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The Creators Society: Ins and Outs of Voice Casting for Animation

  • Tue, April 21, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar - Log-in will be sent after registration
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Presented by: The Creators Society Voice Actors Branch
Branch Chief: Claire Dodin

Casting an animated movie can be challenging. Voice casting is a very important element in the filmmaking process. The right voice paired with the right character creates the magic that the audience craves and translates into box office success. Would Genie in Aladdin be the same without Robin Williams? 

Join the creators Society as we bring you a panel of experts to share what they know with you. We’ll explore the differences between independent movie casting and studio casting, and what to do to secure the best cast for your film, and we’ll look at what actors can do to increase their chances of being the perfect fit for a character and get cast in animation.

Check out our Zoom Guide



Terri Douglas

ADR Voice Casting Director
Loop Group

Terri Douglas is one of the most in demand top ADR Voice Casting Directors and owns the loop group “Loop Troop” in Los Angeles. She has worked on the highest grossing films of all times and has a multi-talented career in voice over, acting and ADR voice casting and has worked on over 400+ Feature Films, 60 Animated Features, numerous Video Games and Television Shows. Some of her projects include, FROZEN 1 & 2, the last 5 STARWARS features, THE MANDALORIAN, KNIVES OUT, TROLLS 1 & 2, TOY STORY 4, ONWARD, GREYHOUND, INCREDIBLES 2, COCO, DISENCHATMENT, MOANA, DOCTOR STRANGE and the APEX LEGENDS Game.

Ben Hoppe

Creative Director
Disney Character Voices (DCV

BEN HOPPE has been with DCV since 2001, helping to oversee character voice production for the Walt Disney Company for all projects ancillary to original Walt Disney Animation and Pixar films. In this role, he does creative-consultation, brand management, scripting, editing, casting and voice directing for all established and newly created characters from Mickey and Minnie to Anna and Elsa. Regularly directing upwards of 300 recording sessions a year, Mr. Hoppe has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of actors, including celebrities and VO legends alike. Projects of which he’s been a part can literally be heard all around the world, from toy store shelves to theme park parades to TV and movie screens.  

Ned Lott

Producer, Voice Director, and Casting Director
Walt Disney Studios

Ned Lott has a wide range of producing, voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Producer, Voice Director, and Casting Director with the Walt Disney Studios on seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s Moving Castle” starring Christian Bale. Other notable accomplishments include casting Liam Neeson as the voice of “Aslan” for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Ned also co-Produced and cast the English version of the Oscar™ nominated Animated Feature “Ernest & Celestine” starring Forest Whitaker and Paul Giamatti. Ned spent years at Disney Character Voices, voice-directing and casting projects for “Cars”, “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, “Kingdom Hearts" and many other Disney/Pixar projects. Ned has also voice-directed Warner Bros “Lord of the Rings” projects and “The Lego Movie Video Game” with Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Ferrell. For recent television animated series work, Ned voice-directed multiple episodes for a musical series for Netflix called “Motown Magic”. On the International front, he voice-directed and cast animated features out of South Africa, Spain, Russia, France and China including dubbing the highest grossing Animated Feature ever created in China, "Monkey King: Hero is Back" starring Jackie Chan. He is currently Voice-Directing and Casting two Animated Feature films, one out of Peru called “Ainbo” and one out of South Africa called “Seal Team”.

Sara Jane Sherman

Casting Director, Dialogue Director and Voiceover Coach

Sara is a two-time Emmy Nominated Casting Director, Dialogue Director and Voiceover Coach. She is currently casting ANIMANIACS and LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS for Warner Bros Animation, casting and voice directing Cartoon Network's TIG N SEEK, and THE CUPHEAD SHOW! for Netflix.

Recently, she has done projects with Warner Bros. Animation, Disney Television Animation, the shorts department at Cartoon Network, Netflix, and several mobile apps. Before that, she was Jon Stewart's Head of Casting for his animated project with HBO. However, the majority of her casting career was at Disney Television Animation, where she spent 12 years learning how to cast an animated series.

She was the Executive Director of Casting and Talent Relations before leaving at the beginning of 2017. She has worked on such hit shows as BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES, TANGLED EVER AFTER, MILO MURPHY'S LAW, PHINEAS AND FERB, GRAVITY FALLS, AND STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL. Her credits also include MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, YIN, YANG, YOU, FISH HOOKS, CLUB PENGUIN, WANDER OVER YONDER, SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO!, and many, many pilots.





Claire Dodin

Voice Actress
Director of Operations, VOFFLA
Chief of the Voice Actors Branch, The Creators Society

Claire is a seasoned voice actress who has voiced hundreds of characters in French and English in the last 18 years. Her credits include Splash and Bubbles, Hatchimals, Shopkins, The Breadwinner, Escape from Planet Earth, Silent Hill – Book of memory and more. She is also the Director of Operations at Voffla, inc ; a US audio production company currently involved in the production of the English language versions of the animated feature film “Cemacemas” about an Taiwanese aborigine legend, the animated feature film “Sacred Tomb” an epic fantasy set in Eastern Europe and Western Asia and several video games to be announced soon.

Event Timetable: 
7:00pm – 8:00pm  ~ Zoom Panel
8:00pm - 8:30PM  ~ Q&A

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