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Jodi Benson is a Actor American born on 10 october 1961 at Rockford (USA)

Jodi Benson

Jodi Benson
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Birth name Jodi Marie Marzorati
Nationality USA
Birth 10 october 1961 (57 years) at Rockford (USA)

Jodi Marie Marzorati Benson (born October 10, 1961), known professionally as Jodi Benson, is an American actress, voice actress, and soprano singer. She is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Disney's Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequel, prequel, and television series. Benson voiced the character Barbie in the 1999 movie Toy Story 2, the 2010 Academy Award winning movie Toy Story 3 and the Toy Story toon Hawaiian Vacation. For her contributions to the Disney company, Benson was named a Disney Legend in 2011.
Benson has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film The Little Mermaid, and continues to bring life to Ariel as well as the bubbly voice of "Barbie" in Disney/Pixar's Best Picture Golden Globe winner Toy Story 2 and Academy Award winner Toy Story 3. She also gave voice to the spirited "Weebo" in Disney's live action Flubber, starring Robin Williams. For Warner Bros., she created the voice of Thumbelina, a Don Bluth animated feature with songs by Barry Manilow. Jodi's other projects include Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, Balto II: Wolf Quest, and Balto III: Wings of Change. She appeared as Patrick Dempsey's assistant Sam, in Disney’s live-action feature film Enchanted.

Benson can be heard on over a dozen recordings and has a 6-part DVD series entitled Baby Faith from the creators of Baby Einstein. Her animated TV series include the Emmy Award winning Camp Lazlo for the Cartoon Network, The Little Mermaid, Batman Beyond, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, The Wild Thornberrys, Barbie, Hercules: Zero to Hero, P. J. Sparkles, and the series Sofia the First for Disney as well as many others.

On the concert stage, Benson has performed as a concert soloist with symphonies all over the world, including The Boston Pops, The Philly Pops (conductor: Peter Nero), The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (conductor: John Mauceri), The National Symphony (conductor: Marvin Hamlisch), Cleveland, Dallas, Tokyo, San Francisco and Chicago Symphonies, to name a few. She starred in the Kennedy Center Honors for Ginger Rogers, and in Disney's Premiere in Central Park with Pocahontas, The Walt Disney World 25th Anniversary Spectacular and Disney's 100 Years of Magic. Benson is the resident guest soloist for the Walt Disney Company/Disney Cruise Line and ambassador for feature animation.

Jodi is married to husband, Ray, and has two children, a son, McKinley and a daughter, Delaney.

Biography

Benson married her husband, Ray Benson, in 1984. They have two children; son McKinley Benson (b. January 1999) and daughter Delaney Benson (b. June 2001).

Best films

The Little Mermaid (1989)
(Actress)
Flubber (1997)
(Actress)

Usually with

John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(7 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(11 films)
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(3 films)
Jeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jodi Benson (29 films)

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Actress

Toy Story 4
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Roles Barbie (voice)

