Monthly Archives: July 2015

Timothy Bateson

Timothy Bateson


Timothy Dingwall Bateson was an actor I became familiar with back in the year 2007, and admired ever since. He has provided voices for characters like O.J. the paddle steamer on “Tugs,” the worm in “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth,” and Kreacher on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”

Bateson has also been seen in movies such as “Vice Versa,” “White Corridors,” “The Shakedown,” “Autobiography of a Princess,” “Tanglewoods’ Secrets,” and “True Blue.” He’s also been in movies adapted from classic stories such as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in 1982, “A Christmas Carol” in 1983, and “Les Miserables” in 1998.

He’s also been on many a television series like “BBC Sunday-Night Theater,” “The Adventures of Peter Simple,” “Three Live Wires,” “Both Ends Meet,” “Grange Hill,” and “Bonjour la Classe.”

When I heard the news of Mr. Bateson’s passing, I’ll admit, while I didn’t know him all that much back then, I was devastated. But I’m also glad to remember him by the characters he acted as and the dedication to his work. I’m proud I get these chances to learn about an actor of his caliber. Timothy Bateson will indeed be missed.

Timothy Bateson: April 3, 1926- September 16, 2009

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Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings


James Jonah Cummings is one of the most recognizable voice artists in the industry, and one of the most talented. He has provided voices for Cat on “Catdog,” Mr. Bumpy on “Bump in the Night,” and the title character, “Darkwing Duck.”

Cummings is also a wonderful impressionist. This mostly works out well for his vocal abilities, as he was able to recreate certain voices as famous characters. These include both Sterling Holloway’s Winnie the Pooh and Paul Winchell’s Tigger. He’s also known as the new voice of the Tasmanian Devil of the “Looney Tunes” franchise.

Some of my favorite vocal performances that Jim Cummings have performed are as villains. Examples include Fuzzy Lumpkins on “The Powerpuff Girls,” Doctor Robotnik for “Sonic SatAM,” and, to a lesser extent, Ed on “The Lion King.” He’s also provided singing voices for villains like Scar on “The Lion King,” and Rasputin on “Anastasia.”

No matter how old I get, I’ll always get excited for a performance by the talented Jim Cummings. He’s got a versatile voice, musical gusto, and the heart to act as someone good or evil. Jim Cummings, you are amazing.

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