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Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 - November 24, 2005; aged 73) was an American actor and voice actor. He voiced Master Udon in the episode "Karate Island" and died on November 24, 2005 due to kidney failure. His dedication was shown at the end of the episode "Karate Island," due to his death before the original airing of that episode. He was best known as Mitsumo "Arnold" Takahashi from the TV show Happy Days, Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, and the Emperor of China in the Walt Disney Animation Studios 36th animated feature film, Mulan.

Trivia

  • The dedication card for him at the end of "Karate Island" was removed in American television airings after the Best Day Ever marathon. However, the Polish, Canadian, Australian, Belgian, French, Turkish, Spanish, German, Greek, Russian, Asian, Philippines, the British Nicktoons airings, and DVD versions still have the dedication intact.

The "dedication to Morita" scene.


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