed was Bluebeard/Lee and I have to admit that was a little distracting. Main characters are hard to use as voice actors again as we hear so much from them.

  • I noticed Bluebeard voice and it did get me a little off guard, I was thinking to myself -Lee Why so mean! I only noticed TJ when they were at the Mirror. I can just see it now Zombie apocalypse comes to Fabletown and through a bizarre sort of circumstances Bluebeard will end up with TJ, trying to stay alive....TWD: Fabletown

    Molly voices snow and Beauty is voiced by clementine Honestly the only one I noticed was Bluebeard/Lee and I have to admit that was a little distracting. Main characters are hard to use as voice actors again as we hear so much from them.

  • When Beast started screaming at Bigby I yelled, "It's not what you think, Kenny! I wasn't trying to get frisky with your wife! I swear!"

    musdy posted: »

    Yeah, that one was noticeable. Also, when Beast got mad I couldnt stop hearing Kenny.

  • even though i know it's lee when i hear blue beard i feel it fits the role perfectly and even though this might not make sense, it doesn't feel like it's lee who is talking to you it just feels like another great character

  • edited March 2014

    Not really this is done all the time while dubbing tv series, you have a team of voice actors and you usually don't branch out much as you know they get the job done.

    Besides, i didn't noticed it was lee and clementine until the credits.

  • I thought the connection to the games through the voice actors were kinda cool. But I know what you mean. I was kinda bothered at first the the voice actor for Bigby was one of the St. John brothers. I think Andy St. John. (It was St. John, right? Wrong? I can't even remember or bother to look it up. It's been too long, lol)

  • Yes. It was indeed the voice of the cannibalistic, black shirt-wearing, pale-skinned dairy farmer we all know and (kinda) love.

    EMMYPESS posted: »

    I thought the connection to the games through the voice actors were kinda cool. But I know what you mean. I was kinda bothered at

  • Really? They don't sound anything alike to my ears.

    EMMYPESS posted: »

    I thought the connection to the games through the voice actors were kinda cool. But I know what you mean. I was kinda bothered at

  • You guys talk about some dumb shit.
    I just want these clowns to say something about the release of this game. Sooner than you think? That means dick to me. I mean they know that loyal fans are pissed at there bullshit release comments, right? So why not post something here saying we are thinking it'll be released,.....
    I don't kno, maybe they don't know. Or they don't care.
    I stand by this, finish the whole fucking game first. They're really gonna be screwed when they have to make game of thrones.

  • You'd be surprised!

    KCohere posted: »

    Really? They don't sound anything alike to my ears.

  • He also voiced Hershel in TWD. Also, I'd like to mention Harrington has been doing an incredible job as Bigby. Every time I read the comics, only his voice comes to mind whenever Bigby says something.

    You'd be surprised!

  • This is like saying don't hire an actor for a movie because he was in another movie...

  • Nice job sneaking a rant about the release date in there.

    NICKERs posted: »

    You guys talk about some dumb shit. I just want these clowns to say something about the release of this game. Sooner than you th

  • So I was right! Lol. St. John. And also, everytime Bluebleard talks I hear Lee and I think it's hysterical xD In the comics, I went from disliking him, to tolerating him, to kinda liking him, to feeling a bit bad for him, then to hating his guts. And then when he reappeared later I still hated him but not a super ton because despite his intentions, he made beautiful things happen to other people <3 (Like my anti-spoiler Comic post?)

    You'd be surprised!

  • I dont hear it, but I do hear Hershel in his voice.

    You'd be surprised!

  • I believe you, Hairy, with you saying that Adam was the one who also voiced Hershel. But according to Adam himself, it seems that you're wrong on that fact. Because if you look at the comments on the video I shared, you'll see that he replied to a person's comment saying that it was his buddy, Chuck Kourouklis, who voiced Hershel, and the one who voiced Toad and Bufkin too. (and apparently Adam's Youtube username is called, 'Adam Harrington voice actor')

    He also voiced Hershel in TWD. Also, I'd like to mention Harrington has been doing an incredible job as Bigby. Every time I read the comics, only his voice comes to mind whenever Bigby says something.

  • Haha, same here! When I first read the comics, I totally read Bluebeard's dialogue in Lee's voice in my head, seriously! :D Plus, he comes back? :O Thank the maker, since I thought he was gone for good after his quarrel with, ya know... (P.C.) Anyways, I did like your anti-spoiler comic post. Keep it up when you can!

    EMMYPESS posted: »

    So I was right! Lol. St. John. And also, everytime Bluebleard talks I hear Lee and I think it's hysterical xD In the comics, I wen

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