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Author Topic: Arthur's Missing Pal - What's the deal with the voice actors?  (Read 427 times)

sue_ellens_brother

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I haven't seen "Arthur's Missing Pal" all the way through. I attempted to watch it on Youtube and it was so awful I just skipped around to see the different characters and then watched the credits to see who the voice actors were, since I had read they were all different. However, I was surprised to hear that two of the voice actors are the same as the TV show - Bruce Dinsmore as Binky and Daniel Brochu as Buster. (They're unmistakeable.)

Does anyone know why they chose to use pseudonyms? I can't find any information about this on the internet. The fact that Bruce Dinsmore chose the name "Bruce Smithee" implies that he didn't want to have anything to do with the finished movie. ("Alan Smithee" is the name movie directors used to use when they didn't want to be associated with movies they had directed.) But the fact that he used his real first name gives me the impression he WANTED people to know that he didn't want to be involved with the movie. As for Danny Brochu/"Conway Bruce" - does anybody know what significance of that name? It's interesting that the last name he chose is the same as the first name of the other series regular who ALSO used a pseudonym.

My overactive imagination was wondering what it is about the finished movie they were unhappy with. Like, maybe they didn't know the other actors weren't going to be asked to do voices and they used phony names as a show of solidarity?  ???

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Does anyone know why they chose to use pseudonyms? The fact that Bruce Dinsmore chose the name "Bruce Smithee" implies that he didn't want to have anything to do with the finished movie.
I think you just answered your own question.
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"I think you just answered your own question."

Whelp, thanks for the input! ::) But I was more curious if anybody knew what their reasons were, assuming that's even why they did it.

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"I think you just answered your own question."

Whelp, thanks for the input! ::) But I was more curious if anybody knew what their reasons were, assuming that's even why they did it.

Perhaps in case the movie was a flop, and he didn't want to be associated with it?

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The film is terrible. I honestly think the voice actors didn't want to be involved in this.
Anyway, didn't the film fail?

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The film is terrible. I honestly think the voice actors didn't want to be involved in this.
Anyway, didn't the film fail?
That depends on your definition of "fail."

That's true. If I remember right, it did pretty good during its premier on PBS viewer wise, but reception of the film was rather bad. Personally, I was able to get over the animation about half way through it, and I thought that the story was decently told. I would never want the show to be animated that way, nor would I want more movies like it, but I thought that it was not the worst animation in the world.