Sadly, once again, an incredibly inspiring and creative friend is leaving Digital Kitchen to pursue other ventures. Along the same lines as the Singing Gift Box for David Godwin, we put our heads together to make our gift as impressive as the influence our friend, Raul Villalobos left on us.
AKA "LIL RAUL"
Raul is a prolific voice actor, with dozens of voices he can pull out on a whim (he did all the voices for the IE Vines, and the Pineapple voice on the WFM Earthling kit.) We wanted to use that talent and make a pull string doll that spoke his hilarious phrases. So, I had to hack a Woody doll. Andy would be pissed.
Jessica Katona and Keisha Harris sewed a custom shirt, molded an uncanny Raul head, and fitted him with a tiny pair of Chuck's. It was my job to hack the pull string mechanism to play audio files that we recorded of Raul throughout his time at DK.
Below are a few audio clips that play when the string is pulled. Best of luck Raul! You will be missed!