Dec 5, 2006

couldn't have said it better myself...

as you may or may not know...i love most cartoons. well, at least the ones i grew up with.
classic Looney Toones, Secret Squirrl, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and the killer Rankin/Bass specials.

like "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town."

and my favorite character: Burgermeister Meisterburger.

being an odd one, i always appreciated the "evil" characters. they had, well...character. far more interesting than the heroes and heroines...who were a little too sickening sweet for my taste...even as a kid.

but back to "Santa".

by far, the hardest working man in this show (and perhaps the whole of show business) is Paul Frees. he does at minimum four voices in this show.

He's done more voice-overs than you could shake a stick at, and if you heard his voice, you'd go "ohhhhh yeah! i know who he is." and, if you've ever been to Disneyland or DisneyWorld, you've heard Paul Frees' work in the Haunted Mansion as the Ghost Host.

recently, i found a quote from Mr. Frees that made me laugh. HARD. someone once asked him if he had any regrets about his choice of professions. his response: "Sometimes, yes. But it's nothing I can't overcome when I look at the bank balance."

love it. finally truth in advertising.


Jolene George said...

LOL! That is so great!!!
Sure wish I had a bank balance to look at. :o)

Melissa said...

I've always, always wished I had one of those voice-over jobs. But more and more, they're going to celebs! Not that I had much of a chance, anyway - I always think I sound like a man when I hear myself recorded!

And I love Santa Claus is Coming to Town. At the end, when the Claus couple gets, ahem, larger, they look exactly like my aunt and uncle.