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Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)[1] was an American voice actor, comedian, singer, radio personality, and recording artist. After beginning his 60+-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety
Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation. He voiced all of the major male Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
cartoon characters except for Elmer Fudd, whose voice was provided by fellow radio personality Arthur Q. Bryan, although Blanc later voiced Fudd as well after Bryan's death.[2] He later voiced characters for Hanna-Barbera's television cartoons, including Barney Rubble
Barney Rubble
on The Flintstones
The Flintstones
and Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons. Blanc was also the original voice of Woody Woodpecker
Woody Woodpecker
for Universal Pictures and provided vocal effects for the Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
for MGM, replacing William Hanna. During the golden age of radio, Blanc also frequently performed on the programs of famous comedians from the era, including Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen
Burns and Allen
and Judy Canova.[2] Having earned the nickname The Man of a Thousand Voices,[3] Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice acting industry.[4]


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Radio work 2.2 Animation voice work during the golden age of Hollywood 2.3 Voice work for Hanna-Barbera
and others 2.4 Car accident and aftermath

3 Later career 4 Death 5 Legacy 6 Filmography

6.1 Radio 6.2 Film 6.3 Television

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Blanc was born in San Francisco, California
to Russian-Jewish parents Frederick and Eva Blank, the younger of two children. He grew up in the neighborhood of Western Addition
Western Addition
in San Francisco,[5] and later in Portland, Oregon, where he attended Lincoln High School.[6] Growing up, he had a fondness for voices and dialect which he began voicing at the age of 10. He claimed that he changed the spelling of his name when he was 16, from "Blank" to "Blanc", because a teacher told him that he would amount to nothing and be like his name, a "blank". Blanc joined the Order of DeMolay as a young man, and was eventually inducted into its Hall of Fame.[7] After graduating from high school in 1927, he split his time between leading an orchestra, becoming the youngest conductor in the country at the age of 19, and performing shtick in vaudeville shows around Washington, Oregon, and northern California.[8] Career[edit] Radio work[edit] Blanc began his radio career at the age of 19 in 1927, when he made his acting debut on the KGW
program The Hoot Owls, where his ability to provide voices for multiple characters first attracted attention. He moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1932, where he met Estelle Rosenbaum (1909–2003), whom he married a year later, before returning to Portland. He moved to KEX in 1933 to produce and co-host his Cobweb and Nuts show with his wife Estelle, which debuted on June 15. The program played Monday through Saturday from 11:00 pm to midnight, and by the time the show ended two years later, it appeared from 10:30 pm to 11:00 pm. With his wife's encouragement, Blanc returned to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and joined Warner Bros.–owned KFWB
in Hollywood in 1935. He joined The Johnny Murray Show, but the following year switched to CBS
Radio and The Joe Penner
Joe Penner

The cast of The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program, from left to right: Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, and Mel Blanc

Blanc was a regular on the NBC
Red Network show The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program in various roles, including voicing Benny's Maxwell automobile
Maxwell automobile
(in desperate need of a tune-up), violin teacher Professor LeBlanc, Polly the Parrot, Benny's pet polar bear Carmichael, the tormented department store clerk, and the train announcer. The first role came from a mishap when the recording of the automobile's sounds failed to play on cue, prompting Blanc to take the microphone and improvise the sounds himself. The audience reacted so positively that Benny decided to dispense with the recording altogether and have Blanc continue in that role. One of Blanc's most memorable characters from Benny's radio (and later TV) programs was "Sy, the Little Mexican", who spoke one word at a time. The famous "Sí ... Sy ... Sue ... sew" routine was so effective that no matter how many times it was performed, the laughter was always there, thanks to the comedic timing of Blanc and Benny.[9] Blanc continued to work with him on radio until the series ended in 1955 and followed the program into television from Benny's 1950 debut episode through guest spots on NBC
specials in the 1970s. They last appeared together on a Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
Tonight Show in January 1974. A few months later, Blanc spoke highly of Benny on a Tom Snyder
Tom Snyder
Tomorrow show special aired the night of the comedian's death. By 1946, Blanc appeared on over 15 radio programs in supporting roles. His success on The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
led to his own radio show on the CBS
Radio Network, The Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
Show, which ran from September 3, 1946, to June 24, 1947. Blanc played himself as the hapless owner of a fix-it shop, as well as his young cousin Zookie. Blanc also appeared on such other national radio programs as The Abbott and Costello
Abbott and Costello
Show, the Happy Postman on Burns and Allen, and as August Moon on Point Sublime. During World War II, he appeared as Private Sad Sack on various radio shows, including G.I. Journal. Blanc recorded a song titled "Big Bear Lake". Animation voice work during the golden age of Hollywood[edit]

