Happy Thursday, everyone! Today in ACCESS, we learned about voice acting. What is voice acting? Well, it’s when you do a performance, but only with your voice, because the rest of you won’t be seen. Voice actors are used in all sorts of performances, but most of us know them from animated movies and tv shows.

But first things first, what is your voice? Where is it? If you remember when Ursula steals Ariel’s voice in “The Little Mermaid,” it’s right in the middle of your throat. If you put your fingers there and make a sound, you can feel your voice vibrating.

After discussing how your voice works, we listened to some examples of people who can manipulate their voices to sound like other people or characters. These are called impressions, and it’s a good way to learn how to do voice acting! Can you do any impressions?

To do Stitch, from “Lilo and Stitch,” you have to talk from the back of your throat, and widen your mouth. 

To do Mickey, you have to really pitch your voice upwards.

After practicing, we watched some scenes from animated movies, and next week, we are going to record ourselves doing the character voices. Oh boy!