Otto Gerhard Waalkes is an German comedian, actor, and musician. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and films. His best known trademark are the 'Ottifanten', elephant-like comic characters of his own design. They featured on the cover of his first album release. Waalkes also works as a voice actor, providing the German voices of Mushu in Disney's Mulan movies, Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise, and the Grinch in The Grinch, among others.