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What explanation do I have to put when I add real actors to my movie?

My movie has some popular actors in it. After a lifetime of being declined due to not being specified, I need help. When I click on the Provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission, what do I put?

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World: The best thing you can do is provide a URL to a specific page on a reliable web site which states that the actors are in the cast of your film.

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@gromit82 Like what website though?

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@gromit82 Hello?

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World: It depends. What website were you planning to submit? A link to an article in Variety would be considered very reliable, whereas a link to a Myspace page you created would be considered much less reliable.

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How about either a trailer, Mubi or Letterboxd where I added some of them?

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@gromit82 Because I added them in my movie.

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Do you have the movie already on IMDb, and are just trying to add actors?

If so, what's the URL of the IMDb page for the title?

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@bderoes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15096542/

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Here are the credits as currently listed.

Since it's an animated film, each is credited as (voice).

You've got PEOPLE pages that are CHARACTER names for EVERY character. This is _not_ good, unless the characters are actually "real" people. 

What do the credits look like _IN_ the film?

Can you share screenshots here?

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So, when the character name and the actor name are the same, are these people playing "themselves" in a fictional context? When I watch the trailer, the voices all sound synthesized.

@Michelle This is beyond my level of expertise. Is this title legit for inclusion on IMDb? These entries where character=actor, and possibly just synth-voiced, seem ineligible to me. I'll let you read the rest of the thread for what he's aiming to do.

Another thread is for the same title, but regarding an R rating he wants to add:

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/how-do-i-add-movie-certificate-ratings/60fc40e19aff7e7291995eb3

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@bderoes Yes. Like any movie, because those are the only voices Plotagon has. I can't even find a way to make actors talk, but it's better than nothing.

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@bderoes Do I edit the characters who play themselves to "Self" except for some of them?

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If the characters are not being played by real actors, I don't know _where_ the credit should go, hence my call out to Employee @Michelle. 

No, do not use Self if a real actor is playing a character with his own name, but in a fictional setting. Then the character name should be the same as the actor's name.

But if you're using software to create the voices, the characters should not have People pages on IMDb. I don't know what IMDb policy is for how you list the characters in that situation.

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@bderoes But I need the cast perfect for my movie.

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@bderoes That's a lie. I've actually put them in a credit. They are voicing but have different pitches TBH.

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Moovex: If all the voices are completely synthesized rather than being played by actors, then this film doesn't have any cast.

I don't understand how actors such as Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Christopher Lloyd could be in this animated film if you weren't able to use "live" voices but had to synthesize all the character voices.

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Hi TheMoovexFounder2001 -

Can you clarify the voice credits further?  Are these synthetically voiced credits (ie. created from technical software)?  Or were these vocal performances by individuals?

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@Michelle I honestly don’t like to use voice translators for movies. I just find it pointless and unnecessary. And it also doesn’t make any sense to me. Now I’ve revealed the reason why I hate using vocalized voices for movies (like Rod, Karen, etc.)

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@Michelle Also, can you help me on my recent post? I'm like this has never happened to me before.