Hey Comics Kids: Ep 23 — Christmas Movies
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Since we didn’t get to it yesterday, we pick up where the previous podcast left off and talk about our favorite Christmas movies. We each have a Top-3 list prepared, but, of course, max found a way to sneak a few more movies in.
The voice actors I was struggling to remember were Harold Peary and Morey Amsterdam. Both provided voices for one of my favorite Christmas TV specials — Rudolph’s Shiny New Year. And — to my great disdain — I forgot the other magnificent voices that made that special so special. They are:
- Red Skelton – Father Time (Narrator), Baby Bear
- Morey Amsterdam – One Million BC
- Frank Gorshin – Sir 1023, Quarter Past Five
- Paul Frees – 1776, Santa Claus, General Ticker, Aeon the Terrible, Humpty Dumpty
- Don Messick – Papa Bear, Rumpelstiltskin
- Harold Peary – Big Ben the Whale
Good fanboys and geek girls will immediately recognize Frank Gorshin’s voice from his stint as the Riddler on the ’60s Batman TV series. Paul Frees? He was Bullwinkle’s foil, Boris*. And Don Messick was Scooby Doo, Papa Smurf (TV), and Dr. Benton Quest. Red Skelton was a vaudeville-age comedian who successfully made the transition to radio and then TV. (Although some stories characterize him as much kinder on-stage than we was off-stage.)
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* Thank you to the kind reader who pointed out that I had mistakenly credited Frees as Tigger. That was, of course, Paul Winchell.