The Voices Behind Beloved Cartoon Characters

When we see actors on our screens, they are easily recognized by their faces, and it’s the same thing when it comes to cartoons. When we watch an animated movie, we recognize the faces of our favorite characters, but don’t necessarily think of where their voice is coming from. As humans, we tend to rely on our eyes more than our ears, but if we pay attention, we might be able to recognize some pretty famous voices.

Robin Williams at a Los Angeles premiere/ Mila Kunis at a Hollywood premiere/ Eddie Murphy at a Los Angeles, premiere/ Cameron Diaz at a Los Angeles premiere
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Being a voice actor isn’t an easy task. You need to be able to bring a character to life just by talking. When you don’t have facial expressions to work with, it can be very difficult to portray a character. There are a lot of beloved cartoon characters that we don’t know (or care) who voices them. On the other hand, some famous celebs can be behind some of your favorite animated characters. Check out who voices your favorite cartoons, or which cartoon your favorite celebrity voices!

Tom Hanks: Woody

Toy Story is a classic childhood staple for all 90s kids! The movie was the first time Pixar attempted to make a digitally animated movie, and it was a huge success. The movie was about a boy named Andy and how his toys act when he’s not around. His favorite toy was a sheriff doll named Woody voiced by the one and only Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks Smiling/Woody from Toy Story holding his hat

Tom Hanks voiced Woody in 1995 when the first movie was released. He did not disappoint fans when he returned for all the sequels; especially, in 2019, when he returned as Woody almost 25 years after the original movie. The iconic character came back, and with Hank behind the voice, it’s almost like nothing changed. Except for Toy Story 3 and 4 ruining my childhood… but that’s beside the point.

Seth MacFarlane: Brian Griffin

Not only is Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, but he is also the voice behind Brian Griffin. Thanks to the suggestive references and questionable characters, the cartoon attracted more adult viewers than children. The fact that it’s a cartoon filled with adult jokes is why the show is as popular as it is.

Seth Macfarlane smiling/Brian Griffin from Family Guy

Seth MacFarlane is a creative genius with a mind full of ways to entertain us. In addition to Family Guy, MacFarlane is also the co-creator of other hit TV series, including American Dad!, and the Cleveland show. He was also the writer and director of A Million Ways to Die in the West, Ted, and Ted 2. He keeps himself busy, but his hard work earned him a net worth of $150 million!

James Earl Jones: Mufasa

James Earls Jones isn’t a household name that is easily recognized. However, this guy is an icon in Hollywood. This talented actor has voiced Darth Vader and won as astonishing three Emmy Awards. In 1994, Jones was the one who brought king Mufasa to life when he voiced him in The Lion King. This legendary movie wouldn’t have been the same without Jones!

James Earl Jones at a premiere/ Mufasa as a cartoon in The Lion King
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In the entertainment industry, Jones is referred to as one of the top actors in his field. He is incredibly dedicated, whether he is working on a cartoon feature or just a commercial. His efforts and talents didn’t go unnoticed. He is actually the perfect example of how hard work pays off. His net worth is now about $45 million!

Billy West: Philip J. Fry

Only the mastermind behind The Simpsons, Matt Groening, could create a show like Futurama. When the show debuted in 1999, viewers had their hopes high and were definitely not let down. The show is about Philip J. Fry, a strange guy who accidentally freezes himself and finally defrosts 1000 years later.

Billy West as the voice of Philip J. Fry
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The voice behind this central character was no other than Billy West. This voice actor actually has a pretty impressive resume. My fellow 90s kids are going to love this. West played the voice of Doug Funnie from the hit show, Doug. He also voiced both Ren and Stimpy (from the hit cartoon Ren & Stimpy) and some other characters in Futurama. No wonder Billy West is worth $35 million!

Mike Judge: Hank Hill

When I think of the show, The King of the Hill, I immediately picture Hank wearing a white T-shirt, drinking beer in the yard with his friends. There is a pretty famous face behind Hank’s voice is Michael Craig Judge. Judge is more qualified than other actors when it comes to the animation business. I mean, he is the genius behind one of America’s most classic cartoon, Beavis and Butthead.

