Round 4 - Theme: Looney Tunes

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All members of BTVA are welcome to submit a performance for voice acting practice or just for fun! See below for details.

THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Welcome to the semi-finals our 4 remaining finalists. You've battled hard in the worlds of fighting, ponies and robots. So take a load off and have a smile and a laugh as you enter the world of Looney Tunes. It was over 50 years ago that the genius and legendary voice acting talent of Mel Blanc and many others gave birth to iconic characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, as well as an array of other wild, wacky and uniquely funny characters.

Your mission for Round 4 however will not be to take on the Looney Tunes characters that are known for their iconic voices and acting. You'll be voicing minor characters and ones not normally recognized for their voice acting. Looney Tunes characters are known for their eccentricity and often stereotypes, so it will be your job to create the most "cartoony" characters possible whilst retaining a believability in your acting.
Remember, this also isn't about imitation. Use the dialogue and character descriptions to come up with voices you feel will best fit the characters.

Your monologues have been written with minimal guides and all emphasis/inflections/pauses/exaggerations etc. have been removed from the words. It will be up to you how you deliver your lines/words. And don't forget, when it comes to Looney Tunes, which would fall under the "Comedy" genre, timing of your delivery will be key.

There will be a couple of challenges in this round.
- Character #1: once again performing a monologue, this time of longer length than previous rounds.
- Character #2: on top of voicing their primary character, sometimes voice actors are asked to voice minor characters that only have a couple of lines. For your second character's monologue, you will voice the depicted character as well an extra character that appears in that monologue.
- Challenge #1: perform 2 different versions of each monologue. Voice directors often like listening to multiple approaches to the same lines and choosing the best one.
- Challenge #2: you'll need to create 3 distinct voices. 2 for your primary characters, 1 for your minor character.

No doubt this is your biggest challenge yet, but your reward will be earning a spot in the Finals! So until then ... badeep badeep, that's all folks!

2 Finalists with the most votes will move on.
2 Finalists will be eliminated.

Click on a character image to display their description and lines that you will voice act and record.
Wile E. Coyote

(Wile confronts the Road Runner, announcing that he should be prepared to be hunted and eaten)
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, Supergenius. I like the way it rolls out. Wile E. Coyote, Supergenius. To continue, I am not selling anything, nor am I working my way through college. So, let's get down to cases. You are a road runner and I am going to eat you for supper. Now, don't try to get away. I am more muscular, more cunning, faster, and larger than you are, and, I'm a genius, while you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten. Now then, I can easily understand why it should puzzle you that a person of my intelligence, I.Q. 207 super genius, should devote his valuable time chasing you, this ridiculous road runner, this bird that appears to be so skinny, scrawny, stringy, unappetizing, anemic, ugly and misbegotten. Ah, but how little you know about yourself. Actually, the road runner is to the taste buds of a coyote, what caviar, champagne, filet mignon and chocolate fudge are to the taste buds of a man. So, I'll give you the customary two minutes to say your prayers.

Despite is infamous failure to capture the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote is actually a genius. His knowledge, intellect and ingenuity just happen to be counteracted by his terrible bad luck. Not commonly known for speaking, when Wile does speak, he speaks in a refined and high class kinda of way.
Chester

(Chester and his tough friend Spike walk the streets while Chester is suggesting things that they can do)
Chester: "You want me to dig up some bones for ya? Anything you say Spike. Coz you and me is pals. Dat's right ain't it Spike? Hey Spike, you wanna play ball? Huh Spike? You wanna? Huh? Huh? Huh Spike? You wanna? Huh?"
Spike: (slaps Chester away) "Neh."
Chester: "Nah, you wouldn't like dat would you Spike. *pause* Hey Spike. How bout we chase cars huh? Does that sound like fun?"
Spike: (slaps Chester away) "Neh."
Chester: "Nahaha, that wouldn't be no fun he he. *pause* How bout beatin' up a cat? Would you like dat Spike? Huh? Would you like dat Spike? Huh? Spike?"
Spike: "Cat? You know where is it a cat?"
Chester: "Yeah, sure Spike. Sure sure. I know where is it a cat. (both walk to find the cat) Oh boy, we're gonna have fun beatin' up a cat. Ain't we Spike? (they bump into a cat and chase it. The cat slams a door onto Spike's face) Dat's a dirty underhanded trick to do to ya Spike. I'll show dat cat he can't do dat to my pal."
Spike: "Neh. I'll take care of dat cat myself."
Chester: "Go get 'im Spike! Go get 'im! Spike is my hero".

