Q: I’ve heard two conflicting stories about the Haunted Mansion singing busts and I’d like to see which is correct. One: The Mellomen sang the harmonies, but studio actors were brought in to play the faces in the ride. Two: Those studio actors were gathered to sing the song AND portray the busts. Other than Thurl Ravenscroft, were any of the other Mellomen involved with Haunted Mansion?
Ethan, Jamaica, New York
A: Thurl Ravenscroft is the only one of the Mellomen to be filmed as one of the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion. The other four busts are Verne Rowe, Chuck Schroeder, Jay Meyer, and Bob Ebright. The men who did the singing were the ones that were filmed.