Russi Taylor

Russell "Russi" Taylor (born May 4, 1944) is an American voice actress. She has been the voice actress of Disney's Minnie Mouse character since 1986.

Russi Taylor
Russell Taylor

May 4, 1944 (age 74)
OccupationVoice actress
Years active1980–present
Known forVoice of Minnie Mouse (since 1986)
The Simpsons (Martin Prince (since 1990), Sherri and Terri (1990-2013; 2014-present))
Wayne Allwine
(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.[1]

Taylor also provided the voice of the main hero Widget in Widget the World Watcher and Hard Luck Duck in a What-a-Cartoon! short.

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.

Taylor also replaced Jeanette Nolan (who died in 1998) as Widow Tweed in The Fox and the Hound 2.

Personal life

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.[2][3] They were both named Disney Legends in 2008.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
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


Year Title Role Notes
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[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 The World of Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Shortcake
1980–1982 The Flintstone Comedy Show Pebbles Flintstone, Cavemouse
1980–1982 Heathcliff Barbie Winslow
1981–1989 The Smurfs Smoogle
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
1982–1983 Pac-Man Pac-Baby
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
1990–1996 What-A-Mess Esmeralda
1991–1993 Mr. Bogus Brattus, Dust Bullies
1992 Capitol Critters Bluebird
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 Aladdin Woman
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[6]
2003 Kim Possible Rocket Booster #2
2003–2004 Clifford's Puppy Days Mrs. Zablione, Tricsie
2003 Mickeypalooza Minnie Mouse Television special
2003 Pizza Herself
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"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
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 [7]

Theme park attractions

Year Title Role
2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic Minnie Mouse


Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result
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


  1. ^ Allwine/Taylor Invited Talk Transcript
  2. ^ McLellan, Dennis (2009-05-21). "Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse, dies at 62". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^
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  5. ^ The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Closing Credits
  6. ^ Brubaker, Charles (February 18, 2015). ""Crayon Shin Chan" (1992)". Cartoon Research. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

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Preceded by
Ruth Clifford
Voice of Minnie Mouse
Succeeded by
Christmas Comes to Pac-Land

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 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 The series officially premiered on June 28, 2013 on Disney Channel, followed by the releases on 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.[2]

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.

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