"It's as informed, breezy and fun as you sense Jack Mercer would have wanted." - Filmfax
Discover an animation sensation. Jack Mercer, an actor that progressed from Vaudeville to working as an apprentice animator at Fleischer Studios soon filled in as a replacement for exiting Billy Costello to duplicate the voice Billy originated for their popular Popeye the Sailor cartoon character. Mercer flourished. His versatile voice characterizations supplied the sound for Felix the Cat ,Wimpy, Poopdeck Pappy, Popeye's nephews, King Little, Twinkletoes the Carrier Pigeon, and the bumbling spies Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch in Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels, as well as many others. Completely illustrated with an A - Z character list, discography, and massive credit list. 296 pages.