In the recent special between The Simpson and the cinematic universe of Marvel we had a pleasant surprise. The return of the original cast that the millennials and gen-x people met. The recent special The Good, The Bart and The Loki from Disney + made voices like that of Humberto Velez (Homer Simpson) wave of Claudia Motta (Bart) come back.
This news was celebrated by the large community of fans of The Simpson who had great appreciation for the work done by Humberto Velez. However, why did they change the voice of the series? Even of its protagonists such as Marge, Bart Y Homer Simpson.
This is the reason why Humberto Vélez stopped being the voice of Homer Simpson:
According to The Day, this started with a conflict between the company International Recordings and Dubbing and the original voices of Homer Simpson, Marge, Bart, etc. those they had hired for 15 years that led to a strike by about 300 people from the voice acting medium.
Despite the success the series had in the early 2000s, the wage gap between their American counterparts was one of the reasons they decided to go on strike. Humberto Velez who was still the voice of Homer Simpson mentioned that Dan Castellaneta (his English counterpart) earned about $ 300,000 per show, while in Mexico they received at most 600 Mexican pesos ($ 60 at that time).