This Sliding Door Sounds An Aweful Lot Like R2-D2

Star Wars news comes in all shapes and sizes. We sometimes hear about crazy news leaks from a set, casting news, video game news, and also information from the canon novels.  But sometimes, we also hear or see something quite out of the ordinary.  

One of the most iconic characters from the Star Wars franchise is a little known droid named R2-D2.  You may have heard of him.  R2-D2 and C-3PO are the only two characters to appear in every one of the Star Wars movies.  R2-D2 has been popular since his debut in  A New Hope.  His high pitched screams and whiny tone, have made fans laugh for generation after generation.  BB-8 may be the new droid in town, but nothing can take R2-D2 away from the Star Wars lore.  He is just way too iconic to be replaced by someone or something else.

After news broke of a woman wearing a Chewbacca mask, it only seemed fitting that another bit of odd news featuring the Star Wars brand name, would once again steal the internet.  Case and point, there is an automatic door that sounds exactly like R2-D2 screaming.  Star Wars fans captured this on video from their local hotel entrance.  Don’t believe me?  Well, check out the video below and see for yourself!

If you’d like to do a video to video comparison, below is the actual scream from R2-D2 heard in the films. This scene in particular, came from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith:  

There is absolutely no way that anybody could tell me that the door doesn’t sound a bit like R2.  If they did, they’d be lying to themselves. The majority of Star Wars fans know that various sounds from the films come from inanimate objects or animals.  The voice of the Taun Taun came from an Asian sea otter, Chewie’s voice came from various bear sounds, the combined noises of certain cars and boats gave us the memorable sound of podracer engines, the TIE fighter screech came from a stretched out elephant howl, and the iconic lightsaber sound (the first sound effect created in Star Wars), derived from sounds taken from an old projector mixed in with feedback from a television set. You can watch the top 10 video list of the most iconic sound effects in Star Wars history by clicking the video below.

What are your thoughts on these sound effects? Do you think that door sounded like R2-D2?  Also, what is your favorite sound effect from any of the Star Wars movies? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comment section below and don’t forget to share! 



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