May 4, 1944
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Known for||Voice of Minnie Mouse (since 1986)|
The Simpsons (Martin Prince (since 1990), Sherri and Terri (1990-2013; 2014-present))
(m. 1991; died 2009)
Taylor was born on May 4, 1944. She has voiced Huey, Dewey and Louie and Webby Vanderquack in the television series DuckTales, the video game Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers and in other appearances such as in the holiday movies Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. In appearances where the three young ducks appear at an older age, such as in Mickey Mouse Works and Disney's House of Mouse, Tony Anselmo, the voice of Donald Duck, reprises Taylor's role as their voice actor. In Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse Works and in Disney's House of Mouse, she plays Clara Cluck. She voiced Daisy Duck in Fantasia 2000.
Taylor voiced of Phantasma the Phantom in the 1988 TV-movie Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, who has influenced part of Marque Schwonne's voice acting career. She also voiced the bird and the cow in the video version of Simms Taback's book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
Taylor provides the voices of numerous characters in the animated series The Simpsons, including fourth-grade nerd Martin Prince, purple-haired twins Sherri and Terri, and German exchange student Üter. In addition, she has participated in two anime dubbing projects. The first is Daisy Nohara, Max, Cheetah and Shin's Grandmother (Tsuru Nohara) in the English Vitello dub of Crayon Shin-chan, while the other is the voice of Otama in Disney's re-dubbing of Pom Poko.
She was the original voice of Strawberry Shortcake in the six 1980s television specials.
She voiced Pebbles Flintstone in The Flintstone Comedy Show for Hanna-Barbera in 1980. Taylor was also the voice of Baby Gonzo in Muppet Babies, Nova in Twinkle, the Dream Being, Pac-Baby in the television series Pac-Man, the high-pitched Nurses that were mice in The Rescuers Down Under, Melissa in the Pound Puppies episode Garbage Night: The Musical, Queen Rosedust in My Little Pony, and the lasted non-Disney role was Birdie the Early Bird in McDonaldland commercials. She is also the current voices of Drizella and the Fairy Godmother in the Cinderella sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
She also appears in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, playing Fauna and Sofia the First, alongside her Simpsons castmates, Tress MacNeille and Frank Welker. She was nominated for an Emmy for her voice work in PBS' series Jakers! in 2006. She recently voiced a witch in her second Scooby-Doo movie, Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King.
Russi Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was married to Wayne Allwine, the third voice of Mickey Mouse, from 1991 until his death on May 18, 2009. They were both named Disney Legends in 2008.
|1980||The Private Eyes||Doll|
|1986||My Little Pony: The Movie||Morning Glory, Rosedust, Skunk, Bushwoolie||Credited as Russie Taylor|
|The Adventures of the American Rabbit||Mother, Lamb|
|1988||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||Minnie Mouse, Birds|
|1990||Jetsons: The Movie||Fergie Furbelow|
|DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp||Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby|
|The Rescuers Down Under||Nurse Mouse|
|1995||Babe||Duchess the Cat|
|1998||Babe: Pig in the City||The Pink Poodle, Choir Cat|
|1999||Fantasia 2000||Daisy Duck||Scream only|
|2005||Pom Poko||Otama||English dub|
|2007||The Simpsons Movie||Martin Prince|
|1989||The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island||Birdie, Parrot|
|1990||Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun||Minnie Mouse|
|1994–1995||Mickey's Fun Songs series||Minnie Mouse|
|1995||The Tale of Tillie's Dragon||Pie Lady|
|1998||The Spirit of Mickey||Minnie Mouse|
|1998||The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars||Robbie|
|1999||Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2001||Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse||Minnie Mouse|
|2002||Cinderella II: Dreams Come True||Fairy Godmother, Mary, Beatrice, Daphne, Countess Le Grande, Drizella Tremaine|
|Mickey's House of Villains||Minnie Mouse|
