RATZENBERGER on doing voice overs:
"I think it's part of the package of being an actor. When I was working in
London, ten years before I came to Cheers, I used to write and dub background
dialogue for movies. In Superman, when the bus is being held up and spun
around, every voice in that bus was me, even the women!"
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Ratzenberger on Pixar's drumbeat
"I insisted that John and I work together. The first two sessions I did
were frustrating. Pete kept asking for different kinds of readings. I said, 'I
don't know what John's going to do. We are having these scenes together and the
other actor isn't there. We should be together.' So John came in and it was
heaven. We were acting, improvising and relating to each other, and that's why
I think the work on the screen is so good, because you're getting really
THE ACTORS on what scared them as a kid:
"Imagining that there were monsters under the bed. That was the
scariest thing for my brothers and I. We used to sleep in the same bed and we
wouldn't let our arms dangle over the side. It was scary to get up and go to
the bathroom in the middle of the night when it was dark, for fear that
something would come out from under the bed and grab us."
JOHN GOODMAN: Frankenstein.
"The shadows on the wall in the bedroom from the moonlight through the
"My relatives. My aunt Sheila. We used to call her the Herring Breath
"The drumbeat that Pixar is setting now with technology is the one that
everyone has got to follow, and that's the way it's always going to be because
they always try to outdo themselves. They're not worried about the competition,
they're worried about doing better than they did before."