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  • - I'm Timmy Turner

  • and I sure wish Cosmo and Wanda were here

  • to help me review some impressions.

  • - I wish I could go inside the internet.

  • - Here doggy doggy.

  • - What was that?

  • Didn't quite catch that.

  • - I'm hardcore.

  • - Hi Vanity Fair, I'm Tara Strong.

  • I'm an actress mostly known

  • for my animated voiceover roles,

  • like Timmy Turner from the Fairly OddParents,

  • Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls,

  • Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony,

  • Raven from Teen Titans

  • and Harley Quinn from the DC Universe

  • and today we're gonna hear some people do impressions

  • of my characters.

  • Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice

  • Giant snake, birthday cake, large fries, chocolate shake

  • Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice, ♪

  • Giant snake, birthday cake, large fries, chocolate shake

  • - So that's Megan, she's awesome.

  • I've met her.

  • I let her do her Timmy impersonation in this studio.

  • We shot a little vine video together.

  • - Hi, Timmy Turner.

  • - What are you doing? - Nothing.

  • - I'm Timmy Turner.

  • She's adorable and she's so brilliant

  • and she's probably one day gonna take all my jobs.

  • That impression was pretty close to perfect.

  • I would just say

  • she could go a little bit deeper in her register,

  • 'cause I still hear like a little girly in her voice,

  • but it's not something she can't do.

  • Like if she did that again right now and I said,

  • "Go a little deeper."

  • She could do it.

  • So she's gunning for me, I see you Megan.

  • It's just that in this particular impression,

  • she's thinking a little bit too young

  • and she's doing like a little

  • Obtuse, rubber goose

  • It's just a little bit younger,

  • she could probably do a bang on like,

  • baby deal or a young Timmy,

  • but for the Fairly OddParents

  • Timmy still has to sound like a 10 year old boy.

  • So instead of going too cutesy,

  • you think teenage boy.

  • Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice

  • Get little girl gestures and thought processes

  • out of your mind and really become a little boy.

  • When you think too cutesy,

  • it puts you in that different register,

  • where you can kind of break off into girl territory

  • and we definitely need to know that Timmy is a boy

  • that makes a lot of mistakes like boys do.

  • I wish I was inside the internet.

  • Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice

  • Giant snake, birthday cake, large fries, chocolate shake

  • - I don't believe in luck, but I do subscribe

  • to the theory of horribly inconvenient coincidences.

  • I wish I could go inside the internet.

  • - Maddie, what a great job.

  • She sounds a lot like Timmy Turner,

  • I would say her only flaw was the same as Megan's

  • where it still sounds like a little girl.

  • She rushed it a little bit.

  • So I think if she slowed down

  • and just went a little bit lower in her register

  • and add a little bit more rasp.

  • Timmy has a little bit more rasp

  • than she did in that last impression.

  • When you watch her you can see that she's into it.

  • But she's thinking more of the voice.

  • I want her to think more of the moments.

  • When you think of the Fairly OddParents theme song

  • and you think

  • Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice

  • Wow, picture all those things.

  • Each word is important.

  • Each syllable in animation is important.

  • And she can get there too.

  • If she was in my studio I'd have her there like that.

  • She's gunning for me too, I can see.

  • He's not stupid, he's my friend

  • and I should have treated him better.

  • - He's not stupid, he's my friend

  • and I should have treated him better.

  • - So she also sounds a lot like Timmy Turner,

  • all these people are so close,

  • I'm so touched that it's inspired all these people

  • to do impressions.

  • She's actually too pinched, too high.

  • So I would say to in her case, relax the rasp a little bit.

  • When you do Timmy Turner, you are pinching your vocal cords,

  • you need to make that raspy sound.

  • But she's doing it so much that it's up here

  • a little bit too much.

  • So again, she's gotta lower her pitch a little bit.

  • There's a rhythm to how boys talk.

  • So she's going a little bit too fast.

  • She needs to slow it down

  • and have a little more highs and lows

  • and not just all appear really fast.

  • And maybe it's a challenge

  • of someone doing something for YouTube

  • as opposed to being in an actual studio

  • and visualizing all those moments.

  • Because if she really took the time

  • to think about those moments,

  • I shouldn't have done that

  • almost act it like you're acting on camera.

  • He was my friend,

  • and that will bring you into those boy moments

  • instead of sort of looking in the camera and saying,

  • "He was my friend, I should have done this."

  • He was my friend, I should have done that.

  • Even if you're speaking higher or faster,

  • if you're imagining those moments,

  • they're gonna translate more

  • and they're gonna get you more into that pocket.

  • So I think the people doing impressions

  • and it may be they're not imagining

  • they're in each of these animated worlds.

  • I'm just as tough as Blossom and Buttercup.