|2004||Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers||Minnie Mouse|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|Nine Dog Christmas||Little Girl, Agnes Anne|
|2006||The Fox and the Hound 2||Widow Tweed|
|2007||Cinderella III: A Twist in Time||Fairy Godmother, Drizella Tremaine|
|Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams||Fauna|
|2008||Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King||The Owl Witch, Tiddlywink|
|2015||The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!||Pebbles Flintstone|
|1980||The World of Strawberry Shortcake||Strawberry Shortcake|
|1980–1982||The Flintstone Comedy Show||Pebbles Flintstone, Cavemouse|
|1981||Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City||Strawberry Shortcake|
|1982||Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade||Strawberry Shortcake|
|1982||The Little Rascals||Dolly|
|1982||Christmas Comes to Pac-Land||Baby Pac|
|1983||Peter and the Magic Egg||Lollichop|
|1983||Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise||Strawberry Shortcake|
|1983||Dungeons & Dragons||Amber the Fairie Dragon|
|1984||Strawberry Shortcake and the Baby Without a Name||Strawberry Shortcake|
|1984||Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins||Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberrykin|
|1984–1991||Muppet Babies||Gonzo, Camilla, Robin|
|1985, 1994||ABC Weekend Special||Hasy, Leota||Episode: "The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin"|
Episode: "The Magic Flute"
|1985||Kissyfur||Miss Emmy Lou, Beehonie, Toot, Cackle Sister, Donna|
|1985||Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears||Madame Placebo|
|1986||My Little Pony||Rosedust, Cupcake, Morning Glory|
|1986||Glo Friends||Glo Cappy|
|1987||Sport Goofy in Soccermania||Huey, Dewey, Louie, Grandma Duck||Special|
|1987||Blondie and Dagwood||Cora Dithers, Mrs. Hannon|
|1987||D-TV series||Minnie Mouse, Dalmatian Puppies|
|1987–1988||Little Clowns of Happytown||Ralphie||18 episodes|
|1987–1988||Yogi's Treasure Hunt||Penelope Pitstop and Candy Girl||Episode: "Snow White & The Seven Treasure Hunters"|
Episode: "The Greed Monster"
|1987–1990||DuckTales||Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby|
|1988||Totally Minnie||Minnie Mouse|
|1988||Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School||Phantasma||Special|
|1988||Superman||Lana Lang (young)|
|1988||Mickey's 60th Birthday||Minnie Mouse|
|1989–1990||Dink the Little Dinosaur||Squirt|
|1989||Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout||Cora Dithers|
|1989–present||The Simpsons||Lewis, Sherri, Terri, Wendell Borton, Martha Prince, Martin Prince, Uter Zorker, Dr. Hibbert's daughter, Sydney Swift|
|1990–1993||Widget the World Watcher||Widget|
|1990||Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue||Gonzo, Huey, Dewey, and Louie|
|1991–1993||Mr. Bogus||Brattus, Dust Bullies|
|1992–1994||The Little Mermaid||Pearl's Mom|
|1993–1994||Twinkle, the Dream Being||Nova|
|1993–1994||Bonkers||Missing Toon Kid|
|1993||Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby||Baby Pebbles Flintsone||Television film|
|1993||The Magic Paintbrush||Haley|
|1994–1995||The Critic||Penny Tompkins, Effeminate Kid|
|1994||A Flintstones Christmas Carol||Pebbles Flintsone||Special|
|1994–1995||The Baby Huey Show||Momma|
|1995–1999||Timon and Pumbaa||Fairy|
|1995–1997||What a Cartoon!||Baby, Hard Luck Duck|
|1995–1996||The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats||Carbs, Jag|
|1996||Quack Pack||Helga Needlehofer|
|1998–present||The Magical World of Walt Disney||Minnie Mouse|
|1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Inga|
|1999–2000||Mickey Mouse Works||Minnie Mouse, Clara Cluck|
|2000–2001||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Becky, Old Lady|
|2001–2003||Disney's House of Mouse||Minnie Mouse, Clara Cluck, Fairy Godmother, Duchess, Fauna, Toothpaste Commercial Boy|
|2001–02||Shin Chan||Various characters||Vitello dub|
|2003||Kim Possible||Rocket Booster #2|
|2003–2004||Clifford's Puppy Days||Mrs. Zablione, Tricsie|
|2003||Mickeypalooza||Minnie Mouse||Television special|
|2003–2007||Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||Fernando "Ferny" Toro, Annie Winks, Mom|
|2005||Teen Titans||Melvin, Timmy|
