Who's afraid of Fenris Ulf? (sorry - I couldn't resist that one...)
jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 29 22:13:17 EDT 2003
Those who thought the 1979 LWW reminded them of Yellow
Submarine can rest easy, this was no coincidence, both
movies shared animation director Bob Balser and Line
Producer John Coates.
--- Abe Gross <argross at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > I went back to listen again after my
> typically-precipitate post on
> > accent, and now I'm not as sure as I was. It's
> just possible it's an
> > American _attempting_ an English accent. The
> result is a slightly
> > transatlantic Cockney with traces of Oz. Not at
> all what you'd expect of a
> > privately-educated 1940's English schoolboy,
> although this version was
> > clearly not set in the 1940's anyway (come to
> think of it it's never
> > explained just what the children are doing in the
> Professor's house, and
> > parents' absence goes quite unremarked). The other
> three children all have
> > much more obviously American accents: even with
> them, though, I sometimes
> > wondered if they were occasionally remembering to
> try and _sound_ English.
> > But I'm clearly no Henry Higgins.
> > Charlie
> Yes, I remember that rather peculiar accent of
> Edmund's, too--as you say, as
> if it's an American trying to sound British. And as
> you say, the other
> characters all have American accents. Weird. I
> wonder if it was an attempt
> to make Edmund sound "stuck up" and "not a nice
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