The people of 1000 voices – An Introduction

by expack3

Ever hear of Mel Blanc? If you have, then you’ve heard of Looney Tunes. If you haven’t, you still know him via his voice. He did the voices for (almost) all these characters:

From left, counter-clockwise: Road Runner (“voiced” by a Warner Bros. staffer), Elmer Fudd (voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan), Tweety Bird, Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck.

He also did did the voices for…

Yosemite Sam

Marvin the Martian

Spacely Sprocket (The Jetsons)

…and so many more it would be absurdly long to list them all!

Unfortunately, as of 1989, Mr. Blanc is dead.

As history have proven many times over, all human beings are unique. There will never be another Mel Blanc, and there will likely never be another persons who can match his achievements.

…of course, that doesn’t mean people won’t try – and when they’re successful at actually coming close, such people are awesome in my book. That’s why I’m dedicating a portion of my blog to these people of a 1000 voices. Oh, and don’t worry about drowning your browser – or your bandwidth – in pictures. They’re not going to be long pieces, and they’re only going to be featuring a few of my favorite characters which the talented voice actor/actress covered voiced.

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