Mike Judge making a funny face/ Hank Hill from The King of the Hill
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He is also the brains behind the popular TV show Silicon Valley. This talented man clearly has something special and knows how to add magic when creating his TV shows. As a talented man with such an impressive career, it’s not surprising that Judge is worth $75 million!

Frank Welker: Fred Jones

Frank Welker is now 73 years old. However, he is the voice behind one of the most iconic and recognizable cartoon characters of all time: Fred Jones from the legendary series and Scooby-Doo. When the show rebooted, Welker didn’t even hesitate when he was asked to reprise his character. Welker also played Megatron and Soundwave in the Transformers movies and the voice of Nibbler on Futurama.

Frank Welker holding an award/ Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo
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In 1969, Welker landed one of his first live-action roles in The Trouble with Girls, opposite the one and only Elvis Presley. Welker likes to keep himself busy and always has a project he is working on. His remarkable career earned him a pretty modest net worth of about $15 million.

Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney was more than just the visionary creator of one of the most successful studios in history; he was also a voice actor! Back in the 1920s, the studio (which was called Disney Brothers Studio at the time) was working on its first animated feature. Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey Mouse, the iconic character he created.

Walt Disney looking like he is thinking/ Mickey Mouse the cartoon

Disney also voiced Minnie Mouse at the beginning but continued to voice Mickey up until 1946. From 1955 to 1959, Walt took on the voice of Mickey Mouse again for the television series The Mickey Mouse Club. Obviously, the network expanded into an international powerhouse. Now, the studio is worth a whopping $263 billion! Well, that’s a nice chunk of change!

Mike Myers: Shrek

Mike Myers became well-known for his comedic timing on SNL before moving up into movies. He is known for playing different types of characters such as Austin Powers, The Cat in the Hat, and of course, Shrek. Myers is so good at becoming the character that he portrays, which is why he was perfect for the role of the Scottish green ogre that wanted to be left alone.

Mike Myers at a Shrek Premiere/ Shrek, the green ogre
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Cameron Diaz played Fiona, and they did an incredible job bringing the fictional world to life. The movie became such a success that there were three sequels! Thanks to his well-recognized talent, Myers became an A-list actor in Hollywood, and with that, comes a lot of money. The 56-year old Canadian is supposedly worth an astonishing $175 million!

Alan Reed: Fred Flintstone

Alan Reed is a voice actor who is best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone. He voiced Fred on the Flintstones and various spin-offs of the show. The Flintstones was so popular that it was the first animated show to hold a primetime slot. It ran for 166 episodes, and to many people, it’s more than just a cartoon. It’s a pop culture icon.

Black and white photo of Alan Reed/ Fred Flintstone the cartoon

Reed voiced Fred from at the beginning of the series up until his unfortunate death. Reed passed away in 1977, due to an emphysema-induced heart attack. By the time of his death, Reed secured a $10 million fortune that he left for his family. After Alan Reed’s death, John Goodman has been playing the voice of Fred in the live-action movies.

William Hanna: Tom Cat

Tom and Jerry is a classic cartoon that many of us grew up on. Well, the voice behind everyone’s favorite mouse hunter is William Hanna. While working on the show, William Hanna formed a friendship with Joseph Barbera, and ultimately, the two of them found Hanna-Barbera. The success of the company was a surprise to both of these talented guys.

William Hannah in black and white/ Tom the cat from Tom and Jerry

Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, and The Smurfs are just some of the shows that emerged from their company. In 1967, they sold the company for $12 million, which was an astronomical amount at the time. Both Hanna and Barbera continued to actively act as the heads of the company up until 1991. William Hanna passed away at age 90 in 2001. It has been reported that at the time of his death, Hanna was worth $300 million.

Nancy Cartwright: Bart Simpson

The Simpsons is a popular animated TV series that was originally released in 1989. The show has been extremely popular and is still going strong 31 seasons later. Although the show has been on forever, many people don’t know that one of the male characters is played by a female voice actress. Nancy Cartwright is the Bart Simpson.

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Back in 1987, Cartwright auditioned for Matt Groening, and he immediately hired her. Ever since she landed the role, she stayed with the character, even though Cartwright initially auditioned voice, Lisa. The 62-year-old is a major part of pop culture for bringing Bart Simson to life. Her $60 million net worth reflects the impact of the show and her character.

