June Foray Invited Talk Transcript

This is a transcript of a special invited talk with The chat occurred on Saturday 8 August 1998 at 10 PM U.S. CDT (GMT -0500) at the Arbordale Auditorium on AmberThree Productions' EntertainMuck (http://www.emuck.com, telnet://game.emuck.com:6903). This transcript logs only the questions asked to Ms. Foray (JuneForay), comments from moderator Rich "Mickey" Koster, and assorted opening and closing comments. Audience comments during the talk are not generally included.

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While June Foray has affiliations with The Walt Disney Company, she is not visiting this chat as an Official Representative of TWDC. Any and all comments stated here are solely the opinions and experiences of Ms. Foray and do not necessarily reflect the policies of TWDC.
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The Arbordale Auditorium
Special Invited Talks with celebrity guests take place in this large auditorium.
Current Topic: June Foray, voice artist
Current Moderator: Mickey
Current Guest Speakers: JuneForay(June Foray)
Ms. June Foray is best known for her work as Bullwinkle's pal, Rocky the
Flying Squirrel, although she's done hundreds of cartoon voices: Nell
Fenwick, Dudley Do-Right's girl; Natasha Fatale, Boris Badenov's
partner-in-crime; and most recently the voice of Grandmother Fa in
Disney's "Mulan" animated feature, just to name a few. For more info,
see http://www.calweb.com/~rkoster/Stars/foray1.html using your web
browser. This chat with Ms. June Foray takes place Saturday, 8/8, at
8 PM Pacific time / 10 PM Central time / 11 PM Eastern time.
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>< Mickey says, "Welcome to EMuck, June!"
>< JuneForay says, "I'm delighted to be here!"
>< JuneForay says, "And, thank you for welcoming me!"
>< Mickey says, "This is my son here, Meecelet, who will be taking notes
tonight for the chat transcript. Real bright lil' 2 1/2 year old mousie! 
ANNOUNCE> (Mickey) Tonight's Special Invited Talk with Ms. June Foray, voice 
of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of others, will begin in about 10 
minutes. If you aren't already in the auditorium, come on in now by typing 
"run welcome;june" without the quotes.
JuneForay has disconnected.
JuneForay has connected.
>< Mickey says, "Welcome back, June!"
>< JuneForay says, "Connection prob -- we're okay now."
>< JuneForay says, "I'm glad that the crash didn't last for two hours!"
>< Mickey grins and is glad, too!
>< Mickey says, "Did any of that hokeybluesmoke come out of the computer when
it crashed?"
>< JuneForay laughs!
>< JuneForay says, "It went into Upsidaisium!"
>< Mickey giggles
>< Mickey says, "We have 13 questions in the REQUEST queue now. To add yours,
type REQUEST and press your Enter key, then wait to be prompted for your
question -- then type it in and then only press the Enter key at the end of
your question (not the end of each line in a multi-line question). Oh! Make
sure you're in the Arbordale Auditorium (or the EHX seats) to use REQUEST."
ANNOUNCE> (Mickey) We'll begin tonight's special chat with Ms. June Foray in 
about 5 minutes. If you aren't already in the auditorium, type 
"run welcome;June" without quotes to join us now.
>< Mickey hands June a Mouseke-cola.
>< JuneForay says, "I hope it's cold!"
>< Mickey says, "It's cold all right... Mice like ice!"
Mickey grins at JuneForay and wiggles his nose. As it jiggles up and down,
his big mousie ears wiggle-waggle!
>< Mickey grins at JuneForay and wiggles his nose. As it jiggles up and down,
his big mousie ears wiggle-waggle!
>< JuneForay says, "Well, I'm a tiggle-taggle!"
Mickey adjusts his mouse-eared moderator hat and prepares to start tonight's 
chat session.
>< Mickey puts on his mouse-eared Moderator Hat and prepares to start
tonight's Special Invited Talk.
Mickey takes the Mouse-Eared Moderator Hat and puts it on, smiling as he 
senses it fits him!
ANNOUNCE> (Mickey) The Special Invited Talk with our special guest, Ms. 
June Foray, will now begin in the Arbordale Auditorium. Type 
'run welcome;June' without quotes to get there if you're not already in 
the Auditorium.
>< Mickey says, "Welcome, everyone, to EntertainMuck's Arbordale Auditorium
and our 15th Special Invited Talk here on EMuck."
Sat Aug 8 22:00:05 CDT 1998
>< Mickey says, "Tonight, AmberThree Productions and the FANtasEARS Disney 
Fan Club are proud to present our special guest, Ms. June Foray!"
>< Mickey says, "She's been called the Queen of Cartoons for the hundreds of
Toon Characters that she's provided voices for, including Bullwinkle's pal:
Rocky the Flying Squirrel."
>< Mickey says, "Gosh, June, thanks so much for joining us this evening!"
>< JuneForay says, "I'm delighted that you asked me!"
>< Mickey says, "And thanks to EMuck's Alice for helping tonight by typing
what June Foray is saying out loud to her!"
>< Alice blushes!
>< Mickey says, "And to all of you out there in the Arbordale Auditorium,
thanks for joining us, too. Let's give a big EMuck welcome to Ms. June Foray!"
>< Mickey says, "None of us onstage can hear you in the audience while we're
at the podium, so that is why there is the REQUEST feature in the
>< Mickey says, "To leave a question, type the word REQUEST (and press your
Enter key). When you are prompted for your question, type it in -- and then
only press your Enter key at the END of your question, not at the end of each
line (if it is a multi-line question)."
>< Mickey says, "While we'll try to ask all of the questions in the REQUEST
queue, there are already a lot of questions lined up, so please limit your
follow-up questions. To follow-up, enter PAGE MICKEY=MyMessageHere and I'll
pass it on to June."
