Bruce Lanoil (born July 5, 1960) is an American puppeteer who works for The Jim Henson Company and for The Walt Disney Company. He frequently works with puppeteer David Alan Barclay.

Bruce Lanoil
Born (1960-07-05) July 5, 1960 (age 64)
OccupationPuppeteer
Years active1986–present

Early life

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Lanoil was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 5, 1960.

Career

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Lanoil has worked as a puppeteer in various films and television shows since 1986. He performed the Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks in the first season of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, he also worked as a puppeteer in The Muppets, Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Dolittle, Jack Frost, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and Cats & Dogs.[1]

Outside of the Henson company, he was an on-set animation reference puppeteer and voice actor for the movies Monkeybone and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (as Pepé Le Pew).[2][3] For Disney, he is also a voice double for Timon from The Lion King. He has voiced Timon in Kingdom Hearts II, Disney Think Fast, and Disney's Wild About Safety shorts. He has also performed a voice sample for an additional character in the 2011 Spyro game, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.[citation needed]

Filmography

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Film

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Television

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Video games

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References

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  1. ^ The Internet Movie Database. "Bruce Lanoil". Accessed August 26, 2007.
  2. ^ "'Looney Tunes' has come a long way". November 12, 2003.
  3. ^ Lynch, Tom (2002). Screen World 2002. Lynch. ISBN 9780786486946.
  4. ^ N.F. Mendoza (June 11, 1995). "Video: Drive-By Muppets". latimes.com. Retrieved May 29, 2020.[permanent dead link]
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