Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Another Voice Silenced

Thurl Ravenscroft, who was the voice of Tony the Tiger for many years has passed, according to Mark Evanier, who I'm now going to call "The Voice of Doom", so to speak. Every time I've gone to see what's happening in his world, he gives me the worse news. I love the guy, but it's kinda like getting the phone call at three in the morning that a freind has died. Which is about the time I've found out about Howard Morris and Henry Corden.

I so wanted to be those guys when I was a kid. So many different voices came out of those fellas. I was up Saturday mornings and watched those cartoons with a pleasure, and when they repeated them over and over, I began to listen intentlyand follwed along at the end of the credits to see who did what, although they never said who played exactly who. I think soon, we'll do our yearly poll of favorite SatAm shows. It's still fun to talk about and reminice over, escpecially now, with the passing of three great voice artists.

One more thing about Mr. Ravenscroft (what a cool name). Many of you may remember him for a little ditty called "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch". You'll find that and more on Thurl here.Posted by Hello

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