|2006–2016||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Minnie Mouse, Quoodles|
|2011–2016||Minnie's Bow-Toons||Minnie Mouse|
|2011–16||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Never Bird, Gilly, Hermit Crab|
|2012||Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess||Fauna|
|2013||Sofia the First||Fauna, Cedric's Mother, Mrs. Higgins|
|2013||Wheel of Fortune||Minnie Mouse||Making Disney Memories Week|
|2013–present||Mickey Mouse||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2016||The Lion Guard||Muhanga the Aardvark|
|2017–present||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Minnie Mouse|
|2018||Little Mouse on the Prairie||Molly Dee|
|2018||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Florina, Lorb Guard|
|2018||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Phantasma|
|2018||DuckTales||Young Donald Duck||Episode: "Last Christmas"|
|1990||DuckTales: The Quest for Gold||Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby|
|1992||King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow||Celeste|
|1996||The Simpsons Cartoon Studio||Martin Price|
|1997||The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield||Martin Price|
|1997||101 Dalmatians Animated StoryBook||Lucky, Nanny|
|1998||My Disney Kitchen||Minnie Mouse|
|2000||Mickey Mouse Preschool||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2000||Mickey Mouse Kindergarten||Minnie Mouse|
|2000||Mickey Mouse Toddler||Minnie Mouse|
|2000||The Flintstones: Bedrock Bowling||Pebbles Flintstone|
|2000||Donald Duck Goin' Quackers||Heuy, Dewey, Louie|
|2001||Disney Learning: Phonics Quest||Minnie Mouse|
|2002||Disney Learning Adventure: Search for the Secret Keys||Minnie Mouse|
|2002–present||Kingdom Hearts series||Minnie Mouse, Fauna, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2002||Disney Golf||Minnie Mouse|
|2002||Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows||Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2002||Disney Sports Soccer||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2002||Disney Sports Skateboarding||Minnie Mouse|
|2002||Disney Sports Football||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2002||Disney Sports Basketball||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2003||Disney's Party||Minnie Mouse|
|2003||Disney's Hide and Sneak||Minnie Mouse|
|2007||Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey||Fairy Godmother, Student Crab|
|2007||The Simpsons Game||Martin Price, Sherri, Terri, Uter Zorker|
|2008||Disney Think Fast||Minnie Mouse|
|2011||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Minnie Mouse|
|2013||DuckTales: Remastered||Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby|
|2013||Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse||Minnie Mouse|
|2014||Disney Magical World||Minnie Mouse|
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Minnie Mouse|||
|2003||Mickey's PhilharMagic||Minnie Mouse|
|2005||Annie Awards||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||Nominated|
|2006||Emmy Award||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||Nominated|
|2007||Emmy Award||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||Nominated|
|2007||Annie Awards||Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production||Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks||Nominated|
|2008||Disney Legend Award||Animation (voice)||Won|
|2018||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance||The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!||Nominated|
| Voice of Minnie Mouse
Christmas Comes to Pac-Land is a 1982 animated Christmas television special and spin-off of the Saturday morning animated series Pac-Man based on the video game, produced by Hanna-Barbera. It premiered in prime time on ABC on December 16, 1982.Gonzo (Muppet)
Gonzo, also known as The Great Gonzo and Gonzo the Great, is a Muppet character known for his eccentric passion for stunt performance. Aside from his trademark enthusiasm for performance art, another defining trait of Gonzo is the ambiguity of his species, which has become a running gag in the franchise. Gonzo has been considered to be of various origins, including a Frackle, in his debut appearance on The Great Santa Claus Switch; extraterrestrial in Muppets from Space; or avian creature.
