27 June 2005

John Fiedler, 80, Stage Actor and Film Voice of Pooh's Piglet, Dies

From the NYT

John Fiedler, who played character roles in celebrated dramas on Broadway and in Hollywood but gained lasting fame among young audiences as the voice of Piglet in Walt Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh films, died on Saturday. He was 80.

That's 2. Who's the third?



Blogger Lee H. said...

Wow, TWO of the Pooh guys in as many days? That's just... weird.

12:14 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Man, yeah -- I was surprised. And it's two of the most major characters, too! I hope Pooh made it past Sunday.

12:50 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Hmm. Maybe they were connected? I read that they both suffocated in honey jars.

6:03 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Something must be done about the Hunny Menace!

6:30 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Holy crap... surely not? You don't thing POOH could be the HSK* killer who has terrorized the Hundred Acre Wood all these decades??

(*Hunny Snuffle Kill)

8:59 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

This is a good little article on Slate about what happens when a cartoon character's voice actor dies: Who Speaks For Piglet?

11:20 AM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

That was a really awesome article (i like, too, that they gave credit to Mark Evanier, who's a really interesting cool guy. I've linked his stuff a bunch of times here, but I wish I could do it when, you know, someone awesome doesn't die.), but the snide person in me likes the way they phrased this:
John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren and Stimpy and the original voice of Ren, ended up leaving his own show; Billy West, the voice of Stimpy, took over for him.

1:18 PM, June 29, 2005  

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