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Private Snafu: Spies, voiced by Blanc in 1943

In December 1936, Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
joined Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
Productions, which was producing theatrical cartoon shorts for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
After sound man Treg Brown was put in charge of cartoon voices, and Carl Stalling became music director, Brown introduced Blanc to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, and Frank Tashlin, who loved his voices. The first cartoon Blanc worked on was Picador Porky (1937) as the voice of a drunken bull.[8] He soon after received his first starring role when he replaced Joe Dougherty as Porky Pig's voice in Porky's Duck Hunt, which marked the debut of Daffy Duck, also voiced by Blanc. Following this, Blanc became a very prominent vocal artist for Warner Bros., voicing a wide variety of the "Looney Tunes" characters. Bugs Bunny, whom Blanc made his debut as in A Wild Hare (1940),[10][11] was known for eating carrots frequently (especially while saying his catchphrase "Eh, what's up, doc?"). To follow this sound with the animated voice, Blanc would bite into a carrot and then quickly spit into a spittoon. One oft-repeated story is that Blanc was allergic to carrots, which Blanc denied.[12][13] In Disney's Pinocchio, Blanc was hired to perform the voice of Gideon the Cat. However, Gideon eventually was decided to be a mute character (similar to Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), so all of Blanc's recorded dialogue was deleted except for a solitary hiccup, which was heard three times in the finished film.[14] Blanc also originated the voice and laugh of Woody Woodpecker
Woody Woodpecker
for the theatrical cartoons produced by Walter Lantz for Universal Pictures, but stopped voicing the character after he was signed to an exclusive contract with Warner Bros.[8] During World War II, Blanc served as the voice of the hapless Private Snafu in various war-themed animated shorts.[15] Throughout his career, Blanc, aware of his talents, protected the rights to his voice characterizations contractually and legally. He, and later his estate, never hesitated taking civil action when those rights were violated. Voice actors at the time rarely received screen credits, but Blanc was an exception; by 1944, his contract with Warner Bros. stipulated a credit reading "Voice characterization(s) by Mel Blanc." According to his autobiography, Blanc asked for and received this screen credit from studio boss Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
after he was denied a salary raise.[16] Initially, Blanc's screen credit was limited only to cartoons where he voiced Bugs Bunny, with any other shorts he worked on being uncredited. In the middle of 1945, the contract was amended to include a screen credit for cartoons featuring Porky Pig
Porky Pig
and/or Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
as well, save for any shorts made before that amendment occurred ( Book Revue and Baby Bottleneck are examples, despite being released after the fact). But by the end of 1946, Blanc began receiving a screen credit in any subsequent Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
cartoon he provided voices from that point on.[17] Voice work for Hanna-Barbera
and others[edit] In 1960, after the expiration of his exclusive contract with Warner Bros., Blanc continued working for WB, but also began providing voices for the TV cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera; his most famous roles during this time were Barney Rubble
Barney Rubble
of The Flintstones
The Flintstones
and Cosmo Spacely of The Jetsons. His other voice roles for Hanna-Barbara included Dino the Dinosaur, Secret Squirrel, Speed Buggy, and Captain Caveman, as well as voices for Wally Gator
Wally Gator
and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. Blanc also worked with former "Looney Tunes" director Chuck Jones, who by this time was directing shorts with his own company Sib Tower 12 (later MGM Animation/Visual Arts); doing vocal effects for the Tom and Jerry series from 1963 to 1967. Blanc was the first voice of Toucan Sam in Froot Loops
Froot Loops
commercials. Blanc reprised some of his Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
characters when the studio contracted him to make new theatrical cartoons in the mid-to-late 1960s. For these, Blanc voiced Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
and Speedy Gonzales, the characters who received the most frequent use in these shorts (later, newly introduced characters such as Cool Cat and Merlin
the Magic Mouse were voiced by Larry Storch). Blanc also continued to voice the "Looney Tunes" for the bridging sequences of The Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Show, as well as in numerous animated advertisements and several compilation features, such as The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
(1979). Car accident and aftermath[edit] On January 24, 1961, Blanc was involved in a near-fatal car accident. He was driving alone when his sports car collided head-on with a car driven by 18-year-old college student Arthur Rolston on Sunset Boulevard.[18] Rolston suffered minor injuries, but Blanc was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center
with a triple skull fracture that left him in a coma for two weeks, along with sustaining fractures to both legs and the pelvis.[19] About two weeks after the accident, one of Blanc's neurologists tried a different approach. Blanc was asked, "How are you feeling today, Bugs Bunny?" After a slight pause, Blanc answered, in a weak voice, "Eh... just fine, Doc. How are you?"[8] The doctor then asked Tweety
if he was there, too. "I tawt I taw a puddy tat," was the reply.[20][21] Blanc returned home on March 17. Four days later, Blanc filed a US$500,000 lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles. His accident, one of 26 in the preceding two years at the intersection known as Dead Man's Curve, resulted in the city funding the restructuring of curves at the location. Years later, Blanc revealed that during his recovery, his son Noel "ghosted" several Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
cartoons' voice tracks for him. Warner Bros. had also asked Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
to provide the voice for Bugs Bunny, but Freberg declined, out of respect for Blanc. At the time of the accident, Blanc was also serving as the voice of Barney Rubble
Barney Rubble
in The Flintstones. His absence from the show was relatively brief; Daws Butler provided the voice of Barney for a few episodes, after which the show's producers set up recording equipment in Blanc's hospital room and later at his home to allow him to work from there. Some of the recordings were made while he was in full-body cast as he lay flat on his back with the other Flintstones
co-stars gathered around him.[22] He also returned to The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
to film the program's 1961 Christmas show, moving around by crutches and a wheelchair.[23]

