Kenneth Mars

Kenneth Mars

Date Of Birth: Apr 14, 1936
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date Of Death: Feb 12, 2011
Cause Of Death: Pancreatic cancer

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THE VOICES OF Kenneth Mars

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said at 8:12 PM on Fri Apr 20 2018
Kenneth was such a talent he was great as Grandpa, Overseer, and King Triton
said at 3:21 AM on Wed Apr 4 2018
Happy Birthday and RIP Kenneth Mars!
said at 10:55 AM on Fri Apr 14 2017
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Happy Birthday and RIP Kenneth Mars!

He had an epic voice for King Triton.
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Apr 14 2017
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Happy birthday and RIP Ken Mars!!!

I really enjoyed him as Quickclaw and Dr. Hunter Hunterhanker.
said at 5:46 AM on Fri Apr 14 2017
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Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Kenneth Mars!
said at 6:28 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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Happy late birthday Mr. Mars. You were my childhood growing up as Littlefoot's Grandfather and King Triton. You also the best part of WBADS as Professor Screweyes and Otto on Malcolm. RIP, good man.
said at 10:51 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
Happy birthday and RIP Otto.
said at 3:17 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
Happy birthday and RIP, Mr. Kenneth Mars.
said at 3:07 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. King Triton!
said at 5:54 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
The Father of a Mermaid, and The Grandfather of a Titanosaur, RIP. Nice job.
said at 8:03 PM on Sat Jan 3 2015
@CuriousUserX90 I only wish I could Vote for more than One Character, that way I could vote them both.
said at 9:12 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
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"You will please be unconscious!"

I'm hoping at least ONE person on this site knows this line.
said at 12:24 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@DreamMaster08X YES!! The Producers!!!

...RIP, Franz.
said at 10:31 AM on Sun Nov 10 2013
Wonderful as Grandpa Longneck & King Triton. He will never be forgotten for these roles. RIP Kenneth,we miss you.
said at 11:51 AM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@Ross123 Not to mention Franz Liebkind as well.
said at 12:36 AM on Thu Oct 2 2014
@Ross123 Why are the Dinosaurs in these films not being called by their actual names like Titanosaurs, Triceratops', and such? That's what I've been wondering from seeing them.
said at 8:43 AM on Thu Oct 2 2014
@CuriousUserX90 I'm afraid I don't either. Looks like I can't help you with that, sorry.
said at 11:59 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
@Ross123 Guess you were wondering the same thing from seeing the films.
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said at 3:24 PM on Fri Oct 3 2014
@CuriousUserX90 Why *would* they be called by their genus or species names?

The film series' goal isn't scientific accuracy. It's not for educational purposes. The characters, story or plot don't gain anything from saying "Grandpa Camarasaurus (or insert whatever long-necked sauropod you want here)" over "Grandpa Long-Neck". There's really no need to.

The general audience is quite young, and they probably only know of these dinosaurs by generic descriptors that the movies refer to them as like "Long Neck", "Duckbill", "Three-Horn", etc., so for them it's a lot easier to identify these characters.
said at 5:23 PM on Mon Apr 23 2018
@CuriousUserX90 Very late to this, but I also suspect that, given the terms used, they're lumping them according to clans rather than being genus specific. As far as I recall, there's no subdivision amongst sauropods, for instance. Basically, from a creative standpoint, you can put as many species in the frame as you like, and all can be labelled Longnecks for convenience. And Sharptooth, of course, is any meat-eater. There are a few exceptions - Mr. Thicknose isn't a Three-Horn - but that's when they're so physically different, the normal labels wouldn't apply. Plus, from an in-universe standpoint, there's no reason to think that dinosaurs would've referred to themselves by the names we gave them (no dino intelligence debates, please).

I actually sometimes wonder if you're genuinely asking these questions, or if this is just for the fun of it. Very often, the explanations don't seem to satisfy you, which seems very odd to me.
said at 8:57 PM on Fri Sep 13 2013
Poor Kenneth. It's a shame he's dead. He was perfect as King Triton and Grandpa Longneck. Jim Cummings kept his legacy alive as King Triton, but I wonder who will do Grandpa Longneck if a new Land Before Time movie is made?
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said at 7:54 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Legacyman *If* they made another LBT movie, my guess is that Grandpa Longneck would appear in a non-speaking role. Grandma would do all of the talking, and Grandpa's scenes would be minimal.

Or they could get Jim Cummings to take over. He matched pretty well for Triton, and I'm sure Jim could do Grandpa as well.
said at 10:28 AM on Sun Nov 10 2013
@TylerMirage I'm pretty sure The Land Before Time film series ended due to Universal Animation Studios closure.
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said at 3:53 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@Ross123 Well then, that answers BOTH of our "ifs".
said at 2:45 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@TylerMirage suppose it does.
said at 12:01 AM on Fri Oct 3 2014
@Legacyman I checked, and Cumnmings indeed has done voice over in a Land Before Time film, as one of the 2 Bad Pteranodons or Pterosaurs.
said at 4:09 PM on Wed Mar 11 2015
@TylerMirage A couple years late, but I'd suggest Tom Kane or David Kaye, since they both sound kinda like Kenneth Mars.
said at 6:27 AM on Fri Jun 5 2015
@Legacyman Since a new TLBT Movie is coming later this year, I suppose Jim Cummings would make a good replacement for the Late Kenneth Mars. What I don't know is who could replace the Late John Ingle.
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said at 9:42 AM on Fri Jun 5 2015
@CuriousUserX90 Yeah, if they're going for someone who can sound nearly identical to Mars, then there's no other choice but Jim.

As for replacing John Ingle, I'd say either Clancy Brown or Corey Burton. If Clancy toned down the rumble in his voice, I think he could nail just the right amount of depth, grumble and arrogance, but also the caring, soothing voice, too.
said at 11:03 AM on Fri Jun 5 2015
@Legacyman It's too bad there was no chance of the new LBT being recorded in Vancouver because Garry Chalk can sound really close to him.

Aside from that, it's more likely they'll just write him out of the series completely if they won't go for a recast. And it'd probably be off-screen too because you'd have to be pretty sick to want to watch an old man die on the lawn >_>
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said at 11:10 AM on Fri Jun 5 2015
@CatsTuxedo Yeah, a Vancouver cast would be cool. Garry would make a really cool Grandpa, now that you mention it.

If they decide NOT to recast him, then as I mentioned above, they'll probably just decrease his screentime to something very minimal - make him a background character and have Grandma do most of the advice-giving.
said at 3:49 AM on Sat Jun 13 2015
@CatsTuxedo Both Littlefoot's grandparents (but I and XIII) and Cera's father (but IV) have been in all movies. Pretty sure they would have new voice actors in Future Appearances, like Linda Gary's death didn't mean no Grandma.
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King Triton
76.5% (13 votes)
11.8% (2 votes)
Professor Screweyes
5.9% (1 vote)
5.9% (1 vote)
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