20 May 2005

A bad week for voice acting...

Especially folks who filled in for beloved characters after the original voice actor died. Henry Corden, the second Fred Flintstone just passed away as well. Not the best week to be an animation fan, I suppose.

Here's pouring out a 40 of Very Olde English for him.


Blogger Lee H. said...

One of the few "replacement" voices who was good as the first. It's cool to note that he did the Fruity Pebbles/Cocoa Pebbles commercials, some of the only cartoon tie-in commercials EVER to show the same quality of work as the cartoon they were taken from. (Not that the commercials were funny, just that they were drawn and acted well.)

8:57 PM, May 20, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

That's true -- a lot of times, replacements are glaringly obvious; sort of a sign of the lack of respect voice artists (and animation in general) is given. Sometimes it's more blatant than others, but even with the best, you can sometimes tell (Sometimes I can tell the difference between Billy West's Ren and John Kricfalusi's, even though Billy West is indeed excellent). I haven't really had the opportunity to really compare Alan Reed's Fred directly to Henry Corden's, but there's nothing that gives it away, at least to the casual ear, which is really impressive.

10:20 PM, May 20, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Take George Bush II, for instance! Same name, but even MORE evil!

I liked those Fruity Pebbles whatever cartoon commercials and thought they really were funny.

3:52 PM, May 24, 2005  

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