Woody et Buzz l'Éclair entreprennent un voyage épique pour trouver l'amour de Woody, la Bergère.
Toy Story of Terror!, 21minutes
Directed by Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Michael Keaton
Roles Barbie
Rating75% 3.790393.790393.790393.790393.79039
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, Mr. Potato Head, and Trixie sit in the trunk of Bonnie's mother's car during a road trip, using a portable DVD player to watch a horror film. When the car gets a flat tire, Jessie is knocked into a tool box. The others manage to free her, but Jessie is traumatized as the experience reminds her of the many years she spent abandoned in a box. Mrs. Anderson parks the car at the Sleep Well Motel, where they must spend the night as a tow truck cannot be sent out until the next morning.
Secret of the Wings, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Les fées, Children's films
Actors Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Lucy Liu, Jesse McCartney, Anjelica Huston, Raven-Symoné
Roles Healing Fairy (voice)
Rating71% 3.5881653.5881653.5881653.5881653.588165
At the beginning of winter, everyone prepares for the final season of the year. Out of curiosity, Tinker Bell wants to go to the Winter Woods. The tinker fairies make snowflake baskets which are delivered by snowy owls. Later that day, she helps Fawn take the animals to the Woods to hibernate. While Fawn is busy, Tink crosses the border, and her wings start to glow. Seeing this, Tink is convinced that she is meant to explore the Woods. But Fawn warns her that her wings are freezing and rushes her to the fairy hospital. After being examined, she remains curious about her wings. Tink then flies off to the Book Nook, where she finds a book on Wingology, but finds the page on "Sparkling Wings" chewed up. A reading fairy tells her that the Keeper, the author who lives in the Winter Woods, might be able to help her.
The Little Engine That Could, 1h22
Directed by Elliot M. Bour
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Children's films
Actors Alyson Stoner, Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Warburton, Brenda Song, Corbin Bleu
Rating57% 2.8623252.8623252.8623252.8623252.862325
Little E. wakes the control tower up, so she can start work. She dreams of being a dream hauler. But the control the tower confirms that she is too small to pull her own train. She gets a little help from Rusty, an old and wise Engine.
The Little Engine That Could, 1h22
Directed by Elliot M. Bour
Genres Animation
Actors Alyson Stoner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brenda Song, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Warburton, Jodi Benson
Rating57% 2.8623252.8623252.8623252.8623252.862325
Richard, petit garçon du monde réel, arrive au Royaume des Songes. Sa présence provoque la destruction du tunnel qui relie les deux mondes. Mini-Loco, le petit train bleu, va tout tenter pour ramener le jeune garçon chez lui. Mais il va devoir faire face à une terrible menace en affrontant le Train des cauchemars...
Small Fry
Small Fry (2011)
, 7minutes
Directed by Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Jodi Benson, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris
Roles Barbie (voice)
Rating70% 3.53923.53923.53923.53923.5392
At a fast food chicken restaurant called "Poultry Palace", Bonnie does not want the electronic Zurg belt buckle that comes with her kid's meal. When she asks for a mini-Buzz Lightyear–themed toy, she is told the restaurant's supplies of them have run out. When her mother asks about the one in the display case, she is told that it is for display only. Inside the display, Mini-Buzz Lightyear complains they will never be played with—as they are just the display toys—to Mini-Zurg (who prefers to stay). Bonnie goes on to play in the ball pit with her own toys; when no one is looking, Mini-Buzz secretly climbs in. He pulls the real Buzz underneath the balls so that Bonnie's mother ends up picking up Mini-Buzz when they leave the restaurant. Once Mini-Buzz gets home, he passes himself off as the real Buzz (explaining to the other toys that the plastic in the ball pit made him shrink), and proceeds to generally annoy the whole gang (save a gullible Rex) with his obvious ruse and his antics.
Hawaiian Vacation, 6minutes
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn
Roles Barbie (voice)
Rating73% 3.6863453.6863453.6863453.6863453.686345
Months after Toy Story 3, it is winter break for Bonnie, who is going on vacation to Hawaii with her family. The toys are excited to have a week of relaxation, but Barbie and Ken reveal themselves to have stowed away in Bonnie's backpack, hoping to join her in Hawaii. Bonnie leaves them in her room, however, much to Ken's horror and disappointment when he realizes they are not going to Hawaii. Barbie reveals to Woody that Ken planned to have their first kiss on a beach at sunset (based on a travel brochure), inspiring Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie's toys to go all out and recreate Hawaii for the two. After various adventures in "Hawaii", Ken and Barbie share their first kiss in the snow at sunrise, recreating the scene from the brochure. However, the two step off the edge of the porch without realizing it and end up buried in snow; a post-credits scene shows the other toys trying to free them from a block of ice in which they are now frozen.
Toy Story 3, 1h43
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Jeu, Prison films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, John Morris, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles
Roles Barbie (voice)
Rating82% 4.146354.146354.146354.146354.14635
Andy, now 17 years old, is about to leave for college, and his toys have not been played with for years. He intends to take only Woody with him, and puts Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the other toys in a bag to be stored in the attic. Andy's mother mistakenly takes the bag to the curb for garbage pickup. The toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb in a donation box with Barbie bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows them and tries to explain the mistake, but they refuse to believe him.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Sally Field, Jim Cummings, Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren
Roles Ariel (voice)
Rating64% 3.202773.202773.202773.202773.20277