Robin Williams: Genie

Robin Williams made history in Hollywood. Throughout his decades-long career, he never failed to impress audiences through his fascinating characters. We’ve seen him as Patch Adams and Mrs. Doubtfire, but there is another role that may have been a little more notable. Robin Williams was the voice of the Genie in Disney’s 1992 animated version of Aladdin.

Robin Williams at a Los Angeles premiere/ The Genie from the cartoon version of Aladdin
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William’s set the standards high, and no one brought as much magic to the character as he did. Will Smith tried to portray the character in the live-action remake. Although he didn’t do a bad job, he couldn’t compete will Robin Williams. Just for his voice, the actor was paid $75,000! The talented actor is a Hollywood icon who will always be remembered.

Bill Melendez: Snoopy

In 2008, Bill Melendez passed away at 91 years old. Many of us have never heard his name but, before his death, Melendez left behind an astonishing legacy. Melendez was the voice behind many classic characters, including Pinocchio, Dumbo, Fantasia, and Bambi, but he was probably most famous for his work in the Peanut series, where he voiced both Snoopy and Woodstock.

Bill Melendez drawing Snoopy/ A Snoopy cartoon hugging a heart

During his time, the Oscar-nominated Melendez was working as an animator and director in addition to the usual cartoon. Unfortunately, he was around for The Peanut Movie (2015) but, he was so talented that some recordings of his work were used. He was basically in a movie after his death, which is pretty impressive if you ask me. During his final bow, Melendez was reportedly worth about $5 million.

Matt Stone: Kenny

Matt Stone is the brains behind South Park. He and his friend, Trey Parker, created the controversial series in 1997. It quickly became an underground sensation and reached cult status before gaining a wider audience. Matt Stone and Trey Parker still have creative control of the successful show. South Park is still going strong, and Stone is the voice behind Kenny.

Matt Stone smiling for the camera/ Kenny from South Park

The character has a parka covering his mouth, so he usually just mumbles, and his friends interpret what he is saying. In addition to South Park, Stone co-developed The Book of Mormon, the award-winning musical. This guy obviously knows how to push the boundaries with his incredible comedic timing. His talent paid off with his $300 million fortune.

Dan Castellaneta: Homer Simpson

For thirty years, Dan Castellaneta was the actor who voiced Homer Simpson. He was only involved in the acting industry for two years when he snagged the role of the iconic character. Since then, he continued his career and went on to voice many other characters, including Grampa Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, and so many more!

Dan Castellaneta smiling/ Homer Simpson eating a donut

Even though all these characters are unique, it took just one man to bring them to life. That’s how talented Dan Castellaneta is. He also played Grandpa Phil from Hey Arnold, which is another legendary character for all you 90s kids out there. Thanks to the success of his various projects, the talented voice actor is now worth $60 million. Not bad.

John Ritter: Clifford

If you watched PBS kids from 2000-2003, you probably remember the hit television show, Clifford the Big Red Dog. What you may not have known is that John Ritter was the voice of Clifford for each episode of the animated series. Ritter is known for his portrayal of Jack Tripper in Three’s Company but also had a successful movie career and appeared in films such as Problem Child and Noises Off.

John Ritter at an event/ Clifford the Big Red Dog
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John Ritter was known for his comedic timing, but his acting talent had a lot of depth, and he was able to play many different roles. Clifford was different from the other characters he portrayed. The show-stopped production in 2003 after Ritter’s tragic death. He passed away in surgery to repair an aortic dissection.

Hank Azaria: Moe Szyslak (+ others)

Another top talent over at The Simpson headquarters is Hank Azaria. He is the voice behind More Szyslack, Apu, Carl Carlson, and many other characters of the successful show. Azaria’s talents don’t stop at voice acting. He played in The Birdcage opposite Robin Williams and also portrayed David, Phoebe’s love interest on Friends. He also appeared in Along Came Polly and other notable movies.

Hank Azaria at a Hollywood premiere/ Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons
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Hank Azaria is 55 years old and is already extremely accomplished. He has a remarkable acting career in both live-action and voice work. He was married to Helen Hunt for just one year from 1999-2000. He may not be a widely recognized A-lister; however, his success is shown in his $70 million fortune.

