Russi Taylor (May 4, 1944 – July 26, 2019) was an American voice actress, who voiced many characters throughout her career. She provided the voices of Minnie Mouse from 1986 and The Simpsons character Martin Prince from 1990 until her death in 2019.
Taylor at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
|Born||May 4, 1944|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||July 26, 2019 (aged 75)|
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.|
|Known for||Voice of Minnie Mouse (1986–2019)|
The Simpsons (various voices)
DuckTales (Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby)
(m. 1991; died 2009)
She 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, assumes 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.
Taylor provided 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. On occasions, she voiced Martin's friend, Wendell. In addition, she 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 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 her last non-Disney role was Birdie the Early Bird in McDonaldland commercials. She was also the voice of Drizella and the Fairy Godmother in the Cinderella sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
She also appeared 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 also 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.
Russi Taylor's first husband Dr. Robert Taylor, Computer Music composer pioneer was married to her until 1991. 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.
Disney's chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, paid tribute to Russi saying: "Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor. For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world – a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend." Bill Farmer also paid tribute by saying: "Russi was as close as family; as wonderful, funny, and sweet as Minnie Mouse, and as talented yet humble as you would expect, I will deeply and dearly miss her."
|1980||The Private Eyes||Doll|
|1986||My Little Pony: The Movie||Morning Glory
|Credited as Russie Taylor|
|The Adventures of the American Rabbit||Mother
|1988||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||Minnie Mouse
|1990||Jetsons: The Movie||Fergie Furbelow|
|DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp||Huey
|The Rescuers Down Under||Nurse Mouse|
|1995||Babe||Duchess the Cat|
|1998||Babe: Pig in the City||The Pink Poodle
|2000||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||19 episodes|
|1980–1982||Heathcliff||Barbie Winslow||13 episodes|
|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||107 episodes|
|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||93 episodes|
|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|
|1989–2019||The Simpsons||Lewis, Sherri, Terri, Wendell Borton, Martha Prince, Martin Prince, Uter Zorker, Dr. Hibbert's daughter, Sydney Swift||193 episodes|
|1990–1992||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|
|1993||Biker Mice from Mars||Weathermeister||Episode: "Chill Zone"|
|1994–1995||The Critic||Penny Tompkins, Effeminate Kid||10 episodes|
|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||7 episodes|
|1996||Quack Pack||Helga Needlehofer|
|1998–2019||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||51 episodes|
|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||46 episodes|
|2005||Teen Titans||Melvin, Timmy|
|2006–2016||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Minnie Mouse, Quoodles||121 episodes|
|2011–2016||Minnie's Bow-Toons||Minnie Mouse||40 episodes|
|2011–16||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Never Bird, Gilly, Hermit Crab||16 episodes|
|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|
|2013–2019||Mickey Mouse||Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey, Louie||61 episodes|
|2016||The Lion Guard||Muhanga the Aardvark and Mbuni the Ostrich||8 episodes|
|2017–2019||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Minnie Mouse||49 episodes|
|2018||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Florina, Lorb Guard|
|2018||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Phantasma||Episode: "Monster Party"|
|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|
|1993||Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness||Tanya Markarov|
|1996||The Simpsons Cartoon Studio||Martin Prince|
|1997||The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield||Martin Prince|
|1997||101 Dalmatians Animated StoryBook||Lucky, Nanny|
|1998||My Disney Kitchen||Minnie Mouse|
|1999||Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned||Simone|
|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||Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2001||Disney Learning: Phonics Quest||Minnie Mouse|
|2002||Disney Learning Adventure: Search for the Secret Keys||Minnie Mouse|
|2002||Kingdom Hearts||Minnie Mouse|
|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|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts II||Minnie Mouse, Fauna|
|2007||Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey||Fairy Godmother, Student Crab|
|2007||The Simpsons Game||Martin Prince, Sherri, Terri, Uter Zorker|
|2008||Disney Think Fast||Minnie Mouse|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep||Minnie Mouse, Drizella Tremaine, Fairy Godmother, Fauna, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|2011||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Minnie Mouse|
|2012||Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance||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|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Huey, Dewey, and Louie|
Theme park attractionsEdit
|2003||Mickey's PhilharMagic||Minnie Mouse (unseen)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||DVDX Award||Best Animated Character Performance||Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Nominated|
|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|
|2012||BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short||Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess||Nominated|
|2013||BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2013||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical||The Simpsons||Nominated|
|2014||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse||Nominated|
|2014||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Won|
|2014||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Jake and the Neverland Pirates||Nominated|
|2014||NAVGTR Award||Best Performance in a Comedy, Supporting||DuckTales: Remastered||Nominated|
|2015||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2015||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Comedy/Musical||Minnie's Bow-Toons||Nominated|
|2018||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance||The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!||Nominated|
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