Most followers of Walter Lantz know Andy Panda–a panda that started off showing up in cartoons in 1939–as a single of Walter’s most common figures. But, who were being the voices behind the bear?
Centered on my research, the next actors voiced Andy Panda:
Bernice Hansen (1939-1940)
Sara Berner (1941-1944)
Walter Tetley (1945-1949)
Daws Butler (as soon as in the nineteen sixties cartoon Spook-A-Nanny)
In accordance to Wikipedia, Andy Panda was initially voiced by Hansen from 1939 to 1940, with Berner delivering the voice from 1941 to 1944, and Tetley assuming the part until Andy’s final limited in 1949. Later on, Andy Panda designed an look in the Woody Woodpecker Tv exclusive “Spook-A-Nanny” (1964), in which he was voiced by Daws Butler.
Bernice Hansen: In accordance to the web page looneytunes.wikia.com, Hansen was greatest recognized as a voice artist who did a selection of female character voices for Warner Bros. cartoons in the thirties and early-nineteen forties. She also did male figures that demanded squeaky voices.
Not only did Hansen voice Andy in his earliest cartoons, Hansen was the voice of Andy Panda in the well-known Andy cartoon Knock Knock. This cartoon capabilities the to start with look of Woody Woodpecker. Of system, Woody Woodpecker went on to come to be Walter Lantz’ greatest cartoon star.
Sara Berner: Berner was a movie, television and radio actress. She was also lively as a radio and cartoon voice talent, doing the job mainly with Warner Bros., in accordance to Wikipedia. The online databases went on to point out that she been given no screen credit at Warner. Unfortunately, all on-screen voice credits were being specified to Mel Blanc at that time.
Illustrations of Berner’s do the job she was not credited for include the voice of Mama Buzzard in The Bashful Buzzard and Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid, the singing voice of a single-time character A. Flea in the 1943 limited An Itch in Time and an uncredited part as the female voices in 1947’s Reserve Revue. Of system, she voiced Andy Panda and also Jerry Mouse sometimes.
Walter Tetley: Tetley, who voiced Andy until 49, was a talented actor, in accordance to the web page waltertetley.com, a Web web page devoted to the gentleman. The web page also states that though he was a great actor, radio and voice-above roles were being his knowledge.
Tetley grew to become sought immediately after for boy or girl roles and to do boy or girl-like voices mainly because of an growing old problem that prompted him to not age properly. Therefore, Walter Tetley had the capabilities of a 10 year previous for more than 50 percent his daily life, his admirer web page clarifies.
Aside from, talking for Andy Panda, Tetley is nicely-recognized for voicing Mister Peabody’s pet boy, Sherman, on the Rocky and Bullwinkle shows.
Daws Butler: Butler, who voiced Andy as soon as, is a well-known voice actor, possessing delivered the voices for Yogi Bear, Speedy Attract McGraw, Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. Butler also was the voice of Droopy Pet dog for a several cartoons.
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