Thursday, October 25, 2007
Witch Hazel, or the Voice Thereof
As reported by Mark Evanier at newsfromME.com, June Foray, the First Lady of Animation Voice Artists, was recently honored with a birthday party last week. Best known as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, the legendary Ms. Foray also voiced Witch Hazel in Walt Disney’s classic Halloween cartoon, Trick or Treat (1952). You can read a full report (and see video of June’s gracious speech) at the excellent website of animation historian and writer Harry McCracken, found here. In the meantime enjoy Witch Hazel (and her broom Beelzebub) on the comic book cover by Duck master Carl Barks for Donald Duck No. 26. Of course, that 1952 issue carried Carl’s excellent adaptation of the animated cartoon.