Skip to comments.Mel Blanc, The Man of 1000 Voices  - AMAZING TALENT !! (Video via You Tube)
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:28:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
Some of my most cherished Saturday morning memories are owed to this greatly talented man.
And of course, let's not forget Carl Stalling, who did the music for all those cartoons.
I used him to voice a commercial back in the sixties. He worked for union scale (therefore, he worked often).
After he finished his gig, we got to chatting about his career. He then asked if I had kids. Yes, boy 7 and girl 4 at the time. Would I like him to record a tape for them? Well, yes, I'd deeply appreciate it.
Then, he proceeded to do roughly 2 minutes of voices, telling a story and specifically involving my son and daughter.
A family treasure. And I don't doubt that there are hundreds of similar examples out there somewhere.
such a great talent!
I often wish I could have been a fly on the wall at their writer’s meetings or like wise at Jay Ward’s (Rocky and Bullwinkle). What comedic geniuses all out of their minds!
Thank you. The whole thing was genius. We are so fortunate to live in this country. :) To have our culture and history.
That is a wonderful personal story!!! Confirms what I felt from him watching that interview and what I have sensed all along. :)
Oh, wouldn’t it be great to have a time machine!!!
Yeah, think about the enjoyment he and all the people that worked on a “cartoon” have given to people all over the planet. Pretty amazing.
The Warner Brothers cartoons were the best ever made. Then liberal weenies started complaining those cartoons were too violent, racist, sexist, whatever. So now we have children’s cartoons that are bland, insipid and full of leftist ideology.
I think Cartoon Network still runs some of the old Warner Brothers cartoons. Haven’t looked for them in a while. Given the depressing news today, I should start watching.
Back when Letterman was an approximation of a human being.
That’s why I love You Tube so much. You can’t find everything on there, but you can find A LOT!
What does she do?
Ever see the looney toons do Opera pieces?
Bugs and Elmer.
Pavarotti has NOTHING on Mel Blanc!
my favorite was Kill the Wabbit Kill the Wabbit....Spear and Magic Helmet.....
Blanc was also terrific on the Jack Benny radio show. He provided the “sound” for Jack’s Maxwell automobile and just about anything else required. Blanc also appeared as “Professor LeBlanc,” Benny’s violin instructor. Jack’s playing usually infuriated LeBlanc’s character so much that he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown by the end of the skit.
I still listen to repeats of the Benny program on Sirius/XM Channel 82. Greatest cast in radio: Benny, Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Phil Harris and of course, Mr. Blanc. Not only did Benny keep most of his cast for his entire run on radio and TV, he used the same writing team for years. Benny didn’t care who got the laugh, as long as the material was funny. And he surrounded himself with exceptional talent, including the man of 1,000 voices, Mel Blanc.
Here's a start: Bully for Bugs (Archive.org).
Some of the gags are pure genius; i.e. the bull chalking the tips of his horns, like a pool cue.
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I remember seeing that picture in the newspaper the day Blanc died, with one word underneath it...”Speechless.”
We have been buying cartoons for years. Not for grandsons, though we do share with them. The complete Bullwinkle & Rocky is on our list. Sadly, “Duck Rogers in the 24 1/2 Century” short series is not released on DVD yet. Tom Jones sung the opening song and played himself in cartoon form for an episode.
Cartoons used to make you laugh. They were vaudeville in its best form. But since it had bullets with faces, guns, smoking, and hitting each other, it was deemed evil.
The new, “better” cartoons are so much better! Kidnappings, beatings, robbery, acts of cruelty with laugh tracks, etc. Oh yeah, that is just so funny. /S
The Left has no sense of humor. I have always said I never trust anyone who cannot laugh at themselves or have a funny bone.
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