Russi Taylor

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Russi Taylor
Born Russell Taylor
(1944-05-04) May 4, 1944 (age 71)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Other names Russi Allwine
Rosslyn Taylor
Occupation Voice actress
Years active 1976–present
Known for The voice of Minnie Mouse
Spouse(s) Wayne Allwine
(m. 1991–2009; his death)
Children 5 (from Allwine's previous marriages)

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, longer than her predecessors. She also does the voices of Martin Prince, Sherri and Terri, and Üter on the animated television series The Simpsons.

Biography[edit]

She has voiced Huey, Dewey, and Louie and Webby Vanderquack in the DuckTales television series, the Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers video game, 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. 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, and Shin's Grandmother in the first English 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 TV specials.

She voiced Pebbles Flintstone in The Flintstones 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 Pac-Man TV series, the high-pitched Nurses that were mice in The Rescuers Down Under, Melissa in the Pound Puppies episode Garbage Night: The Musical, Morning Glory 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[edit]

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] They were both named Disney Legends in 2008.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Voice Notes
1980 The Private Eyes Doll
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Morning Glory, Rosedust, Skunk
1986 The Adventures of the American Rabbit Mother
1988 Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School Phantasma
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Minnie Mouse and Birds
1990 Jetsons: The Movie Fergie Furbelow
1990 The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island Birdie, Parrot
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Huey Dewey Louie and Webby
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Nurse Mouse
1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby Pebbles Flintsone
1994 Pom Poko Otama
1994 A Flintstones Christmas Carol Pebbles Flintsone
1995 Babe Duchess the Cat
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
1998 Babe: Pig in the City The Pink Poodle, Choir Cat
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Minnie Mouse Huey Dewey and Louie
1999 Fantasia 2000 Daisy Duck Home Media Release Date: 2000
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
2002 Mickey's House of Villains Minnie Mouse
2004 Nine Dog Christmas Little Girl, Agnes Anne
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Minnie Mouse
2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Minnie Mouse Huey Dewey and Louie
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 Widow Tweed
2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Fairy Godmother, Drizella Tremaine
2007 Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Minnie Mouse Season 1, episode 15
2007 The Simpsons Movie Martin Prince
2007 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Fauna
2008 Scooby Doo and the Goblin King The Owl Witch, Tiddlywink
2009 Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland Minnie Mouse Season 2, episode 66
2009 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express Minnie Mouse Season 2, episode 60
2010 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally Minnie Mouse Season 3, episode 77
2011 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Minnie Mouse Season 3, episode 78
2015 The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Pebbles Flintstone[3]

Television[edit]

Year Television Voice Notes
1977-1997 ABC Weekend Special Hasy, Leota
1980 The World of Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Shortcake
1980 The Frankenstones Pebbles Flintsone
1980 Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm Pebbles Flintstone Segment
1980 The Flintstone Family Adventures Pebbles Flintstone Segment
1980 Dino and Cavemouse Cavemouse Segment
1980-1982 The Flintstones 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 and 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 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 D-TV Doggone Valentine Minnie Mouse, Dalmatian Puppies
1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania Huey, Dewey, Louie
1987 Blondie and Dagwood Cora Dithers, Mrs. Hannon
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 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
1990-1991 Widget the World Watcher Widget
1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Gonzo, Huey, Dewey, and Louie
1990 Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun Minnie Mouse
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
1992-1993 Twinkle, the Dream Being Nova
1993-1994 Bonkers Missing Toon Kid
1993 The Magic Paintbrush Haley
1994-1995 The Critic Penny Tompkins, Effeminate Kid
1994-1995 Mickey's Fun Songs series Minnie Mouse
1994 Aladdin Woman
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
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
2003 Kim Possible Rocket Booster #2
2003-2007 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Fernando "Ferny" Toro, Annie Winks, Mom
2005 Teen Titans Melvin, Timmy
2006 Shin Chan Hima / Daisy Nohara, Maso Sato / Max, Cheetah
2006-present Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie Mouse
2011-present Minnie's Bow-Toons Minnie Mouse
2011-present 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: Making Disney Memories Week Minnie Mouse
2013-present Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse

Video games[edit]

Year Video Game Voice Notes
1990 DuckTales: The Quest for Gold Huey, Dewey and Louie
1992 King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow Strawberry Shortcake
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 and 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 and 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
2002 Disney Golf Minnie Mouse
2002 Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows Huey, Dewey and Louie
2002 Disney Sports Soccer Minnie Mouse, Huey Dewey and Louie
2002 Disney Sports Skateboarding Minnie Mouse
2002 Disney Sports Football Minnie Mouse, Huey Dewey and Louie
2002 Disney Sports Basketball Minnie Mouse, Huey Dewey and 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 and Louie
2013 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse
2014 Disney Magical World Minnie Mouse
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Minnie Mouse

Park Attractions[edit]

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Closing Credits

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ruth Clifford
Voice of Minnie Mouse
1986–present
Succeeded by
current