Bill Fagerbakke: Patrick

When SpongeBob SquarePants first aired, it was a slight risk for Nickelodeon. Cartoon characters are usually wacky and unrealistic but, SpongeBob lived in a pineapple… under the sea. Luckily for the creators, the show was a massive hit for the network. Patrick Star is SpongeBob’s best friend and a significant character in the series. America’s favorite pink starfish is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke.

Bill Fagerbakke at the Princess Grace Awards/ Patrick Star from SpongeBob Squarepants
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Bill Fagerbakke appeared in Coach and How I Met Your Mother, but his most famous character is definitely Patrick. Throughout the years, SpongeBob became turned into a multi-million dollar empire, so it’s not surprising that the voice actors get a nice paycheck. Fagerbakke earned himself a net worth of $10 million.

Jack Mercer: Popeye

Most of us remember Robin Williams as the voice of Popeye, the Sailorman, but before he took on the role, the spinach-eating seaman was voiced by Jack Mercer. However, he wasn’t the actor that was initially chosen. After William Costello voiced Popeye for two years, he was fired by the studio, and they brought in Mercer.

Jack Mercer with Popeye/ Popeye the sailor man cartoon

Mercer spent a lot of his time writing storylines and scripts for other cartoons while he was voicing Popeye. Some of the other shows he worked on during that time were Deputy Dawg and Milton the Monster. Ironically, from 1939-1934, Mercer was married to Margie Hines… the girl who voiced Olive Oyl, Popeye’s love interest on the show. When he passed away in 1984, Mercer was supposedly worth between $1 million-$5 million.

Tim Allen: Buzz Lightyear

Tim Allen is one of the more famous faces on this list. He got his big Break in the 90s when he played Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on Home Improvement. The actor quickly branched out into movies and landed the role of Buzz Lightyear, opposite Tom Hanks in the Toy Story franchise. We know his voice from Toy Story, but you probably recognize his face from something else.

Tim Allen at the premiere of The Shaggy Dog/ Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
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Tim Allen also starred in the sitcom, Last Man Standing. The show is focused on a conservative father living in a house full of women. Fox renewed the series for an eighth season, which premiered on January 2, 2020. In 2019, the highly anticipated Toy Story 4 premiered and added to the 66-year-old’s net worth. Tim Allen has a nice fortune of about $80 million.

Katey Sagal: Turanga Leela

Katey Sagal gained early success as an actress when she landed a starring role as Peggy Bundy on the Fox sitcom, Married… with Children. More recently, the talented actress played Gemma Teller, a biker queen in the hit series, Sons of Anarchy. In addition to acting in TV shows, Sagal had some animated roles.

Katey Sagal at a premiere/ Turanga Leela from Futurama
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One of her most-remembered cartoon characters was when she voiced Leela in Futurama. Her one-eyed character was Fry’s love interest on the show. Like many other actors, Katey Sagal is also a singer and even recorded an album for the SoA soundtrack. As a singer, actress, and voice actress, it’s safe to say that this girl has had an accomplished career in Hollywood. It paid off with her $30 million fortune.

Julie Kavner: Margie Simpson

One of the most beloved characters in The Simpsons is the family matriarch, Marge. No matter how hectic life gets, she manages to keep the thing together… kind of. Her character did have a gambling addiction and her own share of mischief throughout the series. The voice behind the blue hair legend is Julie Kavner.

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Kavner mainly voiced Marge, but she also lent her voice to Marge’s mother and two sisters, Patty and Selma. Before famously voicing Marge, the actress won a Primetime Emmy for her work on the TV series, Rhoda. She has been keeping busy playing Marge since she landed the voice role and now has a net worth of $55 million. Not bad, I should have gone into voice acting.

Mila Kunis: Meg Griffin

Mila Kunis is easily recognized for her numerous acting roles. She got her big break in That 70’s Show, and she has been making a name for herself ever since. The actress starred in Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshal, Bad Moms, and so much more. She has been involved in so many projects throughout the years that many people seem to forget that she has been voicing Meg Griffin on Family Guy since 1999.

