christmas tv show way off topic


Ok i know this is off topic but was watching frosty to night and is it me but when santa talks all i hear is welcome foolish mortals to the haunted paul frees voice is so classic.

We need a disney christmas now!

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Heh, funny. Now that I read this, I can hear the voice in my head. I don't know what that says about me, but ah well.

yes, it's Paul Frees. He's featured in many of those Rankin/Bass productions, like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Nestor the Long Eared Cristmas Donkey, and others.
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The great Mr.Frees also voiced Boris Badenov and other Jay Ward characters, the Pillsbury Dougboy, many Disney charaters including almost ALL of of PotC audio-animantroics and Ludvwig Von Drake--as well as a number of Disney TV show segemnts--plus even a few for Warner Bros.most notanly the Disney-esque THE INCREDIBLE MR.LIMPET (1964) with ANDY GRIFFTH star and future Disney 1970s star Don Knotts--Frees played Crusty the cranky hermit crab there.

(Not to mention --several characters in the "Make your hubby happy....with Rockenspiel" FLINSTONE episode,and at leats one other, a PINK PANTHER episode, where he talks (1965), titled PINK ICE), and as mentioned the Rankin/Bass specials, most notably Burgermeister in 1970's SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN'TO TOWN and Santa Claus in 1969's FROSTY--btw Paul also did the befuddled policeman who swallows his whistle upon realzing.."A snowman just came to life' (over his old-school walkie-talkie). "What? A SNOWM AN Came to life"...then,as mentioned, promtply swallows his whistle..... ;D)

Plus many others (also some for MGM, Lantz-such as the Beary Family--and some independtly done stuff like TIN TIN).

As noted under PAUL FREES: A DISNEYLAND EXCLUSIVE? he had, repotedly, a falling out with Disney due to their using his old vocal tracks for WDW, more so perhaps, than he'd been told about..

Sorry to hear that they had a falling out there..