>< Mickey says, "Transcripts of tonight's chat will be available at EMuck's
web site and ftp site in a few days. We'll announce when the transcripts are
>< Mickey says, "And now, here's something I hope Disney's lawyers will
*really* like..."
>< Mickey says, "While June Foray has affiliations with The Walt Disney
Company, she is not here as an Official Representative of TWDC. Any and all
comments stated here are solely her own opinions and experiences and do not
necessarily reflect the policies of TWDC or any other corporate entity."
>< Mickey gulps for breath and then says, "Hokeysmoke! What a mouthful! And
now, let's begin the chat. June, are you ready?
>< JuneForay says, "Anytime you are, Mickey!"
>< Mickey says, "First of all, what does "Hokeysmoke" mean?"
>< JuneForay says, "Not a darn thing!"
>< Mickey says, "Where did it come from?"
>< JuneForay says, "From the writer, I presume it was Bill Scott."
>< JuneForay says, "When I first read the script and Rocky said 'Hokeysmoke,'
I kept reiterating 'Holy Smokes'...until I was reprimanded -- several times!"
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay laughs
>< Mickey says, "I made that mistake too -- and fixed it recently when I 
heard from you about the correction! Thank you. I had it wrong on my webpage 
and in the Usenet newsgroup announcements about tonight's chat."
>< Mickey says, "And now, here's some questions we hope you *really* like!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Timon) I'm interested in becoming a voice actor. How would I get
started on my way to becoming one?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Verify the fact that you have talent, memorize classical 
plays, join the Screen Actor's Guild if you can, make a demo tape not to 
exceed two and a half minutes, and you must have an agent!"
>< JuneForay says, "It's really a Catch 22 situation. You can't get an agent 
unless you belong to SAG...and you can't get a job without an agent. But -- 
persevere! And develop a thick skin."
>< Mickey says, "How did you get around the Catch 22 when you first started
working, June?"
>< JuneForay says, "I started in radio, and belonged to AFTRA (American
Federation of Television and Radio Actors). Once you work through AFTRA, 
within a year you may join SAG. If you work!!"
>< Mickey says, "Timon thanks you very much for the answer to his question,
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) June, tell us about your association with Stan Freberg. I
have a CD set of his '57 radio show, and I tiink you did some funny stuff 
in it. My favorite sketch of his was the Dragnet one. Beleive me, I got it
straight from the dragon's mouth!
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I first met Stan when we did a short, a live action 
short, called 'Speaking of Animals.' The animals would turn to the camera, 
and just pull a funny snapper..."
>< JuneForay says, "...but then, we were put under contract to Capitol 
Records: Stan, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, and I recording children's programs, 
during which time Stan and Daws wrote Saint George and the Dragonette..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and this is what started Stan's comedy records, with 
me in them, of course."
>< JuneForay says, "I still work with Stan; of course we did the Stan
Freberg Presents the United States of America, parts one and two..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and our 15 radio shows are in the Smithsonian
Institution with an introduction with Stan, Peter Leeds, and me
reminiscing about recording the radio shows."
>< Mickey says, "Here's a follow-up to Timon's question..."
>< *** Next question:
>< (guest4) How does one get an agent?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "It's very difficult. The way you can find out if an 
agent represents voiceover people is to call SAG. They have a list of 
agents. And just be dogmatic in calling them."
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.PonsonbyBrit) Which are some good agents... Don Pitts?... etc?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Don Pitts is my agent and there's Cunningham..."
>< JuneForay says, "...I don't know too many, because I've been with Don 
Pitts for so many years!"
>< Mickey says, "Thanks for the tips!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) 'You worked with the late Bill scott, first on the Bullwinkle
show, and then in Gummi Bears. Do you consider this association with him to 
be unforgettable?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I do. He was a brilliant writer, he was the head writer
on the Bullwinkle show. He started out as a writer and he wrote the demo for 
>< JuneForay says, "...and when we recorded our first show, Jay Ward said,
'June, you will do Rocky and Natasha, and Paul Frees will be Boris.' And 
Bill Scott said, 'Who's Bullwinkle?' Bill said, 'Well, I thought you were!'"
>< Mickey giggles
>< JuneForay says, "...because he had used the Bullwinkle voice in reading 
the script that he read to Jay!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Beast) Were the writers of Rocky & Bullwinkle making it up as they
went? What were they smoking? That's some of the most wonderful, madcap
humor ever penned. Do you have any tales or insights into the creative
process that gave us R&B?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "The original idea of a moose and a squirrel came from 
Jay Ward and Alex Anderson. They had done 'Superchicken'..."
>< JuneForay says, "...Err, no; wait a minute, I mean 'Crusader Rabbit'!"
>< JuneForay says, "...But, when Jay Ward moved to Southern California from
Berkeley, he hired Bill Scott as a writer and a co-producer. Bill knew these
writers and they went on to write Mary Tyler Moore, Mork & Mindy, Barney 
Miller, plus other wonderful shows."
>< Mickey says, "Yes, they were all wonderful, especially yours!"
>< JuneForay smiles
>< *** Next question:
>< (CzarJim) Rocky and Bullwinkle had a lot of wonderful multi-level humor - 
it was great for both adults and children. Was the conscious in the writing?
Was there an ongoing attempt to entertain the parents and the children?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "It was not directed towards children. It was directed to
adults. Whatever made Jay Ward laugh was written into the script and 
produced. However, children loved it, because of the situations, the look of 
the characters, and the voices..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and they couldn't understand why their parents laughed
at different times!"
>< Mickey says, "Bashful is telling me something. He says Chris Hayward was one 
of the writers..."
>< JuneForay nods.
>< Mickey says, "He saw some reminisces from him in an oral history book about
TV called The Box"
>< JuneForay says, "Chris Hayward, Chris Jenkyns, Lloyd Turner, George Atkins,
Bill Scott, and Alan Burns."
>< JuneForay says, "Alan Burns went on to be a producer at Mary Tyler Moore
>< Mickey says, "Need your Mouseke-cola freshened up, June?"
