By Cory Doctorow at 12:10 pm Fri, Jan 4, 2013
Check out this amazing reel of Paul Frees trying out different narration choices for the Disneyland Haunted Mansion. It comes from the excellent (and out of print) Haunted Mansion Original Soundtrack, which I am a proud owner of. Neener.
The Genius of Paul Frees
this set me all a-shiver
More haunted mansion? LoL! Please bring back the die antwoord blog too!
(positive vibes xeni!!!)
NICE!!! Paul Frees…the voice(s) of my childhood.
There’s a scene in Patton, Patton on his horse taking questions, where at least 3 of the voices talking to Patton are all Paul….
That same year, he was Colossus (!)
That was the only CD I’ve purchased in the last six years. I love the Haunted Mansion so much!
Just…wow. What an amazing voice.
One man’s descent into madness…
Pretty awesome that he worked the Boris Badenov and Boo-Berry / Peter Lorre voices in there. :)
Brilliant! I had the record as a kid…I wish I’d kept it!
For fans of this, I recommend SubsonicRadio.com, which has several online “radio” stations of theme park/resorts ambient music. Including requests and no-vocals-background music, as well as dedicated stations/loops for the holidays, Living Seas, Soarin over California, Dole Whip, etc. (I recommend Wilderness Lodge, Illuminations, and Flame Tree BBQ.)
Also, this documentary is great, talks about BTS audio design at the parks:
“We know a remote mansion in New Orleans Square, where Mr. Gracey lived. Every July, peas grow there.”
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