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:

[Elmer has Bugs at gunpoint]
Bugs Bunny: Only a rat would shoot a guy...
[turns around]
Bugs Bunny: ...in the back.
[Elmer starts to pull on the trigger]
Bugs Bunny: I reiterate: only a big, fat rat would shoot a guy in the back.
[Elmer shoots; a smoke cloud appears where Bugs was]
Elmer Fudd: So I'm a big, fat wat!
Bugs Bunny: [coming out of smoke] Ah, have some cheese, rat!
[shoves cheese wedge on Elmer's mouth]


[last lines]
Bugs Bunny: I had not even begun to fight!


[Bugs slowly takes off costume as jukebox is playing Skip to my Lou, my Darling and starts fiddling a violin, while singing, leading Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin outside with musical voice]
Bugs Bunny: Promenade across the floor, sashay right on out the door, out the door and into the glade, and everybody promenade. Step right up you're doin' fine, I'll pull your beard you pull mine, yank it again like you did before, break it up with a tug of war. Now into the creek and fish for the trout, dive right in and flap about; trout, trout, pretty little trout, one more splash and come right out. Shake like a hound dog, shake again, wallow around in the old pigpen, wallow some more you all know how, roll around like an old fat sow. Allemande left with your left hand, follow through with a right and left brand; now lead your partner the dirty old thing, follow through with an elbow swing. Grab a fencepost hold it tight, whomp your partner with all your might; hit him in the shin, hit him in the head, hit him again the critter ain't dead. Whomp him low and whomp him high, stick your finger in his eye. Bang your heads against the ground. Promenade all around the room, promenade like a bride and groom. Open up the door and step right in, close the door and into a spin. Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl, jump all around like a flying squirrel. Now, don't you cuss and don't you swear, just come right out and form a square. Now right hand over and left hand under, both join hands and run like thunder; over the hill and over the dale. Duck your head and lift your tail. Don't you stray and don't you roam, turn around and promenade home. Corn in the crib and wheat in the sack, turn your partner and promenade back.
Bugs Bunny: [Bugs' normal voice] And now you're home, bow to your partner, bow to the gent, across the hall.
[Martin brothers weakly shook hands, after their deep fall]
Bugs Bunny: And that is all.
[Bugs concludes musical with a five second musical fiddle outro then closing credits start]


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Mel Blanc Facts
Raised in Portland, OR, he worked at KGW Radio as an announcer and as one of the Hoot Owls in the mid-1930s, where he specialized in comic voices. It took him a year and a half to land an audition with Leon Schlesinger's company, where he began in 1937 on a per-picture basis until 1941. He also worked for Walter Lantz, MGM, Columbia, and even Walt Disney until Schlesinger signed him to an exclusive contract.

1/24/61: Was in a near-fatal car accident while many of the shows that required his services, most importantly "The Flintstones" (1960), were still in production. He did the voices of his characters in both his home bed and his hospital bed, in a full body cast and with all his "Flintstones" co-stars and recording equipment crowded into the same room.

Biography in Smith, Ronald S., "Who's Who in Comedy," pp. 54-55. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.

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