Mila Kunis at a Hollywood premiere/
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The actress has maintained her voice role for 20 years while landing multiple movie roles. This must have been challenging, but all her hard work turned Mila Kunis into a beloved A-list actress. She is now balancing a husband, two children, acting roles, and still voicing Meg. This is one talent that is clearly good at multitasking. Her dedication earned Kunis a net worth of $65 million.

Trey Parker: Eric Cartman

We already mentioned Matt Stone, one half of the duo that created South Park. Now it’s time to talk about Trey Parker. While Stone was playing the voice of Kenny, Parker worked his magic voicing Eric Cartman. His hilarious character is the focus of many jokes and is included in most of the show’s biggest plots and storylines.

Trey Parker at the “Book of Mormon” opening night/ Eric Cartman cartoon from South Park
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Like Stone, Parker gained initial success thanks to animation, but their other joint ventures, like The Book of Mormon, also earned him a hefty income. Trey Parker started off as a little kid with big dreams. He is now 50 years old and reportedly worth $300 million! I guess some people are just born with talent and destined to make it.

Yeardley Smith: Lisa Simpson

Some people may refer to Lisa as the only normal character in The Simpson family. Her brother usually causes all the trouble, but she is known for her good heart and always trying to do the right thing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way, but that’s why we love the show. The iconic yellow cartoon character is played by Yeardley Smith.

Yeardley Smith at a Fox event in North Hollywood/ Lisa Simpson cartoon
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In the early 80s, Smith was a Broadway performer and moved to New York to become a full-time actress. Soon after, she was cast by Matt Groening for the voice role. Smith has been keeping busy playing Lisa Simpson, but she also writes and illustrates children’s books in her free time. With a net worth of $55 million, her hard work on the show definitely paid off.

Michael J. Fox: Stuart Little

Stuart Little is arguably one of the most recognized fictional characters from the 90s. The comedy was released in 1999 and based on the book Stuart Little by E.B. White. For the most part, the movie was live-action, but two of the characters were created using CGI, real animals, and animatronic props. Michael J. Fox is never seen in the film, but he plays the voice of Stuart Little.

Michael J. Fox at the 2013 Emmy Awards/ Stuart Little wearing a green sweater
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Before voicing the little mouse, Michael J. Fox already had a successful television career. He was the star of Family Ties in the 1980s. He is also known for his roles in cherished movies, including Back to the Future and Doc Hollywood. His impressive career is going strong, and he doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.

Harry Shearer: Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns is arguably one of the most fascinating animated characters to appear on our TV screens. He is obviously dishonest and cruel, but he is also a hilarious and frail old man. Harry Shearer is the voice behind the dynamic character. Shearer grew up in LA and has been involved in the entertainment industry since he was a young boy.

Harry Shearer at The Simpsons Movie premiere/ Mr. Burns from The Simpsons
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Before snagging the voice role of Mr. Burns, Harry Shearer showed off his comedic timing on SNL. He also starred in, This Is Spinal Trap, a rockumentary that he also co-wrote. Basically, this guy has comedy engrained in his DNA. Thanks to his successful career and natural talent, the comedian is worth a whopping $65 million!

Michael Cera: Brother Bear

The Berenstain Bears was an extremely popular children’s book series. Due to its success, it was adapted into a TV show that premiered on PBS in 2003. Michael Cera played the voice of Mama Bear and Papa Bear’s oldest child, Brother Bear. He was just a child actor at the time and probably had no idea that his career would turn him into a celebrity.

Michael Cera at a Los Angeles, premiere/ Brother Bear from The Berenstain Bears cartoon
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Brother Bear was one of the main characters in The Berenstain Bears series. Many of the show’s plots came from the books. After lending his voice to Brother Bear, Michael Cera became a well-known actor in Hollywood. He went on to act in numerous TV shows and movies. He also continued voice acting and was the voice of Barry in, Sausage Party.

Fergie: Sally Brown

Stacy Ann Ferguson will forever be known as Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. This superstar was working in the entertainment industry since she was a young girl. She landed her first role on the Disney Channel show, Kids Incorporated when she was in elementary school. In several special episodes of the Peanuts franchise, Fergie voiced Charlie Brown’s little sister, Sally Brown.

