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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. [[TropeMaker ''original'']] "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. [[TropeMaker ''original'']] the ''[[TropeMaker original]]'' "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. the "[[TropeMaker ''original'']" "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. the "[[TropeMaker ''original'']" [[TropeMaker ''original'']] "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. the [[TropeMaker ''original''] "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. the [[TropeMaker ''original''] "[[TropeMaker ''original'']" "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. the ''[[TropeMaker original]'' "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. the ''[[TropeMaker original]'' [[TropeMaker ''original''] "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "'''[[TropeMaker The]]''' ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "'''[[TropeMaker The]]''' ManOfAThousandVoices", the ''[[TropeMaker original]'' "ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny - He even chewed raw carrots to get the sound right... [[DoingitForTheArt and immediately spat them back out, because he couldn't swallow them fast enough since he hated the taste of them]]. He admits in his autobiography, ''That's Not All, Folks.'' that they tried a myriad of other vegetables for him to crunch, but unfortunately nothing else sounds like a carrot. There is a popular urban legend that he was allergic to carrots, but [[http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/melblanc.asp this is false.]]

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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny - He [[StarMakingRole By far his most iconic role]]; he even chewed raw carrots to get the sound right... [[DoingitForTheArt and immediately spat them back out, because he couldn't swallow them fast enough since he hated the taste of them]]. He admits in his autobiography, ''That's Not All, Folks.'' that they tried a myriad of other vegetables for him to crunch, but unfortunately nothing else sounds like a carrot. There is a popular urban legend that he was allergic to carrots, but [[http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/melblanc.asp this is false.]]


Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "[[TropeMaker '''The''']] ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "[[TropeMaker '''The''']] "'''[[TropeMaker The]]''' ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


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, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 -- July 10, 1989), a.k.a. "The "[[TropeMaker '''The''']] ManOfAThousandVoices", was one of the most prolific voice actors of all time, as well as one of the best, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


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, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, just when UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation was brewing.

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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, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, just when UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation was brewing.
right at the beginning of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.


His wide range of work gave him the cool nickname, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", hence he is the TropeNamer (it should be noted that this is an exaggeration; he admitted in his autobiography that he'd done around 850 voices which is still very high, but not quite 1000). Despite his propensity for driving a hard bargain, especially later in his career, he was known for being affable and easy to work with once was actually in the studio. He had a fair amount of respect for his contemporary and the only other ''Looney Tunes'' actor to regularly receive a screen credit Creator/JuneForay (though Creator/ChuckJones held Foray in higher esteem and never hesitated to say so). Unfortunately, Blanc was also a heavy smoker and that addiction later affected his voice to a noticeable degree by the late years of his career; although it didn't ruin it completely, some clip used in at least one TV special had to have Blanc rerecording the soundtrack to fit.

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His wide range of work gave him the cool nickname, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", hence he is the TropeNamer (it should be noted that this is an exaggeration; he admitted in his autobiography that he'd done around 850 voices which is still very high, but not quite 1000). Despite his propensity for driving a hard bargain, especially later in his career, he was known for being affable and easy to work with once was actually in the studio. He had a fair amount of respect for his contemporary and the only other ''Looney Tunes'' actor to regularly receive a screen credit Creator/JuneForay (though Creator/ChuckJones held Foray in higher esteem and never hesitated to say so). Unfortunately, Blanc was also a heavy smoker and that addiction later affected his voice to a noticeable degree by the late years of his career; although it career. It didn't ruin it Blanc's voice completely, but some clip clips used in at least one TV special had to have Blanc rerecording the soundtrack to fit.
fit, another reason why SmokingIsNotCool.


His wide range of work gave him the cool nickname, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", hence he is the TropeNamer (it should be noted that this is an exaggeration; he admitted in his autobiography that he'd done around 850 voices which is still very high, but not quite 1000). Despite his propensity for driving a hard bargain, especially later in his career, he was known for being affable and easy to work with once was actually in the studio. He had a fair amount of respect for his contemporary and the only other ''Looney Tunes'' actor to regularly receive a screen credit Creator/JuneForay (though Creator/ChuckJones held Foray in higher esteem and never hesitated to say so).

