Remembering James MacDonald -- We honor the veteran Disney voice-over artist

He kerchooed for Sneezy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but James MacDonald’s most notable achievement was his 30 years as the lovably shrill voice of Mickey Mouse. MacDonald, a sound expert at Disney who began by playing drums for a 1934 cartoon, became the mouse mouthpiece one day in 1946 when Walt himself was too busy to squeak for the studio animators. Later voices included high-toned chipmunks Chip ‘n’ Dale. An inventor who created a thousand sound effects, MacDonald died in Glendale, Calif., earlier this month at 84.