Over a year after we had Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman into the recording studio, it was time to dust off the microphone and record the voices for the children. Up until now we had been using scratch tracks – a rough track as a placeholder until we were ready. We had been looking for the right voice for some time – someone who could perform all the children’s voices – and were extremely happy when we discovered Lizzie Waterworth’s audition tape.
Lizzie is already well known as the voice of Horrid Henry, plus her other animation credits include The Backyardigans and Angelina Ballerina, to name just a couple. As soon as she entered the recording booth and started to give us a selection of different ages and genders of children, we knew we had made an excellent choice!
It wasn’t just the children’s dialogue that Lizzie was performing – we also had MANY crys, whimpers, signs and other sounds for her to do (see Jon with his checklist below!)