Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dom DeLuise

For those who have not heard, actor and children's book author Dom DeLuise died on Monday at age 75. Here he is years ago with the Muppets on their show--he also had a cameo in The Muppet Movie. He's best remembered for his broad comic work with directors like Mel Brooks, but I wanted to honor him here for his voice work on kids' TV shows like The Magic School Bus and Dexter's Lab and for films like Disney's Oliver and Company and, particularly, the cartoons of Don Bluth, with whom he worked over and over again. Here's his New York Times obituary, but I thought I'd just include a segment from the film in which I first heard him, Bluth's 1986 An American Tail, for which he played Tiger the cat. 

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