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Wizard of Oz, The - Munchkin Voice Change
Go to the part while Dorothy is riding the carriage around Munchkinland. Towards the end of the ride when the mayor,the one in the green, and the other two munchkins are singing that history round to Dorothy, the mayor starts the round and the other two pick it up and notice when it the round comes back to the mayor his voice changes and is noticeably different from when he first started the round.
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Contributed By: margo on 02-28-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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BrittBritt writes:
Meinhardt Robbe actually did use his own voice. He is the ONLY munchkin whose actual voice is used in the movie. The rest were done by a choir who sang/talked very slowly and then when they sped it up, they had little munchkin voices.
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rangeviper writes:
Yeah, I noticed that too. But the reason is very simple. None of the munchkins sing their own lines, they just lip synched. And, if that particular scene, someone other than the mayor was originally supposed to sing the last line but in the end, they just gave him the line because they wanted him to be the one to start AND finish the song, even though they knew the voice would be different.
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jrr4 writes:
Actually, Meinhard's voice was dubbed but he didn't realize that for decades. Only two munchkins had their voices unaltered. One was a lollipop guild guy, the other I don't remember but it was not Meinhard.
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RonJLow writes:
The actor who played the Munchkin coroner, Meinhard Robbe, recently did an appearance on the Jonathon Brandmeier syndicated radio show. It is obvious he still thinks HE is the one who said: "As coroner I must aver. I thoroughly examined her and she's not only clearly dead, she's really quite sincerely dead." Maybe they overdubbed some stuff in later versus lip-syncing on the set.
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Stubbypunch writes:
I thought I was the only one who noticed this. That is cool.
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