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay says, "I would indeed like it freshened up!"
>< Mickey watches Meecelet put more ice and bubbily into June's glass.
>< Mickey says, "It's our pleasure!"
>< JuneForay says, "I've talked too long with a dry mouth."
>< Mickey says, "Speaking of a dry mouth... Do you have any special things 
you do to get ready for your voice-over roles?"
>< JuneForay says, "No."
>< JuneForay says, "That's a very concise answer, isn't it!"
>< Mickey says, "Do you have to avoid drinking or anything before you do a
voice? Avoid drinking milkshakes, for instance?"
>< JuneForay says, "Well, I like to drink water, I like to keep a lot of
water...preferably hot water...but it's not necessary. I never drink 
>< *** Next question:
>< (Rufus) I see that one of the Annies is called the "June Foray Award". 
What's that and why you?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "It was because of my contribution to the art of
animation. I helped create the Hollywood branch of the International Animated 
Film Society, ASIFA Hollywood. I created the Annie Awards and the Cel Sale in 
my backyard!"
>< Mickey says, "Your backyard? Wow!"
>< JuneForay says, "Also, being on the motion picture academy Board of
Governors, representing short films..."
>< JuneForay says, "...I have helped preserve short films and animation..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and that is why the June Foray award is given to those
who have contributed largely to our art."
>< JuneForay says, "Ray Bradbury, Chuck Jones, and others came to the cel
sale! It was covered by NBC, too!"
>< Mickey knows someone right next to you who has some for sale, too.
>< Mickey winks and waves at Alice.
>< JuneForay says, "I also started a convention at USC and people came from 
all over the country for a two-day conference with everyone from the networks, 
the studios, voice-over people, musicians..."
>< JuneForay says, "It was an exhilarating weekend for people in animation."
>< Mickey says, "I bet!"
>< JuneForay says, "I also assisted Walter Lanz with his conference at AFI."
>< JuneForay says, "So that's why they call it the June Foray award!"
>< Mickey says, "Great reason!"
>< JuneForay says, "I'm also on the board of Women in Animation."
>< JuneForay says, "...and I attend animation festivals all over the world."
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.Fred) Can you tell us how you founded ASIFA, what that's about and
how they are doing these days?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "ASIFA was an international organization -- still is -- 
from Russia, to Finland, Australia, Italy, France, England, Canada..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and so, we thought it was about time that Hollywood 
had a branch, because we are so prolific."
>< JuneForay says, "ASIFA has expanded enormously. They also have 
instructions to people who wish to be animators. They are giving more 
Annie Awards for musicians, for film editors, writers, storyboard artists 
-- all branches of animation -- and the president is Antron Manoogian."
>< Mickey says, "DannyCat here on EMuck wishes to thank you, June, for the
part you played in getting "Cats Don't Dance" the Annie award."
>< Mickey applauds!
>< JuneForay applauds too!
>< *** Next question:
>< (Rufus) I couldn't find a complete filmography of your work anywhere. 
Do you think there is one in print or on the web?
>< ***
>< JuneForay goes to get a specific book in Real Life...
>< JuneForay says, "I am mentioned in so many books that I can't remember 
them all! But here's one: Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Vol. 
8 by Owen O'Donnell, Editor."
>< JuneForay says, "Also, the National Cartoonists Society Album 50th
anniversary edition, edited by Bill Janocha."
>< JuneForay says, "...Also, the July 17th Chicago Tribune has a big 
write-up on me..."
>< JuneForay says, "But the 'Contemporary Theatre and Film' book is very 
fine. I'm between Bridget Fonda and Harrison Ford, so I'm in good company!"
>< JuneForay laughs
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay says, "It's such a great filmography, that I can't even remember
everything I've done, and this helps me."
>< Mickey says, "Those are pretty complete about your voice work? Rufus says
he's found quite a bit written about you, but hasn't found a complete 
>< JuneForay says, "You'll find it in the 'Contemporary' one. The publisher
is Gale Research International Limited."
>< Mickey says, "Double_D passes along a sentiment that I think we all share:
He says never realized just how involved you are in animation and that it's
amazing to see such a long and varied career! Thanks for everything."
>< JuneForay says, "That's very rewarding. Thank you."
>< Mickey says, "Yes, that is shared by all in the auditorium -- I hear ya out
there! I only hear you via pages, though. ;-)"
>< Mickey grins
>< Mickey says, "OK, and now... On with the show!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Rufus) Just how many voices do you have inside there, anyway?
>< ***
>< JuneForay thinks...
>< JuneForay says, "Thousands!"
>< Mickey says, "What is your favorite one to do?"
>< JuneForay says, "Everyone asks me that and I can't say that I, myself, have 
a favorite, because there's a little bit of June Foray in every Character that 
I do. However, I am aware of what the public likes most, and that's Rocky and 
>< Mickey nods!
>< JuneForay says, "i just did a CD-Rom with all of the Jay Ward characters
from the show for the Houghton/Mifflin Publishing Company."
>< Mickey says, "What do you think Rocky and/or Natasha would say if they were
to talk to Mickey Mouse?"
>< Mickey smiles
>< JuneForay says, "What would they say?"
>< JuneForay says, "GET OFF THE SCREEN!!!"
>< JuneForay says, "No, I'm joking!"
>< JuneForay laughs
>< Mickey says, "Huh-ha! Guzzy passes along that she, as an aspiring female
animator, thinks it is so incredible for how much you have done and are doing
for animation, June!"