Chester is a small terrier who considers Spike the big bulldog to be his best friend. He can be seen as quite an irritating tag-along friend who yacks almost non-stop. He looks up to Spike, has the utmost respect and will do anything to please him. Both dogs live on the street and their English speaking isn't always perfect.
Lola Bunny

(Lola has become infactuated with Daffy Duck and becomes jealous when he talks about asking out another girl)
Hello Daffy. I never noticed how handsome you were. You have a really big beak. So, have you given any thought on who you want to invite on your romantic date? And is it anyone I know? (Daffy responds and Lola's tone changes) So, you're gonna go out with her? Whatdya even know about this girl? She could be trouble. She could be dangerous. Not every girl is as "stable" as me. And you said her name is Tina right? That's not even a real name. It's a made-up name like "Ballswick" or "Kathrard". She must have you so duped. You want me to leave? Fine. But you are making a huge mistake. Tina's crazy. She's a crazy person! She's a crazy, fake-named person who's probably a stalker! (jumps out window) I'm just gonna leave this ladder here ... for later. (heads home) I can't lose him. I've got to stop that date. And I know just how I'm going to do it. Is it weird to talk to myself? No it's not weird. You think I need a haircut? I dunno. If you grow out your bangs. Ooooo, that's a good idea.

Lola is a late teen/young adult rabbit who is desperately seeking love. Whenever she sets her sights on a guy, she does not let up and gets jealous very easily. She's also known to be quite the oddball in the way she talks and behaves.
Witch Hazel

(Hazel is proud to be known as the ugliest witch of all but becomes worried when a new ugly arrives on the scene. This new ugly is a little girl dressed up in a Halloween costume)
Hazel: "Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. *witch-like laugh* Hee hee he he he he he he he. (dances to get some ingredients and passes her magic mirror) Magic mirror on the wall, who's the ugliest one of all? (is told she is) I'm so deathly afraid of getting pretty as I grow older. Pretty? *witch-like laugh* He he he he he he he. (goes back to cauldron) I could finish this goop tonight if only I had some (there's a knock on the door) guests. Coming chaps!"
Kid: "Evening granny. Do you have any goodies for a Halloween witch?"
Hazel: (talks to self) "Witch? I don't remember seeing her at any of the union meetings. But my, isn't she the ugliest little thing? He he he he. (in realization) Huh?! Ugly? (runs back to mirror and scaredly asks) Magic mirror on the wall. Who's the ugliest one of all?" (is told Halloween kid is far uglier) She is?? Darling. Come in come in come in come in. I warn you deary. I'm going to worm all of your ugly secrets out of you. Tell me now, who undoes your hair?"
Kid: "Do you like it?"
Hazel: "Like it? Why it's absolutely hideous!"
Kid: "I did myself up tonight"
Hazel: "There's nothing like a home permanent. Oh but I mustn't be such a selfish hostess. Wait right here and I'll stir up some tea and goodies. Make yourself homely."

As her name states, Hazel is a witch and does typical things that an evil witch would do like brewing spells and recipes in her cauldron, hunting animals or little children and flying around on her broomstick. She's known to be quite vain and loves the fact that she is so ugly.
Voting has ended.
THE RESULTS ARE IN!
MOM0KI
MOM0KI
Playing: Lola Bunny & Witch Hazel
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4
Foxwolf

The start of your Lola's were great but I felt some of the crazy/jealous parts were generally weak, didn't sound natural and felt forced. Hazel had great acting, though I could hear your regular voice in your witch voice. Laughs were fantastic as always.

Agrees (9)  Disagrees (1)
NCZ

I felt the obsessive/psychoticness in monologue 1ís ending and "made-up name" part was a little underdone, but the second one was stronger. Hazel sounded kind of girlish at times, but your acting and high pitch captured the fact that she's a wicked witch.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (0)
TomStheVoice
TomStheVoice
Playing: Wile E. Coyote & Chester
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4
Foxwolf

Your first Wile was overall too fast and seemed to run on. Your second stood out, significantly better. You took your time and emphasized words. Your first Chester was spot on with voice, energy and annoying personality!! Your Spike's were also good.

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (1)
NCZ

I preferred the first monologue for both characters. You excelled at Wile E.ís boastful personality. Spike sounded.appropriately big and gruff, while Chester was manic and a fast-talker. However, I did like the condescending delivery in monologue 2.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (0)
Bree
Bree
Playing: Lola Bunny & Witch Hazel
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4
Foxwolf

First off, well done on the huge variation between your Lola's, though some of them didn't seem to fit the lines. Hazel's voice was a little young and sometimes inconsistent. Your energy and range were great for both but parts felt unnatural and forced.

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (3)
NCZ

Really liked your take on Lola; you really played up her clingy personality in the first and the jealousy/rage in the second. Unfortunately, I felt Hazel was pretty hit-or-miss. When it hit, it was pretty good, but it was a little inconsistent at times.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (0)
TuxedoTaargus
TuxedoTaargus
Playing: Wile E. Coyote & Chester
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4
Foxwolf

Perfection is the only word for your first Wile. Voice, energy, timing, inflections, character confidence just brilliant. Second was solid but was tamer. Your second faster speaking Chester was superb. Fit the character much more than the first.

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (3)
NCZ

Excellent smugness in the first Wile E. monologue. The second was good too but lacked the first one's punch. Now for Spike, I preferred the second one where he spoke faster, sounding more overly-energetic and excitable. Strong performance overall.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (2)

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