King Triton and his wife, Queen Athena, rule over the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, which is filled with music and laughter. They have seven young daughters, the youngest of whom is Ariel. The merfolk are shown relaxing in a lagoon above water, and Triton gives Athena a music box. Suddenly, a pirate ship approaches. Everyone escapes except Athena, who is crushed by the ship when she tries to save the music box. Devastated by the death of his wife, Triton throws the music box away and bans music from the kingdom.
Enchanted
Enchanted (2007)
, 1h47
Directed by Kevin Lima
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey
Roles Sam, Robert's secretary. Benson provided the speaking and singing voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid as well as Thumbelina in the Don Bluth movie, Thumbelina; she also voiced the various Barbie dolls in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.
Rating70% 3.546283.546283.546283.546283.54628
In "Andalasia", an animated fairy tale world devoid of problems, in which there are talking animals and "happy endings", Queen Narissa frets that her stepson Prince Edward will soon find his true love, which means that Narissa's position on the throne would be taken over. One day, Edward and Nathaniel, Queen Narissa's henchmen, successfully capture a troll, but Edward rides off to the cottage of a girl named Giselle after hearing her sing about "true love". Knowing Narissa's wishes, Nathaniel sets the troll free to get rid of Giselle, but Edward saves her just in time. When they meet, they instantly fall in love and plan to get married the following day.
Balto III: Wings of Change, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Aviation films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sean Astin, Jodi Benson, Keith Carradine, Bill Fagerbakke, Charles Fleischer, Maurice LaMarche
Roles Jenna (voice)
Rating64% 3.2019653.2019653.2019653.2019653.201965
Balto's son Kodi works for the US Mail. Kodi loves his job and his new friends Dusty, Kirby and Ralph. Balto is intrigued by the new bush plane that has arrived in Nome. He wishes to fly, just like the plane. When the pilot Duke offers to take the place of the mail-dogs, Kodi and his friends are worried about losing their jobs. They have a resentment against the pilot. Meanwhile, Boris falls for a female goose named Stella. She asks him to fly with her, but Boris is afraid of heights. He waits until the last moment before he eventually lies to her, claiming that he's suffering from numerous injuries that prevent him from flying.
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Susanne Blakeslee, Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett
Roles Anita (voice)
Rating58% 2.9006052.9006052.9006052.9006052.900605
In the year 1962, the Radcliffe family and their one hundred and one dalmatians are preparing to move to their "Dalmatian Plantation," a home in the countryside with plenty of room for all of them. However, one of the puppies, Patch, feels ignored and wishes to be unique like his television hero, Thunderbolt. While watching the Thunderbolt Adventure Hour, he hears about a chance to appear on the show. He is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for the plantation, so he decides to head for the audition to meet his hero and win a guest spot on the show. He fails to impress the producers, allowing a jealous Lil' Lightning to manipulate them into making himself the hero of his own show. Depressed, Patch leaves and runs into Thunderbolt.
Balto II: Wolf Quest, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Maurice LaMarche, Jodi Benson, Lacey Chabert, David Carradine, Mark Hamill, Charles Fleischer
Roles Jenna (voice)
Rating61% 3.093953.093953.093953.093953.09395
Balto and his mate Jenna have a new family of six puppies. Five of their puppies look like their husky mother, while one pup named Aleu clearly takes her looks from her wolfdog father. When they all reach eight weeks old, all of the other pups are adopted to new homes, but no one wants Aleu due to her wild animal looks and half-bred characteristics. Aleu stays with her father, Balto. A year later, after she is almost killed by a hunter, Balto tells Aleu the truth about her wolf heritage. In anger and sadness, she runs away, hoping to find her place in the world. Balto then goes out to find her. At the same time, Jenna arrives home from a picnic with Rosie (the same girl that was the only person who liked the former outcast Balto and whom Balto delivered a bottle of anti-toxin to cure her of a past sickness) and Boris informs her that Aleu ran away and Balto went out to find her. Jenna tries to go after them, but Boris tells her that only Balto can bring her back.
Barbie as Rapunzel, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Kelly Sheridan, Michèle Lituac, Cree Summer, Jodi Benson, Chantal Strand, Caroline Lallau
Roles Barbie / Rapunzel (Singing)
Rating64% 3.210123.210123.210123.210123.21012
Barbie tells a story to her little sister Kelly, who doesn't have confidence in her painting abilities.
The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Tim Curry, Jodi Benson, Jodi Carlisle, Michael Peter Balzary
Rating54% 2.701942.701942.701942.701942.70194
The film begins with 12-year-old Eliza Thornberry playing with a family of cheetahs in East Africa, where her parents Nigel and Marianne Thornberry work as roving wildlife photographers for a television nature show. Eliza has the magical ability to talk and communicate with wild animals. Eliza also rides on the back of a female elephant named Phaedra throughout the jungle. The cheetah mother, Akela, has left Eliza in charge of her cubs; however, Eliza strays beyond the security of the area, and one of the cheetah cubs, Tally, is kidnapped by poachers. Eliza's persistent efforts to rescue the cub lead her British grandmother Cordelia, who is visiting them, to send her off to an English boarding school, fearing that Eliza is constantly endangering herself in Africa and will be much safer in England much to Debbie's dismay that Eliza had to go instead of her. Darwin, Eliza's "pet" chimpanzee, smuggles himself into her luggage and travels to school with her. After a chaotic food fight at a dinner Darwin attends, he is discovered and gets Eliza in trouble. The headmistress tells Eliza that her grandmother will be disappointed in her. Eliza is still guilt ridden for causing Tally to be taken away by poachers.