The Voice of Speed (1927-2010)

While thumbing through the net yesterday on my iPad, I learned that the great voice artist and director Peter Fernandez (1927-2010) died last July. I don’t know how I missed the news, but I did. Fernandez of course was best known as the voice of the Original Speed Racer and countless heroes in Italian and Japanese films, as American-dubbed productions from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  He was an extraordinary and talented man.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9VN2mxMnzE&feature=related

Here is a interesting overview on his work on Speed Racer, and a tribute from Scifijapan.

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2010/07/15/peter-fernandez-1927-2010/

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2008/05/01/speed-racer-is-born/

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