  • I can handle the rough stuff too.

  • - I'm tough, I'm just as tough as they are,

  • I'm hardcore.

  • Hi, I'm Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls.

  • [indistinct]

  • She's talking to squirrels again.

  • - Oh, my gosh, she's so cute.

  • That is a great Bubbles.

  • It sounds just like her totally.

  • I would say again for her to slow down the acting beats.

  • Bubbles has this funny thing

  • where she pronounces words funny, like picky.

  • So when she's like,

  • I'm just as tough as Blossom or,

  • she needs to slow it down.

  • I'm just as tough as Blossom and Buttercup.

  • Buttercup, see how it got a little bit weird

  • where I put the T.

  • There's little like weird inflections that Bubbles has

  • that would get her from her pretty awesome impression

  • to even greater.

  • So slow it down, imagine all the moments,

  • take every syllable.

  • I'm just as tough as Blossom and Buttercup, I'm hardcore.

  • Even though Bubble's voice lives in a high register,

  • she drops down from it periodically.

  • So that would help to capture her musicality

  • if she didn't always stay up high all the time

  • and she came down a little bit

  • I think it would sound even better,

  • but that's pretty darn close.

  • I'm just as tough and strong and mean

  • as Buttercup and Blossom

  • and I'll prove that I can be hardcore.

  • - I'm just as tough and mean as Blossom and Buttercup,

  • I'm hardcore.

  • - She's great too, it's pretty close too.

  • The only thing I can see she's doing with her mouth

  • is she's making her a little too babyish.

  • Even though Bubbles is super cute,

  • she almost has to fight the baby.

  • It's almost like you can't play her too cutesy

  • or it doesn't work,

  • you almost have to play against the cutesy with a cute sound

  • if that makes any sense.

  • So instead of thinking like this,

  • if you're thinking like this, I'm hardcore.

  • It's naturally gonna kind of take her down,

  • again, she can find a few more places

  • to go a little bit lower,

  • even though it's a high pitch sound.

  • I know this is probably very confusing.

  • Just because Bubbles is small

  • doesn't mean her moments are small.

  • I'm just as mean and tough as everybody else.

  • She still has to have that real determined sound.

  • It's not all baby,

  • it has to have a bunch of different layers,

  • but vocally she's like, and totally pitch wise,

  • she's really close.

  • You have to have highs and lows in your acting

  • to keep the audience engaged

  • and keep the character authentic.

  • When you speak in your own voice,

  • there's a musicality to it.

  • It's like you're singing a song with words.

  • So you wouldn't always speak like this

  • or people would be really bored with you talking to them.

  • So think of how you have highs and lows in your own world

  • and then bring that forth with your character work.

  • I'm still getting his drool off my face.

  • I don't want him anywhere near my brain.

  • Here doggy.

  • Here doggy, doggy.

  • - I'm still getting his drool off my face.

  • I don't want him anywhere near my brain.

  • Here doggy.

  • Here doggy, doggy.

  • - Brizzy is awesome.

  • She's off and running on her own voiceover career

  • so she's doing great.

  • To make Raven even more perfect,

  • it's already pretty perfect,

  • is to not have anything forced or pinched at all.

  • She doesn't have any nasal quality to her.

  • For Raven you actually have to try less

  • than people think you do.

  • That guttural roll isn't always there when she speaks

  • it kind of fluctuates in and out

  • so she does have some highs and lows,

  • way less highs and lows than any other character I do.

  • In fact, Raven's challenge is in high action sequences

  • to maintain the voice

  • because if you get too excited,

  • you can't keep that guttural roll.

  • So I would say less nasal, more natural.

  • Sit back a little bit on the roll

  • and just like let it flow,

  • but you can see like, acting wise,

  • she's in the right pocket.

  • It's super close.

  • She could play Raven.

  • I know this isn't my style,

  • but we just kicked Slade's butt,

  • shouldn't we celebrate or something?

  • - Evil be where we have waffles,

  • azarath metrion zinthos.

  • I know it isn't really my style,

  • but we just kicked Slade's butt,

  • shouldn't we celebrate or something?

  • - It's the same sort of category as Brizzy

  • where it's just a little bit too forced,

  • a little bit too nasal.

  • If you just sit back,

  • it's also a great impression, by the way,

  • but if she just sits back on a little bit

  • and doesn't push so hard or tries so hard.

  • There's no pinch sound when you do Raven.

  • When you do Timmy Turner there's a pinch sound.

  • But when you do Raven, there's no pinch sound.

  • Raven almost needs to sound like

  • it's a chore to speak, it's boring.

  • So if you sound pushed,

  • or you sound like you're trying to be a teenager

  • or you sound upbeat,

  • it's not gonna sound like Raven.

  • And you really have to think about