Blanc in 1976

Later career[edit] In the 1970s, Blanc gave a series of college lectures across the US and appeared in commercials for American Express. He also collaborated on a special with the Boston-based Shriners Burns Institute called Ounce of Prevention, which became a 30-minute TV special. Throughout the 1980s, Blanc performed his Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
characters for bridging sequences in various compilation films of Golden-Age-era Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
cartoons, such as The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island, and Daffy Duck's Quackbusters. His final performance of his "Looney Tunes" roles was in Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989). After spending most of two seasons voicing the diminutive robot Twiki in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Blanc's last original character was Heathcliff, in the early 1980s. In the 1983 live-action film Strange Brew, Blanc voiced the father of Bob and Doug MacKenzie, at the request of comedian Rick Moranis. In the 1988 live-action/animated movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Blanc reprised several of his classic "Looney Tunes" roles (Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and Sylvester), but left Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
to Joe Alaskey (who later became one of Blanc's regular replacements until his death in 2016). As Disney produced the film, the company had to obtain permission from Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
and other studios in order to feature the non-Disney characters in the movie. The film was also one of very few Disney projects Blanc was involved in. Blanc died just a year after the film's release. His final recording session was for Jetsons: The Movie (1990).[24]


Blanc's gravesite marker

Blanc began smoking cigarettes when he was nine years old. He continued his pack-a-day habit until he was diagnosed with emphysema, which pushed him to quit at age 77.[25] On May 19, 1989, Blanc was checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
by his family [26] when they noticed he had a bad cough while shooting a commercial; he was originally expected to recover. Blanc's health then took a turn for the worse and doctors found that he had advanced coronary artery disease. He died on July 10 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles, at the age of 81.[1] He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. Blanc's will stated his desire to have the inscription on his gravestone read, "THAT'S ALL FOLKS", the phrase that was the hallmark of Blanc's character Porky Pig. Legacy[edit] Blanc is regarded as the most prolific voice actor in the history of the industry.[27] He was the first voice actor to receive on-screen credit.[8] Blanc's death was considered a significant loss to the cartoon industry because of his skill, expressive range, and sheer volume of continuing characters he portrayed, which are currently taken up by several other voice talents. Indeed, as movie critic Leonard Maltin once pointed out, "It is astounding to realize that Tweety
Bird and Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
are the same man!" According to Blanc, Sylvester the Cat
Sylvester the Cat
was the easiest character to voice because "It's just my normal speaking voice with a spray at the end." Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
