Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Man of a Thousand Voices
Blanc was the first person to play Toucan Sam in Froot Loops commercials, using a slightly cartoonist version of his natural voice.
Blanc is regarded as one of, if not the, most prolific voice actor in the history of the industry.
He was the first voice actor to get credit in the ending credits and ushered in a new era for voice actors, where they were regarded as a significant part of the creative process, rather than easy-to-replace finishing touches.
Many episodes of the short-lived The Mel Blanc Show are now available on YouTube