CarmenG at aol.com
Sat Sep 18 05:58:43 CEST 2004
Wow, thanks for the responses, both private and public, concerning the Disney
announcers. It brought back a lot of memories--I can actually hear Rex
Allen's reassuring voice. (No, I'm not hearing voices in my head telling me to do
But further research tells me that the uncredited announcer I was thinking of
was Dick Wesson, a character actor/writer/director/producer who, amazingly, I
don't think I've ever seen in a film, and I thought I knew a lot of them.
Sadly, I found out he committed suicide in the 1970s.
I seem to have a strange ability to recognize voice actors, which sometimes
causes me some adjustment problems when watching animation. For instance, I
never could get used to the voice of Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed died. And
with all the Disney animated sequels now, the new voices don't work for me. One
exception is Jim Cummings, who does an amazing job recreating the voices of
the previous actors. What a versatile guy he is!
Again, I have to wonder if anyone knows these people. I assume that many/most
people on this list see these films in translation. (Does the French Mickey
have a falsetto voice? Does the Italian Donald speak in quacks?) And I've
wondered: Are the *songs* translated and re-sung by native voice actors when a
movie is dubbed into another language? That would seem a bit more difficult.
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