Cartoon Voices of the Golden Age, 1930–70, Vol. 2: Studio Filmographies with Voice Credits

BearManor Media. Sept. 2022. 360p. ISBN 9798887710105. pap. $38. REF
Pleasingly arranged by studio, cartoon name, and year of appearance, this fantastic treasure trove of information on American cartoon voices, like volume one, in many cases features the only identifying photos of these essential voice actors. Scott (The Moose That Roared) is himself a voice actor who knows firsthand the efforts that these voice suppliers make. He uncovers those who, before the advent of made-for-television cartoons, went uncredited. Nostalgists will savor the book’s inclusion of series such as Disney’s Silly Symphonies and Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Some associates played multiple roles—Walt Disney himself was an animator, then an executive, as well as Mickey Mouse’s voice. The author identifies most of the character voices, but he happily seeks additional information from readers, especially for the parodies of celebrities that often appeared in mid-century cartoon features.
VERDICT This volume is an absolute must-have resource guide and vade mecum for all popular-culture and American-culture enthusiasts. It enables readers to view U.S. culture through cinema and television.
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