Tuesday, April 13, 2021

RIP Ernesto Brancucci

Italian voice actor, singer and musical director he was a part of the Disney world in Italy. His career was very long, in which he remained known above all for his work in adapting the songs of films and TV series and for the dubbing of the character of Pumbaa in the film The Lion King died in Rome, Italy on April 12, 2021. Born in Rome on November 23, 1947, the son of composer Italo Brancucci and brother of the singer Maria Cristina Brancucci aka Christy, he used the name of Ermavilo as a mixture of his initials and those of his wife Marinella Viri and his daughters Virginia and Lorena. After having started singing in the Alleluia Clan, he was chosen by the maestro Pietro Carapellucci for the parts sung in various films. Starting in 1986 as Basil the detective, after the death of Roberto De Leonardi, he began to deal with the adaptations for the lyrics of the songs of the Disney films. Since 1993 he has worked as a music director for many films, such as “Nightmare Before Christmas”, “The Lion King”, “Lilo & Stitch”, “The Princess and the Frog, Rebel - The Brave”, “Frozen - The Kingdom of Ice”, “Oceania”, “Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet”, “As if by Enchantment”, “The Return by Mary Poppins”, “Dumbo”. He was a voice actor on “Fistful of Dollars” (1964); “For a Few Dollars More” (1965); “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966).

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