Voice of Woody in Toy Story: Jim Hanks Interview

This article is a summary of the YouTube video ‘How I Became the Voice of Woody in Toy Story (Jim Hanks Interview)’ by Jace Diehl

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The video features Jim Hanks, the voice actor of Woody from Toy Story, discussing his 29-year experience and similarities to Tom Hanks, his challenges, and anecdotes, including his work for Toys “R” Us and the recording process.

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  • The video features an interview with Jim Hanks, the voice actor of Woody from Toy Story.
  • Jim has been the voice of Woody for 29 years and has worked on various projects including toys, theme parks, live shows, computer games, and videos.
  • Jim's voice is similar to Tom Hanks, the actor who voiced Woody in the movies.
  • He initially auditioned for the role but doesn't remember it clearly.
  • Jim describes how he found the voice and realized its resemblance to Tom Hanks.
  • He discusses his experience recording for different mediums, including theme park attractions and video games.
  • Jim talks about the challenge of singing as Woody and how he found his character's singing voice.
  • He shares anecdotes about visiting Disney parks and the recognition he receives.
  • The interview mentions Jim's work as the voice of Jeffrey the Giraffe for Toys "R" Us.
  • There was one recording session where Jim worked with the entire cast for Saturday morning interstitials.
  • Jim talks about his experience recording efforts and sound effects for the character.
  • He discusses the differences in recording lines for new movies compared to the previous ones.
  • The video concludes

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Transcript

Well, hey there, buckaroos. That’s the voice of Woody, but it’s not who you think it is. Ha ha, boy, am I glad to see you. Is that you? No, it’s my brother, Jim. Howdy. I’m Jay Steele, and today I’m here with the voice of a legendary cowboy who’s been in toys, theme parks, live shows, computer games, and video things. And Jim just, he works on those all year long. It’s the legendary voice of Woody, Jim Hanks. Thanks for joining me, Jim.

Legendary, wow.

Oh, no doubt. Come on.

Okay, all right, all right. How many years, wait, 28, 29 years?

I think 29.

Wow, okay. I think I went in and did the first toy in ’94 before the first movie came out.

Did I get everything on the list?

I got the toys, theme park. Like, you’ve done, your career is extensive with Woody.

I did one short after the fourth movie came out called Lamplight.

Yes, okay.

And I was the voice there.

Yeah, more

This article is a summary of the YouTube video ‘How I Became the Voice of Woody in Toy Story (Jim Hanks Interview)’ by Jace Diehl