>< JuneForay beams. "Thank you. I'm a pay-back kid."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Alice) Do you get videotapes of all cartoon episodes you're in? Or,
do you tape the shows from T.V.?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I tape them."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Alice) What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of voiceover
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Coming up with a new approach to a new character, arrived 
at through a great deal of thought and self-inspection..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and certainly attempting to be different, because each 
Character that has to be represented has its own characteristics, its own 
attitudes, and obviously, you have to adjust to another creature's point of 
>< *** Next question:
>< (Belle) from SunniGummi: did you enjoy working with Bill Scott with
his production company and Disney?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I loved working for Disney. The first thing I ever did 
was Lucifer the cat..."
>< Mickey says, "Cat!"
>< Mickey shivers
>< JuneForay says, "...so now here I've come full circle with Mulan."
>< JuneForay giggles with Mickey.
>< Mickey says, "Don't DO that!"
>< Mickey calms down.
>< JuneForay laughs
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) Which show that you worked on from Disney, did you enjoy
the most?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Do you mean television show?"
>< Mickey says, "Yes"
>< JuneForay says, "I loved doing Grammy Gummi in the Gummi Bears! And, of 
course, I was Ma Beagle, the loudmouth in Duck Tales..."
>< JuneForay says, "...and Magica Despell in Ducktales."
>< Mickey watches Meecelet exchange the Mouseke-cola for Gummiberri juice in
June's glass.
>< JuneForay looks at the Gummiberri juice and says, "Oh, good!"
>< JuneForay says, "Throw a few Gummi Bears in, too!"
>< Mickey grins
>< *** Next question:
>< (Belle) Can you tell us about any memorable moments in making Mulan?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Meeting with the producers and the writers and the
directors...their innovation in what they wanted. They were so concise."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) June, how was it to work with Ming-Na Wen? Was she nice?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "The only time I met her was when she concluded
recording. As she was coming out, I was going in. We never worked together. 
We always worked singly."
>< Mickey says, "June, each time I've seen "Mulan," the biggest laughs come
from your lines, including when you asked if the guy wanted to stay for
dinner! Did you do your own singing in that movie?"
>< JuneForay says, "No, I did not. That was Marnie Nixon. I did the speaking 
parts within the songs. There was more dialogue, but I guess for time, they 
had to edit it."
>< Mickey says, "Have you ever sung in any of your roles?"
>< JuneForay says, "Occasionally, when I've had to."
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) Gummi Bears is one of my favorite shows. Did you enjoy
working on that series?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I loved it! Because, Grammy Gummi was gruff, but she had 
a heart of gold -- as long as people stayed out of her kitchen!"
>< JuneForay laughs
>< Mickey says, "Gusto thanks you for your work (he's here on EMuck) and 
also for all the marple nut cookies!"
>< JuneForay gives a puzzled look.
>< Mickey says, "Grammi was known for cooking those cookies."
>< Mickey says, "By the way, Jymn Magon said to be sure to say 'Hi!' to you,
>< JuneForay says, "Oh, is he online?"
>< Mickey says, "No, but he was a previous Special Guest at one of our chats"
>< JuneForay says, " Tell him I love him! And tell him also, I loved his 
writing on 'The Christmas Carol'!"
>< Mickey says, "Rufus asks, "Which "Christmas Carol" was that?"
>< JuneForay says, "It was done last year by DIC."
>< Mickey says, "Ah! We'll look for it"
>< JuneForay says, "It starred Tim Curry and Whoopi Goldberg; Jymn wrote the
>< Mickey says, "DIC, the animation studio -- Didn't Disney buy that
>< Mickey thinks so.
>< JuneForay says, "Ooops!"
>< Mickey says, "They are still called DIC, though"
>< JuneForay doesn't know, but Alice is nodding and saying, "Disney owns an
_interest_ in DIC; not outright ownership."
>< Mickey thanks Alice for the correction.
>< Mickey says, "Here are more questions..."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Alice) What would you say is the most important skill necessary for
success in animated voiceover work?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Being a good actor because in voiceovers, we don't have 
the privilege of having people see our eyes or our body language."
>< JuneForay says, "It all has to do with our inflection, our thinking, our
being natural in our readings."
>< JuneForay says, "In live action, you really don't have to be that skilled 
a performer because you have the visual; but the voiceover actor has to depend 
solely on his intuitive reading."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Alice) Is there a Character you would like to give voice to, but
haven't? Who?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I can't think of any...I suppose there are some new ones
coming up, but I don't audition anymore!"
>< Mickey says, "Plush Beast in our auditorium would like you to do his
"voice"... he doesn't have one, you see, except to go "Eeep! Eeep!""
>< Mickey throws Scooby Snacks out to Plush Beast
>< JuneForay says, "Eeep is fine enough for me."
>< Mickey grins
>< *** Next question:
>< (Sally) What is your favorite part about animation? Or rather, about
BEING an animated character?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "One doesn't have to go for wardrobe fittings, one doesn't 
have to memorize lines, one doesn't have to be on the set at 6:00 in the
morning for makeup and wait around all day."
>< Mickey says, "Rufus follows-up about your previous answer and asks if that
is why you've done so little live action work?"
>< JuneForay says, "Yes! Green Acres was the last on-camera part I did."
>< Mickey says, "What role?"
>< JuneForay says, "The leeetle angry switchboard lady who kept messing things
>< Mickey will have to watch more TV Land and less Vault Disney! ;-)
>< Mickey hears Alice laughing as June does the voice for her!
>< Mickey says, "Bashful follows-up by saying that you mentioned you did
Lucifer's voice and he wonders if you know whatever happened to Ilene Woods,
the voice of Cinderella."
>< JuneForay says, "Oh! I saw her the other day on a panel in Anaheim, at
Disneyland for Disneyana. And, the man who played Thumper (Bambi) was there, 
>< JuneForay says, "I don't know what Ilene is doing, but she looked
wonderful and I remember she said that she was amazed to do a
speaking voice because she was just a singer."
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) Was there a voice that you had trouble doing?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Not really..."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Tahamaki) Have you done any commercials? (besides the one for Taco
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Oh, gosh, the Golden Crisp cereals; Energizer batteries. 
