Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Second Voice of Mickey Mouse

February 01, 1991:
Drummer, sound effects genius, and the second voice of Mickey Mouse, James Macdonald passes away at age 84 in Glendale, California. The original head of Disney's sound effects department, he first voiced Mickey back in 1947. For over 50 years Macdonald created sound effects that have become an integral part of Disney films and theme parks. Recently, Macdonald had been scheduled to contribute sounds to the Splash Mountain attraction at Disney parks in Tokyo and Florida.

He is the silhouetted tympani player in the Disney film Fantasia. Originally a drummer, he was the creator of hundreds of one-of-a-kind gadgets and props used to make sound effects.

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