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Old 05-24-05, 11:14 PM
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Tony the Tiger, Dies

FULLERTON, Calif. Thurl Ravenscroft , who provided the rumbling "They're Grrrrreeeat!" for Kellogg's Tony the Tiger ads and voiced a host of Disney characters, has died. He was 91.

Ravenscroft died Sunday of prostate cancer.

For more than 50 years, Ravenscroft was the affable voice behind Tony the Tiger, TV's popular cartoon pitchman for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.

"I'm the only man in the world that has made a career with one word: Grrrrreeeat!" Ravenscroft told the Orange County Register in 1996. "When Kellogg's brought up the idea of the tiger, they sent me a caricature of Tony to see if I could create something for them. After messing around for some time I came up with the `Grrrrreeeat!' roar, and that's how it's been since then."

He also lent his voice to characters on thrill rides at Disneyland, including the Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, the Enchanted Tiki Room and the Haunted Mansion.

"Disneyland wouldn't have been, and wouldn't be, the same without him," the park's former president, Jack Lindquist, told the Register. "His voice was one of the things that made it all come alive."
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Old 05-24-05, 11:22 PM
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That's too bad. Although it seems more much dramatic with the pause in the title.
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Old 05-24-05, 11:37 PM
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That suuuuuuuuucks!
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the riddler, fred flinstone and now tony the tiger. worst group of celebrities to die since that awful day when we lost johnny cash and john ritter
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Thurl Ravenscroft? That's my World of Warcraft character name!
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Old 05-25-05, 12:03 AM
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Obviously that's not gggggggggggggggggrrrrreat!

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Old 05-25-05, 01:06 AM
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I believe Ravenscroft also has another claim to fame.

He was also the voice behind the "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" tune from the orginal special.
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Old 05-25-05, 01:14 AM
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This sucks! He had the coolest voice.


"Disneyland wouldn't have been, and wouldn't be, the same without him," the park's former president, Jack Lindquist, told the Register. "His voice was one of the things that made it all come alive."

I totally agree.
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Old 05-25-05, 01:26 AM
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Just makes me want to go have a bowl.
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Just makes me want to go have a bowl.
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Sad to hear a legendary voice silenced.
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Old 05-25-05, 02:38 AM
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sad news RIP
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Old 05-25-05, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TheAllPurposeNothing
I believe Ravenscroft also has another claim to fame.

He was also the voice behind the "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" tune from the orginal special.
That's where I knew him from. Christmas just wouldn't be the same without the Grinch.
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RIP Mr. Ravenscroft.

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I wonder if that "They're Grrreat!" line led to some serious bucks for the guy. I hope so.

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"I'm the only man in the world that has made a career with one word: Grrrrreeeat!"
Wow, and all this time I thought that "They're Grrrreeeat!" was two words ..
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yeah - he had a greeeattt voice.

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Damn. That really sucks.
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He'll be missed.

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Though it has been years since I had the cereal had wondered if they ever changed who did Tony's voice.
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Old 05-25-05, 11:19 AM
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That's a grrrrrrave!

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Old 05-25-05, 11:56 AM
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He seemed like a great man from the interviews I saw with him over the years. Sad news.
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So sad. 91 years is a Grrrrreeeat run though.
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