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Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby Scene » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:19 am

This is just a speculation, but I think Mr. Ben Burtt may have been watching a bit of Bladerunner when developing some of his WALL-E voices.

There is a scene in Bladerunner when the genetic designer JF Sebastian enters his apartment with Pris, and calls out "Yoohoo, home again" to his toy friends. WALL-E's "Yoohoo" sounds exactly like that of JF's.

I did some google searching on this but did not find anything regarding the similarities. I was just wondering if anyone else had come across this.
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Re: Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:18 am

I've never seen Bladerunner before, so I wouldn't know. But "Yoohoo" is a pretty common thing to say, but I guess you mean they sound exactly the same. I'll have to check that out.
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Re: Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby Scene » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:11 am

Yes, I'm pretty confident the "Yoohoo" sound was lifted from Bladerunner and altered in pitch slightly. TBH it wouldn't really surprise me as WALL-E has so many homages to iconic/cult Scifi films anyway.

If you haven't done so already, I'd recommend watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running and Bladerunner as they are beautifully made films with strong emotional themes.
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Re: Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby somethingguy912 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:17 am

I never really realized that what Wall-E was saying was "yoohoo". It sounded more like a high-pitched, robotic whistle to me.
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Re: Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:32 am

Scene wrote:If you haven't done so already, I'd recommend watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running and Bladerunner as they are beautifully made films with strong emotional themes.


Now I'm interested to see Bladerunner, I'll need to check it out.
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Re: Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby definedancing » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:47 am

I always laugh when he goes "yoohoo!" coz my grandma says that a lot. 8D
I just assumed it was a dialect thing but obviously not.
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Re: Possible Origin of WALL-E's "Yoohoo"?

Postby somethingguy912 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:05 am

"DEFINE: Saying Yoohoo."
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