Author(s): Andrew Farago
"Totally Awesome! The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties "is the ultimate guide to 80s cartoon nostalgia, featuring the art, toys, and inside story behind icons like He-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and the Thundercats. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times.
Andrew Farago is the curator of San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum. He is the author of The Looney Tunes Treasury and the Harvey Award-winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, and his upcoming books include The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia. Farago received the prestigious Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International in 2015. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity, and their son, Robin. The versatile actress Russi Taylor provided the voices for Huey, Dewey, Louis, and Webby Vanderquack in the DuckTales TV series, and Baby Gonzo in Disney's Muppet Babies. She has also been the voice of Minnie Mouse since 1986. During the eighties, she was the original voice of Strawberry Shortcake in six TV specials, and Pebbles Flintstone in The Flintstones Comedy Show. Other high-profile roles include Nurse Mouse in The Rescuers Down Under, Pac-Baby in the Pac-Man TV series, Melissa in Pound Puppies, Queen Rosedust in My Little Pony, Duchess in Babe, and Drizella and the Fairy Godmother in the animated Cinderella sequels. You can also hear her voice on The Simpsons, as Martin Prince, the twins Sherri and Terri, and German exchange student Uter. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Ferny Toro on the PBS series, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks. She and her husband (the late Wayne Allwine, who voiced Mickey Mouse) were named Disney Legends in 2008. Taylor lives in Los Angeles, California.