Developed and performed by Dave Goelz, Gonzo made his first appearance in the 1970 special The Great Santa Claus Switch, as the "Cigar Box Frackle". Originally a minor figure in The Muppet Show, he soon evolved into one of the franchise's primary characters. Gonzo has appeared in every Muppet film, including The Muppet Christmas Carol, where he portrayed author Charles Dickens and developed a double act with Rizzo the Rat.Hard Luck Duck
Hard Luck Duck is a What a Cartoon! animated cartoon directed by William Hanna, produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, and broadcast as a part of World Premiere Toons on Cartoon Network on April 16, 1995. The cartoon involves Hard Luck Duck (Russi Taylor), after venturing away from Crocodile Harley (Brad Garrett)'s watch, is a hungry fox (Jim Cummings)'s target to be cooked.
Although he was a producer on many Hanna-Barbera titles until his death in 2001, Hard Luck Duck is notable for being, with fellow What a Cartoon! short Wind-Up Wolf, the last cartoons written and directed by William Hanna, whose career began in the Golden Age of American animation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) with the short To Spring (1936) and his later Tom and Jerry series.Kissyfur
Kissyfur is an American animated children's television series which aired on NBC in the 1980s. It was produced by Jean Chalopin and Andy Heyward and created by Phil Mendez for DIC Animation City. The series was based on a half-hour NBC special called Kissyfur: Bear Roots and was followed by three more specials until its Saturday morning debut. The show ran for two seasons. It also aired on the BBC (as part of its But First This lineup becoming the only cartoon made for the BBC during that block), TCC and Nickelodeon in the UK, SABC1 and SABC2 in South Africa, TV3 in New Zealand, Sirasa TV in Sri Lanka, SBT in Brazil, MediaCorp Channel 5 in Singapore, Television Jamaica in Jamaica, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in Namibia, GMA Network in the Philippines, Armed Forces Network in Germany, Canal+ in France, NCRV in the Netherlands and Seven Network in Australia.
The show follows the adventures of Gus and Kissyfur, a father and son bear duo who had joined the circus. One day on a circus trip, the train they are riding in derails and the bears escape to a new life in the swamps of Paddlecab County. There, they protect the local swamp’s inhabitants from the local bumbling alligators Floyd and Jolene. Kissyfur and his father use the skills they have acquired from the human world to create a boat tour business transporting other animals and their products down the river.List of 1980s Strawberry Shortcake television specials
In the early 1980s, there were six animated television specials produced featuring Strawberry Shortcake and related characters.
The first three specials were produced by Robert L. Rosen and Romeo Muller, who also wrote the specials. The first and third specials were animated by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and Toei Doga, while the second was animated by Perpetual Motion Pictures in New York. Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, of The Turtles and Flo & Eddie fame, wrote the music and songs for these specials. Russi Taylor voiced Strawberry Shortcake, Bob Ridgely voiced the Peculiar Purple Pieman, and writer/producer Romeo Muller voiced the narrator, Mr. Sun.
The next three specials were produced by Canadian animation studio Nelvana. Only Russi Taylor and Bob Ridgely reprised their roles from the first three specials; Chris Wiggins assumed the role of Mr. Sun, and other Canadian talent comprised the rest of the voice cast. Frequent Nelvana collaborator John Sebastian, most known for his music for Nelvana's Care Bears series, wrote the songs for two of these three specials.
In the United States, the first two specials (The World of Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City) were syndicated by LBS Communications. On March 6, 2007, they were released on a single DVD by Allumination FilmWorks; this was later re-released on February 10, 2015 by Paramount Home Media Distribution.List of Disney animated universe characters
The following is an alphabetical list of major and recurring animated characters in the Walt Disney universe of animated shorts, feature films, and television series based on films by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Some of the following animated characters have been included in their own Disney marketing franchise, including the Disney Princesses, Disney Villains, and Disney Fairies.List of The Simpsons cast members
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom that includes six main voice actors and numerous regular cast and recurring guest stars. The principal cast consists of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer. Chris Edgerly, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Kevin Michael Richardson, Maggie Roswell, and Russi Taylor have appeared as supporting cast members, along with former supporting cast members Karl Wiedergott, Marcia Mitzman Gaven, Doris Grau, and Christopher Collins. Repeat guest cast members include Marcia Wallace, Albert Brooks, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Joe Mantegna and Kelsey Grammer. With one exception, episode credits list only the voice actors, and not the characters they voice.
