Tim O’Donoghue

“My favourite adaptation project of this year was this series of animated shorts made by Unilever, which we worked on with Oliver Marketing to dub into South American Spanish. The films are aimed at encouraging kids to brush their teeth, and the English language version was a huge success on Facebook last year. Federico, the talented Spanish Argentine VO who performed every voice, gave me some fascinating insights into the way various foreign accents are perceived differently depending on which country you are in. There is, for instance, in the Spanish-speaking world, no perception of what Australian or Scandinavian accents sound like. Instead we used accents that reflected the various countries of South America: Chilean, Brazilian, Argentinian etc. with Federico guiding us as to what would be the best fit for each character. The films are super fun, check them out!”