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Paul Frees est un Acteur, Réalisateur et Ecrivain Américain né le 22 juin 1920 à Chicago (Etats-Unis)

Paul Frees

Paul Frees
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Nom de naissance Solomon Hersh Frees
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 22 juin 1920 à Chicago (Etats-Unis)
Mort 2 novembre 1986 (à 66 ans) à Tiburon (Etats-Unis)

Paul Frees est un acteur, réalisateur et scénariste américain, né le 22 juin 1920 à Chicago, dans l'Illinois, et mort le 2 novembre 1986 à Tiburon, en Californie.


He was born Solomon Hersh Frees in Chicago. Frees had an unusually wide four-octave voice range that would enable him to voice everything from the thundering basso profundo of the unseen "Ghost Host" in the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland in California and at Walt Disney World in Florida to the squeaky voice of the Little Green Sprout in the Green Giant vegetable commercials.

He first appeared on vaudeville in the 1930s, as an impressionist, under the name Buddy Green. He began his career on radio in 1942 and remained active for over 40 years. During that time, he was involved in more than 250 films, cartoons and TV appearances; like many voice actors, his appearances were often uncredited.

Frees' early radio career was cut short when he was drafted into World War II where he fought at Normandy, France on D-Day. He was wounded in action and was returned to the United States for a year of recuperation. He attended the Chouinard Art Institute under the G.I. Bill. When his first wife's health failed, he decided to drop out and return to radio work.

He appeared frequently on Hollywood radio series, including Escape, playing lead roles and alternating with William Conrad as the opening announcer of Suspense in the late 1940s, and parts on Gunsmoke, (doing an impersonation of Howard McNear as Doc Adams for at least one episode, "The Cast"), and Crime Classics. One of his few starring roles in this medium was as Jethro Dumont/Green Lama in the 1949 series The Green Lama, as well as a syndicated anthology series The Player, in which Frees narrated and played all the parts.

Frees was often called upon in the 1950s and 1960s to "re-loop" the dialogue of other actors, often to correct for foreign accents, lack of English proficiency, or poor line readings by non-professionals. These dubs extended from a few lines to entire roles. This can be noticed rather clearly in the films "Grand Prix" ( as Izo Yamura) and Midway where Frees reads for Toshiro Mifune's performances as Admiral Yamamoto; or in the film Some Like It Hot, in which Frees provides the voice of funeral director Mozzarella as well as much of the falsetto voice for Tony Curtis' female character Josephine. Frees also dubbed the entire role of Eddie in the Disney film The Ugly Dachshund, replacing actor Dick Wessel, who had died of a sudden heart attack after completion of principal photography. Frees also dubbed Humphrey Bogart in his final film The Harder They Fall. Bogart was suffering at the time from what would be diagnosed as esophageal cancer and thus could barely be heard in some takes, hence the need for Frees to dub in his voice. He also voiced the cars in the comedy The Great Race.

Unlike many voice actors who did most of their work for one studio, Frees worked extensively with at least nine of the major animation production companies of the 20th century: Walt Disney Studios, Walter Lantz Studios, UPA, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Jay Ward Productions and Rankin/Bass.

^ Perimutter, David (2014), America Toons In: A history of Television Animation, McFarland & Company, p.

Le plus souvent avec

Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(14 films)
William Hanna
William Hanna
(15 films)
Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
(14 films)
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(15 films)
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Filmographie de Paul Frees (118 films)

