History Creator / CreeSummer

12th Jun '18 6:43:14 PM borgjones
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'''Cree Summer''' (born July 7, 1969) is a American-Canadian (born in Los Angeles, raised in Saskatchewan) voice-actress whose career began in 1983 when she was cast as the voice of niece Penny on the original cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. Her unique, throaty voice was instantly recognizable to casting agents (as well as viewers even today), who began frequently casting her in animated programs.

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'''Cree Summer''' Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is a American-Canadian (born in Los Angeles, raised in Saskatchewan) voice-actress whose career began in 1983 when she was cast as the voice of niece Penny on the original cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. Her unique, throaty voice was instantly recognizable to casting agents (as well as viewers even today), who began frequently casting her in animated programs.



Fun fact: her father is Music/{{jazz}} musician Don Francks, and her younger brother is [[Series/StargateAtlantis Rainbow Sun Francks]]. There was a time where she was credited as "Cree Summer Francks," but she dropped the last part, as she felt that name made her sound like a brand of hot dogs. She is married to filmmaker and photographer Angelo Pullen, and they have two daughters, Brave (born March 2011) and Hero (born January 2013).

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Fun fact: her father is Music/{{jazz}} musician Don Francks, and her younger brother is [[Series/StargateAtlantis Rainbow Sun Francks]]. There was a time where she was credited as "Cree Summer Francks," by her full name, but she dropped the last part, as she felt that name made her sound like a brand of hot dogs. She is married to filmmaker and photographer Angelo Pullen, and they have two daughters, Brave (born March 2011) and Hero (born January 2013).
29th May '18 3:35:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* Thunder on ''WesternAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls''

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11th Apr '18 9:55:00 AM shrek1304
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* Beast Girl in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo!''
31st Dec '17 9:27:29 PM costanton11
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* ActingForTwo:
** As sisters Abigail and Cree in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
** As Lenne and Calli in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' she had also voiced Tidus's younger self (who doesn't appear in the second game).
** In ''The Land Before Time XI'' as Lizzie and Bonehead.
** As Elmyra Duff and Mary Melody in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* ActorAllusion: In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' she voices an original character named Penny Young, a reference to her first major role - Penny in ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''.
* ActorInspiredElement: Miranda Killgallen was going to be white, but was changed to a black girl when Cree was cast.
* TheCastShowOff: Susie becomes an aspiring singer in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', allowing Cree to show off her singing talents.
* CrossCastRole: She's voiced white characters before, as well as voiced little boys.
* TheDanza: As Cree in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', though her more prominent role in the show is Cree's little sister Abigail.
* InkSuitActor: When voicing Princess Kida, the animators modelled her movements and gestures off Summer while she was in the studio.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' she voices eight other characters in addition to Foxxy Love.
* MagnumOpusDissonance: The favourite character of hers that she's voiced is actually Princess Kida. She jokes that she considers her a Franchise/DisneyPrincess even if she isn't in the line-up.
* NonSingingVoice: She provides Lenne's speaking voice in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' but the singing is done by Jade Villalon, who also sings for Yuna. However in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' she does sing for Susie.
* TheOtherDarrin: She's the Other Darrin for minor character Calli in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', but is two years older than the first game, justifying the change.
* TheOtherMarty: Was originally cast as Meg Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' before getting replaced by Lacey Chabert - who was likewise replaced by Mila Kunis. On the flip side, she replaced Ralph Hall on ''Henry Hugglemonster''.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Need a SassyBlackWoman? Cree Summer is your girl. Half the examples on the page are voiced by her.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Miranda Killgallen in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is not particularly sassy and is actually a manipulative scheming BetaBitch. Cree Lincoln from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' is in a similar vein. Not coincidentally Summer uses a similar voice as Miranda's.
** Princess Kida in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is TheChiefsDaughter.
** Both characters she voices in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' - Calli is an AdorablyPrecociousChild, while Lenne is a MysteriousWaif. In the previous game she voiced Tidus's younger self as a BrattyHalfPint.
** She voices Edna Peopleson on ''WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina'' , Poppy and Edgar's nice, but Normal mom.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: Susie in ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' has some sass from time to time but she's usually the OnlySaneMan or the moralistic {{Foil}} to the more exaggerated personalities on the show.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: With Creator/TaraStrong in many projects. It also helps that they're best friends in real life. Both have dual citizenship, allowing them to work in both America and Canada.
* RomanceOnTheSet: She was in a long term relationship with Kadeem Hardison during the run of ''Series/ADifferentWorld''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/SethMacFarlane initially chose Summer to play Meg in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' before she was replaced by an uncredited Creator/LaceyChabert and later Creator/MilaKunis, but, depending on who you ask, either Creator/SethMacFarlane thought having a (half-white) black woman play a white girl would be in poor taste or Summer turned down the offer because she didn't want to voice white girls anymore. In other interviews she's said that she simply wasn't the right choice for the role.
** Miranda on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' was written to be white, but changed to a black girl when Summer was cast - also in an attempt to diversify the cast.
27th Nov '17 1:16:31 PM VulgarBee
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** Mercy Graves in ''WesternAnimation/SuperManDoomsday''

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** * Mercy Graves in ''WesternAnimation/SuperManDoomsday''
13th Nov '17 3:47:58 PM elenaisabel722
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* Haruna's mother on ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowland''
* Denzel on ''WesternAnimation/HenryHugglemonster''
* Edna Peopleson on ''WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina''
* Thunder on ''WesternAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls''
11th Oct '17 8:10:21 AM xcountryguy
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* [[spoiler: [=Cookie BaBoom=], the Mayor's deranged "exotic dancer" ex-girlfriend]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' (episode - "Flight as a Feather")

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* [[spoiler: [=Cookie [[spoiler:[=Cookie BaBoom=], the Mayor's deranged "exotic dancer" ex-girlfriend]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' (episode - "Flight as a Feather")
14th May '17 6:52:41 AM Prinzenick
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* Sheba Beboporeba in ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat''
1st May '17 11:16:09 AM SorPepita
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'''Cree Summer''' (born July 7, 1969) is a American-Canadian(born in Los Angeles, raised in Saskatchewan) voice-actress whose career began in 1983 when she was cast as the voice of niece Penny on the original cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. Her unique, throaty voice was instantly recognizable to casting agents (as well as viewers even today), who began frequently casting her in animated programs.

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'''Cree Summer''' (born July 7, 1969) is a American-Canadian(born American-Canadian (born in Los Angeles, raised in Saskatchewan) voice-actress whose career began in 1983 when she was cast as the voice of niece Penny on the original cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. Her unique, throaty voice was instantly recognizable to casting agents (as well as viewers even today), who began frequently casting her in animated programs.
25th Feb '17 10:13:19 PM MagnusForce
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* Ace on ''WesternAnimation/DinoTrux''
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