Both Fox and the production crew wanted to keep their identities secret during the early seasons and closed most of the recording sessions while refusing to publish photos of the recording artists. The network eventually revealed which roles each actor performed in the episode "Old Money", because the producers said the voice actors should receive credit for their work. Every main cast member has won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. Shearer was the last cast member to win, receiving his award in 2014 for the episode "Four Regrettings and a Funeral." Castellaneta and Azaria have won four, while Kavner, Cartwright, Smith, Shearer, Wallace, Grammer, and guest star Jackie Mason have each won one.List of The Simpsons characters
Along with the Simpson family, The Simpsons includes a large array of characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, and as well as fictional characters. The creators originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokesters or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. A number of them have gained expanded roles and subsequently starred in their own episodes. According to creator Matt Groening, the show adopted the concept of a large supporting cast from the Canadian sketch comedy show Second City Television.The main episode characters, the Simpson family, are listed first; all other characters are listed in alphabetical order. Only main, supporting, and recurring characters are listed. For one-time and other recurring characters, see List of recurring The Simpsons characters and List of one-time The Simpsons characters.Mickey's Surprise Party
Mickey's Surprise Party is a 1939 American animated short film directed by Hamilton Luske, produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Nabisco. The 105th short to feature Mickey Mouse, Mickey's Surprise Party is the first cartoon with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their current designs. This is notable for being the first Disney commercial short sponsored by a company, and one of a few Disney cartoons to be in the public domain. Walt Disney hated the idea of public commercials for some reason, and swore he would not do one until then. The cartoon was shown at the 1939 New York World's Fair. This cartoon was included in the VHS release The Spirit of Mickey, with all the Nabisco packaging replaced by generic products, and all of Mickey and Minnie's lines referencing the names of the products overdubbed by Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor. However, most DVD versions of the short contain the original uncut version, replete with the Nabisco references. Milk Bone Dog Biscuits, referenced in the original version of the film, made by Nabisco at the time of the short's production, have since been acquired by Del Monte's pet food division.Mickey Mouse (TV series)
Mickey Mouse is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. Featuring Disney cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto in contemporary settings such as Paris, Venice, Tokyo and New York, the series has the slapstick feel of the earliest Mickey Mouse shorts while providing a modern update with the extensive use of Toon Boom and Flash animation, and "presents Mickey in a broad range of humorous situations that showcase his pluck and rascality, along with his long-beloved charm and good heartedness". The animation is provided by Mercury Filmworks.It is developed and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning artist Paul Rudish, who was the co-creator of the Cartoon Network television series Sym-Bionic Titan and is also the series' supervising director, while Joseph Holt is the series' art director. On September 15, 2013, Paul Rudish, Jenny Gase-Baker and Joseph Holt won three Emmy Awards for their work on the series.
The first episode, "Croissant de Triomphe", was first released as a special preview on March 12, 2013 on Disney.com. The series officially premiered on June 28, 2013 on Disney Channel, followed by the releases on Disney.com and Watch Disney Channel. A total of 18 episodes aired in the first season while the second season, premiering on April 11, 2014, consisting of 19 episodes. The third season premiered on July 17, 2015 with 20 episodes aired. The fourth season premiered on June 9, 2017 with 19 episodes aired. The fifth season premiered on October 6, 2018.Mickey and the Roadster Racers
Mickey and the Roadster Racers is an American computer-animated children's television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It is a spin-off of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The series debuted on Disney Junior and Disney Channel in the United States on January 15, 2017.The series was renewed for a second season on March 15, 2017, which premiered on April 13, 2018. A third season was renewed one year after.Pebbles Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone (also known as Pebbles Flintstone-Rubble as an adult) is a fictional character in the Flintstones franchise. The red-haired daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles is born near the end of the third season. She is most famous in her infant form on The Flintstones, but has also appeared at various other ages, including as a teenager on the early 1970s spin-off The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and as an adult in three made-for-television movies. She spent most of her time with Bamm-Bamm Rubble, her childhood best friend whom she eventually marries.Prachi Save Saathi
Prachi Save Saathi (Prācī Sēva Sāthī, born March 21, 1982 in Mumbai) is an award-winning Indian dancer, actress, and voice-dubbing actress. She can speak English and Hindi.
