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Voice Direction by

Stevie Vallance

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Emmy Award-winning Animation Voice Director Stevie Vallance is a production force who knows both sides of the voice-over world better than anyone else! Now a 3-time Emmy nominee and 1-time Emmy Award recipient (Madeline/Disney), Stevie is currently voice-directing season 1 & 2 of Nicktoon's Wild Grinders (Home Plate Ent), starring Rob Dyrdek.

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Voice Direction

Stevie received a 2002 EMMY AWARD for casting and voice-directing the dialogue and vocals on 70 episodes of MADELINE, on which she also portrayed the voices of 'Miss Clavel', the nun, and 'Genevive', the dog. Stevie owes her voice-directing ‘initiation’ to Marsha Goodman who asked Stevie to relocate to Vancouver, BC in order to voice-direct for the very first time. For the next ten years Stevie helped cast three sets of ’12 little girls in two straight lines’ and in 2002, Stevie was mailed an Emmy statuette for her part as ‘Voice Director’ on the beloved Disney classic. "Your contributions as a voice talent and singer would be more than sufficient to earn praise, but your gifts as a voice director and music coach are exceptional... The critical success of our show is due in no small part to your considerable efforts." ~ Stan Phillips, Executive Producer, Madeline, DIC Enterprises.

Between 2003 and 2006 Vallance went on to cast and voice-direct Teletoon’s Silverwing and Totally Spies. In 2007, Bill Schultz (Simpsons) asked Stevie to coordinate her first co-production between U.S. and Canada, and so she cast, voice-directed and voice-directed Growing Up Creepie, out of Toronto. The Discovery Kids series was nominated for an Emmy after only one season. In 2008, Stevie served as Voice Director on 52 episodes of Best Ed, for 9Story.

In LA, in 2009, she cast and voice-directed the animated feature film Young Dr. Dolittle, starring Tom Kenney (voice of Sponge Bob Square Pants). Then Stevie flew back to Toronto to cast and voice-direct Nelvana’s Celebutard Nation, which premiered on Teletoon's Detour series.

For the past few years Stevie has been based in LA, heading up voice-direction for executive producer Bill Schultz (Home Plate Ent) on Guess How Much I Love You (Disney Jr.), and season 1 & 2 of Wild Grinders (Nicktoons), starring Rob Dyrdek (Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness).

Stevie has created a show for Kids on YouTube called 'R U Tooned In!'. Each week another child 'auditions' for Stevie and the kids at home get to mail in their mp3s http://youtu.be/-0iO0aL-rR4 

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Animation Voice-over Acting

Stevie Vallance first became known as the 'Cartoon Queen' for her prolific work infusing life and personality into characters on hundreds of animation shows, including 'Mouse' on Reboot, 'Share Bear' on the Care Bear movies, 'Dixie' on Donkey Kong Country, ‘Jinenji's mother’ on Inuyasha, 'Sonia' on Sonic the Hedgehog, 'Party' on The Popples, 'G.L.A.D.I.S.' on Totally Spies, ‘Miss Clavel’ and ‘Genevive’ on Madeline, 'Gnat' on Growing Up Creepie, and 'Tigrerra' on Bakugan.

Her first cartoon voice-over acting break was on Inspector Gadget -- thanks to Marsha Goodman, who put Vallance in front of a mic, sandwiched between Don Adams and June Foray. Later in her career Stevie was cast in 70 episodes of the show's spin-off, Gadget Boy. She played the wicked 'Spydra', a Medusa-type character who had to put up with a wisecracking parrot named Boris, voiced by Maurice LaMarche.

While based in LA, Stevie also played a very different sort of character, on the Hallmark children’s TV series, Zoobilee Zoo. Wearing facial prosthetics and a pink faux-fur costume, Stevie created the role of a dancing, pink marsupial named 'Whazzat Kangaroo'. Whazzat loved to sing and play music on the instruments she pulled out of her costume’s ‘magical’ pouch. Alongside six other Zoobles, one of whom just happened to be Ben Vereen, the Zoobles were half human and half animal. The 65 episodes were co-produced by Steve Binder (Pee Wee’s Playhouse), and went on to win an Emmy in 1987.

Vallance also got to voice multiple roles alongside Carol Channing, Charo and John Hurt (to name a few), on two Don Bluth animated features, Thumbelina and The Pebble and the Penguin, which also starred Martin Short, Annie Golden, Tim Curry and Jim Belushi.

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Testimonials from Executive Producers

Stevie's work on Totally Spies was intense and exciting. I was particularly happy with how involved she was with the series, which is not a given in this day and age of voice direction in kids' television. Expert, High Integrity, Creative. ~ David Michel, Co-Founder Marathon, Executive Producer of Totally Spies.

Just completed the Tooned In animation voice workshop taught by the incredibly talented Emmy-winning voice director Stevie Vallance. I highly recommend Stevie's workshop, not just for voice actors, but for writers and showrunners who want to create better dialogue and characters for their animated series. ~ Ed Kaye, Writer & Producer, Jimmy Two Shoes.

Stevie is a strong creative voice who works to make sure everyone is happy - and you get what you need.  She is collaborative and tireless in pursuit of the vision - and a great communicator! ~ Bill Schultz, Home Plate Ent, Wild Grinders (Season 1 & 2), Nicktoons

I'm so glad you are a part of our team! It has been a pleasure! You bring so much -- I couldn't have asked for more!!! ~ Bill Schultz, Executive Producer Home Plate Ent, Guess How Much I Love You, Disney Jr.

Stevie is a delight to work with! She has voice directed a number of Mattel's television specials. Her passion and personality add lots of energy to the production! Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative ~ Audu Paden´╗┐, Senior Director and Supervising Producer of Polly Pocket, Mattel

Your contributions as a voice talent and singer would be more than sufficient to earn praise, but your gifts as a voice director and music coach are exceptional... The critical success of our show is due in no small part to your considerable efforts.
    ~ Stan Phillips, Executive Producer, Madeline, DIC Enterprises

I am more than honored to...walk along side someone that strives to bring integrity, passion and professionalism to our business.
    ~ Producer, Silverwing, Bardel

Thanks for all your dedication and hard work... and thank you for being the wonderful, talented and gracious director that you are! I'm recommending you to everyone here at Discovery Kids!!
    ~ Melinda Toporoff, Executive Producer, Growing Up Creepie, Discovery Kids

I thought you were grace under pressure!
    ~ Audu Paden, Sr. Director, Supervising Producer, Polly Pocket, Mattel

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