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

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CHAPTER twelve Dubbing

What Is Dubbing?

Dubbing actually means mixing the sound for a project. However, over the years for most people it has come to mean dialogue replacement after the final edit of a foreign film, television series, or other media project. Dubbing is replacing the original language of a film with another language, as in English to Spanish or Spanish to English. That’s the way we use the word in this book. Good dubbing today looks like the story was recorded in the language you hear, even though that is not the original language in which the project was animated. Most voiceover artists create an audio character before the animators draw the characters to match the performance. That’s called prelay animation. A dubbing artist ...

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