According to a tweet from a colleague, Joe Cipriano, famed Disney Voice Artist Mark Elliott, who likely introduced many of the films of your youth, passed away yesterday, April 4th.

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  • Mark Elliott, a voice over artist known for his work introducing the upcoming Disney films in trailers, especially those of the Disney Renaissance, passed away yesterday.
  • The news was tweeted by fellow Television announcer Joe Cipriano, with the broken heart emoji attached. Based on the replies and comments to the tweet, a family member of Mark Elliott confirmed the news.
  • Elliott served as the primary voice-over for Walt Disney Entertainment in North America from 1983 until 2008, providing voice overs for trailers, logos, feature presentation bumpers, and commercials.
  • The last trailers he narrated were for The Aristocats and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Special Edition DVDs released in 2008.

  • His work was also widely known and recognized by a trademark listing of characters in the film, as well as actors and names attached to the movie and their previous work. IE: “From the creative team that brought you Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.” 
  • The entire Laughing Place Team gives our condolences and best wishes to his family and friends. We’ve compiled some our favorite pieces of his work for fans below.

Courtesy RetroVHSTrailers

Courtesy RetroVHSTrailers

Courtesy RetroVHSTrailers

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