was the hardest because of his loudness and raspiness.[8] A doctor who once examined Blanc's throat found that he possessed unusually thick, powerful vocal cords that gave him an exceptional range. The doctor reported that they rivaled those of famed opera singer Enrico Caruso.[8] After his death, Blanc's voice continued to be heard in newly released productions, such as recordings of Dino the Dinosaur in the live-action films The Flintstones
The Flintstones
(1994) and The Flintstones
The Flintstones
in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). Similarly, recordings of Blanc as Jack Benny's Maxwell were featured in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). More recently, archive recordings of Blanc have been featured in new CGI-animated "Looney Tunes" theatrical shorts; I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat (shown with Happy Feet Two) and Daffy's Rhapsody
Daffy's Rhapsody
(shown with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).[28][29] Blanc trained his son Noel in the field of voice characterization. Although the younger Blanc has performed his father's characters (particularly Porky Pig) on some programs, he has chosen not to become a full-time voice artist. For his contributions to the radio industry, Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard. His character Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
(the only others to have received this honor are Walt Disney
Walt Disney
as both himself and Mickey Mouse, Jim Henson
Jim Henson
as both himself and Kermit the Frog, and Mike Myers as both himself and Shrek).[30] Filmography[edit] Radio[edit]

Original Air Date Program Role

1933 The Happy-Go-Lucky Hour Additional voices

1937 The Joe Penner
Joe Penner
Show Additional voices

1938 The Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
Theater of the Air Mayor of Hamelin, Neptune's Son, Priscilly, Royal Herald, additional voices

1939–43 Fibber McGee and Molly Hiccuping Man

1939–55 The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program Sy, Polly the Parrot, Mr. Finque, Nottingham, Train Announcer, Jack Benny's Maxwell, additional voices

1941–43 The Great Gildersleeve Floyd Munson

1942–47 The Abbott and Costello
Abbott and Costello
Show Mel Blanc, Botsford Twink, Scotty Brown

1942–48 The Cisco Kid Pan Pancho, additional voices

1943–47 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show The Happy Postman

1943–55 The Judy Canova
Judy Canova
Show Paw, Pedro, Roscoe E. Wortle

1946–47 The Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
Show Mel Blanc, Dr. Christopher Crab, Children, Zookie


Year Film Role Notes

1937–69 Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
theatrical shorts Numerous voices Includes the Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
and Sylvester series

1940 Pinocchio Gideon (hiccup), Marionette Soldiers Voice (uncredited)

1940–41 Woody Woodpecker
Woody Woodpecker
theatrical shorts Woody Woodpecker Voice (uncredited)

1943–45 Private Snafu
Private Snafu
WWII shorts Private Snafu, Bugs Bunny, additional characters Voice (uncredited)

1944 Jasper Goes Hunting Bugs Bunny Puppetoon; cameo Voice (uncredited)

1948 Two Guys From Texas Bugs Bunny Live-action; animated cameo (voice)

1949 My Dream Is Yours Bugs Bunny, Tweety Live-action; animated cameos (voice)

1949 Neptune's Daughter Pancho Live-action

1950 Champagne for Caesar[31] Caesar (parrot) Voice

1959–65 Loopy De Loop
Loopy De Loop
theatrical shorts Crow, Braxton Bear, Skunk, Duck Hunter Voice; He did the following shorts: Common Scents, Bear Hug, Trouble Bruin, Bear Knuckles, Crow's Fete.

