I can’t remember if it was always that way, but one day, my favorite Disney song had me on the edge of my seat.
It was from the first film of the Disney Pixar Animation Studio, Up, which was released in 1984.
In the film, a young boy is brought into the life of his father and the Disney animation studio, as he attempts to make his dreams come true.
That boy, voiced by Brad Bird, was named Daffy Duck, and was played by an incredible voice actor, Bill Murray.
Daffys voice was just so powerful, and his character, who is called Up, was so relatable, that he was instantly popular, and even had a hit single, titled “Up.”
This hit single was so popular that it became a pop song in the United States.
It reached #1 in the U.S. for four weeks.
I think it’s probably one of the most popular songs in history.
However, the song is now out of print, and I still love the Disney voice actor.
So I thought I would recreate the song and use the Pixar voice to recreate it.
It’s a bit of a story for this post.
In 1984, Bill and I were working in a small music academy in the heart of California called the Orange Music Academy.
We were teaching kids how to play music, how to write music, and how to be creative with their music.
One day, we had a meeting with the headmaster of the academy, and she brought us the Pixar film, Up.
She said, “Bill, I want you to be my new voice actor.”
Bill was immediately enthusiastic.
He had worked with such talented Disney voice actors as Chris Evans, Jennifer Lopez, and Tom Hanks.
He was the perfect voice for the character Up.
It took him about a week of auditioning and training, and after a few days, he was cast.
Bill’s character was based on my favorite character, Daffymuck.
He has a beautiful voice, and he plays up to his character with a lot of warmth and emotion.
When I was hired, I was the voice of Up.
I remember that day so vividly.
I went in to audition for the role of Up, and it was an incredible day for me.
The music academy had a big party that night, and as I walked up to the audition booth, the crowd went wild.
It felt like we had come to a major pop music festival.
Bill was the first voice actor that came through the door.
He immediately hit the ground running.
Bill immediately grabbed his microphone, began singing the line “Down the rabbit hole,” and I think the entire room went crazy.
I remember thinking, “I can’t believe Bill Murray’s voice is coming through my head!”
He was in his element, and when I heard that line, I knew he was going to deliver an amazing performance.
My audition was over in a minute.
The next day, Bill came in and we got to see each other again.
I don’t think we ever got on the same page, but we bonded quickly and became friends.
Bill and his amazing voice actor friend were a huge help to me in my career.
I am forever grateful for their friendship, and they were the first people I went to when I was trying to find my voice.
After my first audition, I started auditioning again, and this time I was very successful.
I had a chance to audition with the likes of Chris Evans and Jennifer Lopez and Tom Selleck.
The crowd loved Up so much that I was instantly cast as Daffyn.
I worked with Bill, and we eventually became friends again.
He taught me a lot about the importance of voice acting.
He’s a very hardworking guy and is very passionate about his craft.
I loved working with Bill.
He and I are still good friends and work together as part of the Pixar Music Academy now.
The Disney voice is not a rare thing, but for Bill and me, the Pixar animation voice has become our own.
It’s not just for kids, but it is something I think everyone should aspire to have.
Bill Murray is an amazing actor, and one of my favorite actors to work with is Bill Murray Jr. He is a talented, talented man.
I’ve known Bill for a long time.
I worked with him at Pixar for a number of years and I am so happy to have him as part to my family.
I would have loved to have worked with this voice actor someday, but he is just a special guy.
He takes you inside his head and into his soul.
He will do anything you want him to do.
He is an inspiration to me, and for him to have Bill Murray as part the Pixar Animation Academy is just so great.
He does an incredible job with the Pixar studio, and my dream is to work there