I was the sexy voice that said: Bandini is the word for....fertilizer."
>< Mickey giggles and Alice faints!
>< JuneForay says, "I just did a commercial for Radio Shack and I do so many, 
I just can't keep track!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Clarice) What do you think of the current crop of voice artists in
relation to artists past?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "There are some excellent performers now. Some of the young 
people of today are quite talented. I think it would be difficult for someone 
to enter the field right now as the established competition is fierce."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Wuntvor) What other voice talent was the funnest to work with and why?
>< ***
>< JuneForay thinks...
>< JuneForay says, "Now we're talking over a period of many years..."
>< JuneForay says, "I would think, Paul Frees, Daws Butler, Bill Scott, Mel
Blanc, Stan Freberg -- all superbly versatile. And, decent human beings!! 
And they all had magnificent senses of humor. Many fond memories."
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.Prismo) Which vocal exercises would you consider the most important
for your work?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I don't use any."
>< JuneForay says, "I like to talk alot, after I get up in the morning, just
to limber it a little bit."
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) How was it to work with the late, great Mel Blanc?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Oh, it was charming. Some of the funniest jokes I ever 
heard came from Mel. We'd start the session with a funny joke, some of them 
quite crude."
>< JuneForay chuckles
>< Mickey says, "And Rufus follows-up: "How was it to work with the late,
great Boris Karloff?"
>< JuneForay says, "We recorded separately."
>< Mickey says, "Ever meet him at all?"
>< JuneForay says, "The only time I worked with Boris was in radio, and I 
did a live-action picture called 'Sabaka', which he was in. We recorded the 
Grinch separately, so I didn't work with him. But, I just met his daughter, 
recently. Very nice lady."
>< Mickey says, "And Sunni follows-up asking what it was like working with
Bill Scott on Gummi Bears, if you have any more anecdotes about that."
>< JuneForay says, "Well, of course, I had worked with Bill for so many 
years, on Rocky & Bullwinkle, and George of the Jungle, and all of the 
commercials that we did..."
>< JuneForay says, "He was a marvelous person; brilliant; and helped. His 
hand was _always_ out helping people. He was such a gentle person."
>< JuneForay says, "Anyone who needed advice, or assistance getting a job, 
he was there."
>< Mickey says, "Let's hold off on the follow-up pages, folks, and go back 
to the REQUEST queue... There's lots of questions ahead of you."
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.Fred) How many recording sessions for the Granny in Mulan... 5?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I think there were six. I also recorded two cassettes: 
one for a read-along and another longer one that is a read-along & 
sing-along, as Grandmother Fa."
>< JuneForay says, "I called Disney records, and they said the read-along 
was FIRST in sales among children!"
>< Mickey claps loudly!
>< *** Next question:
>< (MissSawyer) Can you sign me up for the next war, too? ;)
>< ***
>< Mickey grins at the "Mulan" reference
>< JuneForay nods!
>< *** Next question:
>< (Sally) I've made up a little cartoon character that doesn't have a
voice. When my character gets animated some day, would I be able to get 
you to do the honors? ;)
>< ***
>< JuneForay speaks in Natasha voice: "Eet depends on how much you are 
payink me, darlink!"
>< Mickey grins
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) June, I read somewhere that General Mills, the sponsor of
Bullwinkle, tried to stop the counterfeit box-top episode. Do you recall 
this incident?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Yes, I do!"
>< Mickey says, "Tell us about it!"
>< JuneForay says, "It was the counterfeit box tops, which would eliminate 
our monetary system: just use box tops."
>< JuneForay says, "General Mills was _not_ delighted."
>< Mickey says, "I bet! Well, the episode aired, so what happened?"
>< JuneForay says, "Whatever Jay and his writers wanted, that's what went 
on the air. They paid no attention to objections from the network, or 
>< JuneForay says, "When Rocky and Bullwinkle were in a boiling pot they 
said, 'You can't do that! That's inhumane.' And Jay said, 'What, for a 
moose and a squirrel?' So Jay went ahead and did it!"
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay says, "If there were any objections, he would say 'Do you want
the show tomorrow?' and that's it!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) Where did the fake name Ponsonby Britt come from?
>< ***
>< Mickey says, "That was fake????"
>< Mickey is shocked.
>< JuneForay says, "There is no Ponsonbry Britt -- It's just some place that
Bill and Jay came up with."
>< JuneForay says, "Captain Peter Peachfuzz was a play on Peter Peach, who 
was the distributor!"
>< Mickey says, "Next you'll be telling me that Rocky can't really fly..."
>< JuneForay says, "The lady who does Rocky can't!"
>< Mickey sprinkles Pixie Dust on June
>< Mickey says, "Now think good thoughts"
>< JuneForay laughs.
>< JuneForay says, "Some people were quite upset when they learned that a
woman was doing the voice of Rocky."
>< *** Next question:
>< (guest4) How is today's voice acting different from when it initially
>< ***
>< Mickey says, "Better mikes."
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay says, "It's essentially the same."
>< JuneForay laughs with Mickey.
>< Mickey lowfurs JuneForay
>< *** Next question:
>< (MissSawyer) How old do you have to be to be a voice artist?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "You can start at, oh gosh, five years old."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Tahamaki) What voice artists do you personally feel were mentors to
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I didn't have any. My mentors were Mrs. Malaprop and 
Lady Brackno, from 'The Importance of Being Earnest.'"
>< JuneForay says, "...And the old lady that I do is from the James M. 
Barry play, 'The Old Lady Shows Her Medals.' Those were my mentors."
>< Mickey says, "You mean from those productions you saw performed... or 
>< JuneForay says, "Read. I was an omniverous reader, and still am."
>< *** Next question:
>< (guest4) Did you ever take part in the concerts at the Dudley Do-Right
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Concerts?"
>< Mickey says, "Concerts, guest4?"
