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|image = Jimmy MacDonald.jpg
 
|image = Jimmy MacDonald.jpg
|born = John James MacDonald<br>[[May 19]], [[1906]]<br>Dundee, [[Scotland]], [[United Kingdom|U.K.]]
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|born = John James MacDonald<br>[[May 19]], [[Pre-1922|1906]]<br>Dundee, [[Scotland]], [[United Kingdom]]
|died = [[February 1]], [[1991]] (aged 84)<br>Glendale, [[California]], [[United States|U.S.]]
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|died = [[February 1]], [[1991]] (aged 84)<br>Glendale, [[California]], [[United States]]
 
|cause of death = Heart failure
 
|cause of death = Heart failure
|nationality = [[File:Flag of Scotland.svg.png|20px]] Scottish<br>[[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American
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|nationality = [[File:Flag of Scotland.png|20px]] Scottish<br>[[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American
 
|occupation(s) = Foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, original head of the Disney sound effects department
 
|occupation(s) = Foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, original head of the Disney sound effects department
 
|years active = [[1934]]-[[1977]]
 
|years active = [[1934]]-[[1977]]
 
|spouse = Roberta Cullen (?-[[1991]]; his death)<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/1991/02/08/obituaries/james-macdonald-84-mickey-mouse-s-voice.html</ref>
 
|spouse = Roberta Cullen (?-[[1991]]; his death)<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/1991/02/08/obituaries/james-macdonald-84-mickey-mouse-s-voice.html</ref>
}}'''Jimmy MacDonald''' was a Scottish-born American foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, and the original head of the [[The Walt Disney Company|Disney]] sound effects department. He was also the voice of [[Mickey Mouse]] from [[1947]] to [[1977]].
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'''James "Jimmy" MacDonald''' was a Scottish-born American foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, and the original head of [[Walt Disney Productions]]' sound effects department. He was also the voice of [[Mickey Mouse]] from [[1947]] to [[1977]].
   
 
In addition to directing sounds for animated shorts as aurally complicated as ''[[Mickey's Trailer]]'', he developed many original inventions and contraptions to achieve expressive sounds for characters like [[Evinrude]] the dragonfly from ''[[The Rescuers]]'', [[The Bees|the bees]] in ''[[Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree]]'', and Spike the bee who gets to the best of [[Donald Duck]] in the 1950s cartoon shorts.
 
In addition to directing sounds for animated shorts as aurally complicated as ''[[Mickey's Trailer]]'', he developed many original inventions and contraptions to achieve expressive sounds for characters like [[Evinrude]] the dragonfly from ''[[The Rescuers]]'', [[The Bees|the bees]] in ''[[Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree]]'', and Spike the bee who gets to the best of [[Donald Duck]] in the 1950s cartoon shorts.
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MacDonald also added voice effects, like on-screen humming for [[Kirk Douglas]] in ''[[20,000 Leagues Under the Sea]]'' and chipmunk chatter from various [[Chip and Dale]] cartoons starting with ''[[Private Pluto]]''.
 
MacDonald also added voice effects, like on-screen humming for [[Kirk Douglas]] in ''[[20,000 Leagues Under the Sea]]'' and chipmunk chatter from various [[Chip and Dale]] cartoons starting with ''[[Private Pluto]]''.
   
By [[1947]], [[Walt Disney]] was getting too busy and too hoarse from smoking to continue voicing Mickey Mouse, so he was replaced by MacDonald, after the film ''[[Fun and Fancy Free]]''. (A common misconception is that MacDonald had voiced additional dialogue shared with Disney in that film.) MacDonald voiced the mouse on a regular basis until [[1953]] (Disney had briefly taken over for ''[[The Mickey Mouse Club]]'') and a recurring one until his retirment in [[1977]], when he was replaced by young Disney sound effects man [[Wayne Allwine]] for ''The New Mickey Mouse Club''; Allwine's first theatrical role for Mickey was in ''[[Mickey's Christmas Carol]]''.
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By [[1947]], [[Walt Disney]] was getting too busy and too hoarse from smoking to continue voicing Mickey Mouse, so he was replaced by MacDonald, after the film ''[[Fun and Fancy Free]]''. (A common misconception is that MacDonald had voiced additional dialogue shared with Disney in that film.) MacDonald voiced the mouse on a regular basis until [[1953]] (Disney had briefly taken over for ''[[The Mickey Mouse Club]]'') and a recurring one until his retirement in [[1977]], when he was replaced by young Disney sound effects man [[Wayne Allwine]] for ''The New Mickey Mouse Club''; Allwine's first theatrical role for Mickey was in ''[[Mickey's Christmas Carol]]''.
   
