- “How shall children manage in this world if the dialogue in Thomas the Tank Engine is something to be 'protected from'?”
- ―Mari Maurstad on the show's criticism, 2015 VG interview
Mari Maurstad (born on 17 March 1957) is a Norwegian actress. She will join the Norwegian voice cast at some point.
As a voice actress, she is known for being the Norwegian dubbing voice of various animated characters, including Daisy Duck from Disney, Chuckie Finster and Betty DeVille from "Rugrats" and "All Grown Up!", Shenzi from "The Lion King", Georgette from "Oliver & Company", Ellie Mae from "The Rescuers", and Babs Bunny from "Tiny Toon Adventures".
In 2015, Mari, along with Tiril Heide-Steen, Trond Teigen, and Terje Strømdahl, was interviewed by the Norwegian newspaper "VG" about the criticism Thomas and Friends gets. She stated that she does not find the show offensive at all.
- Both she and Ewa Serwa voiced Babs Bunny from "Tiny Toon Adventures" in their respective languages.