Movie Fact: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Mickey Mouse was voiced for more than 30 years by a talented sound effects editor and foley artist, Wayne Anthony Allwine from 1977 to the year 2009 while Minnie Mouse was voiced by Russi Taylor since 1986. They got married in 1991.

Wayne Allwine was born on February 7, 1947 in one of the cities in the Los Angeles County called Glendale.  He started to provide Mickey Mouse's distinctive falsetto voice in The New Mickey Mouse Club Show in 1977 and in 1983 he gave the voice of Mickey in the 1983 film Mickey's Christmas Carol. Since Mickey Mouse first debut in the 1928 short film Steamboat Willie, there were only four people who provided Mickey's voice - the first was Walt Disney himself, followed by Jimmy Macdonald in 1947, third was Wayne Allwine in 1977 and Bret Iwan who currently provides Mickey's voice.  Allwine was an Emmy Award and a Golden Reel winner.  

Rusell "Russi" Taylor was born in Cambridge, a city in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts on May 4, 1944.  She succeeded Ruth Clifford in providing the voice of Minnie Mouse since 1986.   She has also provided the voices in several cartoon characters from the series like The Simpsons, Duck Tales, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs and the Muppets, just to name a few. But the one that she holds dear to her heart is providing the voice of Minnie Mouse. Wayne and Russi made their own production company and called it Taylor-Allwine Associates.  

They were both named Disney Legends in 2008.

On May 18, 2009, Wayne passed away due to complications of acute diabetes at the age of 62. 


  1. (sigh) that was a happy ending Disney Story

    1. As they say in fairy tales, "and they lived happily ever after.".