Mel Blanc was a prolific American voice actor, radio comedian, and recording artist who is best known for his voice work with Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Walter Lantz Productions and radio work on The Jack Benny Show and The Hoot Owls.

For Disney, he provided the voice of Gideon in Pinocchio. However, when it was decided that Gideon would be mute, Mel's lines were cut from the final film, except for three hiccups.

At one point, he was considered to voice Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney.

He voiced the Cougar cubs in Benji the Hunted.

Mel also provided the voice of Cousin Orville in the Carousel of Progress attraction. While the attraction has been updated with new voice actors over the years, Blanc's recordings are still used in the attraction. He also provided the voice of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for a brief period in 1957.[1]

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, he reprised the voices of several of his classic Warner Bros. characters.

Disney Projects

Year Film Character
1938 The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air Additional voices
1940 Pinocchio Gideon, Marionette Soldiers
1945 The Clock Watcher Speaker Pipe
Duck Pimples Salesman, Dopey Davis, J. Harold King
1954 Spare the Rod Parrot Puppet
Grin and Bear It Bears
The Flying Squirrel The Flying Squirrel
Grand Canyonscope Louie the Mountain Lion
1955 Lady and the Tramp The Stray Dogs
1960 Goliath II Raja
1963 The Sword in the Stone Tiger and Talbot
1964 Carousel of Progress Cousin Orville
1970 The Aristocats The Frog
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester

Disney Roles



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Woody Woodpecker on Records". Retrieved 2017-09-30.