Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 24 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Rankin Bass VC section we take a look at the king of the Island of Misfit Toys... KING MOONRACER! We shall begin with the 1964 classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in which Stan Francis was the voice of King Moonracer. Stan's voice and performance for the role was rather suiting as it did have a regal and majestic feel to it (and suiting Moonracer's benevolent persona). So in other words Stan's work as King Moonracer was another classic example of the voice acting in this classic TV special if I do say so myself.
In the 2001 DTV film Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, King Moonracer appeared and was voiced by Colin Murdock. While there are those whom were bothered by how Moonracer was basically a cameo whom was having some bad dental problems. But Colin's voice work for the role did genuinely suit on how Moonracer was depicted in the film as Colin's voice and performance still sounded rather regal for the role even if Moonracer pretty much spent his screentime having a terrible toothache. While Colin ends up playing Moonracer rather differently from his 1964 counterpart it is still a good performance nevertheless and an alright example of his work. Overall I will say that Stan's work on the role is classic but Colin's wasn't too bad either.