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Old 10-15-2012, 12:49 AM   #5055
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Yeah, but Mel Blanc is gone!!! When the best is gone, who's left?
Mel Blanc was truly great. After his passing, in many shows it has taken more than a half-dozen people to do all of the voices that he did himself. Although didn't do all of the voices for the Warner Brothers cartoons (as an example, Elmer Fudd was originally voiced by Arthur Q. Bryant who actually talked that way, Granny was voiced by June Foray, and Pete Puma was voiced by Stan Freberg) he did so many great voices. Not only for Warner Brothers, but for others as well (Jack Benny's car, Woody Woodpecker for the Walter Lantz Studio, Barney Rubble on "The Flintstones," Mr. Spacely on "The Jetsons," Heathcliff on the series of the same name, and the Cat in Disney's "Pinocchio"). Although there are many great voice actors around (including but not limited to: Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett, Grey DeLisle, Tara Strong, Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Nicole Oliver, Kyle Hebert, Michelle Ruff, Debbie Derryberry, and Tom Kenny), Mel Blanc was a master.
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