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Tony Anselmo at Comic Con Honolulu 2019
|Born||February 18, 1960|
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Voice actor, animator|
|Known for||current voice of Donald Duck|
Tony Anselmo (born February 18, 1960) is an American voice actor and animator. He has been the official character voice of Donald Duck since 1985 following the death of Clarence Nash. He has also provided voices for Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
Anselmo formed an early fascination with all things Disney sparked by a screening of Mary Poppins at the age of four. Anselmo says, "I remember leaving the theater and asking, 'How did they do this? Who did that?' and so on...So a seed was planted there, and from that time on I never wanted to be a fireman, an astronaut, or anything else. I wanted to work for Disney."
Anselmo's family moved to Sunnyvale in northern California when he was seven, and he continued to actively study Disney and animation. He began drawing, utilizing the famed Preston Blair art book, Advanced Animation, built a light table of his own, and began creating animation with a Super 8 camera.
Anselmo was trained by the original voice of Donald, Clarence Nash, spending three years as his understudy. He first voiced Donald on a 1986 D-TV Valentine special on The Disney Channel.
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.
Anselmo has been honored with several awards and nominations. He was a winner of the 2014 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse; as well as the BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game - Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
Anselmo began collecting Disney objects and ephemera at an early age, and is known for his comprehensive collection of Disney posters relating to the works of Walt Disney. This expertise resulted in a 2002 art book, The Disney Poster Book featuring the Collection of Tony Anselmo.
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Thug Guard #3|
|1987||Down and Out with Donald Duck||Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie|
|1988||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||Donald Duck|
|1990||The Prince and the Pauper|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun||Direct-to-video|
|1994–1995||Mickey's Fun Songs series||Direct-to-video series|
|1998||The Spirit of Mickey||Direct-to-video film|
|1999||Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Direct-to-video film|
|2001||Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse||Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie||Direct-to-video film|
|2002||Mickey's House of Villains||Direct-to-video film|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Donald Duck||Direct-to-video film|
|Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers||Nominated - Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Direct-to-video film|
|1986||The Real Ghostbusters||The Mayor of Morrisville||1 episode|
|D-TV Valentine||Donald Duck||Television special|
|1988||Totally Minnie||Television special|
|Mickey's 60th Birthday|
|1989–1990||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color|
|1993||Bonkers||Episode: "Going Bonkers"|
|1996–1997||Quack Pack||Donald Duck||39 episodes|
|1999–2000||Mickey Mouse Works||Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie||31 episodes|
|2001–2003||Disney's House of Mouse||48 episodes|
|2006–2016||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Donald Duck||122 episodes|
|2007||Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt||Season 1, episode 15|
|2009||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express||Season 2, episode 60|
|Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland||Season 2, episode 66|
|2010||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally||Season 3, episode 77|
|2011||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure||Season 3, episode 78|
|Phineas and Ferb||Additional voices||Episode: "Mommy Can You Hear Me?/Road Trip"|
|2012–2016||Minnie's Bow-Toons||Donald Duck||40 episodes|
|2013||Wheel of Fortune: Making Disney Memories Week|
|2013–2019||Mickey Mouse||38 episodes|
|2018||Legend of the Three Caballeros||Main cast|
|2020||The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse|
Theme park attractions
|2003||Mickey's PhilharMagic||Donald Duck|
|2007||Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros|
|2020||Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway|
|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 (Short)|
|1991||Beauty and the Beast||Animator||Wardrobe|
|1992||The Simpsons||Character Layout Artist||2 Episodes|
|1994||The Lion King||Key Assistant Animator||Additional Young Simba and Miscellaneous Characters|
|1996||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Associate Lead Key Assistant Clean-Up Animator||Gypsies, Guards and Others|
|1997||Hercules||Key Assistant Animator: Additional Clean-Up Animation|
|1998||Mulan||Additional Key Assistant Clean-Up Animator|
|1999||Tarzan||Lead Key Assistant Animator||Professor Archimedes Quincy Porter|
|2000||Fantasia 2000||Key Assistant Animator / Additional Animator|
|The Emperor's New Groove||Key Assistant Animator||Pacha|
|2002||Treasure Planet||Sarah Hawkins and Miscellaneous Characters|
|2004||Home on the Range||Miscellaneous Characters|
|Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Video)||Animation Clean-Up / Key Clean-Up Artist||Donald Duck|
|2005||Pooh's Heffalump Movie||Clean-Up Artist|
|TBA||Hullabaloo||Final-line artist||Upcoming animated film|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Annie Awards||Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers||Nominated|
|2009||Disney Legend Award||Animation - Voice||Won|
|2009||Behind the Voice Actors Television Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2014||Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice Voice Acting Award||Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2014||Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2015||Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2015||Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice Voice Acting Award||Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|
|2018||Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series||DuckTales||Nominated|
|2018||Behind the Voice Actors People's Choice Voice Acting Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series||DuckTales||Won|
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- "If It Quacks Like This Odd Duck, It Must Be Tony Anselmo". People. May 18, 1987. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- "2009 Disney Legends Award Recipients to Be Honored During D23 Expo in Anaheim" (Press release). The Walt Disney Company. September 1, 2009. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2010.