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Le Pacha et les Chats de Beverly Hills, 1h32
Réalisé par Ray Patterson, Charles August Nichols
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Fantasy, Aventure, Musical, Animation
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Mise en scène d'un chat, Films pour enfants, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Acteurs Arnold Stang, Avery Schreiber, Marvin Kaplan, Kenneth Mars, John Stephenson, Richard Erdman
Note62% 3.144833.144833.144833.144833.14483
The movie opens on what appears to be another average day in Hoagie's Alley (which, for the purposes of this story, has apparently been relocated closer to Beverly Hills) for Top Cat and his gang, who are today posing as Boy Scouts, out doing good deeds in the hopes of getting rewards. During the course of this, Benny the Ball saves the life of a bag lady. Unbeknownst to Benny, it is revealed afterwards that she is actually a rich woman named Gertrude Vandergelt, who plans to leave her fortune to her missing niece, Amy. Meanwhile, Officer Dibble arrives to put an end to T.C.'s shenanigans after an unsuccessful attempt by Brain to wash his police car's windshield. Just when Dibble is about to arrest the gang, though, he gets a call saying that his application for retirement has been approved, so he can now retire from the police force, and thus he drops the charges against T.C. and the gang.
The Puppetoon Movie, 1h30
Réalisé par Arnold Leibovit
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Acteurs Dick Beals, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Paul Frees, Victor Jory, Billy Bletcher
Rôle Arnie the Dinosaur / Pillsbury Doughboy (voice)
Note70% 3.526523.526523.526523.526523.52652
The film opens on a film set, where Gumby and his friends are filming a dinosaur movie. A ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex named Arnie charges on set and is about to devour a young doe named Barbara when suddenly, he removes his false teeth and lets the doe go out of sympathy. Gumby cuts the scene and questions Arnie on his hesitation to act ferocious. Although Arnie knows it is all just acting, he feels unfit for the part because it just isn't him. He explains that he once was a ferocious T-Rex, but thanks to the divine influence of George Pal, he has reformed and is now a vegetarian without a bad bone in his body. Gumby fails to understand the profound effect of George Pal on Arnie's persona, so Arnie and Pokey show Gumby a set of George Pal shorts to show him the significance of the artist, thus starting The Puppetoon Movie.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h36
Réalisé par Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Animation
Thèmes Musique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Charles Nelson Reilly, Bob Hoskins, Roddy McDowall, Mark Gatiss, José Ferrer, Matt Lucas
Rôle Wayfarer (voice)
Note71% 3.5864253.5864253.5864253.5864253.586425
The "well-known and popular" Mr. Toad of Toad Hall (voice of Charles Nelson Reilly), a conceited and impulsive animal, embarks on a madcap river voyage in a paddleboat, nearly shipwrecking his friend Ratty (voice of Roddy McDowall) who is out for a leisurely row. At the same time, Toad whelms the entrance to the subterranean home of Moley (voice of Eddie Bracken). So disturbed, Moley comes above ground for the first time in his life, and is positively amazed by the surface world. At once he meets Ratty, who invites him to come along on his river cruise ("Wind in the Willows"). All too soon, Toad returns and recklessly overturns Ratty's boat, nearly drowning Moley, but Ratty saves him and pushes him along to shore.
Twice Upon a Time, 1h14
Réalisé par John Korty
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Fantasy, Aventure, Animation
Acteurs Lorenzo Music, Julie Payne, Hamilton Camp, Marshall Efron, Judith Kahan, Paul Frees
Rôle le narrateur / le chef d'État / le juge
Note68% 3.4414753.4414753.4414753.4414753.441475
In the faraway eternally busy city of Din, live the black-and-white Rushers, who constantly go about their business in a fast-paced way and stop only to sleep. Din lies in between two worlds that create dreams to deliver to the sleeping Rushers – one is the bright and cheerful Frivoli, where Greensleeves and his Figmen of Imagination bring sweet dreams, and the other is the Murkworks, a dark and dingy factory home to vultures who drop nightmare bombs. The evil Synonamess Botch, maniacal ruler of the Murkworks wants to foil Greenie's efforts and subject the Rushers to non-stop waking nightmares. He uses his vultures to kidnap the Figs and Greensleeves, but not before Greensleeves writes an S.O.S. to Frivoli.
La Dernière Licorne, 1h32
Réalisé par Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantasy, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Féminisme, Magie, Politique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury
Rôle Mabruk
Note72% 3.6486153.6486153.6486153.6486153.648615
Dans une forêt enchantée, une licorne réalise qu'elle est la dernière représentante de sa race et décide de s'embarquer dans une quête pour apprendre ce qu'il est advenu des autres licornes. La Licorne comprend à travers le discours tarabiscoté d'un papillon qu'une bête connue sous le nom du Taureau de Feu les a toutes menées jusqu'au bout du monde connu. S'aventurant en territoire inconnu, hors de la sécurité magique de sa forêt natale, la Licorne commence un voyage pour trouver ses semblables et les ramener dans son monde.
Le Vol des Dragons, 1h32
Réalisé par Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Fumihiko Takayama
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie dramatique, Fantasy, Animation
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Féminisme, Magie, Mise en scène d'un dragon, Politique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs John Ritter, Nellie Bellflower, Bob McFadden, Victor Buono, Don Messick, James Earl Jones
Rôle Solarius (uncredited)
Note76% 3.8410653.8410653.8410653.8410653.841065