1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Over-eager date Live-action; cameo

1962 Gay Purr-ee Bulldog Voice

1963–67 Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
theatrical shorts Tom and Jerry's vocal effects Directed by Chuck Jones Voice

1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! Grifter Chizzling, Southern Accented Bear in train, Mugger (grumbling sounds) Voice

1964 Kiss Me, Stupid Dr. Sheldrake Live-action

1966 The Man Called Flintstone Barney Rubble, Dino Voice

1970 The Phantom Tollbooth Officer Short Shrift, The Dodecahedron, The Demon of Insincerity Voice

1974 Journey Back to Oz Crow Voice

1979 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, additional voices Compilation film Voice

1979–88 Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
theatrical shorts and video shorts Numerous voices Voice

1981 The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Movie Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, additional voices Compilation film Voice

1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, additional voices Compilation film Voice

1983 Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Tasmanian Devil, Bugs Bunny Compilation film voice

1983 Strange Brew Father MacKenzie Live-action; Voice

1986 Heathcliff: The Movie Heathcliff Voice

1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester Live-action/animated film; cameos Voice

1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, additional voices Compilation film Voice

1990 Jetsons: The Movie Cosmo Spacely Released posthumously; dedicated in memory Voice


Year Title Role Notes

1950–65 The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program Professor LeBlanc, Sy, Department Store Clerk, Gas Station Man, Mr. Finque, additional characters Live-action

1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Mr. Ziegler Live-action; episode: "The Best Dressed Man"

1960–89 The Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Show Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, additional voices Compilation series

1960–66 The Flintstones Barney Rubble, Dino, additional voices Voice

1960 Mister Magoo Additional voices 36 episodes

1961 Dennis the Menace Leo Trinkle Episode: "Miss Cathcart's Friend"

1962–63; 1985–87 The Jetsons Cosmo Spacely, additional voices Voice

1962–63 Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har Hardy Har Har, additional voices Voice

1963 Wally Gator Colonel Zachary Gator Voice; 1 episode

1964 The Beverly Hillbillies Dick Burton Live-action; 1 episode

1964–66 Breezly and Sneezly Sneezly Seal Voice

1964–66 Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long Droop-a-Long, additional voices Voice

1964–66 The Munsters Cuckoo clock Live-action; voice; 6 episodes

1965–67 The Atom Ant/ Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
Show Secret Squirrel Voice

1966 The Monkees Monkeemobile
engine Voice; 1 episode

1969–71 The Perils of Penelope Pitstop Yak Yak, The Bully Brothers, Chug-A-Boom Voice

1971–73 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show Barney Rubble, additional voices Voice

1972 Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
and Porky Pig
Porky Pig
Meet the Groovie Goolies Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Charlie Dog TV movie

1972–73 The Flintstone Comedy Hour Barney Rubble, Dino, Zonk, Stub Voice

1973 Speed Buggy Speed Buggy Voice

1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Speed Buggy Voice; episode: "The Weird Winds of Winona"

1976 Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig TV special

1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, Sylvester, Pepé Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig TV special

1977 Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
in Space Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian TV special

1977–78 Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, Barney Rubble Voice

1977–78 Fred Flintstone and Friends Barney Rubble, additional voices Voice

1977–80 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Captain Caveman Voice

1977 A Flintstone Christmas Barney Rubble, Dino TV special

1978 The Flintstones: Little Big League Barney Rubble TV special

1978 How Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Won the West Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam TV special

1978 A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
(as King Arthur), Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
(as Merlin), Porky Pig
Porky Pig
(as Varlet), Elmer Fudd
Elmer Fudd
(as Sir Elmer of Fudd) TV special

