I just got an email from Dan the Man Roe saying he thinks the new McDiddy's ought to have more voice acting. Here is my response:
I am working on McDiddy's 3 (slowly) and unfortunately for you, it will not have a lot of voice acting. Since the drive-thru ordering scene in McDiddy's 1, I haven't been able to come up with anything as funny to do with voices. The main problem is the conflict between the DOYOOOOOO! and WaaaaAAAAHH! sounds the Ts & CTs make and them talking normally. I just don't think it works. It's awkward but not funny.
The drive-thru ordering scene worked for 2 reasons: First, the menu speaker did most of the talking. Since it's just a machine, it is funny and doesn't conflict with the characters' personalities. Second, the CT who orders just spurts out the whole order almost mindlessly, like it's some sort of instinctive reaction to being in a drive-thru. He doesn't even talk after that -- he just shoots the screen when it gets his order wrong. If he had vocally complained at this point it would have ruined everything.
McDiddy's 2 had a lot more talking than 1 and none of it was as good as the original drive thru stuff. McDiddy's 2 was MUCH less popular than 1 and I think this is a big reason why.
Non-egg characters like the menu-speaker are the only things that will be talking in McDiddy's 3. If I run into situations where the CTs/Ts can talk "instinctively" I may add it.
In related news, AaronJer and I are working on new cartoon with TONS of voice acting. Some day it will live at http://www.yblitsky.com/
Right now I just have a picture of one of the characters there...