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Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices (2008)

The life and career of the renowned voice actor of animation and radio.


Constantine Nasr


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Blanc ... Self / Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Yosemite Sam / Marvin the Martian / Tasmanian Devil / Private Snafu / Private Sad Sack / Foghorn Leghorn / Henery Hawk / Speedy Gonzalez / Elmer Fudd / Pepe LePew / Ben Birdie / Gideon the Cat / Woody Woodpecker / Barney Rubble / Cosmo Spacely / Magilla Gorilla / Secret Squirrel / Captain Caveman / Twiki the Robot (voice) (archive footage)
Noel Blanc Noel Blanc ... Self
Keith Scott ... Self - Voice Artist
Bill Baldwin Jr. Bill Baldwin Jr. ... Self - President Warner / Blanc Audio Associates
Mark Kausler Mark Kausler ... Self - Animator
Will Friedwald Will Friedwald ... Self - Animation Historian
Kim Newman ... Self - Film Historian
Martha Sigall Martha Sigall ... Self - Inker / Painter
Billy West ... Self - Voice Artist
Gary Owens ... Self - Voice Artist
Hank Azaria ... Self - Voice Artist
Ron Pitts Ron Pitts ... Self - Former Agent of Mel Blanc
Bob Bergen ... Self - Voice Artist
Terry Gilliam ... Self - Cartoon Director
Chuck Jones ... Self - Looney Tunes Director (archive footage)


For generations, Mel Blanc was one of the most famous Hollywood voice actors with his myriad of voices for classic animated characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and scores of others. However, animation was only one of the fields where Blanc shone through in his long career. This film covers the life of this amazingly talented and big hearted actor, comedian and musician as he became one of the performing greats from the golden ages of American animation and radio through to the 1980s. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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This documentary is included on the Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 DVD. See more »

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Worthy - Mel Blanc's documentary: meaningful to our lives
28 July 2012 | by donagraydavisSee all my reviews

Bill and I will enjoy reviewing Mel Blanc... again and again. It was nice enough feeling the smiles spread as we encountered Bugs Bunny again. That was just the beginning--oh not really the beginning The actual beginning was real footage re the crash you think killed him. Almost too much, and did break every bone in the precious man's body, but didn't get him! No, it was great seeing Bugs, but then seeing how all the different cartoon peeps came about, and seeing Mel Blanc truly being them was pure joy. To say it holds your attention's superfluous you could say. In this documentary we have the pleasure of almost "chatting" with him live time and again. His son tells us he did this with all the kids and other people who came to him, every day. But, see for yourself.

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21 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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