Tony Anselmo

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Not to be confused with Tony Anselmo (Canadian football).
Tony Anselmo
Born Anthony Anselmo
(1960-02-18) February 18, 1960 (age 55)[1]
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor, animator
Years active 1980–present
Known for The voice of Donald Duck
Awards Disney Legend Award (2009)

Anthony "Tony" Anselmo (born February 18, 1960)[1] is an American animator and cartoon voice actor. Since 1985, he is the current voice of Donald Duck. Anselmo was trained by the original voice of Donald, Clarence Nash, spending three years as his understudy.[2] He first voiced Donald on a 1986 D-TV Valentine special on The Disney Channel.[3]

Anselmo has also shared voice-over duties (with Russi Taylor) for Huey, Dewey, and Louie since 1999. He has voiced the nephews on Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse (while Taylor voiced the nephews in DuckTales, Mickey's Once and Twice Upon a Christmas, Mickey's Speedway USA and the remastered DuckTales video game in 2013.) He also lent his voice to minor characters in The Great Mouse Detective, Mickey's Around the World in 80 Days and Phineas and Ferb.

Anselmo has also worked as a voice actor for the Kingdom Hearts series, which features Donald Duck as one of three main characters. He also provided the voice of Donald in the video game Kinect Disneyland Adventures in 2011.

He attended the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts. As an animator, Anselmo has worked on such Disney theatrical films as The Black Cauldron, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan and The Emperor's New Groove.

In September 2009, Tony Anselmo was named a Disney Legend.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Voice Notes
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Thug Guard #3 (voice)
1987 Down and Out with Donald Duck Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey Dewey and Louie (voice)
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Donald Duck (voice)
1990 The Prince and the Pauper Donald Duck (voice)
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Donald Duck (voice)
2000 Fantasia 2000 Donald Duck (voice)
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie (voice)
2002 Mickey's House of Villains Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie (voice)
2004 The Lion King 1½ Donald Duck (voice)
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Donald Duck (voice)
2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Donald Duck (voice)
2007 Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Donald Duck (voice)
2009 Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland Donald Duck (voice)
2009 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Choo-Choo Express Donald Duck (voice)
2010 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Donald Duck (voice)
2011 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Donald Duck (voice)

Television[edit]

Year Television Voice Notes
1986 D-TV Valentine Donald Duck (voice)
1987–1988 DuckTales Donald Duck (voice)
1988 Totally Minnie Donald Duck (voice)
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday Donald Duck (voice)
1989–1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Donald Duck (voice)
1990 Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun Donald Duck (voice)
1993 Bonkers Donald Duck (voice)
1994–1995 Mickey's Fun Songs series Donald Duck (voice)
1995 Gargoyles Additional voices (voice)
1996–1997 Quack Pack Donald Duck (voice)
1998 The Spirit of Mickey Donald Duck (voice)
1999–2000 Mickey Mouse Works Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie (voice)
2001–2003 Disney's House of Mouse Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie (voice)
2006–present Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Donald Duck (voice)
2011 Phineas and Ferb Additional voices (voice)
2012–present Minnie's Bow-Toons Donald Duck (voice)
2013 Wheel of Fortune: Making Disney Memories Week Donald Duck (voice)
2013–present Mickey Mouse Donald Duck (voice)

Video games[edit]

Year Video Game Voice Notes
2000 Mickey's Speedway USA Donald Duck (voice)
2000 Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers Donald Duck (voice)
2002–present Kingdom Hearts series Donald Duck (voice)
2002 Disney Golf Donald Duck (voice)
2002 Disney's PK: Out of the Shadows Donald Duck (voice)
2002 Disney Sports Soccer Donald Duck (voice)
2002 Disney Sports Skateboarding Donald Duck (voice)
2002 Disney Sports Football Donald Duck (voice)
2002 Disney Sports Basketball Donald Duck (voice)
2003 Disney's Party Donald Duck (voice)
2003 Toontown Online Donald Duck (voice)
2008 Disney Think Fast Donald Duck (voice)
2010 Epic Mickey Donald Duck (voice)
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Donald Duck (voice)
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Donald Duck (voice)
2012 Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Donald Duck (voice)
2014 Disney Magical World Donald Duck (voice)
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Donald Duck (voice)

Animator[edit]

Year Film Animation
1985 The Black Cauldron Assistant animator
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Key assistant animator
1988 Oliver & Company Animating assistant
1989 The Little Mermaid Character animator
1990 The Prince and the Pauper Character animator
1991 Beauty and the Beast Animator: "Wardrobe"
1992 Aladdin Assistant animator: "Jasmine"
1994 The Lion King Key assistant animator: additional "Young Simba" and miscellaneous characters
1995 A Goofy Movie Key assistant animator (uncredited)
1995 Pocahontas Key assistant animator: "Flit"
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Associate lead key clean-up animator: "Gypsies, Guards and Others"
1997 Hercules Key assistant animator: additional clean-up animation
1998 Mulan Additional key assistant clean-up animation
1999 Tarzan Lead key assistant animator: "Porter"
2000 Fantasia 2000 Additional animator, key clean-up animator
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Key assistant animator: "Pacha"
2002 Treasure Planet Key assistant animator: "Sarah" and miscellaneous characters
2004 Home on the Range Key assistant animator: "Miscellaneous"
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Animation clean-up: "Donald Duck", key clean-up artist
2005 Pooh's Heffalump Movie Clean-up artist

Park Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joseph Walker (May 27, 1987). "An Utahn is the man behind Donald Duck". The Deseret News. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "If It Quacks Like This Odd Duck, It Must Be Tony Anselmo". People. May 18, 1987. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Tony Anselmo at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "2009 Disney Legends Award Recipients to Be Honored During D23 Expo in Anaheim" (Press release). The Walt Disney Company. September 1, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 

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