1978 Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Speedy Gonzales TV special

1978 Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue Barney Rubble, Dino TV special

1978–79 Galaxy Goof-Ups Quack-Up Voice

1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Cupid TV special

1979 The Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Mother's Day Special Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Stork TV special

1979 Fred and Barney Meet The Thing Barney Rubble, Dino, additional voices Voice

1979 The New Fred and Barney Show Barney Rubble, Dino, additional voices Voice

1979–80 Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo Barney Rubble, Dino, additional voices Voice

1979–81 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Twiki Live-action; voice

1979 Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil, Millicent TV special

1979 Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
(as Scrooge), Porky Pig
Porky Pig
(as Bob Cratchit), Tweety
(as Tiny Tim), Foghorn Leghorn, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Tasmanian Devil, Santa Claus TV special

1980 Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over Bugs Bunny, Young Bugs Bunny, Young Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Hugo, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner TV special

1980 Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-citement Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales TV special

1980 The Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Mystery Special Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig TV special

1980 3-2-1 Contact Twiki 1 episode

1980 Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving Special Daffy Duck, Duck Dodgers, Porky Pig/Eager Young Space Cadet, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer TV special

1980 The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling Barney Rubble, Dino TV special

1980–82 Heathcliff Heathcliff Voice

1980–82 The Flintstone Comedy Show Barney Rubble, Dino, Captain Caveman Voice

1981 Bugs Bunny: All American Hero Bugs Bunny, Clyde Rabbit, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester TV special

1981 The Flintstones: Jogging Fever Barney Rubble TV special

1981 The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma Barney Rubble, Dino TV special

1981–82 Trollkins Additional voices Voice

1982 Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew TV special

1982 Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper Barney Rubble, additional voices TV special

1982–84 The Flintstone Funnies Barney Rubble, Captain Caveman Voice

1984–88 Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats Heathcliff Voice

1986–88 The Flintstone Kids Dino, Robert Rubble, Captain Caveman, Piggy McGrabit Voice

1986 The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration Barney Rubble TV special

1987 The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Meet the Flintstones Barney Rubble, Dino, Cosmo Spacely TV movie

1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson Cosmo Spacely TV movie

1988 Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Yosemite Sam, Pepe Le Pew, Sylvester TV special

1988 Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown Himself TV special

1989 Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Angus McCrory TV special

1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration Barney Rubble TV special; aired just seven days after his death

See also[edit]

Voice acting

References[edit] Notes

^ a b Flint, Peter B. (July 11, 1989). "Mel Blanc, Who Provided Voices For 3,000 Cartoons, Is Dead at 81". The New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2008. Mel Blanc, the versatile, multi-voiced actor who breathed life into such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety
Pie, Sylvester and the Road Runner, died of heart disease and emphysema yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81 years old.  ^ a b "Mel Blanc". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved February 5, 2013.  ^ Harmetz, Aljean (November 24, 1988). "Man of a Thousand Voices, Speaking Literally". The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2016.  ^ "Mel Blanc's bio at Ochcom.org". Retrieved October 20, 2014.  ^ Mintun, Peter (April 13, 1993) "Look Back to the Upper Fillmore" The Fillmore Museum ^ "Mel Blanc". pdxhistory.com. Retrieved July 11, 2017.  ^ DeMolay International. "DeMolay Hall of Fame". Retrieved July 11, 2017.  ^ a b c d e f g Blanc, Mel; Bashe, Philip (1989). That's Not All, Folks!. Clayton South, VIC, Australia: Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-51244-3.  ^ Video of Mel and Jack with one version of the Sy The Little Mexican routine on YouTube ^ Barrier, Michael (2003), Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age, Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0 ^ Adamson, Joe (1990). Bugs Bunny: 50 Years and Only One Grey Hare. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-1190-6 ^ Tim Lawson, The Magic Behind The Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors University Press of Mississippi, 2004 ^ "Did Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
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