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Elijah not (necessarily) voicing Spyro?? [CLOSED]
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#1 Posted: 20:17:54 05/09/2009 | Topic Creator
I found out some news from Spyro World that Elijah Wood has yet to lend his talent for the movie from an interview here:

http://insidemovies.moviefone....w-9-the-hobbit/

You voiced the titular dragon in the 'The Legend of Spyro' video game. Will you be lending your voice to the film adaptation as well?

You know, it's funny. People have mentioned that to me. I'm not attached to do that. I know that there's talk of that. I did the video game [laughs]. I don't know if I'll do that or not. It'd be fun to carry on the character, but I'm not officially attached to that yet.


Either Spyro will be voiced by another actor, or the film is on hold, we probably won't know until the time is right, and 2009 looks like it's the first year without some sort of Spyro installment.

I so want Elijah to voice Spyro in the movie!
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#2 Posted: 21:11:23 05/09/2009
Elijah Wood is the best voice actor for Spyro.
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#3 Posted: 21:43:48 05/09/2009
Elijah Wood is currently working on Tim Burton's new film, due out on 9/9/2009. I saw it in the previews when I went to see District 9. <.<;
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#4 Posted: 01:22:36 06/09/2009
Oh yeah, that movie called '9', or something like that.

Anyways, I hope he'll be the voice of Spyro, he's great!
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#5 Posted: 01:45:01 06/09/2009
ELIJAH YOU ROCK, YAY "9" (yes it is called "9")
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#6 Posted: 02:41:14 06/09/2009
JIM WALKER is a better choice...

Besides, Elijah's a big nerd anyway...
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#7 Posted: 23:08:44 06/09/2009
I loved the voice Spyro had in the Second game...Tom Kenny I think.

Note: Not necessarily promoting the classics...just offering an opinion.
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#8 Posted: 00:48:45 07/09/2009
The only reason I'd see the movie is if Elijah did do the voice of Spyro.
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#9 Posted: 02:01:28 07/09/2009
I like Elijah Wood for him. It's either that, the people who did Spyro in other games (who cares 'bout them), or someone else. Or, we could have Tom Kenny again smilie.
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#10 Posted: 02:04:12 07/09/2009
Whether it's Tom Kerry, Jim Walker, Billy West, David Hayter, or even Phil Hartman, I don't care, I just want someone who's good a voice acting and knows what they are doing and knows about the verse.
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#11 Posted: 02:37:23 07/09/2009
Elijah doesn't have the power befitting a legendary hero like Spyro. Also, it seems to me like when Spyro is going through an emotional time which warrants a very convincing portrayal of that specific emotion, he sounds as though he could be saying something totally insignificant. We need someone who is better at putting emotion in his voice than Elijah Wood is.
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#12 Posted: 02:47:20 07/09/2009 | Topic Creator
What are you talking about, SpyroLUVA? Elijah Wood did put emotion in his voice as Spyro, and it hasn't been confirmed that he won't be voicing Spyro in the movie.
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#13 Posted: 05:12:08 07/09/2009
^But Mr. Wood is not trained in voice acting though, which isn't the same as acting.

Let's put it this way, acting on a stage or a camera, you have things you can work with in real time; props, actors, crew members, the audience, and orchestra (the last two being if you're on a stage and in a musical). You can see how the other actors and members emotions are, get more feel for your character, and be able to deliver a decent performance.

Now with voice acting, it's a whole other ordeal. All you have is a script, a microphone, maybe some headphones, and probably two to twenty people around you watching you do your job. You have no idea what at times your voice is going to be used for, nor do any of your body and facial expressions improve the performance. Even long runners like Glen Close and Mel Brooks had problems with voice acting.

It's not that it's a bad thing, it's just something you have to have a completely different understanding of.

