UPDATE: "What a Moroon!" I apologize, I'm a big idiot! July 10th was the anniversary of Mel Blanc's Death. I'll leave the body of the original post as it was.
The voice of many Warner Brothers cartoon icons, Mel Blanc, would have been 105 today. He was a giant hero to me, as well as many kids throughout the world. After all, who else could convey the wackiness of Daffy Duck, and the grouchy nature of Yosemite Sam?
Do you know which character he is most famous for?
Mel Blanc was the man behind Bugs Bunny, and it is this lovable wild hare that causes me to write this post. You see, Bugs Bunny was born a Brooklyn Dodger, and the man who made him who he is deserves a huge shout out.
So, Happy Birthday Mel Blanc!
BTW, I thought I'd add a bit more information about our favorite rabbit. As the story goes, Bugs Bunny was born underneath Ebbets Field in the middle of summer in 1940, which explains his unmistakable Brooklyn/ Flatbush accent.
Pic at the very top via Wikipedia Commons.
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