Filipino kids’ voices in ‘Ben 10’
Two Filipino kids will be heard on the coming Cartoon Network (CN) animated special, “Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens.”
Elementary students Nina Teo and Xander Ching have been chosen to voice background characters for the CGI TV movie airing in the Philippines this year. The kids, winners of the “Ben 10: What’s Up With That Alien?” contest, recorded short lines in a Makati studio.
Hong Kong-based Angela Lau, CN Asia assistant PR manager, said the winners participated in the regional contest. “They were picked randomly by our generator,” Lau told the Inquirer. “Aside from the Philippines, we had a search in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. The winners from Malaysia recorded the same thing. Filipino viewers will hear the Philippine winners; the rest of Southeast Asia will hear the Malaysian kids.
The kids recorded lines for two of Ben Tennyson’s schoolmates. Teo, 10, found the recording experience “hard.” Ching, 11, thought it was “a little bit easy.” Both are fans of the show. “I’ll e-mail my friends and ask them to watch,” Teo said.