Behind the Mic just posted a great article and interview with voice over actor Cam “Buzz” Brainard, best known as the announcer on the Disney Channel. In it, he shared the following little backstage tidbit about Jim Cummings.
Honestly, the only time I’ve ever been nervous was while doing
animation. My first time I was in a room with Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen
and Charlie Adler. I knew I could do the character that I was hired to
do but when the director started asking things like “who can do the
parrot voice, the scientist and the French Chef” I about crapped my
pants. The last thing I wanted was to be in a “voice-off” with these
legends of the animation world. The funny thing is I’m now friends with
those guys (their incredible talents still scare the crap out of me).