Felix Bergsson claims to have received about 100 a thousand ISK in contractor salary for speaking into the cartoon Lion King , which received the Icelandic title King of the Lions and was published in the nineties of the last century.
Felix has lent his voice to many characters from Disney cartoons. On his Twitter page, he recalls what photos he has spoken to and asks his followers for help in completing the list.
When asked about rights issues, who owns the rights to the voiceover, Felix answers :
„Disney. We sign such agreements. For example, I received about a thousand in contractor salary for Lion King, who has since ground gold for Walt and his family. “
If the amount is converted to the present day, it is a thousand ISK.
Fought for Icelandic speech
The reason for the review is a discussion about Icelandic voiceover at Disney +. The actor Jóhannes Haukur drew attention to the fact last week that the Icelandic language was missing from the utility, despite the fact that Disney cartoons have been translated and dubbed into Icelandic with great care over the years.
Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, education – and the Minister of Culture, recently sent a letter to Bob Chapek, CEO of Disney, urging the company to offer Icelandic voiceover and lyrics on its Disney + streaming service.
It is hoped that more pictures will be accessible with Icelandic dubbing and text on the streaming service Disney + after a few months. This is stated in the answer of Hans van Rijn, Disney’s head of the Nordic countries, to a speech by Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education and Culture.