Business Insider had an interesting interview with foley artist Sanaa Kelley of Reel Foley Sound and a fellow foley artist Monique Reymond in Southern California. Kelley and Reymond gave more insight to the fascination art of creating sound for animated series and movies. Kelley has worked on several amazing cartoons like “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “Scooby-Doo,” “Lilo & Stitch: The Series,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “¡Mucha Lucha!,” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog.”
Reymond herself has build up a lot of experience in the animated world and has worked on animated films and TV shows like “SpongeBob,” “Eight Crazy Nights” (2002), “Lady and the Tramp” (2019), “Penguins of Madagascar” (2014), “Avengers Assemble,” “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight.”
Have you ever wondered where the ‘Boing’, ‘squeak’, and ‘crack’ came from and how it perfectly suits the animated character and the movement?
“Animation requires a special kind of Foley sound: more heightened, and less bound by realism. Plus, when working on cartoons, Foley artists start from scratch with no production sound to match, which opens up a world of creative possibilities.”
Kelley and Reymond further explained the creative process behind the creation of various of sounds. They demonstrated how they find the perfect sound for each character, scene and movement
Business Insider stated, “Foley artists Sanaa Kelley and Monique Reymond showed us how they created cartoony sounds for ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Rugrats,’ ‘Invader Zim,’ ‘Teen Titans Go!,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,’ and much, much more.