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.
- 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.