1. Due to the increased amount of spam bots on the forum, we are strengthening our defenses. You may experience a CAPTCHA challenge from time to time.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Old Threads Reappearing - The main SWNN site is currently undergoing a refresh. As a result some old threads may reappear in The Cantina while background maintenance is being carried out.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

Frank Oz Talks Yoda and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in New Interview

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. SWNN Probe

    SWNN Probe Seeker

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Posts:
    7,654
    Likes Received:
    8,663
    Trophy Points:
    3,842
    Credits:
    9,418
    Ratings:
    +14,049 / 20 / -21
    [​IMG]

    In a new interview with The Guardian, Frank Oz opened up about his career as a puppeteer in Hollywood, including his work as the voice and soul of Yoda in the Star Wars movies. According to him, in The Empire Strikes Back script, Yoda originally spoke in a very colloquial way, with that odd syntax structure barely present in his lines. He said:



    The Yoda voice is almost as iconic as the character himself, and with that comes a large amount of impersonators. For that reason, one would think the person who came up with it, and has been voicing him all these years, would be tired of people coming up to him with impressions of the voice. Apparently, that's not the case:



    [​IMG]



    Frank Oz returned to puppeteer and voice Yoda for The Last Jedi and lent his voice for a few sentences in The Rise of Skywalker. The icon has been one of the most beloved figures in the Star Wars franchise since he was brought in for The Empire Strikes Back. While he's not officially attached to any Star Wars projects right now (that fans know of), hopefully we haven't seen the last of Frank Oz's contributions as Yoda. Maybe in Obi-Wan Kenobi? One can only hope.



    Click HERE to check out and comment on this topic on our main site
     
    #1 SWNN Probe, Aug 31, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2021
    • Like Like x 6
  2. Choose Light

    Choose Light Mando Maven and Brown Eyes Backer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Posts:
    1,891
    Likes Received:
    35,564
    Trophy Points:
    157,667
    Credits:
    24,732
    Ratings:
    +38,204 / 11 / -2
    "It's not the voice--it's the soul."

    Gotta love it.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  3. Martoto

    Martoto Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2019
    Posts:
    674
    Likes Received:
    1,813
    Trophy Points:
    6,992
    Credits:
    1,907
    Ratings:
    +2,444 / 14 / -2
    Yeah Oz doesn't really take voice acting roles because he doesn't see himself as a "voice actor." He creates characters.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. MandoChip

    MandoChip Hate me later. Work now.
    1030th General **** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2019
    Posts:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    19,329
    Trophy Points:
    146,617
    Credits:
    11,735
    Ratings:
    +20,726 / 15 / -5
    I like Frank Oz.
     
    • Wise Wise x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Lazarus Dei

    Lazarus Dei Tree Dodger Extraordinaire
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Posts:
    2,921
    Likes Received:
    25,280
    Trophy Points:
    150,527
    Credits:
    15,633
    Ratings:
    +29,201 / 8 / -0
    Indeed... it definitely feels like a slight to have overlooked him for any more Muppets or Sesame Street work, he's given so much to those characters.
     
    • Like Like x 2
Loading...

Share This Page