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Jodi Benson: Born October 10, 1961

Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel on one of Disney’s most acclaimed animations turns 49 this year.

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Jodi Benson (born October 10, 1961)  is best known for providing the speaking as well as the singing voice of Disney’s Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid which she represed In 2002 and 2006.

Benson was born Jodi Marie Marzorati in Rockford, Illinois.  She became well-known after providing the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Jodi has remained busy over the years providing voice-overs in video games along with a continual flow of projects from Disney including the role of “barbie” in the toy story franchise.     Benson took a major role on  the 1998 VHS edition of The Little Mermaid,  appearing  as herself during the introduction  and before and after the previews, telling two CGI fish named Gil and Phil about upcoming releases and finishes the movie with a music video of her singing one of the title songs.     In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You. She played the narrator in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1998.

Filmography

Movies and TV

  • 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (voice) – Lastelle’s Mother (2004 Disney Dub)
  • 1989 The Little Mermaid (voice) – Princess Ariel, “Vanessa”
  • 1991 Pirates of Dark Water TV Series (voice) – Tula
  • 1991 Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea (voice, archive footage) – Ariel
  • 1992 P. J. Sparkles (voice) – P. J. (1988 Mattel)
  • 1992 The Little Mermaid TV Series (voice) – Ariel
  • 1994 Disney Sing Along Songs: Circle of Life (voice, archive footage) – Ariel
  • 1994 Thumbelina (voice) – Thumbelina
  • 1996 Disney Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me (voice, archive footage) – Ariel
  • 1996 Guideposts Junction, a six-part Christian video series for children – Herself
  • 1997 Flubber (voice) – Weebo
  • 1997 A Christmas Carol (voice) – Belle
  • 1998 The Mighty Kong (voice) – Ann Darrow
  • 1998 Hercules TV Series (voice) – Helen of Troy
  • 1999 Toy Story 2 (voice) – Tour Guide Barbie/Barbie on Backpack
  • 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (voice) – Helen of Troy
  • 2000 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (voice) – Princess Ariel
  • 2000 Joseph: King of Dreams (voice) – Asenath
  • 2001 House of Mouse TV Series (voice) – Ariel/Belle
  • 2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure (voice) – Lady (Segment “Pidge”)
  • 2001 Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse (voice) – Princess Ariel
  • 2001 Balto II: Wolf Quest (voice) – Jenna
  • 2001 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy – The Blue Fairy
  • 2002 Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (voice) – Lenee
  • 2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure (voice) – Anita
  • 2003 K10C: Kids’ Ten Commandments (voice) – Leila and Martha
  • 2003 Mickey’s PhilharMagic (voice) (uncredited) – Ariel
  • 2004 Balto III: Wings of Change (voice) – Jenna
  • 2005 Camp Lazlo (voice) – Patsy Smiles, Ms. Jane Doe, Almondine
  • 2007 The Save-Ums (voice) – Cloe
  • 2007 Enchanted – Sam
  • 2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (voice) – Princess Ariel
  • 2010 Toy Story 3 (voice) – Barbie

Other

  • 1998 A Bug’s Life (video game) – Atta
  • 2000 Grandia II (video game) – Millenia/Reena
  • 2002 Kingdom Hearts (video game) – Princess Ariel (English version)
  • 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (video game) – Princess Ariel (English version)

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