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Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl Ravenscroft [12]

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Born:February 6, 1914
Died:May 22, 2005 (91)
Filmography Rating:8.40 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.38 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.44 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:87.31%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Cinderella [1950](36) => Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Alice in Wonderland [1951](37) => Card Painter (as The Mellomen) (voice)
101 Dalmatians [1961](47) => Captain (voice)
The Sword in the Stone [1963](49) => Black Bart (uncredited)
Mary Poppins [1964](50) => Hog / Andrew's Whimper (voice) (uncredited)
The AristoCats [1970](56) => Billy Bass- Russian Cat (voice)
Horton Hears a Who [1970](56) => Wickersham Brother (uncredited)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [1970](56) => Singer (uncredited)
The Hobbit [1977](63) => Goblin / Background Voice (uncredited)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh [1977](63) => Singer (uncredited)
The Small One [1978](64) => Potter (uncredited)
American Legends [2001](87) => Paul Bunyan  (voice)

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [1949]
  • Thurl Ravenscroft was originally going to sing "The Headless Horseman".
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas [1970]
  • Thurl Ravenscroft is perhaps better known as the voice of Tony the Tiger in TV commercials.
    The AristoCats [1970]
  • Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Russian Cat, did singing voices on several Disneyland attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and the Enchanted Tiki Room.