The Daws Butler Collection

  • Performed by a full cast
    Produced by Joe Bevilacqua
  • Runtime: 17.3 Hours
  • Recording: Audio Theater
  • Release date: 7.1.2013
  • Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • 17.30 hrs7/1/2013Audio Theater
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4829-3054-2

From master voice actor Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, comes a rare collection of radio plays, cartoon scripts, and acting tutorials.

Daws Butler’s Halloween Happening by Daws Butler

A new production of the classic radio play, this ghostly story was originally written and performed by Daws Butler. Veteran voice actor Joe Bevilacqua teams up with Lorie Kellogg in this new recording, complete with music and sound effects.

Scenes from the Daws Butler Workshop 

In this series, Joe Bevilacqua presents performances of several scripts Butler wrote for his 1975 acting workshops.

Rare Daws Butler by Daws Butler, Stan Freberg, Herschel Bemardi, Shep Menken, and Carol Hemmingway

Daws Butler voiced many of Stan Freberg’s greatest comedy records. Here is a hilarious collection of his never-before-released comedy records.

Rare Daws Butler, Volume Two by Daws Butler

A follow-up to Rare Daws Butler, this second collection features another hour of Butler’s rare comedy recordings.

Daws Butler Teaches You Dialects by Daws Butler

Voice magician Daws Butler teaches accents and dialects in this radio production. Included in his tutorials are British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Italian, Brooklyn, Hindu, German, French, and Southern.

Uncle Dunkle and Donnie by Daws Butler and Joe Bevilacqua

A collection of imaginative cartoon scripts, this series of thirty-five fables were created by Butler in the 1960s. Here his protégé, Joe Bevilacqua, performs all ninety-seven characters with music and sound effects.

Uncle Dunkle and Donnie 2 by Daws Butler and Pedro Pablo Sacrista

This second collection of fables features nineteen never-before-released recordings of Daws Butler’s stories, as well as two new Uncle Dunkle fables.

The Christmas That Almost Never Was by Daws Butler

It is Christmas Eve at the North Pole when Santa Claus loses his “remembery” and only a child who has been good for 365 days can save Christmas! Written and performed by Butler, this  children’s radio play was recorded in the 1940s.

Reader Biography

Daws Butler was the master of voice. His was the voice behind most of the classic Hanna-Barbera characters: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quickdraw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, and a hundred others. He also originated the vocal character of Cap’n Crunch and other famous Jay Ward cartoon characters. His significant work with Stan Freberg in the 1950s on The Stan Freberg Show and multimillion-selling records such as “St. George and the Dragonet” are still held in reverence today. He also ran a voice acting workshop for many years. Among his many successful students are Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, and Corey Burton, from Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind.

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