My list of the best contributors to Disney.
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney
(née Call) and Elias Disney
, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of his childhood...
“ Mickey Mouse. ” - mrusty5
“ Mickey Mouse, Casey Jr., Jaq and Gus, the Dormouse, Humphrey Bear. ” - mrusty5
“ Mickey Mouse. ” - mrusty5
“ Minnie Mouse, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Webby Vanderquack. ” - mrusty5
Pinto Colvig was the quintessential clown whose own identity was always hidden but whose innate warm-hearted character always came through his many talents. His humor tickled the funny bone and touched the heart. Incredibly gifted in music, art and mime, he spoke to different generations in different roles: as a child clown playing a squeaky clarinet...
“ Goofy, Grumpy, Sleepy. ” - mrusty5
“ Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar. ” - mrusty5
“ Donald Duck. ” - mrusty5
Tony Anselmo was born on February 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT, and formed an early fascination with all things Disney sparked by a screening of Mary Poppins
at the age of five. His family moved to Sunnyvale, in northern California, when he was seven, and he continued to actively study Disney and animation...
“ Donald Duck. ” - mrusty5
Tress MacNeille is one of the most talented women in the voice-over industry to date. With her versatile talent has done the voices of Dot Warner from Animaniacs, Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures to being a featured singer in the Weird "Al" Yankovic song "Ricky", She has also appeared in a small part in the full-length motion picture "Elvira Mistress of the Dark".
“ Daisy Duck, Chip. ” - mrusty5
“ Ludwig Von Drake, Dale, Yen Sid, Captain Hook, Mole. ” - mrusty5
Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand. Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his career playing Lionel from the program Dumbo's Circus
“ Pete, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, Kaa, Ed, Razoul, Bonkers. ” - mrusty5
“ Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Abu, Toby the Dog, Totoro, Flit. ” - mrusty5
Ilene Woods was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of "a backstage mom" who was responsible for Ilene getting her show biz start on the stage--at age two! At 14, during a vacation in New York City, she received an offer to top-line her own radio show once she became available at the end of that school year...
“ Cinderella. ” - mrusty5
Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie screen appearances as The Sullivans
“ Peter Pan, Johnny, Jeremiah, Jim Hawkins. ” - mrusty5
Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen
and Charlie McCarthy in the previous two decades had a ventriloquist and his dummy known equal celebrity...
“ Tigger, Boomer the Woodpecker. ” - mrusty5
Kathryn Beaumont was just ten years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice, in Disney's animated version of the classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland
. Walt Disney
was so impressed with Kathryn's long curly blonde hair, sparkling eyes and acting ability, that he chose her as the model for Alice.
“ Alice, Wendy Darling. ” - mrusty5
Popular American character actor of amusing appearance and voice whose long career led from dozens of highly enjoyable onscreen performances to world-wide familiarity as the voice of numerous Walt Disney animated films. Born in the American Deep South to grocer Sterling P. Holloway Sr. and Rebecca Boothby Holloway...
“ Winnie the Pooh, Cheshire Cat, Kaa. ” - mrusty5
“ Maleficent, Lady Tremaine, Madame Leota. ” - mrusty5
Hans Conried was born in Baltimore and raised both there and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University, and played many major classical roles onstage. After having been a member of Orson Welles
' Mercury Theatre Company, he was heard as Prof. Kropotkin on the radio show "My Friend Irma" and had various roles on the "Edgar Bergen - Charlie McCarthy Show"...
“ Captain Hook, Mr. Darling. ” - mrusty5
“ Mowgli, Christopher Robin. ” - mrusty5
A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny
's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice Faye
“ Baloo, Thomas O'Malley, Little John. ” - mrusty5
Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella
, Alice in Wonderland
and Lady and the Tramp
“ The Queen of Hearts, Fairy Godmother, Flora. ” - mrusty5
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ Mary Poppins. ” - mrusty5
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke
. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had small roles beforehand...
“ Bert. ” - mrusty5
Adriana was born into an operatic family - her father Guido, an immigrant from Italy, taught music in New York City, her mother Maria (from Naples) sang at the Royal Opera, and a sister Louise was a noted opera singer and voice teacher. She was 18 when Walt Disney
personally chose her for the voice of Snow White in his first full-length animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“ Snow White. ” - mrusty5
“ Jim Douglas, Zeke Kelso, Mark Garrison, Steve Walker. ” - mrusty5
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ Mrs. Potts, Eglantine Price. ” - mrusty5
“ Al the Alligator, Russian Cat, Uncle Theodore. ” - mrusty5
“ Cruella De Vil. ” - mrusty5
Husky voiced Glynis is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns
. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in playing the female lead (opposite Richard Burton
) in the classic Under Milk Wood
“ Mrs. Banks. ” - mrusty5
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
“ Buzz Lightyear. ” - mrusty5
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an interant cook. His father had English and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Woody. ” - mrusty5
“ Princess Aurora. ” - mrusty5
Becoming popular with playing the ukulele, his unique singing and supplying the voice of animated movies, Cliff Edwards was one of the most popular singers in America. Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Edwards left school at the age of 14, moved to St. Louis, and started to work as a singer in saloons. Edwards then taught himself to play the ukulele...
“ Jiminy Cricket. ” - mrusty5
“ Jiminy Cricket. ” - mrusty5
“ Mr. Banks, Mr. Brown, Peter Thorndyke. ” - mrusty5
Brooklyn-born Buddy Hackett was known mainly as a nightclub comic, especially in Las Vegas, where he first performed in 1952 and wound up being one of the biggest headliners in that city's history. Hackett always referred to himself as a "saloon comic" and preferred the intimacy of his stage act--where he would often bring members of the audience up on stage with him--to films and television...
“ Scuttle, Tennessee Steinmetz. ” - mrusty5