Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, dies

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  1. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    ANGELES (AP) -- Wayne Allwine, the actor who voiced Mickey Mouse for more than 30 years, has died.

    The Walt Disney Co. says Allwine died Monday of complications from diabetes, with Russi Taylor, his wife of 20 years and the voice of Minnie Mouse, by his side. He was 62.

    "Wayne dedicated his entire professional life to Disney," chief executive Robert Iger said in a statement Wednesday. "Over the last 32 years, (he) gave so much joy, happiness and comfort to so many around the world by giving voice to our most beloved, iconic character, Mickey Mouse."

    A Southern California native, Allwine joined Disney in 1966 when he took a job in the mail room. He went on to work in the sound effects department and began voicing the company's main mouse in 1977.

    His falsetto can be heard in 1983's "Mickey's Christmas Carol," 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and at Disney theme parks around the world. He won an Emmy Award in 1986 for his sound editing on the NBC series "Amazing Stories."

    Allwine was the third man behind Mickey's voice. The first was Disney himself, then Jimmy MacDonald, who became Allwine's mentor and passed him the reins after voicing the mouse for 30 years.
     
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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    He should be ashamed of himself.
     
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  5. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    For dying?
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    For being the voice of such an insipid shallow character. Mickey Mouse represents everything that's wrong with this country.
     
  8. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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  9. mrow Unless Registered Senior Member

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    Oh boy.
     
  10. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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  11. Exterminate!!! Registered Member

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    M-I-C... K-E-Y... the Man's brainwashing me!
     
  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Well then what do you think is right? Here's an opportunity to tell us all what you think is good about America since you do not think that a cartoon character that only makes people laugh is wrong with America.
     
  13. codanblad a love of bridges Registered Senior Member

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    and tell us what insipid means while you're at it.
     
  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    does anyone know if Tony the Tiger guy is still alive?
     
  15. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    No, he died in 2005 (four years ago as of yesterday, actually). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurl_Ravenscroft

    Insipid, in the context spidergoat used, means "lacking interest or significance or impact."
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Hey spidergoat you ever going to answer my questions?? :shrug:
     
  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Mickey Mouse has no depth. It represents a world with no soul.
     
  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    So what is right with America? You say Mickey is what's wrong, so have at it with what you think is right.
     

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