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Eric Bauza Discusses Recreating Legendary Voices for THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE

Aug 22 Posted by in DVD/Blu-ray, Interviews | Comments

The classic kids franchise The Banana Splits gets a horror remake in the original feature-length film The Banana Splits Movie, which is now available on Digital, and coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 27 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film will also make its television debut later this Fall, premiering Saturday, October 12 at 9/8c on Syfy.

Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?


 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment talked to superstar voice actor Eric Bauza, who fills the role of all three speaking Banana Splits. Listen to him speak about the experience below.


Bauza, a two-time Emmy Award nominee, is the current voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck for Warner Bros., and is renowned for his voicing of Fozzie Bear for Muppet Babies, Splinter for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Woody Woodpecker in the classic character’s most recent series, Puss in Boots in The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Leonardo in the recent Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds of other voices.

 

Eric Bauza discussing his paying homage to the original voices of the Banana Splits:

Eric Bauza discussing the differences in the three voices of Allen Melvin, Daws Butler and Paul Winchell:

Eric Bauza discussing how he went about replicating these classic voices:

Eric Bauza discussing how the film captures the essence of the original series … and then puts its own spin on it: