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Star Tours Robot Voice
Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-11-30 4:55 pm   Permalink

Call me crazy but the little robot that drives the Star Tours simulator at Disneyland sounds exactly like Paul Rubens. It even had a little "Pee Wee" laugh during the monolog. Of course the voice sounds a little different because they recorded the sound using "robot" effects.

Can anyone confirm if this is true?


 
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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2004-11-30 5:04 pm   Permalink

by jove you're right!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000607/

http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/tours3.html

http://www.epinions.com/trvl-review-62FB-AD6E08A-3946A3C5-prod3


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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-11-30 5:39 pm   Permalink

Kinda makes you concerned about what exactly that robot's doing with his robot hands don't it?!
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stuff-o-rama
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
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From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2004-11-30 8:06 pm   Permalink

...so funny I forgot to laugh!

 
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thebaxdog
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Joined: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 775
From: Santa Ana, CA.
Posted: 2004-12-01 07:19 am   Permalink

Don't forget to wipe up the hydrolic fluid when your done !

 
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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-12-01 08:08 am   Permalink

Yikes, double post

[ This Message was edited by: Gigantalope on 2004-12-01 14:14 ]


 
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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-12-01 08:09 am   Permalink

I was just there and thought (C3pO) sounded like Tony Blair.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-12-01 08:39 am   Permalink

an even lesser known fact is that darth vader's voice is by dr. ruth and han solo's voice is by morton downey jr.

 
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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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Posted: 2004-12-01 11:31 am   Permalink

I'm just stunned that there's a website called "lucasfan". Oy.

 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
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Posted: 2004-12-01 4:26 pm   Permalink

To me this is a perfect example of Imagineering spending money on the wrong resources. With the exception of movie tie-ins, why do any WDI attractions need celebrity actors? I noticed the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kindgom had Claire from the Cosby Show and a guy from Veronica's Closet in the intro video. Why?! How does Star Tours benefit from a celebrity voice? I think it only detracts.







 
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BarkerBird
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Joined: Jul 20, 2004
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Posted: 2004-12-01 5:58 pm   Permalink

To be fair, they used Paul Rubens when he was a virtually unknown actor in Hollywood.

When Star Tours opened it was more of an inside joke than anything else. He was uncredited.


There's a lot of famous people in Disney attractions, and it goes all the way back in Disney history, starting with Walt's supervision.

The very first Audio Animatronic figure was based on Buddy Ebsen's tap-dancing.



 
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