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Voice-Over for Animation by M.J. Lallo, Jean Ann Wright

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CHAPTEReleven ADR

What Is ADR?

ADR is automated dialogue replacement. It’s a part of the sound design. ADR is not dubbing voices into another language. ADR is done in the original language. When an animated film, or any film, is in postproduction, often some of the voice track needs to be replaced. Maybe the quality of the sound wasn’t good in places on the original voice track. Maybe the director didn’t like one of the voices. Maybe some parts of a dialect aren’t acceptable. Perhaps a celebrity must be impersonated when he’s not available for dialogue replacement. Perhaps a show must be sanitized for a network buy when it was originally recorded live or it originated on cable TV or maybe some new animation was added. Whatever the reason, the ...

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