We have all fallen in love with some of our favourite classic cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck, to mention a few. Each character has a unique voice and personality too. And thanks to the signature voice of Looney Tunes', Mel Blanc, this was all made possible.
During an interview, Hank Azaria reflected on the sheer genius of the legendary Mel Blanc and the voices of his characters during the Golden Age of Animation.
One episode that stood out for Azaria was the "Rabbit Fire" episode. This was where Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck impersonate each other in an elaborate plan to confuse the already befuddled Elmer Fudd.
Blanc had such a unique talent with his voice. But, as pointed out by Azaria, this type of voice work seen in Rabbit Fire and other episodes are remarkably intricate to do.
Azara said, "Do you know how hard that is? To do to take your own character and have it imitate another one of your own characters? It's almost impossible. If you try to combine two voices that you're doing, you kind of just land in the middle. …we all tried to do one of our characters imitating another one and have them sound different, and we couldn't do it."