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

Credits On BTVA: 52 Roles from 42 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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Redeye64
said at 6:28 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
 1 Shout Out!
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.
GreenGoblin75
said at 10:51 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
Happy birthday and RIP Otto.
Marusero
said at 3:17 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
Happy birthday and RIP, Mr. Kenneth Mars.
tmnisaac
said at 3:07 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. King Triton!
CuriousUserX90
said at 5:54 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
The Father of a Mermaid, and The Grandfather of a Titanosaur, RIP. Nice job.
CuriousUserX90
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.
DreamMaster08X
said at 9:12 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
"You will please be unconscious!"

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

...RIP, Franz.
Ross123
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.
BlankSlate
said at 11:51 AM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@Ross123 Not to mention Franz Liebkind as well.
CuriousUserX90
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.
Ross123
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.
CuriousUserX90
said at 11:59 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
@Ross123 Guess you were wondering the same thing from seeing the films.
TylerMirage (Admin)
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.
Legacyman
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?
TylerMirage (Admin)
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.
Ross123
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.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:53 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@Ross123 Well then, that answers BOTH of our "ifs".
Ross123
said at 2:45 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@TylerMirage suppose it does.
CuriousUserX90
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.
Bauglir100
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.
CuriousUserX90
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.
TylerMirage (Admin)
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.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
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 >_>
TylerMirage (Admin)
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.
CuriousUserX90
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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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Kenneth Mars role? *
King Triton
72.7% (8 votes)
Overseer
18.2% (2 votes)
Professor Screweyes
9.1% (1 vote)
11 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
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Grandpa Longneck
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King Triton
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