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Butler, Daws

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004

    Voice actor closely associated with the Hanna-Barbera cartoon studio, for whom he provided dozens of voices, including Huckleberry Hound (who sounds, incidentally, like the Wolf used in some very late Tex Avery cartoons).

    Butler also did work for Warner Brothers in the 1950s, providing one of the voices of Elmer Fudd after the death of Arthur Q. Bryan. He provided various other voices as well, including that of the Ed Norton-like Honeymouser.

    Warner Brothers cartoons with Daws Butler voices include

  • The Honey Mousers (McKimson, 1956) as Ned Morton
  • Wideo Wabbit (McKimson, 1956) as Groucho Marx and Art Carney
  • Go Fly a Kit (Jones, 1957)
  • Cheese It, the Cat (McKimson, 1957)
  • A Waggily Tale (Freleng, 1958)
  • Backwoods Bunny (McKimson, 1958)
  • The Dixie Fryer (McKimson, 1960)
  • Mice Follies (McKimson, 1960)

    The author is uncertain which of the post-Bryan Fudds was performed by Butler. Pre-Hysterical Hare (1958) was done by Blanc. It is possible that Person to Bunny (1960) was Butler.

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