Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties

Andrew Farago (Author) Russi Taylor (Foreword by)

Product Details

Insight Editions
Publish Date
November 28, 2017
9.5 X 11.3 X 0.9 inches | 2.55 pounds

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About the Author

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 Üter. 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.


"So long story short, for an animation nut like me this book is a bounty. As far as the in-depth coverage of the shows goes, I was pleasantly surprised that there was a lot of work done on telling the story of both the studios, how the shows came about and highlighting the folks responsible for bringing the shows to life...All in all, if you're a fan of 80s era animation this book is a must-buy"--Branded in the 80's