Recording the Voice of Olaf in FROZEN {Yes, Me!}

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Note: I was invited by Disney to attend the LA premiere of FROZEN last month. Travel expenses and accommodations were covered, but no other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Just 2 weeks ago, I stood in the recording studio in Disney Animation Studios. The same recording studio where the songs and the dialog for the movie Frozen were recently recorded. It was surreal.

recording OLAF in frozen video

If nothing else, blogging has given me countless opportunities to do things that I never would have dreamed of doing before this world opened up to me. Since I’m married to an audio and video recorder who used to have his own recording studio, I’ve actually had the experience of recording the voice for an animated character. I’ve watched the process dozens of times. And yet….I was in the Disney Studios recording a portion of a brand new, not even released yet Disney movie.


If only I wasn’t so sensitive about hearing my voice…

recording OLAF in frozen video

Getting into character, maybe?

What I learned:

  • It’s harder than you’d think to sync your voice with a character that’s already animated.
  • Even when you have a script to follow and 3-2-1 count down prompts to tell you when to start speaking, it’s challenging to speak at the right speed.
  • Kids think that hearing their mom’s voice coming out of their favorite snowman’s mouth is AWE-some!
  • Friends don’t care how lame you sound. Playing around in the Disney recording studio is like the best girl’s night out party game EVER.

We laughed ourselves silly.

Ready to hear me as the voice of Olaf??

Please forgive my delayed start. I swear I was watching the countdown and then all of the sudden it jumped ahead. I did a pretty good job of catching up, don’t you think?

And in case you’ve seen some of my fellow FROZEN bloggers’ posts and videos, I didn’t have a chance to record Olaf’s song, In Summer. Only a small handful of women in our group had time to record the song before we moved on to the next activity, so you’ll have to imagine how wonderful I would have sounded singing. Ha!

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About Lolli

Lolli has written 3037 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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