In my personal opinion upon from what I've played in ANB, I found Gary Oldman's voice to be rather dry and unsettling considering the character he's voicing when compared to the other VAs of the guardians. Mr. Spade's performance was okay, but it could have used a bit more of bruva and comedic tone to make the situations that were supposed to be funny actually be laughable.
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#14 Posted: 04:31:04 09/09/2009
Um... Tom Kenny please? Or the Taco Bell Dog voice actor.
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#15 Posted: 05:53:28 09/09/2009
Tom Kenny sucks... Jim Walker is better. =P
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#16 Posted: 11:47:56 09/09/2009
Quote: BlackDragonAJ89
JIM WALKER is a better choice...

Besides, Elijah's a big nerd anyway...


Pfft. Not from Lord of the Rings. Oh my god, that's one of the best movies ever
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#17 Posted: 20:47:32 09/09/2009
lololololol... He knows the films gonna fail too! smilie I like the games but I think the film will failpalm...
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#18 Posted: 00:56:02 10/09/2009
Quote: Celtianna
Quote: BlackDragonAJ89
JIM WALKER is a better choice...

Besides, Elijah's a big nerd anyway...


Pfft. Not from Lord of the Rings. Oh my god, that's one of the best movies ever


Yeah, but it wasn't all because of Elijah Wood either... it was from everyone else that was involved. Even the music composer was able to leave a mark in that movie... =P
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#19 Posted: 00:55:13 27/10/2009
Isn't that kind of a point in the legend series, that smilie was not all-mighty and powerful (think ANB...), I mean, to quote the original Spyro the Dragon game's case, "He's a fiesty little flame breathing dragon". Or mabye that's just me... [/i][/i]Quote: NEW_SpyroLUVA
Elijah doesn't have the power befitting a legendary hero like Spyro. Also, it seems to me like when Spyro is going through an emotional time which warrants a very convincing portrayal of that specific emotion, he sounds as though he could be saying something totally insignificant. We need someone who is better at putting emotion in his voice than Elijah Wood is.
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#20 Posted: 16:54:16 27/10/2009
If Elijah is not necessarily doing the voice of Spyro who is then?
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#21 Posted: 22:18:34 29/10/2009
What if they put in Billy West to save on voice acting costs? They could nail multiple characters with one person.
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#22 Posted: 22:43:18 29/10/2009
True. ( remembers the glory days of Mel Blanc)
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#23 Posted: 22:52:25 29/10/2009
Yeah Mel Blanc would be the best Spyro voice actor. Too bad it cannot be.
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#24 Posted: 22:55:41 29/10/2009
I know... smilie
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#25 Posted: 23:05:20 29/10/2009
Best Spyro.
Best Sparx.
Best (Insert elder here).
Best Cynder. (Maybe June Foray would work better there.)
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#26 Posted: 07:47:55 31/10/2009
Listen, all we know that Elijah Wood is not called up to voice as Spyro in the flim. Maybe the voicing might take place near the ending of the production process, or maybe in the middle of the flim while lip-syncing was being worked on (like placeholder voices, so that animators can lip-sync the characters' lips properly before the actual voice actors do their job). There's still a chance that he may retake his role as the voice of Spyro... and if not, what kind of voice actor would closely resemble the voice of the legend version of Spyro?

Right now, the news about Spyro remained slient or quiet at this time. Maybe next year is the time to reveal those hidden notes. smilie
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#27 Posted: 15:42:09 03/11/2009
What about a completely new voice that may work better?
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#28 Posted: 22:03:03 04/11/2009
yeah.... that's almost what they's have to do... lol.... If it's not him then it will obviously not be him smilie... duh... lol
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#29 Posted: 19:19:46 23/12/2009
I have to ask, will Elija be dong the next game? I think I heard somewhere that his contract with Sierra said he only had to do three games, and that he was not obligated to do anymore. Do you think he'll be returning as Spyro in the next game?
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#30 Posted: 19:30:42 23/12/2009
I think you need a voice actor that is attached to the character as much as we are. A diehard if you will. And as you saw in the first post he said it would be fun, But he isn't attached to him yet.
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#31 Posted: 03:20:42 24/12/2009
Who would be good as Spyro?

