Nova hosts Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli and Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald never just have best broadcasting voices, but their voices are a excellent match for the huge screen, also.
The Fitzy & Wippa duo voice lovable beaver brothers Gus and Cooper in the need to-watch college vacation film Wonder Park — and, according to Wippa, the casting could not have been much more spot on.
“Fitzy and I wanted to be animated beavers for a lengthy time. We just have not told any one this,” Wippa told 9Honey Celebrity. “When we began this radio show, likely eight years ago, we had to create down our ambitions and a single of that was to be animated beavers, operating alongside Mila Kunis in a Hollywood blockbuster.”
So how specifically did Hollywood come calling?
“We have a telephone in our studio that just says ‘Hollywood.’ And when it rings it could be [Quentin] Tarantino. I got a telephone contact the other day asking, ‘Do you want to star in Gladiator two?’ No, it is not on our list,” mentioned Wippa. “Appear, it does not ring that usually, but when we picked up a single day, it was Paramount on the line, saying, ‘Hey, we’re seeking for a quick, chubby, hairy guy to play a beaver.’ And it produced sense for me to do that and Fitzy was on board as effectively.”
The duo took their new gig so seriously that they even went to good lengths to get into character. How’s that for system acting?
“Fitzy and I attempted seriously challenging to get into character — we even had some beaver outfits produced,” Wippa revealed. “We left it to the group to place the outfits with each other, so we’re a bit disappointed simply because I was left with a beaver mask that appears like a camel that is taken drugs with his eyes falling out of his head.
“Then Fitzy had this beaver head that sort of had these two factors on his forehead. He could not put on a mask like mine simply because he was allergic to latex and had a terrible reaction. We did our ideal with our outfits, but they weren’t all that precise.”
Entertaining and games aside, Wippa says Wonder Park is a good film for all ages — though his youngest son, two-year-old Jack, was pooped from all the action though watching a preview screening.
“Jack fell asleep and dribbled on my lap,” Wippa laughed. “I feel they enjoyed it, but it sort of had an adult theme via it. The mum gets a small bit sick and then there is a sub-narrative that runs in the film, which we study about what the mum’s going via.
“But also the film is just the adventure of a child’s thoughts, to let them dream up what ever they want. Then on the off opportunity that that could essentially come to life is what each kid would dream of. So there is the significant side to it, but also the ultimate in youngster adventure. It really is good entertaining.”
The film brought back childhood memories for Wippa, also. He fondly recalled packing into his dad’s Volvo with his siblings as they produced the trek to the Gold Coast to check out the theme parks. While, he revealed he’s in no way been a fan of rollercoasters, even as a kid.
“I never do something that moves also speedy or is also adventurous,” he laughed. “I am not your intense guy. I will in no way be sponsored by Red Bull. When it comes to one thing like rollercoasters or extremes — bungee jumping or jumping out of airplanes — I am not your guy. That is much more Fitzy. He’s the wild beaver, not me. I watched on. Somebody had to hold the drinks.”
Wonder Park is in cinemas now.
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