"Looney Tunes" fans, today we raise a carrot for Joe Alaskey
, modern voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, and other cartoon favorites. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alaskey died of cancer at age 63. Sufferin' succotash indeed.
When Mel Blanc
passed away, Alaskey was one of the voice actors to take on his iconic characters. In the 2003 movie "Looney Tunes: Back in Action
," Alaskey voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Beaky Buzzard, and Mama Bear. In the 2000 animated movie "Tweety's High-Flying Adventure
," Alaskey voiced Tweety, Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Henery Hawk, and Colonel Rimfire. Phew!
In addition to Warner Bros.
characters, Alaskey also voiced Grandpa Lou Pickles in the "Rugrats
" movies and video games, and on the TV series from 1997-2004. You may also recall his voice as Droopy in the "Tom and Jerry" movies, Stinkie in "Caspter," Yosemite Sam in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit