Interesting post on your blog. More detail than I've ever read before. However, I found one claim puzzling:
Originally Posted by HBG2
"Caw-caw. At least the caws were well done. They were voiced by "Candy" Candido, the go-to guy for basso profundo in cases where even Thurl Ravenscroft couldn't get low enough. Candy must have had freakin' bridge cables for vocal chords. Anyway, he could also caw with the best of them. He did the raven in Sleeping Beauty and got to do it again ten years later for the Haunted Mansion."
Huh? The raven is not a deep-voiced character at all (at least not in any of the recording sessions I have). Rather it was someone with a much higher-pitched and irritating voice, with just a hint of an old man in there (sounds just like Dal McKennon's Old Man in the Graveyard scene). Then there were Eleanor Audley's outtakes, and Robie Lester's version on the Lp, none of which was basso profundo. So where did the idea that Candy Candido did the voice for the raven come from?