Mel was notable for his refusal to do imitations as he believed it to be disrespectful to be "stealing" another's person's voice -- he was very reluctant to takeover the voice of Elmer Fudd after Arthur Q. Bryan passed way, but did so since no other suitable replacement could be found (which is why Elmer is not on the "Speechless" Lithograph). When he was cast as Barney Rubble for "WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones" he rubuffed Creator/{{HannaBarbera}}'s request for him to imitate Ed Norton, what he gave them was a voice similar to Norton's but not an exact imitation.

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His wide range of work gave him the cool nickname, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", hence he is the TropeNamer (it should be noted that this is an exaggeration; he admitted in his autobiography that he'd done around 850 voices which is still very high, but not quite 1000). Despite his propensity for driving a hard bargain, especially later in his career, he was known for being affable and easy to work with once was actually in the studio. He had a fair amount of respect for his contemporary and the only other ''Looney Tunes'' actor to regularly receive a screen credit Creator/JuneForay (though Creator/ChuckJones held Foray in higher esteem and never hesitated to say so).

so). Unfortunately, Blanc was also a heavy smoker and that addiction later affected his voice to a noticeable degree by the late years of his career; although it didn't ruin it completely, some clip used in at least one TV special had to have Blanc rerecording the soundtrack to fit.

Mel was notable for his refusal to do imitations as he believed it to be disrespectful to be "stealing" another's person's voice -- he was very reluctant to takeover the voice of Elmer Fudd after Arthur Q. Bryan passed way, but did so since no other suitable replacement could be found (which is why Elmer is not on the "Speechless" Lithograph). When he was cast as Barney Rubble for "WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones" he rubuffed Creator/{{HannaBarbera}}'s request for him to imitate Ed Norton, what he gave them was a voice similar to Norton's but not an exact imitation.
imitation.


* WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd - Actually, Mel Blanc was '''not''' the regular voice of Elmer Fudd. Elmer was voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan, who was just about the only actor besides Blanc, Foray, and Bea Benaderet to meaningfully contribute to the Looney Tunes canon during the Golden Age.[[note]] After Bryan's death in 1959, Hal Smith better known for voicing Owl in ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' and Glomgold & Gyro Gearloose in ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}} voiced Elmer in two shorts, but Elmer was retired as a character thereafter.[[/note]]

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* WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd - Actually, Mel Blanc was '''not''' the regular voice of Elmer Fudd. Elmer was voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan, who was just about the only actor besides Blanc, Foray, and Bea Benaderet to meaningfully contribute to the Looney Tunes canon during the Golden Age.[[note]] After Bryan's death in 1959, Hal Smith better known for voicing Owl in ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' and Glomgold & Gyro Gearloose in ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}} ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'' voiced Elmer in two shorts, but Elmer was retired as a character thereafter.[[/note]]


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, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, just before the beginnings of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.

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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, starting in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and working up until his death in 1989, just before the beginnings of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.
when UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation was brewing.


* WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd - Actually, Mel Blanc was '''not''' the regular voice of Elmer Fudd. Elmer was voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan, who was just about the only actor besides Blanc, Foray, and Bea Benederet to meaningfully contribute to the Looney Tunes canon during the Golden Age.[[note]] After Bryan's death in 1959, Hal Smith better known for voicing Owl in ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' and Glomgold & Gyro Gearloose in ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}} voiced Elmer in two shorts, but Elmer was retired as a character thereafter.[[/note]]

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* WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd - Actually, Mel Blanc was '''not''' the regular voice of Elmer Fudd. Elmer was voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan, who was just about the only actor besides Blanc, Foray, and Bea Benederet Benaderet to meaningfully contribute to the Looney Tunes canon during the Golden Age.[[note]] After Bryan's death in 1959, Hal Smith better known for voicing Owl in ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' and Glomgold & Gyro Gearloose in ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}} voiced Elmer in two shorts, but Elmer was retired as a character thereafter.[[/note]]


->''"Eh... What's up, doc?"''



''"Th-th-th-that's all, folks!"''

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''"Th-th-th-that's all, folks!"''folks!"''
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