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Who Has Voiced Your Favorite Animated Characters?

These days, it seems like every actor in Hollywood is game to voice an animated character. And why not? It's easy (a lot of them even do it from their homes), it doesn't usually take a ton of time, and kids' movies usually make bank at the box office. With that in mind, it's no shocker that Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds have signed on for a CG flick about cavemen called The Croods.

Back in the day I would get really excited when I recognized the voice behind a character (Full House's Scott Weinger as Aladdin and Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Simba pretty much made my year), but now it's pretty much a given. Sometimes the characters are even drawn to resemble their celebrity counterparts (think Colin Firth in A Christmas Carol).

It can be a bit distracting to hear a well-known voice behind a new character, but actors have also provided the vocals for some of my favorites. Take Woody from Toy Story for example, or Fantastic Mr. Fox's Ash, who wouldn't be the same without Jason Schwartzman. What about you — who are your favorite celebrity animated characters?

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Ah, forgot about Mufasa!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Robin Williams as Genie in Aladdin :)
CupcakeGal10 CupcakeGal10 7 years
A big "YES" with everyone who mentioned Ellen DeGeneres as Dory in Finding Nemo! It was the perfect voice for that character.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 7 years
Eddie Murphy - Donkey in Shrek Ellen DeGeneres - Dory in Finding Nemo John Ratzenberger - Hamm in Toy Story
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
JTT as simba. oh man, did i have a crush on him back then!! my walls were COVERED w/ posters of him from Tiger Beat. then leo/titanic-mania came along and i had to change things up! hehe
Meowphotog Meowphotog 7 years
I am with John Goodman as Sully from Monster's Inc. Such a sweet movie!
mandaleebee mandaleebee 7 years
popcorn19 - YESSSSSSSS Dimitri from Anastasia was voiced by John Cusack and that is where my love for him began!!!
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
Jerry Orbach as Lumiere in Beauty & the Beast! His French accent and mix of dashing and humour really shows his talent...
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Ellen, of course. Dakota Fanning, Coraline
aerofan69 aerofan69 7 years
Loved Dory and the Toy Story group, also liked any character that Patrick Warburton has ever done and the cast of Madagascar.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Loved, loved Tom Hanks as Woody! I love all those voices. Still my favorite animated movie. Can't wait for the third one, lol. Though I agree with Happsmjc, Monsters Inc's voices were awesome. Got to know those pretty well when I was a nanny of a two year old boy
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
Definitely Monsters Inc, I loved John Goodman and Billy Crystal. But I do have to agree with Dory as well--Ellen was fantastic and I love how she is always mentioning a Finding Nemo 2!
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
John Cusack---Dimitri from Anastasia *sighh*
lockandkey lockandkey 7 years
Scott Weinger was the voice of Aladdin, and he was also DJ's boyfriend on Full House. :)
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