>< Mickey says, "Follow-up from guest4..."
>< *** Next question:
>< (guest4) Yes, Jay Ward had concerts in the parking lot.
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Years ago, Jay Ward closed Sunset Blvd. and had a big
opening at the studio. He had an orchestra there, and we all wrote our names
in the concrete. But that's the only time. The Emporium wasn't even open at 
that time."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Wuntvor) Can you tell us more about the "live recording" system that
was used for R&B?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "It was an ensemble reading. With our rapid-fire delivery,
and in television, it was mostly dialogue, so you had to have everyone 
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.Peabody) Did you work close with Hans Conried too?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Of course. I had worked many times with Hans on radio 
shows and, of course, he was Snidely Whiplash in Dudley Do-Right, and I was 
Nell Fenwick. And in Peter Pan he was Captain Hook, and I was the Indian 
Princess. I also did some recording for a mermaid in Peter Pan, and did 
live-action modeling for that, too."
>< Mickey says, "Was that your line the mermaid said, that she was only 
trying to drown Wendy?"
>< Mickey likes that one!
>< JuneForay says, "I really don't know! I'll have to listen to that!"
>< Mickey smiles
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) I noticed in the R&B credits that Gerard Baldwin was one of
the animators. He was later the director of Smurfs. Do you know Mr. Baldwin?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Very well. He now lives in Texas."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) I eat Cherrios all the time. Tell me about some of the
commercials you did.
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I did a lot for Cherrios. And Tootsie Rolls, Target,
Radio Shack....I've done so many, I can't remember them all."
>< JuneForay says, "We did the Captain Crunch cereal commercials for 18
years. Daws Butler was Cap'n Crunch; Bill Scott was Sea Dog, and I was 
Brunehilda (the little girl) and Paul Frees was the announcer. Same ol' 
>< Mickey grins
>< *** Next question:
>< (guest4) Do you know of any mentoring programs available to women in
>< ***
>< JuneForay doesn't know of any mentoring programs for women in animation.
>< *** Next question:
>< (AmericanMouse) Is there going to be any new Rocky and Bullwinkle
cartoons made?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "They're talking about making some new R&B TV
specials or I understand that Robert DeNiro's company is going
to do a live action feature... live action along with animation."
>< Mickey says, "Will you be a part of it?"
>< JuneForay laughs and says, "Who else can do Rocky?"
>< Mickey says, "NOBODY!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (Beast) You have worked on a few endeavors with the Disney company. 
How do those experiences compare with working on Rocky & Bullwinkle? Is 
there a marked difference between the corporate approach of a giant like 
Disney and a less "mainstream" project like R&B?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Not really, because of the writers and the directors, 
who are competent people, no matter which people they work for."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Rufus) Much of your early work was in live radio, and you still praise
the R&B show for simultaneous recording. How much do you credit this
background for your success and the spontaneity of your characters?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Radio was the building blocks of my career in animation."
>< JuneForay says, "First, of course, you have to have talent. Then in radio, 
you'd pick up a script, read it once, and then walk out and do it...live!"
>< JuneForay says, "That's why only the competent actors were hired. They 
couldn't take a chance with newcomers."
>< JuneForay says, "But you had to be a consummate actor, to pick up a
script, and read it the first time with all the poinientcy and emotion required 
of that particular character."
>< Mickey says, "Wuntvor points out an article about you he read. It mentions a 
Mrs. Larson and that she was your reason for getting into radio."
>< Mickey says, "Can you tell us about this?"
>< JuneForay says, "Mrs. Larson was one of the best teachers that my mother
and father hired to teach me... Elizabeth Larson. And when I was 12 years old, 
she put me on her radio show, WBZA in Springfield, Mass., and, at 15, I became 
a professional."
>< JuneForay says, "But, Mrs. Larson was a very sensitive lady who had been
on the stage, and when I was 12 she told me and my mother and dad that she could 
no longer teach me because I was more versatile than she was!"
>< Mickey grins!
>< JuneForay says, "So, at 15, I joined the WZBA players and I've been working 
ever since!"
>< Mickey says, "It all started on a little radio station in Springfield,
>< JuneForay nods.
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) June, what is your favorite Disney animated feature? I love
Beauty and the Beast.
>< ***
>< JuneForay thinks...
>< JuneForay says, "I guess I've got to say Mulan, now!"
>< Mickey says, "Good answer!"
>< JuneForay says, "I was not a fan of Hercules, I'm sorry..."
>< JuneForay says, "Mulan had so much heart. You have empathy for the 
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) Not a question, but a comment: I saw Mulan recently and
thought your performance was terrific.
>< ***
>< Mickey thinks so, too!
>< JuneForay says, "Thank you. I'm most grateful."
>< JuneForay says, "I wish they had left in more of it. I'm so appreciative 
that I'm a part of such a fine feature."
>< Mickey says, "Can you tell us a bit about what was left out?"
>< JuneForay says, "Well one of the scenes where I went to buy Crickee
and chatting with the seller, saying, "Well, this Crickee will be for good 
>< Mickey says, "The line where you said 'Would you like to stay forever?' 
was the other line that always brings down the house!"
>< JuneForay nods!
>< JuneForay says, "I also like, 'Who spit in her bean curd?'"
>< Mickey does, too!
>< JuneForay says, "I was fortunate that I was given some marvelous lines to
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.tweener) Tell us a little bout Chuck Jones, since you are close
friends :)
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Chuck is charming, intellectual..."
>< JuneForay says, "...he can quote Mark Twain or Escallus at the drop of a
Bugs Bunny..."
>< JuneForay giggles
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay says, "He is a charming, giving man, and so talented!"
>< Mickey grins and remembers June's famous lines about a rabbit and a hat, 
as Rocky.
>< Mickey says, "Would you do it for us, please? Bullwinkle said, 'Hey, Rocky! 
Watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat!'"
