If you don't already subscribe to Window to the Magic's podcast, I highly recommend it. Even if you don't have an iPod or MP3 player, go to the site and download Podcast #107. One warning: usually episodes are about an hour long, but this one is two hours. After the first five minutes, it's the best Podcast I've heard in some time.
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So what's the big deal you may ask? Well, The National Fantasy Fan Club (NFFC) hosted a special chat with the following people who help make the beloved Disney characters we love live on today. There are parts that move you to tears. (What's with me this week and all this crying?!?) Here are the "Cast of Characters" in no particular order:
Bill Farmer, voices of Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar and Sleepy
Russi Taylor, voices of Minnie Mouse, Webbigail Vanderquack, Huey, Dewey and Louie
Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo, voice and animator of Donald Duck
Eddie Carroll, voice of Jiminy Cricket
Susan Blakeslee, voices of Cruella DeVil, Lady Tremain, Maleficent, Evil Queen and Hag
Corey Burton, hundreds of voices including Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Grumpy, Dale, White Rabbit, and Haunted Mansion narrator
I love them all, but especially Corey Burton. What a talent. Of course I only listed their Disney credits, but many of them do other work with which you are familiar (this time not ending in a preposition).
So go listen. You won't be disappointed.