Le monde de la magie dépérit car les humains se tournent de plus en plus vers la science et la technologie. Hélas, l'alliance entre les quatre grands sorciers du monde échoue car le sorcier rouge veut conquérir le monde. Comme les sorciers ne peuvent se battre entre eux, ils vont fonder un groupe de trois aventuriers pour contrer le sorcier rouge. Un de ces aventuriers est Sir Peter Dickenson, un jeune scientifique du monde réel. Il vient de créer un jeu de rôle et il va être aspiré dans le monde magique, fusionnant par accident avec le corps de Gorbash, le jeune dragon du sorcier vert.
The Day After Trinity, 1h28
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes L'environnement, Documentaire sur l'environnement, Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Documentaire sur le nucléaire, Documentaire sur les technologies
Acteurs Paul Frees
Rôle Narrateur (voix)
Note78% 3.9265753.9265753.9265753.9265753.926575
Ce film documentaire a été réalisé et produit par John Else en association avec la chaîne de télévision publique KTEH de San José (Californie). Le film raconte l'histoire de Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967), le physicien qui joua un rôle prépondérant dans le développement de la première bombe atomique, testée en juillet 1945 au centre d'essai nucléaire de Trinity au Nouveau-Mexique.
Le retour du roi, 1h38
Réalisé par Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantasy, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Féminisme, Magie, Monde imaginaire, La Terre du Milieu, Politique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Orson Bean, John Huston, William Conrad, Roddy McDowall, Theodore Bikel, Brother Theodore
Rôle Orc / Uruk-Hai / Capt. Shagrat / Lt. Snaga / Lord Elrond (voice)
Note56% 2.8177252.8177252.8177252.8177252.817725
L'histoire de la quête de l'anneau unique, forgé en secret par le démoniaque Sauron. Adapté du roman de J.R.R. Tolkien, "Le retour du roi" ("The return of the King").
Jack Frost
Jack Frost (1979)
, 48minutes
Réalisé par Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Thèmes Noël
Acteurs Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch, Dave Garroway, Don Messick
Rôle Kubla Kraus / Father Winter (voice)
Note68% 3.447553.447553.447553.447553.44755
The story is narrated by a groundhog named Pardon-Me-Pete (voiced by Buddy Hackett), who has a deal with Jack Frost to extend winter by six weeks, letting him sleep that much longer.
Le Fantôme du vol 401, 1h40
Réalisé par Steven Hilliard Stern
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Thèmes Fantômes
Acteurs Ernest Borgnine, Kim Basinger, Gary Lockwood, Tom Clancy, Howard Hesseman, Russell Johnson
Rôle Narrator / Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Note57% 2.8544752.8544752.8544752.8544752.854475
En 1972, un appareil de la compagnie Eastern Airlines s’est écrasé dans un marécage en Floride. Il y eut 101 morts. Plus tard sur cette même compagnie on dit avoir aperçu le mécanicien et le commandant du vol 401 (Bob Loft).
Hardware Wars, 13minutes
Réalisé par Ernie Fosselius
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Aventure, Science-fiction humoristique
Thèmes L'espace, Comédie de science-fiction, Extra-terrestres, Space opera, Extraterrestre
Acteurs Paul Frees, Ernie Fosselius
Rôle Narrateur
Note68% 3.441863.441863.441863.441863.44186
The film begins with the text "Meanwhile — in another part of the galaxy — later that same day". A household steam iron flies through space, fleeing a toaster, which fires toast at it. Two robots named 4-Q-2 (who looks like the Tin Man from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz) and Arty-Deco (a canister vacuum cleaner), escape from the evil Empire. After launching from the ship (a cassette player) in an escape pod (a cassette tape), they land on a desert planet (a watermelon). They are found by young Fluke Starbucker (played by future multi-platinum award-winning music producer Scott Mathews) who finds a video message saved on Arty-Deco. It is a loop of Princess Anne-Droid saying "Help me, Augie Ben Doggie, you're my only hope." Upon meeting Augie "Ben" Doggie (of the venerable Red-Eye Knights), Fluke receives his father's lightsaber (a flashlight). After tricking the Imperial Steam Trooper guards (steam cabinets) to let them into the city, they reach a cantina, which Fluke describes as "too weird". The cantina is a country-and-western bar, where they meet space-renegade Ham Salad and Chewchilla the Wookiee Monster (played by a puppet that resembles Cookie Monster of Sesame Street fame). Meanwhile, the villainous Darph Nader (whose name could be in reference to outspoken consumer advocate Ralph Nader) is interrogating the princess. When she refuses to talk (mainly because she can't understand him; his speech is muffled by his welder's mask), he destroys her peaceful home planet, Basketball (the name speaks for itself).
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town, 50minutes
Réalisé par Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Acteurs Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Billie Mae Richards, Laura Dean, Harvey Korman, Paul Frees
Rôle Guards, Various
Note69% 3.4903353.4903353.4903353.4903353.490335
S.D. Kluger (From Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and once again, voiced by Fred Astaire) returns as a train engineer, but still a mailman, to answer questions concerning the origins of the Easter Bunny while reading the children's letters, such as why eggs are painted for Easter and who made the first jelly beans and chocolate bunny.
Bilbo le hobbit, 1h18
Réalisé par Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantasy, Action, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Féminisme, Magie, Monde imaginaire, La Terre du Milieu, Mise en scène d'un dragon, Politique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard
Rôle Bombur/Troll #1
Note66% 3.34663.34663.34663.34663.3466
Bilbo Baggins est un paisible hobbit qui vit dans un trou confortable dans la Comté. Sa vie bascule lorsque le magicien Gandalf l'invite à prendre part à une aventure en se joignant à la quête qu'entreprennent treize nains menés par Thorin Oakenshield : ils veulent reprendre possession de leur ancien royaume situé sous la Montagne Solitaire, dont le dragon Smaug les a chassés jadis.