Tony Anselmo

Almost nobody has heard the name Tony Anselmo; nearly everyone in the world is familiar with Donald Duck. Anselmo became the voice of Disney's hapless cartoon character in 1985. Voice acting was a second career for the ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1960

Filmography

Actor (14)

A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's House of Mouse 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Mickey MouseWorks 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Quack Pack 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Prince and the Pauper 1990 (Movie)

of Donald (Voice)

Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's DTV Monster Hits 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Totally Minnie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

of Donald Duck (Voice)

Down and Out With Donald Duck 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

of Thug Guard (Voice)

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (TV Show)

Voice
Visual Effects & Animation (13)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Clean-Up Artist (CGI Artist)

Home on the Range 2004 (Movie)

Assistant(Miscellaneous) (Clean-Up Animation) (Animator)

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

animation(additional artist) (Animator)

Tarzan 1999 (Movie)

lead key(clean-up animation "Porter") (Visual Effects)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 (Movie)

associate lead key clean-up animation("Gypsies Guards & Others") (Animator)

The Simpsons 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Layout Artist

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

assistant animator(Jasmine) (clean up) (Animator)

Beauty and the Beast 1991 (Movie)

Wardrobe (Animator)

The Prince and the Pauper 1990 (Movie)

character animator (Animator)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

character animator (Animator)

Oliver & Company 1988 (Movie)

animation assistant (Effects Assistant)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

key assistant animator (Animator)

The Black Cauldron 1985 (Movie)

animation assistant (Effects Assistant)
Other (7)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

(Sarah/Miscellaneous Characters) (Clean-Up Animation) (Assistant)

Fantasia 2000 2000 (Movie)

key(clean-up animation) (Other)

The Emperor's New Groove 2000 (Movie)

key assistant(clean-up animation "Pacha") (Assistant)

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

key assistant(additional clean-up animation) (Assistant)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

key assistant(additional clean-up animation) (Assistant)

Pocahontas 1995 (Movie)

key assistant(Flit) (Assistant)

The Lion King 1994 (Movie)

key assistant(additional Young Simba/ miscellaneous characters) (Assistant)

Biography

Almost nobody has heard the name Tony Anselmo; nearly everyone in the world is familiar with Donald Duck. Anselmo became the voice of Disney's hapless cartoon character in 1985. Voice acting was a second career for the young man. His first choice was to be one of the people drawing characters like Donald--he attended the prestigious Cal Arts school in order to train as an animator. Disney Studios snapped him up, and he soon began working as an artist for "the Mouse." At Disney he met Clarence Nash, the original voice of Donald. The storied voice-over artist trained him on how to imitate the Duck, and an apprenticeship was born. Before long, Anselmo took over the role and held it through scores of TV shows, films, and straight-to-video productions. Being Donald's mouthpiece provided a thick stream of work for him. He voiced the character in TV series such as "Mickey Mouse Works" (1999) and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" (2006), the titles of which must have caused much consternation for the insecure Donald. The actor/animator also loaned his pipes to Robert Zemeckis's 1988 live action/cartoon hybrid mystery, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", in which America's most famous duck has a cameo. Anselmo never stopped working as an animator while he was voicing Donald. His artistic talents can be seen in big-budget Disney films such as "The Lion King" (1994) and "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000).

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