Voice 43 – hushlittleladyyy

I’m not really sure what’s going on here, as everyone in the comments on youtube, and indeed Laurene Bennett, who emailed me this link, all seem convinced that this girl has some kind of exotic accent vastly contributing to her soothingly dulcet tones.

Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but I think the exact accent you’re looking for is “mumbling British teenager” (in fact, and I’m possibly stretching my accent recognition skills here, but I’d say she’s from somewhere around Bristol). This breed isn’t known for its soothing qualities, but this one, username hushlittleladyyy, incredibly does get away with it.

Voice 43 – Guy talking about Hertz

I don’t think I could put this any more eloquently than Giles Hardisty, who emailed me this video:

“I had to watch it for homework and I was like woooah.”

Voice 41 – Isabelle Adjani

Obvo, she’s French innit?

Check her out in La Reine Margot and Camille Claudel if you haven’t already. Clips from both if you read on.  More

Voice 40 – Oliver Postgate mark 2: Bagpuss

Yep, I told you there’d be more Oliver Postgate. Granted that was like, 2 years ago but still, promise met.

There were many occasions during my teenage years that I fell asleep while babysitting in front of this show. Don’t tell the parents. It is absolutely hypnotic and just lovely, lovely, lovely. Especially Professor Yaffle. It has a stillness and calm completely missing from most, possibly all, children’s TV these days. Toy Story eat your heart out. Well, no, I love Toy Story. So, we’ll…just ignore that awkward and irrelevant comparison altogether, shall we?

 

Read on for the second part of the video.  More

Voice 39 – Alyson Hannigan (as Willow Rosenberg)

What the hell am I saying, of course there’s a soothing voice presence on Buffy, in the form of shy retiring witch Willow.

Though I tell you this, it is extremely bloody hard to find a video of Willow actually talking (rather than lots of cuts of her mooning into the middle distance – not that kind of mooning – while sad music plays) and where she isn’t either saying “So’s your face” or stripping someone’s skin off. So thank me for my hard work here.

Voice 37 – Dr Des Holden

Nothing graphic but, er, might be one to avoid if you’re at all squeamish about the notion of childbirth.

Voice 36 – Totoro

Granted Totoro doesn’t actually speak, but this sequence of him in the rain with an umbrella is still one of the most soothing things I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately the only video I could find online has been dubbed into French but as far as I can tell Totoro’s growls remain the same.

 

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