>< JuneForay says, "Yeah, but that trick never works!"
>< Mickey grins
>< *** Next question:
>< (Bashful) Getting back to Freberg's radio show, I know Daws Butler is
gone. Whatever happend to Peter Leeds, Jud Conlan, the singer Peggy Taylor,
and the announcer Bud Soule? Were you friends with them?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Daws, Peter, Jud...all gone. I guess Peggy is still 
around... I don't know about Bud Soule."
>< *** Next question:
>< (Wuntvor) Do you have any young relatives that you see often and they
always ask you to do "that" voice? What voice is it?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I don't have any very young relatives, but the people I 
do know who have kids always ask me to do Rocky. We're corrupting another 
>< Mickey grins
>< *** Next question:
>< (Beast) In one of the episodes of Dudley Do-Right, the words "Far Above
Cayuga's Waters" appear. Do you know what the writers intended that to refer
to? Is it a reference to Cornell University's song? If so, why? Does it
relate to the old-time film studio that was once in Ithaca, NY?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "I have no idea. In one episode, people always asked, 'How 
old is Nell Fenwick?' and Dudley in one episode says, 'Well, Nell, you should
know: you're 37 1/2!'"
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) ms Foray, I enjoyed your work on Gummi Bears. Do you
remember any stories while in the recording studio doing your voice of Grammi?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "No, it was just such a joy working with everyone. And,
Paul Winchell, of course, was on it. He's now living in Palm Springs. He did 
the voice of Tigger, too."
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.tweener) Hi! What do you think of this internet and alla us here
mm? hehee!
>< ***
>< *** Next question:
>< (g.tweener) OH! and do you have any plans for internet work or
>< ***
>< Mickey says, "Do you have a computer?"
>< Mickey grins
>< JuneForay says, "I have a computer, but I don't know how to turn it on!
...Yet!! I don't think I shall ever indulge in the Internet; I'll just use
the computer for writing."
< *** Next question:
>< (guest5) Given the near-demise of Saturday morning cartoon blocks, do
you think children in the future will have lesser appreciation for classic
cartoons like R&B, the WB cartoons, Disney, etc.?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "A lot of animated shorts are being made and shown all 
over the world, so animation for children and adults will go on forever."
Sat Aug 8 23:59:53 CDT 1998
>< JuneForay says, "In fact, there's such an explosion of Animation for
children and adults now that I think it will continue to be appreciated as 
an art form."
>< *** Next question:
>< (guest4) Did you do any voices on Tom Slick?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "Of course! I was Marigold. And, I was Ursula in George 
of the Jungle. And of course, all the Fractured Fairy Tales. And Fractured 
>< *** Next question:
>< (Gusto) What is your impression of Rob Paulsen, voice of Gusto on
Disney's Gummi Bears?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "He's also in Pinky and the Brain, and Animaniacs. He's a 
very fine, versatile actor. Besides being a nice guy."
>< Mickey says, "We have 3 more questions, and then, June, please stay just
for a bit to meet the folks in the audience. We'll be quick, I promise!"
>< *** Next question:
>< (SunniGummi) Did you have trouble doing the name of the baby sitting
service that was used in The Simpsons?
>< ***
>< JuneForay says, "No, I didn't have any trouble."

:: JuneForay has disconnected. ::

>< Mickey says, "Uh-oh! I think she'll be right back."
>< Mickey says, "While we're waiting, let me tell you that transcripts of 
tonight's chat will be posted to EMuck's website and FTP site in a few days."
We'll announce when the transcript is ready."
>< Mickey says, "I'm sure Alice will reconnect as soon as she can. Alice has 
been doing a great job of typing out for us everything that June has said!"
Sun Aug 9 00:07:48 CDT 1998
>< Mickey grabs a straw hat and cane that are thrown to him by Meecelet!
>< Mickey says, "Thanks, Meecelet!"
>< Mickey starts a soft-shoe dance.
>< Mickey says, "I'm kinda light on my feet -- for having such big ones,
don'tcha think?"
>< Mickey grins and his big mousie ears go wiggle-waggle.
>< Mickey says, "Yes, folks, I'm now tap-dancing! Huh-hah!"

:: Audience members throw vegetables at Mickey! ::

>< Mickey says, "Hey! Stop throwing those veggies! No vegetables.... just 
>< Mickey spits beans!
>< Mickey smirks and says, "What do I look like, Wally Boag???"
>< Mickey grins and wonders if he should shoot the audience with his water 
pistols like Wally used to do.
>< Mickey says, "I just had a thought..."
>< Mickey says, "I know, I know, shocking, huh?"
>< Mickey grins
>< Mickey says, "What if Alice's computer blew up?"
>< Mickey says, "...and blue hokeysmoke came out of it!"
>< Mickey says, "Huh-hah!"
>< Mickey says, "That couldn't happen, though..."
>< Mickey says, "Only the first 500-1,00 of the model of PowerBook that Alice
has were shipped with exploding batteries."
>< Mickey says, "Folks, Alice is now on EMuck!"
>< Alice is ushered onstage by a gorilla in a bad-fitting tuxedo, who then 
hurries back to guard the Stage Door.
>< Alice curtseys
>< Mickey says, "So, what is going on?"
>< Alice says, "Sorry, the Lag Monster got us! But, June was just about to 
sign off. She wanted me to tell you all that it was a loverly evening and to 
thank you all for your graciousness!!"
>< Mickey says, "Well, thank her from all of us!"
>< Mickey says, "And thank you all for coming! Please tell June Foray that we
appreciated her time with us very much."
>< Mickey says, "Okay, thanks for passing that along, Alice."
>< Alice says, "But, now, I must go!"
>< Alice says, "Thanks everyone!"
>< Mickey says, "OK, thank you so much for typing for June, Alice!"
>< Alice smiles at June as she leaves!
>< Alice curtseys
>< Alice says, "Bye!"

