Melissa Disney

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Melissa Disney
Born Melissa Femling
Occupation Voice actor, actress, singer-songwriter, writer, producer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Paul James (2010–present)
Website melissadisney.com

Melissa Disney is a voiceover artist, actress, singer-songwriter, writer, and film producer.

Biography[edit]

Disney is the daughter of actress Louise Gallagher and writer Carl Femling, the granddaughter of silent actress Tara Gallagher, and is a distant relative of Walt Disney.[1]

Career[edit]

Disney is one of a small number of women who do voice-over work for movie trailers. The trailer for Gone in 60 Seconds, which she did in 2000, was one of the first by a major film studio to use a female voice.[2]

She voices the title character Ginger Foutley in the animated cartoon As Told by Ginger. She is also known for her role as Elora the Faun in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage and as Courtney Gears (a parody of Britney Spears) in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal and Ratchet: Deadlocked.

She appeared in actress Lake Bell's directorial debut,[3] In a World..., a movie that is about the world of voice artists.[4] Disney appears in the film as the character, Melinda Chisney.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Whisper of the Heart English version, voice
1998 Reasons of the Heart Crystal
1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale Boo the Cat Voice
1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie Blade TV Movie
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas English version, voice
2000 Life and Adventures of Santa ClausThe Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (2000 film) Gardenia / Village Girl Voice
2000 Christmas Lamb, TheThe Christmas Lamb Jacob / Talia / LIttle Boy (voice) TV Movie
2000 Trumpet of the Swan, TheThe Trumpet of the Swan Billie Voice
2003 Hermie: A Common Caterpillar LadyBug TV Movie
2004 Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly Lucy Ladybug VIdeo short, voice
2004 Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider Lucy Ladybug Video short, voice
2005 Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee Lucy Ladybug Video short, voice
2005 Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas Lucy Ladybug Video
2006 Hermie & Friends: To Share or Nut to Share Lucy Ladybug Video short
2006 35th Annual Key Art Awards Announcer TV Movie
2007 Hermie & Friends: Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray Lucy / Hailey / Bailey Video short
2007 Snare Annie Short
2008 Lucid Secretary Short
2008 Hermie and Friends: Hermie and the High Seas Hailey Video short
2008 Stained Simone Short
2008 iCarly: iGo to Japan TV Movie
2008 Reunion Brandon's Girlfriend Short
2009 Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure Hailey Video short
2009 Liv Police Officer Short
2009 Up in the Air Geri Short
2009 Hermie & Friends: The Flo Show Creates a Buzz Hailey Video short
2009 Butterfly Circus, TheThe Butterfly Circus Shanty Town Mother Short
2009 Behold Your God, Israel Narrator (voice) Video short
2010 Curly Johnson Sandee Short
2010 Sudden Death! Model Short
2011 Top Cat: The Movie Trixie English version, voice
2012 Foodfight! Additional Voices
2013 In a World... Melinda Chisney

Video games[edit]

Movies / cartoons /TV shows[edit]

Awards[edit]

Disney won a Key Art Award for voicing the Gone in 60 Seconds movie trailer.

Personal life[edit]

Disney is married to actor/writer Ryan Paul James. They were married on October 15, 2010, in San Diego, CA.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Isaacson, Andy (January 27, 2012). "Why Men Always Tell You to See Movies". New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Smith, C. Molly (August 9, 2013). "Lake Bell's New Movie Asks Why More Women Aren't Used to Narrate Movie Trailers". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Scott, A.O. (August 8, 2013). "All Those Voices: Can You Hear Her Now?". New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (August 7, 2013). "Lake Bell Talks 'In A World,' Mastering Accents, Voice-Over Sexism And William Shatner's Uniqueness". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 

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