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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself & Various Voices (archive footage)
Noel Blanc ... Himself
... Himself
Bill Baldwin Jr. ... Himself
Mark Kausler ... Himself
Will Friedwald ... Himself
... Himself
Martha Sigall ... Herself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Ron Pitts ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself (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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21 October 2008 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is included on the Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 6 DVD. See more »

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Does a biography get any nicer than this one?!
26 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This installment of "American Masters" is one of the more unusual shows I've ever seen about an actor. Not only do many actors and voice actors praise him for his amazing skills, but the show does a great job in describing Mel Blanc as one of the nicest and most decent human beings--something that cannot be said of many famous people. His son talks about what a terrific father and husband he was and others talk about the times he went out of his way to be decent to fans--going so far and never refusing to make phone calls to people in character when folks requested it! He is a breed that is rare--and the show really made you like the guy as well as respect his contributions. It's also full of fascinating tidbits-- such as his close friendship with Jack Benny and the difficulty he had at first getting Looney Tunes to even give him a chance to demonstrate his considerable voice acting skills! Overall, one of the finer biographies I've seen---and one that will leave fans actually LIKING the person not just their skills.

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