She is the official Hindi dubbing voice for Disney character, Minnie Mouse. She is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and has won a number of prestigious awards. She acted as a child artist in the 1994 Hindi movie Karamati Coat.Sport Goofy in Soccermania
Sport Goofy in Soccermania is an animated television special produced by The Walt Disney Company. It originally aired May 27, 1987 on NBC. During its television debut it was preceded by a mockumentary showing past Goofy cartoons of him always getting everything wrong, and leading into the cartoon special where the audience is finally shown a competent, athletic Goofy who is the hero.The Flintstone Funnies
The Flintstone Funnies is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated package show produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on NBC from September 18, 1982 to September 8, 1984. This is also the final incarnation of The Flintstones that premiered on NBC.
The series consisted of repackaged reruns of the six segments from The Flintstone Comedy Show (two and/or three segments aired per half-hour episode). The segments included The Flintstone Family Adventures, Bedrock Cops, Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm, Captain Caveman, Dino and Cavemouse and The Frankenstones.The Magic Behind the Voices
The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors (ISBN 1-578-06696-4) is a 367-page book by Tim Lawson and Alisa Persons, chronicling the artistic achievements and history of cartoon voice actors from the past and the present.It was published by the University Press of Mississippi in December 2004.Drawn from dozens of personal interviews, the book features various biographies, anecdotes, credit listings, and photographs pertaining to thirty-nine of the hidden artists of show business. The featured biographies span many animation studios and production companies, and discuss many details about well-known and distinguished voice actors, such as Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill creator and lead voice artist Mike Judge, who got his start as an engineer for a weapons contractor); Bart Simpson's voice actress Nancy Cartwright, an Ohio native who became the star protégé of Daws Butler (voice artist for Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick Draw McGraw); and Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, the real-life husband-and-wife duo who, at the time of this book's publication, were the current voice actors for Mickey and Minnie Mouse, respectively.In the earliest days of cartoons, voice actors were seldom credited for their work, and prior to 1990, voice actors' potential as real actors was overlooked even by the Screen Actors Guild, with Mel Blanc, the so-named "Man of 1,000 Voices," being the only voice actor known to the general public.
Now, Oscar-winning celebrities clamor to guest star on animated television shows and features (often to the displeasure of dedicated voice actors such as Billy West); however, despite the crushing turnouts at signings for such television series as Animaniacs, The Simpsons, and SpongeBob SquarePants, most voice actors, even in 21st-century animation, continue to work in relative anonymity.The World of Strawberry Shortcake
The World of Strawberry Shortcake is a 1980 animated television special written by Romeo Muller, directed by Charles Swenson, and produced by Swenson, Muller and Fred Wolf. Starring the voices of Romeo Muller, Russi Taylor, Julie McWhirter and Joan Gerber, it was made by animators from Murakami-Wolf-Swenson in the United States and by Toei Doga in Japan. The music was written and performed by Flo & Eddie of the rock group, The Turtles.
The title character, Strawberry Shortcake, lives in a fictional place called Strawberryland. In the special, narrated by Romeo Muller (as Mr. Sun), she and her friends celebrate her sixth birthday. While preparations for her party are underway, a villain called the Peculiar Purple Pieman plots to steal the berries from Strawberry's home in order to make his pies.
Produced and sponsored by the Kenner toy company, The World of Strawberry Shortcake was the first special to feature the American Greetings character, Strawberry Shortcake. Bypassing network television, it debuted on March 28, 1980, in syndication across more than 90 U.S. cities, and was later released on 16 mm film, VHS, Beta and DVD. The special received generally favorable reviews in the School Library Journal, which reviewed it in 1983 and 2007.Wayne Allwine
Wayne Anthony Allwine (February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009) was an American voice actor, sound effects editor and foley artist for The Walt Disney Company. He is best remembered as the voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, narrowly the longest to date, and was married to voice actress Russi Taylor, who has voiced Minnie Mouse since 1986. He died on May 18, 2009 of complications caused by diabetes.