The Pathe News voice was heard as part of the news packages of the 1940’s, 1950's & 1960's.
Attention housewives! Do tune your ears to my take on this splendid and spiffing retro style.
This was an interesting job. Nutritional malt milk drinks maker Horlicks were looking to tell the story of it's History.
As the script was going back to the early days of the company, it really needed a style that could also go back in time with it.
I love the way this project turned out and am a big fan of not only the drink but this style of animation.
Everton asked for a voice similar to that of Harry Enfield's Cholmondeley Warner character.
They wanted to make a fun video to introduce fans to their players.
The call came asking if I could help. I'd like to think I did.
This is another of my favourite voices to perform. If this is what you are looking for, do come and have a chin-wag.
Pathe were the producers of newsreels, cinemagazines, and documentaries from 1910 until 1970 here in the UK. Its founder, Charles Pathé, was a pioneer of moving pictures in the silent era.
The Pathé News archive is known today as “British Pathé”.
Its collection of news film and movies is now fully digitised and available online. The newsreels were shown in the cinema and were silent until 1928 when this Pathe News Voice was first broadcast. The original voice most synonymous with this style is that of Bob Danvers-Walker. It's certainly a highly requested style for productions looking for a vintage sound.