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Voice Arts Awards – WONDER

And the Award Goes to…

Imagine my surprise when Learning Ally, an amazing non-profit, nominated my recent audio book, WONDER, for a prestigious Voice Arts Award! I’m so thankful to Michael Kinsey for his efforts in coordinating this very worthwhile project! Results will be announced in November!

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wonderI’m also super excited that WONDER, my daughter’s all-time favorite book, is being made into a movie starring THE Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson!!!

If you are unfamiliar with Learning Ally, definitely check them out! They are a national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia. They assist kids with these reading-related learning differences through the use of audio books and other aids!

 

SAG Animated Feature Film

A Feature Film!?

Guess who booked her very first SAG animated feature film?! holly-headshotTHIS GIRL! And not just one role, but two! Can’t wait to tell you all about it soon!

And can I just mention how incredibly grateful I am for my awesome Dallas Agent and Agency? Julie Holman from Kim Dawson Agency, you are a total rockstar!

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Owlegories – Volume 7

As you no doubt know by now, I have the pleasure of voicing the Violet, the sparkly, purple owl! Aaaannnnddd…drum roll please…..she plays a superhero in the latest volume!

owlegories-6Super excited to announce Owlegories Vol. 6 (The Wind, The Moon, The Rainbow) and two new storybooks are available Sep. 7th! Visit owlegories.com and buy yours today!

In case you need me to refresh your hollyvioletmemory…this is VIOLET. OMGosh. She’s obviously the cutest, most twinkletastic one! 🙂 But I may be biased.

FUNimation – One Piece

How cool is that I get to voice not one, not two, but FIVE little mermaids for FUNimation’s One Piece?! Each lil gal comes with a unique personality, and a cowgirl hat to boot!

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L to R: Yonka Two, Yonka, Sanka, Nika, Ichika

The Medaka Mermaid Quintuplets are five teeny lil mermaids whose names are IchikaNikaSankaYonka, and Yonka Two. Try repeating those five names 3 times without stopping!

I’ve had the privilege of being directed by Mike McFarlandJoel McDonald and Sonny Straight. All really great guys who help me remember which mermaid is which when I’m recording!

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!!!

Not that you noticed…but it’s Squirrel Appreciation Day.

As a squirrel, I find no one appreciates me like they should….sigh. So I decided to just appreciate myself today. To celebrate, I’m binging on nuts (and lollipops) and playing some risky chicken with the neighborhood drivers. Speaking of chickens, I can voice those too. Bok Bok.squirrel-collage

Remember if you’re ever in the market for a pet squirrel, or any rodent for that matter, give me a holler (or a squeak), and I’ll come scurrying right over.

 

And here’s some squirrel fun if you find it in your heart to celebrate this awesome day that should totally be declared a Federal Holiday!!! Duh.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYV5fcDdJ9dtqxeYpd86BiVwkdmPNT_t

Thanks a gazillion to Hi-Rez and School Zone for allowing me to part of the above projects!

Recipe for life

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Remember that gig you REALLY wanted? The one you were PERFECT for. The one you were CREATED for? The one that had YOUR NAME written all over it? …The one you DIDN’T BOOK? 😭

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Focus forward. “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3: 13-14)

I think that sums it up nicely!

Love,

Hollypop 🍭

Pointers from a straight shooter

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See what I did there? POINTERS???…from a STRAIGHT SHOOTER??? Omgosh I’m hilar. But how true are these words?! There are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.

In voiceover, that means do your due diligence. Market yourself. Make connections. Study with the best. Get awesome demos. Research. Create. Work your booty off.

These same principles can be applied to how you live your life. Study. Make friends. Be a friend. Represent. Imagine. Work your little tail off. And be on time.

Love,

Hollypop 🍭

Happy thoughts from a guy wearing tights!

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Sometimes, it’s all about a change in our mindset. I’m def not saying let’s be happy and fake! That’s not authentic. But we can choose how we think about things. We can choose joy.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

I think I’ll go put on my wings now.

Love,

Hollypop! 🍭

Wisdom from Gus Gus’ BFF!

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I mean, really. Just because “everybody else is doing it,” or “it’s always been done that way” doesn’t mean you must follow suit! Be an individual. Think outside the box. Take a stand! Be different. Be YOU.

I’d like to think this applies to our jobs, our relationships, and the way we live our lives. So I’m asking myself, how have I acted differently from all the others lately? What about you?

Love,

Hollypop! 🍭

Wise words from a tubby shirtless goat-man!

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Listen to Philoctetes from Hercules! I’ve been working this business since 1999. Of course I didn’t start out full time. And of course, I didn’t book much at first. BUT. Don’t give up! Because we all know that giving up is for rookies.

In the wise words of Paul the apostle, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) Sow good seeds now. In your business. And more importantly, in your life.

Love,

Hollypop 🍭