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Tribute - Jorge Arvizu



A tribute pic for Jorge Arvizu (23 July 1932 – 18 March 2014), Mexican comedian and the Latin American equivalent of Mel Blanc. One of best known dubbing and voice actors in Mexico, Mr Arvizu was also a well known comedian, with the nickname 'El Tata', old slang for 'Dad', because of his most well known live-action character, a mischievous and slightly grumpy yet well meaning old man; Mr Arvizu rarely played the main role in any tv show or movie, but he was always the most famous cast member with important secondary roles.

Besides being the first Latin American voice actor of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Mr Arvizu was also famous for playing secondary and one-shot characters in pretty much all the Hanna Barbera, Terrytoons and Famous Studios' cartoons from the 60s to 80s; his most famous roles were Benny The Ball and Chooch in 'Top Cat', Mighty Mouse, Felix The Cat, Woody Woodpecker, Mighty Mouse, Cookie Monster and Bert from 'Sesame Street', Popeye (in the Famous Studios era), Augie Doggie, and Fred Flinstone, also voicing Barney Rubble and The Great Gazoo in the last seasons of 'The Flinstones' (many times voicing the 3 characters at once); other characters, not portrayed in the drawing, were Jabberjaw, Huckleberry Hound, Baba Looey (Quickdraw McGraw's sidekick), Magilla Gorilla, and many others. In recent times, he also voiced Aquilamon in Digimon 02, and Ramon in 'Cars' and Chef Skinner in 'Ratatouille'. He also voiced Ringo Starr and George Harrison in pretty much all the Beatles' live action and animated features; other famous live-action roles of his were the robot from 'Lost in Space', Don Addams/Maxwell Smart in 'Get Smart' (he also voiced Max in the recent movie remake), Bruce Lee/Kato in 'The Green Hornet', Uncle Fester in 'The Addams Family' (both the original series and the animated ones), and Burguess Meredith/The Penguin in 'Batman', also voicing the villain in 'The New Scooby Doo Movies'. He also voiced the narrator in the original 'George of The Jungle' cartoons and several other shows.

So, thanks, Tata, for so many years of sharing your talent, and making Latin American audiences to know and love all these characters. 
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Mar 30, 2014, 6:19:50 PM
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