 
MacDonald was also the voice of [[Goofy]] at one time, where he provided his voice in the 1960s Disney record album ''Donald Duck and His Friends''.
 
MacDonald was also the voice of [[Goofy]] at one time, where he provided his voice in the 1960s Disney record album ''Donald Duck and His Friends''.
   
MacDonald also provided the voice for [[Jaq and Gus]] in ''[[Cinderella (1950 film)|Cinderella]]'', the [[Dormouse]] and [[Flamingos]] in ''[[Alice in Wonderland (1951 film)|Alice in Wonderland]]'', [[Humphrey the Bear]], and the [[Wolf (The Sword in the Stone)|Wolf]] in ''[[The Sword in the Stone]]''. He also appeared in ''[[Toby Tyler]]'' as a circus band drummer, but was uncredited.
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MacDonald also provided the voice for [[Jaq and Gus]] in ''[[Cinderella (1950 film)|Cinderella]]'' and ''[[Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party]]'', the [[Dormouse]] and [[Flamingos]] in ''[[Alice in Wonderland (1951 film)|Alice in Wonderland]]'', [[Humphrey the Bear]], and the [[Wolf (The Sword in the Stone)|Wolf]] in ''[[The Sword in the Stone]]''. He also appeared in ''[[Toby Tyler]]'' as a circus band drummer, but was uncredited.
   
 
MacDonald had also played drums for the [[Firehouse Five Plus Two]] jazz band on and off from its inception until it disbanded in the early 1970s.
 
MacDonald had also played drums for the [[Firehouse Five Plus Two]] jazz band on and off from its inception until it disbanded in the early 1970s.
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==Disney Roles==
 
==Disney Roles==
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kit-imprimible-candy-bar-varios-personajes-a-eleccion-5714-MLA4995949056 092013-F.jpg|[[Mickey Mouse]] (1947–1977)
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kit-imprimible-candy-bar-varios-personajes-a-eleccion-5714-MLA4995949056 092013-F.jpg|'''[[Mickey Mouse]]'''<br>(1947–1977)
Pluto8.jpg|[[Pluto]] (briefly)
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Pluto8.jpg|'''[[Pluto]]'''<br>(briefly)
Apr189.gif|[[Goofy]] ([[Donald Duck and His Friends]])<ref>http://voicechasers.com/database/showprod.php?prodid=3929</ref>
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Apr189.gif|'''[[Goofy]]'''<br>(1960)<ref>http://voicechasers.com/database/showprod.php?prodid=3929</ref>
599933-dopey large.jpg|[[Dopey]] (some vocal effects)
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599933-dopey large.jpg|'''[[Dopey]]''' (some vocal effects)<br>(''[[Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]'')
Chip.png|[[Chip and Dale|Chip]] (1947–1960)
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Sneezy transparent.png|'''[[Sneezy]]''' (additional sounds)<br>(''[[Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]'')
Jaq and Gus.jpg|[[Jaq and Gus]]
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Bigbadwolf.png|'''[[Big Bad Wolf]]'''<br>(1958)
darrel.jpg|[[Dormouse]]
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Donald Duck and the Gorilla 1249571376 1 1944.jpg|'''[[Ajax the Gorilla]]'''<br>(''[[Donald Duck and the Gorilla]]'')
Aw4.png|[[Flamingos]]
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Badwolf.jpg|'''[[Wolf (Make Mine Music)|Wolf]]'''<br>(''[[Make Mine Music]]'' and ''[[Lambert the Sheepish Lion]]'')
humphrey bear.jpg|[[Humphrey the Bear]]
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Chip.png|'''[[Chip and Dale|Chip]]'''<br>(1947–1960)
PPDE tattoos FI-008 (1).png|[[Tick-Tock the Crocodile]] (snapping)
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Fun-disneyscreencaps com-1076.jpg|'''[[Bongo the Bear]]'''<br>(''[[Fun and Fancy Free]]'')
Bigbadwolf.png|[[Big Bad Wolf]] (1958)
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Fun-disneyscreencaps com-2887.jpg|'''[[Lumpjaw]]'''<br>(''[[Fun and Fancy Free]]'')
Louiethelion.PNG|[[Louie the Mountain Lion]] (1951-1952)
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Dolores-elephant.jpg|'''[[Dolores the Elephant]]'''<br>(1948-1953)
Donald Duck and the Gorilla 1249571376 1 1944.jpg|[[Ajax the Gorilla]] (''[[Donald Duck and the Gorilla]]'')
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humphrey bear.jpg|'''[[Humphrey the Bear]]'''<br>(1950-1956)
Dolores-elephant.jpg|[[Dolores the Elephant]] (1945-1953)
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Jaq and Gus.jpg|'''[[Jaq and Gus]]'''<br>(original film, ''[[Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party]]'', archival recordings)
Fun-disneyscreencaps com-1076.jpg|[[Bongo the Bear]]
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darrel.jpg|'''[[Dormouse]]'''<br>(1951)
Fun-disneyscreencaps com-2887.jpg|[[Lumpjaw]]
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Aw4.png|'''[[Flamingos]]'''<br>(1951)
The Wolf (The Sword in the Stone).png|[[Wolf (The Sword in the Stone)|Wolf]]
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PPDE tattoos FI-008 (1).png|'''[[Tick-Tock the Crocodile]]'''<br>(snapping)
Badwolf.jpg|[[Wolf (Make Mine Music)|Wolf]]
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Louiethelion.PNG|'''[[Louie the Mountain Lion]]'''<br>(''[[Lion Down]]'' and ''[[Father's Lion]]'')
Winnie-the-pooh-disneyscreencaps.com-1300.jpg|[[The Bees]]
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The Wolf (The Sword in the Stone).png|'''[[Wolf (The Sword in the Stone)|Wolf]]'''<br>(''[[The Sword in the Stone]]'')
4822-35.jpg|[[Ned Land]] (humming vocal only)
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Winnie-the-pooh-disneyscreencaps.com-1300.jpg|'''[[The Bees]]'''<br>(1966)
Bagheera depromo.png|[[Bagheera]] (original film; vocal effects)
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Willie the Giant.jpg|'''[[Willie the Giant]]'''<br>([[1963]])
Shere Khan.png|[[Shere Khan]] (original film; vocal effects)
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4822-35.jpg|'''[[Ned Land]]'''<br>(humming vocal only)
Tumblr nande2VPgs1r3jmn6o1 1280.png|[[Evinrude]]
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Bagheera depromo.png|'''[[Bagheera]]'''<br>(original film; vocal effects)
Sneezy transparent.png|[[Sneezy]] (additional vocal work)
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Shere Khan.png|'''[[Shere Khan]]'''<br>(original film; vocal effects)
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Tumblr nande2VPgs1r3jmn6o1 1280.png|'''[[Evinrude]]'''<br>(''[[The Rescuers]]'')
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Herbie.png|'''[[Herbie]]'''<br>(''[[The Love Bug]]'')
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Foxandthehound648.jpg|'''[[The Bear]]''' (growls)<br>(''[[The Fox and the Hound]]'')
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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052009 NF F WayneAllwine Foley Feat2.jpg|McDonald with [[Wayne Allwine]].
 
