Quick Wit: Jodi Benson
Why do kids look at Benson's feet? The star of Broadway and animated films shares tales of the sea with Jennie Webb..
More than 10 years ago, an open call for a Disney animated feature--Benson's first voiceover audition--changed the course of her life forever. After she gave voice to Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Benson found herself on the Magic Kingdom family's fast track, and pretty darn well suited for it. Listen and you'll recognize her as Tour Guide Barbie in Toy Story II and as Robin Williams' sidekick Weebo in Flubber. Upcoming features include The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Lady and the Tramp II, and a 101 Dalmatians sequel; her animated TV series include The Little Mermaid, Barbie, and Hercules.