James MacDonald

Legendary Disney sound effects wizard, discovered by Walt Disney wile drumming with a cruise ship band, who was responsible for creating and assembling one of the largest and most impressive sound effects libraries in motion picture history. Also an accomplished voice actor, Macdonald succeeded Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1946 until the early 1980s, when he passed the torch to his protege, Wayne Allwine. Over the course of his nearly five-decade association with the studio, Macdonald provided voices and sounds for numerous Disney characters. His improvisational coups included using dried peas in a wood barrel to simulate rainfall and blowing through a condom to mimic the buzzing of a bee.