On May 30th, 1908, Melvin Jerome Blanc was born. Although he worked for 6 decades doing voice work for commercials, he is best known for his work with Warner Bros. creating the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, and Pepé LePe, and voicing a number of already established characters such as Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig.
Six volumes of Looney Tunes Collections are currently available on DVD. I grew up watching Looney Tunes as did most of the people before and slightly after my generation. If you know someone who hasn't seen them, point them at www.looneytunes.com. They have a number of the cartoons online for free.
But rather than bore you... okay... amuse you... with cartoons you've seen any number of times, I thought I'd show a couple of interview clips. First up is is Mel with Jack Benny being interviewed by Johnny Carson in 1974. This was to be one of Jack's last times on television.

Next we have Mel Blanc being interviewed by David Letterman in 1981 for 1001 Rabbit Tales.

Mel was incredibly talented and if there's anything more amazing than watching the cartoons he voiced, it's watching him do voice acting live.

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