Monday, May 23, 2016
Alan Young (1919-2016)
First breaking through onscreen in the role of Wilbur in the talking horse series Mister Ed, he went on to appear both in live-action and animation for decades, with a long list of animation credits including The Smurfs, Battle Of The Planets, Scooby Doo and Ren and Stimpy.
Born in the North of England before moving to Scotland and later Canada, Young's portrayal of the Millionaire Duck is iconic and is intricately linked to the character. DuckTales is coming back to our screens in 2017, but to those who grew up on the original, without Mr Young, it just won't be the same somehow. He'll be missed by millions for sure, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.