*cough*tomkenny*cough*
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#32 Posted: 04:02:37 24/12/2009
Tom Kenny would be good for it.
Jess Harnell was a little too... squeaky for it. (Although I do like him.)

And Elijah Wood sounds like a traitor. How hard would it be to do a movie?
Course I wouldn't know, I haven't done a game or movie voice. smilie

Also, I'm actually hoping this movie comes out.
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Garfield failed because they tried to stick to a comic-like appearence, I think.
Then again I could be wrong...

I wish they'd make a movie on the old series, with the same stories but with better graphics. smilie
Tom Kenny would be awesome for that...
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#33 Posted: 21:57:47 24/12/2009
I don't really want Spyro to sound like Spongebob. But maybe he'd do good. There can be suprises.

However I just played Xiaolin Showdown. Wayne Knight played Dojo in the series. (And did a very good job). But Paul Rugg did Dojo for the video game and it kinda sucked. You know the voice of Mr. Director is so annoying.
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#34 Posted: 23:03:21 24/12/2009
Quote: JAK
I don't really want Spyro to sound like Spongebob. But maybe he'd do good. There can be suprises.

However I just played Xiaolin Showdown. Wayne Knight played Dojo in the series. (And did a very good job). But Paul Rugg did Dojo for the video game and it kinda sucked. You know the voice of Mr. Director is so annoying.


He would sound no different than he did in Spyro 2, 3 and 4
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#35 Posted: 09:14:00 25/12/2009
He sounded good in those. =P
It was the other characters in RR/GtG that sounded like Spongebob. smilie
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#36 Posted: 15:30:32 17/01/2010
Im inlove with Elijah's voice! His voice fits Spyro's personality, im a huge fan of lord of the rings too.
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#37 Posted: 19:44:47 17/01/2010
Johnny Young Bosch should play Spyro. xD

He's a great voice actor. smilie
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#38 Posted: 22:02:17 17/01/2010
i think that elijiah should should stay on hes great and he himself said that he liked doing his voice...i think he'd do good in the movie
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#39 Posted: 22:45:30 17/01/2010
I think that Elijah should be kept as Spyro's voice, it suited Legend Spyro's personality. But if he is, voicing Spyro in the movie, they can mabye direct him to add more emotion, i dont want it to be like in DotD :/
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#40 Posted: 23:37:39 17/01/2010
It makes me wonder what made him lose that good voice in DotD. o.O
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#41 Posted: 05:17:56 20/01/2010
Quote: HarryPotter
Im inlove with Elijah's voice! His voice fits Spyro's personality, im a huge fan of lord of the rings too.


Yeah same!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i'm a huge fan of the lord of the rings 2!!!
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#42 Posted: 01:50:02 22/01/2010
I hope Elijah does it- he did it the best smilie ! But if he doesn't then my second favorite would definatly be the voice in the first game when his voice was all scratchy. smilie
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#43 Posted: 23:01:56 09/03/2010
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Elijah Wood is currently working on Tim Burton's new film, due out on 9/9/2009. I saw it in the previews when I went to see District 9. <.<;


Did you like Disctrict 9? I loved that movie
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#44 Posted: 14:20:33 28/03/2010
Tom Kenny is the best for Spyro.
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#45 Posted: 19:53:35 28/03/2010
He recently finished up voice-recordings for HappyFeet 2, and last November he co-starred in a movie that will be out sometime this year called The Romantics.

I'm not sure what 'Lij is doing these days, but since the movie is supposing to come out this April he either went with it or didn't.
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#46 Posted: 05:44:45 09/05/2010
Still, it wouldn't be the same really without Elijha. It's like putting Robert Pattinson in a kid's movie, too late.
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