Animation's biggest voices
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Pinocchio( The Walt Disney Company )
Jiminy Cricket ("Pinocchio")
The soothing, honey-voiced sounds of Edwards singing the Oscar-winning tune, "When You Wish Upon a Star," in the 1940 Disney classic makes the world seem a kinder, gentler place. Jiminy Cricket, designed by the legendary Ward Kimball, was the official conscious of young Pinocchio. Edwards, also known as Ukulele Ike, was a well-known singer specializing in jazz version of pop tunes. He also appeared in numerous movies, including "Hollywood Revue of 1929," in which he performed "Singin' in the Rain." He remained as the voice of Jiminy until his death in 1971 at the age of 76.