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    EricDent1

    [1]Jul 17, 2010
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    I am shocked that no one mentioned the passing of animation/voice acting legend


    Peter Fernandez, he was a very serious part of the cartoon/anime industry for years.


    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3540 (Here is his work)


    Basically if it was not for him, I doubt that anime would be as popular as it is now.


    He basically WAS Speed Racer. He did the voice of Speed & Rex (Racer X), and wrote the lyrics to the famous English version of the theme.


    He also directed the voice over work on the show (and several others), and was a writer for several popular shows.


    He was 83, and died due to Lung Cancer.



    RIP Mr. Fernandez...

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    LostSasuske

    [2]Jul 17, 2010
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    Sad for him Speed Racer is a good show sad his voice actor died I can't believe he wasn't that famous.
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    DaVulture

    [3]Jul 17, 2010
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    This guy did a lot in bringing dubbed anime to the mainstream public. He was a pioneer in his craft, and saw the potential in Japanese anime. He was also the voice of Speed Racer and Racer X, this guy truly was a legend. Not to mention he also appeared in other Dubbed animes like Lupin the III: Secret of Mamo, Astroboy and Gigantor. RIP Peter Fernandez.

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    EricDent1

    [4]Jul 17, 2010
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    He was also the voice director for Courage the Cowardly Dog,
    and the dialogue director for Kenny the Shark.

    As well as many many others, including Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster (voice director for the dub version).
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    Rukia456

    [5]Jul 18, 2010
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    How sad.


    RIP Peter Fernandez

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    Angus_Mac

    [6]Jul 19, 2010
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    Sad that he passed away and also sad about Ilene Woods who did the voice for the original Disney's Cinderella.
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    Waggytoon

    [7]Jul 20, 2010
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    Didn't Peter Fernandez voice Speed's dad in the "Speed Racer: The Next Generation" series on nickToons? It probably was his final voice performance.



    "Waggytoon"

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    LostSasuske

    [8]Jul 20, 2010
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    No he didn't voice him that was someone else.
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    Pablo_808

    [9]Jul 20, 2010
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    He did play Headmaster Spritle, though.
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