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Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc [11]


Born:May 30, 1908
Died:July 10, 1989 (81)
Filmography Rating:6.58 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.60 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.21 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73.94%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Pinocchio [1940](32) => Donkeys / Marionette Soldiers (voice) (uncredited) / Figaro / Gideon (hiccup)
Jack and the Beanstalk [1952](44) => Farm Animals (voice) (uncredited)
Lady and the Tramp [1955](47) => Stray Dogs (voice) (uncredited)
Goliath II [1960](52) => Raja the Tiger (voice) (uncredited)
The AristoCats [1970](62) => Frog (voice) (uncredited)
Howard the Duck [1986](78) => Daffy Duck (voice) (archive footage)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit [1988](80) => Porky Pig (voice) / Sylvester / Bugs Bunny / Tweety Bird / Daffy Duck
Jetsons: The Movie [1990](82) => Mr. Spacely  (voice)
The Flintstones [1994](86) => Dino (voice) (archive footage)
Space Jam [1996](88) => Daffy Duck on TV (archive sound) (voice) (uncredited)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection [2003](95) => Barney Rubble / Dino (voice)

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Flintstones [1994]
  • Mel Blanc receives a credit for the voice of Dino five years after his death from heart disease. The 'dialogue' is taken directly from {The Flintstones}.
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit [1988]
  • Several voice actors make cameos as the voice of the character(s) they have played before. These are Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck), Wayne Allwine (Mickey Mouse) and Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety Bird). But most noticeable is Mae Questel as Betty Boop. Mae did Betty's voice from 1930 until the character was retired in 1939.
    Jetsons: The Movie [1990]
  • Jeff Bergman was used in some scenes, because George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc died during production. The film is dedicated to the memory of both men.
  • The last film project of George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton and Mel Blanc.
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [1937]
  • Dopey initially was to talk with the voice of Mel Blanc, but was made mute instead. The same happened with Gideon in Pinocchio, though Blanc actually was the one who did the vocal effects for that. Some animators were opposed to the name Dopey, claiming that it was too modern a word to use in a timeless fairy tale. Walt Disney made the argument that William Shakespeare used the word in one of his plays. This managed to convince everyone, although any reference to the term "dopey" is yet to be found in any of Shakespeare's work.
    Pinocchio [1940]
  • Mel Blanc, best known for performing the voices of many cartoon characters--particularly from the Warner Bros. stable--was cast as Gideon, which became his only Disney role. Walt Disney, however, eventually decided that the character should be mute, and all of the dialogue that Blanc recorded was cut, save for a solitary hiccup that can be heard inside the Red Lobster Tavern. He was also going to voice Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs until it was decided to make Dopey mute. With the exception of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (where he only provided the voices of the Warner Bros. cartoon characters), this was the only time Mel Blanc contributed a voice to a Disney film.
    Space Jam [1996]
  • [?] Noel Blanc (Mel Blanc's son) was originally booked to provide all of the regular Warner Brothers male cartoon characters' voices. But he and Warner Brothers couldn't agree on a contract, so the studio replaced Blanc with four other people to do the 12 male voices, instead of Blanc doing them all.