Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake's Yogi Voice Helped By Not Having Siblings
Justin Timberlake believes being an only child helped him to get into the role of Boo Boo in animated comedy 'Yogi Bear'.
Justin Timberlake learnt cartoon voices as a child because he didn't have any siblings.
The singer-and-actor - who voices the role of Boo Boo in the forthcoming animated movie 'Yogi Bear', based on the cartoon of the same name - found getting into character easy because he would entertain his parents by pretending to be the drawn TV stars.
He said: "Funny enough, I learned how to sing when I was a kid [by] imitating singers on the railroad like Al Green and Don Henley. I was an only child and was obviously really bored, so I would entertain my parents by imitating cartoon voices like Scooby Doo, Boo Boo and others.
"So, you know that about me now, I guess. I'm killing any cache of cool I've managed to build up over the years. I would have recordings on set and would listen to them to get the tone and inflection. Then, once I did all my lines for the day, I'd usually do them all again because I got into the zone, if that makes sense."
Justin voiced the character alongside Dan Aykroyd - who stars at Yogi - and unusually for an animated film the pair shot scenes together, something which he believed helps bring them to life.
He told AskMen.com: "An interesting thing about the process of voicing these characters was the director had Aykroyd and I come in and record together in several sessions. That was a brilliant idea because Yogi and Boo Boo really are a team. They're Batman and Robin. It made a difference with the rhythm of the banter between the bears."