052009 NF F WayneAllwine Foley Feat2.jpg|McDonald with [[Wayne Allwine]].
 
Jim McD.jpg|Jimmy making sound effects for a Disney cartoon.
 
Jim McD.jpg|Jimmy making sound effects for a Disney cartoon.
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 11:33, January 5, 2020

 

James "Jimmy" MacDonald was a Scottish-born American foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, and the original head of Walt Disney Productions' sound effects department. He was also the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1947 to 1977.

In addition to directing sounds for animated shorts as aurally complicated as Mickey's Trailer, he developed many original inventions and contraptions to achieve expressive sounds for characters like Evinrude the dragonfly from The Rescuers, the bees in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, and Spike the bee who gets to the best of Donald Duck in the 1950s cartoon shorts.

MacDonald also added voice effects, like on-screen humming for Kirk Douglas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and chipmunk chatter from various Chip and Dale cartoons starting with Private Pluto.

By 1947, Walt Disney was getting too busy and too hoarse from smoking to continue voicing Mickey Mouse, so he was replaced by MacDonald, after the film Fun and Fancy Free. (A common misconception is that MacDonald had voiced additional dialogue shared with Disney in that film.) MacDonald voiced the mouse on a regular basis until 1953 (Disney had briefly taken over for The Mickey Mouse Club) and a recurring one until his retirement in 1977, when he was replaced by young Disney sound effects man Wayne Allwine for The New Mickey Mouse Club; Allwine's first theatrical role for Mickey was in Mickey's Christmas Carol.

MacDonald was also the voice of Goofy at one time, where he provided his voice in the 1960s Disney record album Donald Duck and His Friends.

MacDonald also provided the voice for Jaq and Gus in Cinderella and Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party, the Dormouse and Flamingos in Alice in Wonderland, Humphrey the Bear, and the Wolf in The Sword in the Stone. He also appeared in Toby Tyler as a circus band drummer, but was uncredited.

MacDonald had also played drums for the Firehouse Five Plus Two jazz band on and off from its inception until it disbanded in the early 1970s.

His chimney lamp growls would later be reused for the 1987 Tri-Star live action feature, The Monster Squad, as the stock growling for the Wolfman.

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References

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