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Happy Birthday Julia Child, aka Dr. Bleeb

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

Julia Child as Dr. Bleeb

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday. Google is celebrating with a lovely doodle on their home page, but I thought I would pay tribute to the French Chef by highlighting her role in my nostalgia. While most people know her from her cooking show, I grew up associating her voice with one of my favorite animated movies, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story.

In We’re Back! Julia Child plays Dr. Bleeb, a short, possibly blind lady that works at the Museum of Natural History. She welcomes the dinosaurs when they reach the city, and then doesn’t really pop up for very long until the end. We’re Back! is Julia Child’s only acting credit on IMDB, and it’s a shame that Dr. Bleeb was the only animated character she ever portrayed. Wouldn’t it have been awesome if she could have lent her voice to a character in Ratatouille?

We’re Back! doesn’t hold up well anymore, but I still have it on in the background from time to time to please my inner child. You just can’t beat John Goodman as a T-Rex singing Roll Back the Clock around Times Square.