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December 20, 2016

Celebrities And The Animated Characters They Played

Cameron Diaz is Fiona

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That’s a surprise isn’t it? Cameron is a hot actress we all love and Fiona, well only Shrek could have eyes for her. Oh, I’m sure she’s a very nice lady even when she’s not on the set.

John Lithgow is Lord Farquaad

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John has played many big characters. That’s why it’s a little fun when Lord Farquaad steps down off his horse and we find out he doesn’t quite measure up to the booming voice that is John Lithgow’s.

Mike Myers Is Shrek

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Mike Myers has brought us many characters and voices over the years. Being the huge green ogre wasn’t all that hard of a choice.

Eddie Murphy

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Eddie has the kind of voice that cannot be denied. But, it’s perfect for playing cartoon characters. He has been both Mushu, the character in Mulan, and Donkey from Shrek.

Donny Osmond Is Shang

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So, Donny Osmond may not have been the talking voice of the character in Mulan. But, he was the singing voice for Shang.

George Takei Is The First Ancestor

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Mulan is actually packed with stars. George Takei is one of them as he lends his voice to the First Ancestor, the one who wanted Mushu to get demoted.

Mel Gibson Is John Smith

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Mel doesn’t do too much voice acting and he really can’t sing all the wall. But, he was the talking voice for John Smith in Pocahontas.

Christian Bale Is Thomas

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If you thought his voice sounded familiar, you were right. The Pocahontas character named Thomas was played by Christian Bale.

David Spade Is Emperor Kuzco

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The Emperor’s New Groove has quite a few surprised in it. One of them is that it’s David Spade playing the voice of the emperor.

Eartha Kitt Is Yzma

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The casting of The Emperor’s New Groove is quite unique. But, having Eartha Kitt play the voice of Yzma was a perfect choice.

Ellen Is Dory

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If you’re going to have an adorable fish in your movie who has a bad case of memory loss, who would you pick? Choosing Ellen to be Dory in Finding Nemo is the perfect choice.

Willem Dafoe Is Gill

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Willem has played some good characters and he is notorious for playing bad characters too. As the leader of the Tank Gang, Gill is more believable with Willem as his voice.

Fergie Is Sally Brown

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Sometimes, the cartoon character choice just seems odd. Musicians stepping over into voice acting might come across as a weird choice. But, it was absolutely perfect that Fergie played Sally Brown in Peanuts.

Billy Crystal Is Mike Wasowski

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When you were watching Monsters Inc., did you have the feeling that Mike’s voice was very familiar? That’s because it’s the voice of the legendary comedian Billy Crystal.

Jennifer Tilly Is Celia

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Jennifer Tilly has one of those voices you can pick out of anywhere. She didn’t even try to hide it when she played Celia in Monsters Inc.

John Goodman

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John has the perfect voice for doing cartoon characters in animated movies. That’s why he was great at being Sullivan in Monsters Inc. and Pacha in The Emperor’s New Groove.

Steve Buscemi Is Randall

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Steve is such a dynamic actor that he could probably play just about any role. Randall in Monsters Inc. was just another example of his true ability to act.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas Is Simba

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Jonathan has somehow maintained a fairly young and innocent profile. It’s hard to believe that he was able to play the young part of Simba in The Lion King. But, the fact is that he was 13 when he voiced the part.

Matthew Broderick Is Simba

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It took two people to play the role of Simba in The Lion King. Jonathan Taylor Thomas played the young one while Matthew Broderick played the old one.

Whoopi Goldberg Is Shenzi

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The Lion King was star studded. You know it is when you have Whoopi Goldberg playing the part of a devious hyena.

Jeremy Irons Is Scar

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The lion who got slighted in The Lion King, Scar required a deep, devious voice if it was ever going to work. That’s where the awesome voice acting of Jeremy Irons comes into play.

Mandy Moore Is Rapunzel

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In Tangled, the part of Rapunzel was going to need an intelligent but beautiful voice. When Mandy auditioned, there was no question she had to be the one.

Ron Perlman

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Ron has played many bad men including the patriarch in the Sons of Anarchy. In Tangled, he dominated each of scenes as one of the Stabbington brothers.

Glenn Close Is Kala

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Tarzan was going to require the nurturing voice of a mother. As Glenn Close has played quite a few of them, she was a great choice for the voice of Kala.

Minnie Driver Is Jane

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Everyone knows Jane from Tarzan is a strong and elegant woman. Can’t you just see Minnie Driver in that role?

Rosie O’Donnell Is Terk

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Terk is a funny character the movie Tarzan needed. Who better than one of the best comedians like Rosie to play the role?

Tony Goldwyn Is Tarzan

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Tony has played some very versatile roles. From a drug addict in Law and Order: Criminal Intentions to the president in Scandal. It might surprise you, but he was also Tarzan in Tarzan.

Ray Romano Is Manfred

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Ray has a voice like Kermit the Frog, Harold Ramis, and Al Michaels. It might have seemed like an odd choice at first, but Ray fit right into the mammoth in Ice Age.

John Leguizamo Is Sid

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Sid was the sloth in Ice Age. But, John was able to pull from his extensive acting experience to make it work.

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