History Creator / MelBlanc

4th Dec '16 4:53:06 PM DebbieOppenheimer
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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Yosemite Sam]] - The only one of his classic characters he didn't portray in Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit because his voice was too weak to handle Sam's gruffness.

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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Yosemite Sam]] - The only one One of two of his classic characters he didn't portray in Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit because his voice was too weak to handle Sam's gruffness.gruffness. There was also an extended Foghorn Leghorn sequence cut from the film which was done by Joe Alaskey, at Blanc's request.
9th Nov '16 11:11:49 AM nombretomado
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** Gregg Berger has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb21G113usE a lovely story]] about how Blanc fell asleep during one of the recording sessions for TheJetsons with a lit cigarette in his hand. When awoken on the studio headphones, he awoke with a start and immediately cried out - in Mr. Spacely's voice - the catchphrase "Jet-SON!".

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** Gregg Berger has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb21G113usE a lovely story]] about how Blanc fell asleep during one of the recording sessions for TheJetsons WesternAnimation/TheJetsons with a lit cigarette in his hand. When awoken on the studio headphones, he awoke with a start and immediately cried out - in Mr. Spacely's voice - the catchphrase "Jet-SON!".
6th Nov '16 2:19:34 PM nombretomado
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* A number of minor characters on ''TheJackBennyProgram'', including Jack's parrot, Jack's polar bear, and Jack's ''car''.

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* A number of minor characters on ''TheJackBennyProgram'', ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', including Jack's parrot, Jack's polar bear, and Jack's ''car''.
24th Oct '16 9:44:17 AM jamespolk
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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] - The voice actor who made Elmer famous was Arthur Q. Bryan, but Blanc voiced Fudd in a few cartoons in the 1970s and 1980s after Bryan's death and a few 1960s appearances with Hal Smith as Elmer. He reluctantly did Elmer's one line in "WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel" though, as it was easier than bringing in Bryan for so little work. Blanc admittedly couldn't do Elmer's voice to his satisfaction, and this is why Elmer is not included in the "Speechless" lithograph.

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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] - The Actually, Blanc did '''not''' voice Elmer; Elmer's actor who made Elmer famous was one Arthur Q. Bryan, but who was just about the only actor besides Blanc voiced (excepting occasional guest voices) to ever contribute to the Looney Tunes canon. However, Blanc did voice Fudd in a few cartoons in the 1970s and 1980s after Bryan's death and a few 1960s appearances with Hal Smith as Elmer. He reluctantly did Elmer's one line in "WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel" though, as it was easier than bringing in Bryan for so little work. Blanc admittedly couldn't do Elmer's voice to his satisfaction, and this is why Elmer is not included in the "Speechless" lithograph.
1st Oct '16 12:13:27 PM NWolfman
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Blanc is most notable for voicing most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (among other cartoons), often bringing up cases of TalkingToHimself. What's amazing is that most people probably wouldn't be able to tell that, most, if not ''all'', of the characters in each ''Looney Tunes'' short were being done by the same guy (Leonard Maltin once put his talent into perspective by marveling that Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam were the ''same man''). He was ''that'' good. It even got to the point that his knack for doing many voices was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the Porky Pig short ''Curtain Razor''. He was also one of the only voice actors in his day to ever get a credit for his work in any theatrical shorts (which led to a variant of MisattributedSong when voices done by Creator/DawsButler, Creator/StanFreberg, or Arthur Q. Bryan were also assumed to be Blanc).

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Blanc is most notable for voicing most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (among other cartoons), often bringing up cases of which frequently saw him TalkingToHimself. What's amazing is that most people probably wouldn't be able to tell that, most, if not ''all'', of the characters in each ''Looney Tunes'' short were being done by the same guy (Leonard Maltin once put his talent into perspective by marveling that Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam were the ''same man''). He was ''that'' good. It even got to the point that his knack for doing many voices was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the Porky Pig short ''Curtain Razor''. He was also one of the only voice actors in his day to ever get a credit for his work in any theatrical shorts (which led to a variant of MisattributedSong when voices done by Creator/DawsButler, Creator/StanFreberg, or Arthur Q. Bryan were also assumed to be Blanc).



Blanc died in 1989, and, to this date, it seems not many voice actors, if any at all, can really match his wide range of voices. Warner Bros. now has a whole ''staff'' of voice actors to cover what was once done by a single man. Some of his roles include:

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Blanc died in 1989, 1989 (presumably from [[{{Workaholic}} exhaustion]]), and, to this date, it seems not many voice actors, if any at all, can really match his wide range of voices. Warner Bros. now has a whole ''staff'' of voice actors to cover what was once done by a single man. Some of his roles include:
22nd Jun '16 9:15:07 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc''' (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "The ManOfAThousandVoices" was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best. Originally working in commercials and radio shows, Blanc was hired by Creator/WarnerBros in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1930s]] to do voices for cartoons. And the rest is history.

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'''Melvin
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Jerome "Mel" Blanc''' Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "The ManOfAThousandVoices" ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best. Originally working in commercials and radio shows, Blanc was hired by Creator/WarnerBros in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1930s]] to do voices for cartoons. And the rest is history.
22nd Jun '16 4:26:32 AM Adept
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* PrivateSnafu: Basically the same voice he uses for WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (who happens to cameo in a short [[ActingForTwo alongside the bumbling solider]]).

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* PrivateSnafu: WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu: Basically the same voice he uses for WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (who happens to cameo in a short [[ActingForTwo alongside the bumbling solider]]).
27th Mar '16 2:05:33 PM dotchan
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** In 1961, Blanc had a case of "[[IAmNotSpock I Am Spock]]" after a near-fatal car accident which left him in a coma for three weeks. After many attempts to wake him up from his coma, a doctor thought of saying, "How are you today, Bugs Bunny?" at which point he replied (obviously, in WesternAnimation/BugsBunny's voice).

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** In 1961, Blanc had a case of "[[IAmNotSpock I Am Spock]]" after a near-fatal car accident which left him in a coma for three weeks. After many attempts to wake him up from his coma, a doctor thought of saying, "How are you today, Bugs Bunny?" at which point he replied (obviously, in WesternAnimation/BugsBunny's voice).voice) and went on to have a full recovery.
7th Feb '16 3:22:00 PM nombretomado
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'''Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc''' (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "The ManOfAThousandVoices" was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best. Originally working in commercials and radio shows, Blanc was hired by Creator/WarnerBros in the late [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1930s]] to do voices for cartoons. And the rest is history.

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'''Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc''' (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "The ManOfAThousandVoices" was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best. Originally working in commercials and radio shows, Blanc was hired by Creator/WarnerBros in the late [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1930s]] to do voices for cartoons. And the rest is history.
17th Oct '15 7:52:03 PM nombretomado
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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker: He briefly voiced the character in his first three cartoons, but was immediately forced to step down from the role once he gained an exclusive contract for the Looney Tunes series--but the famous Rat-A-Tat laugh that he gave Woody would be recycled well up into the 1950's, even after Woody found other actors. His voice for Woody landed somewhere between a mix of his voices for PorkyPig and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (but obviously sped up), with his laugh being derived from a rejected laugh he used for the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt".

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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker: He briefly voiced the character in his first three cartoons, but was immediately forced to step down from the role once he gained an exclusive contract for the Looney Tunes series--but the famous Rat-A-Tat laugh that he gave Woody would be recycled well up into the 1950's, even after Woody found other actors. His voice for Woody landed somewhere between a mix of his voices for PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (but obviously sped up), with his laugh being derived from a rejected laugh he used for the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt".
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