Friday, September 18, 2020

RIP Roger Carel


French actor and voice dubber Roger Carel died September 11, 2020 in Aigre, Charente, France. He was 93. He was born Roger Bancharel on August 14, 1927 in Paris and after a brief acting career found fame as a voice dubber. Approached by Disney he became inseparable from around forty cartoon characters, such as that of Mickey Mouse, Kaa the snake from “Jngle Book. In “Winnie the Pooh” he manages to play both the famous little bear and Coco Rabbit and Piglet at the same time. Alf in the eponymous television series, Kermitt the frog from the "Muppet Show", Fred Flintstone and even the droid C-3PO from the Star Wars saga are all characters to which Roger Carel lent his voice. Among his Euro-westerns that he dubbed are Roberto Camardiel in “The Man from Nowhere” (1966), Ming Foo Lee, Mathias Bones in the Lucky Luke film series and Jolly Jumper on the 1983-1984 TV series. He was also the French voice of Asterix in 1994’s “Asterix in America”.

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