Mel Blanc Overview:

Actor, Mel Blanc, was born Melvin Jerome Blank on May 30, 1908 in San Francisco, CA. Blanc died at the age of 81 on Jul 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio.

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Throwback Thursday – : The Man of 1000 Voices

By Michael on Mar 29, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb... Read full article


Shorts, A Tiny Blogathon: What’s Opera Doc?

By Annmarie Gatti on May 2, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit! Okay, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge Looney Tunes fan — so how happy am I to be writing about?“What’s Opera, Doc?”?for this Tiny Blogathon? Well, I’m smiling right now — and I haven’t even begun watching th... Read full article


“What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” Exhibit at The Museum of the Moving Image

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 15, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Celebrating the Incredible and Inimitable Genius of Chuck Jones at NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image… “Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit”… Yes I still have that song in my head! Really! As a matter of fact, I sang the song all weekend long to anyone who would listen as I ... Read full article


Just For Fun! The Voices behind The Flintstones

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 25, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Just for Fun! The Fabulous Voices behind the Fabulous Flintstones!? I’m sure you’d recognize their voices anywhere, but here they are ‘in person’… the wonderful character actors that voiced Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty… Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone, Jean Vander P... Read full article


Birthday of the Week:

By Beth Daniels on May 27, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blank, May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989 Autobiography That's Not All Folks!By and Philip Bashe, Warner Books, 1989 Okay, Now That's All Folks.But how cool is that? That Left Turn at Albuquerque It's quite possible that was my f... Read full article


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Mel Blanc Quotes:

Bugs Bunny: [disguised as aged Scotsman] So, MacR-r-rory, poaching on my pr-r-roperty! I'm displeased, MacR-r-rory. You shouldnae shoot my r-r-r-rabbits.
MacRory: Yon bonnie rabbit dinna belong to you.
Bugs Bunny: It dinna?
MacRory: No, it dinna!
Bugs Bunny: Wanna bet?
MacRory: No! We'll settle this in true Scots tradition: at games.
Bugs Bunny: Games?
[Bugs sets up a card table and deals cards]
Bugs Bunny: Okay, pigeon, sit down.
MacRory: No, no, we dinna play that game.
Bugs Bunny: [slightly surprised] Is there another one?
MacRory: [pulling out two bags of golf clubs] Golf!
Bugs Bunny: Golf?
MacRory: Aye, golf. Choose your weapons.
Bugs Bunny: Have it your way, Mac, but don't you get a little tired running them eighteen bases?


Daffy Duck: [watching Porky laughing hysterically] Ho ho and ha ha, eh? I'll ho ho and ha ha you, fat friar...
[runs offscreen and returns with a long stick]
Daffy Duck: ...with my trusty quarterstaff!
[Aside, to audience]
Daffy Duck: Actually, it's a buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff, but I'm not telling him that.


Bugs Bunny: We're also available for picnics, lodge meetings, children's parties, and smokers.


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Mel Blanc Facts
Blanc legally changed his last name from Blank to Blanc because of a nasty school teacher who used to make fun of it.

Originally, the sound of the Maxwell car on Jack Benny's radio show was a pre-recorded sound effect on a phonograph record. During a live broadcast, however, Blanc noticed that the record player wasn't turned on for the crucial moment when the effect was supposed to play. He quickly grabbed the microphone and improvised the sounds himself, to the utter delight of the studio audience. Benny made it part of the program from then on and gave Blanc much larger parts to play in the show.

Only got his start at Warner Brothers after one of their voice actors died.

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