RIP Russi Taylor

So sorry to hear about the unexpected passing of Russi Taylor. She was a tremendous talent and, based on my own experience with her, a wonderful giving person. I had the privilege of interviewing her when I was writing a book on 1980s television animation, and she was gracious enough to write the introduction for that book upon its publication in 2017.

Most of her stories about DuckTales and Muppet Babies made it into the book, but there really wasn’t anyplace to include one of the best stories that she told me, about her late husband, Wayne Allwine, who was the official voice of Mickey Mouse; Russi was, of course, the official voice of Minnie. Here’s a transcript from our interview:

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Thanks for everything, Russi.

 

 

 

 

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Totally Awesome Holidays!

Three years (or 37 years) in the making! Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties goes on sale tomorrow! Check out the totally awesome cover by Italian artist Christian Cornia!

 

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If you’re ordering online, please use Amazon Smile and select the Cartoon Art Museum as your non-profit of choice!

I’ll have a limited number of these on sale for the holidays, too! If you’d like a signed and sketched copy, please contact me through this website for details. I’ll be selling these for cover price ($50) plus shipping, but I’ll be happy to personalize your book with a sketch of your favorite eighties animation character!