:: Alice has left. ::

You leave the podium and head through the door to the...
The Arbordale Auditorium
Special Invited Talks with celebrity guests take place in this large auditorium.
Current Topic: June Foray, voice artist
Current Moderator: Mickey
Current Guest Speakers: JuneForay(June Foray) and Alice
Ms. June Foray is best known for her work as Bullwinkle's pal, Rocky the
Flying Squirrel, although she's done hundreds of cartoon voices: Nell
Fenwick, Dudley Do-Right's girl; Natasha Fatale, Boris Badenov's
partner-in-crime; and most recently the voice of Grandmother Fa in
Disney's "Mulan" animated feature, just to name a few. For more info,
see http://www.calweb.com/~rkoster/Stars/foray1.html using your web
browser. This chat with Ms. June Foray takes place Saturday, 8/8, at
8 PM Pacific time / 10 PM Central time / 11 PM Eastern time.
> To ask a question of anyone at the podium, enter 'REQUEST' (without quotes)
> and wait to be prompted to enter your question. Your REQUESTed question can
> be longer than one line - Just wait to press your Enter key until after you
> finish typing your question (not at the end of *each* line). Many questions
> may be in the REQUEST queue ahead of yours, so please be patient. No one at
> the podium can hear what is said in this room so use REQUEST for questions.
Doorway to the [Podium], Mickey's Cyber Diner [MCD], Arbordale [C]enter,
No-Spam Seats [EHX], [Shoe]-seum
Air Forays, Stenographic camera, Plush Beast
Tahamaki, Belle, Aladdin, Rufus, Beast, g.tweener, :Timon:, guest5, Wendy,
SunniGummi, Gusto, Double_D, AmericanMouse, guest1, Wuntvor, Magus

Mickey comes down into the main part of the Arbordale Auditorium from the stage 
and podium.
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) says, "I would guess
June needs her sleep, too" 
Plush Beast eeps a plush eep.
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) fuzzles Mickey in thanks
Aladdin exclaims, "Okay, I have served my function, away I go!" 
Aladdin hears a whisper on the breeze that is calling him home...
Aladdin has left.
Double_D picks up the stenographic camera along with its keyboard.
Rufus says, "Sorry, not Air June, Air Foray. Enter <look Air Foray> to see

Hokey smokes! They're Air Forays, the shoes for inspiring voice artists. Would
you like to "wear" them?

You put on the Air Forays and fly around the room like Rocky!

SunniGummi puts on the Air Forays and flies around the room like Rocky!
Plush Beast eeps a plush eep.
Sunni smiles
Belle smiles. Cute shoes.
Plush Beast eeps a loud plush eep!
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) exclaims, "That was
pretty exhaustive! :)" 
Double_D exclaims, "That was like Wayne & Russi's chat!" 
Wuntvor says, "You needed to do the Macadamia nut from Animaniacs, Mickey." 
Briar_Rose arrives at a breathtaking pace.
Rufus says, "Yeah, we don't let our guests get away with much dirt unturned." 
Belle smiles.
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) smiles at Rufus
Plush Beast holds out his plush paws to Briar Rose, hoping either to be picked
up and huggled, or fed.
Mickey exclaims, "Sorry she didn't get to see the Air Forays, but we'll make
sure she sees them later!" 
Beast says, "The unofficial log I took in here is 2500 lines long." 
Mickey changes back into his classic attire of red shorts and big yellow shoes.
Belle is envious of Alice for meeting June Foray.
Gusto is too!
Wendy says, "I like when the guests come into the auditorium" 
Briar_Rose holds out some scooby snacks for PB
Mickey happily says, "Alice told me that June Foray is the nicest person you'd
ever meet." 
Gusto says, "Many voice artists are, it seems." 
Sunni says, "Belle, does June Foray do autographs :)" 
Plush Beast eats the Snacks out of Briar Rose's hand! His plush whispers
tickle her palms ashe feeds.
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) exclaims, "{naughty
Magus would LOVE to meet her.
Sunni nods
Wendy says, "I've never met anyone famous in person" 
Gusto once saw Ahnold's car...
Gusto says, "That's as close as I've gotten." 
Sunni says, "What an honor for Alice" 
Wendy says, "I've seen famous people on stage though." 
Tahamaki met Adam Jones once...
Rufus has met a number of stars, but few are actually nice people.
Mickey says, "Wendy, I'm sorry I said that I liked the line in Peter Pan
where the mermaid said she wanted to drown you." 
Mickey smiles
Briar_Rose giggles
At least she didn't succeed.
Plush Beast eeps a plush eep.
Wendy exclaims, "That's OK, Mickey!" 
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) chuckles at Mickey.
Mickey says, "I just got more word from Alice, about June. Everything is 
fine, but they got logged off, and it was late so they decided not to come 
back on. Alice also thanks everyone for their concern."
Mickey happily says, "June wishes to thank everyone for inviting her and wants 
you all to know that she had a great time! And she saw the Air Forays 
yesterday and loves them!" 
Double_D is stopping his log..brb.
Briar_Rose waves to everyone....got dumped...power failure here...I missed
Rufus says, "Bummer, Rose. You'll have to ask Double_D for a copy of the
unofficial log." 
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) buys you a generator!
Mickey happily says, "Meecelet, you can turn off your log, too." 
Plush Beast eeps a plush eep at Briar Rose.
Sunni huggles BR
Sunni says, "Good work, Meecelet" 
Meecelet exclaims, "Thanks!"
Meecelet say, "G'nite, everybody."
Double_D exclaims, "Bye!" 
g.tweener (pool027-max4.ds8-ca-us.dialup.earthlink.net) exclaims, "Night
nighty, lil' meecelet!" 
Rufus exclaims, "Nite, Meecelet!" 
Briar_Rose says, "nite, Meecelet" 
With a tear in your eye... and a thump in your heart... you go home.