Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig Sr. was a vaudeville American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, newspaper cartoonist, circus performer, screenwriter, and animator, who was the story man at Walt Disney Productions, perhaps better known for his voice work. His most famous for his Disney role was as the original voice of Goofy from 1932 to 1938, and again from 1940 until his death in 1967.

He also provided the voices of Pluto from 1931 to 1961, Grumpy and Sleepy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Practical Pig in The Three Little Pigs, and other classic characters.

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  • When Colvig left Disney studios in 1939, Disney reused his vocal effect Goofy yells, yelps and screams for several Goofy cartoons and others from the late 1930s until the 1950s. They were reused again for Goofy's Fantasy On Parade float in the 1966 TV show, Disneyland Around the Seasons.
  • His son, Vance Colvig, took his father to Miami and he's giving the contract back to the office after he refused with Walt Disney about Society Dog Show on Public Hero No. 1 for Pluto. He and his son went to Florida to find the Disney Park to changed the name, Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
  • When Colvig returned to Disney studios on March 26, 1941, as he is having a problem about Art Babbitt fights over with Disney. He's using the voice of Pluto in Lend a Paw and Canine Caddy. On May 29, 1941, Disney animators' strike with Disney before he's taking over to Walt Disney's office, as he told Disney animators' strike to stop and go home. Colvig blamed Babbitt for going home and never returned to Disney and hiring Ward Kimball, Fred Moore, Charles Nichols, Clyde Geronimi, Norman Ferguson, and many more Disney animators to stay with him.
  • Colvig was the original Bozo the Clown. Colvig had played the role of Bozo from 1946 to 1949. He posthumously became a Disney Legend in 1993, and was put in the Clown Hall of Fame in 2004.

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