Sometimes credited as Cree Summer-Francis, this woman has incredible talent.
I first saw her name on the credits of Rugrats back when I was still starting to memorize them, and I could only boast that I knew all of the babies, all of the Pickles other than Charlotte, and Minka. I checked the Voice Chasers database, and, sure enough, she voiced several other familiar characters.
Some of her credits include Buster and Suzie Carmichael, Elmyra Duff, Louie on Jungle Cubs, Alto on Bonkers, Donny's friend on the tortoise episode of The Wild Thornberrys, and Penny on Inspector Gadget. As you can tell, her characters sound even more different than most voice actorís. It is only apparent if you are really trying to hear a connection and you know who youíre listening for. Although this is a quality of a great voice actor, it REALLY aggravates me.
Ms. Summer has released a CD called Street Faerie. Iíve never heard it, but if the title, cover, and her lovely musical interludes in ďJungle CubsĒ are any indication of what it sounds like, Iím glad I havenít.
Ms. Summer can be reached at:
Warner Bros. Animation
15303 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 USA
Thanks to Elsie's Rugrats Page for the picture.