Fergie at Sony Studios California/ Sally Brown from Peanuts
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Fergie voiced Sally brown in some television specials, including It’s a Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy’s Getting Married. However, Fergie wasn’t the first person to voice the character. Sally Brown made her TV debut in 1965, and Fergie wasn’t even born until 1975. Another famous actress also portrayed Sally. Jodie Sweetin, who is remembered for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full house, was the voice of Sally Brown in It’s Christmas Again and Charlie Brown.

Cameron Diaz: Fiona

Princess Fiona wasn’t like all the other princesses. She was under a spell, which made her turn into an ogress every night. The only way to break the curse was to marry a handsome prince, but instead, she fell in love with Shrek. The beautiful and talented actress who portrayed the ogress princess former model, Cameron Diaz.

Cameron Diaz at a Los Angeles premiere/ Princess Fiona from Shrek as an Ogre
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Diaz portrayed the voice of Fiona in Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. Diaz is better known for her live acting roles, but there was no one better to bring Princess Fiona to life. The actress told New York Times that she thinks voice acting helped her mature and that she hopes to do it again.

George Clooney: Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson was the director behind Fantastic Mr. Fox. The animated movie was based on a children’s book by Roald Dahl and was very different from the other films he was known for directing. The main character of the movie is Mr. Fox, who is sometimes referred to as Foxy and is voiced by George Clooney. The movie was so successful that it received two Academy Award nominations.

George Clooney at a Los Angeles premiere/ Mr. Fox wearing a white shirt and tie
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George Clooney is a man who needs no introduction. The award-winning actor is known for his successful acting talent and can portray different types of roles. He also lent his voice to a few episodes of South Park but continues to act on live-action films. Clooney is an activist who is known to work with organizations to help Darfur.

Meryl Streep: Mrs. Fox

George Clooney wasn’t the only A-lister to lend his voice in Fantastic Mr. Fox. However, we know we need someone pretty talented to work opposite George Clooney. Felicity Fox (AKA Mrs. Fox) was portrayed by the extremely talented Meryl Streep. Her character calls Clooney’s character Foxy, and she absolutely adores him. She is a good mother but can be quite mean if Foxy lies to her.

Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review Awards in New York/ Mrs. Fox from the Mr. Fox movie
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It’s not at all surprising that Meryl Streep brilliantly portrayed the character and gave the character depth as she brought her to life. Mrs. Fox us one of the only characters in the movie that’s a girl. Other famous voices in the film belong to Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson.

Hugh Jackman: Memphis

We all know Hugh Jackman from his incredible performance in Wolverine. However, what many people don’t know is that he started as a voice actor. Happy Feet was released in 2006 and can be described as a funny and adorable animated film that was directed and produced by George Miller. A lot of famous faces are behind the voices in Happy Feet, but many people don’t know that Hugh Jackman is one of them.

Hugh Jackman at the “Real Steel” premiere at the Empire Leicester Square, London/ Memphis from Happy Feet
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Hugh Jackman is the voice of Memphis; the character first comes onto the screen singing Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley. Nicole Kidman plays Norma Jean, his wife, and Elijah Wood is the voice of their son, Mumble. Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, and Steve Irwin were other celebs who were featured in the movie.

Alec Baldwin: Santa Claus

Rise of the Guardians is a computer-animated movie released in 2012, based on William Joyce’s book series, The Guardians of Childhood. Many of the characters in the movie are famous fictional figures, including The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, The Sandman, and Santa Claus. The voice behind Santa Claus is Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills/ Santa Claus from Rising of the Guardians
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The actor first rose to fame in the 80s, and his character, Nickolas St. North, AKA Santa Claus, is the leader of the guardians and known as the Guardian of Wonder. He did a great job bringing the character to life, but he wasn’t the only celebrity playing an animated character. Other famous names who lent their voices to the movie include Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law.

Eddie Murphy: Donkey

Shrek is a successful animated movie filled with adorable and beloved characters that add life and magic to the screen. Even though you can’t see their faces, the voice actors need something special to bring the characters for life. Eddie Murphy is one of those brilliant actors. He voices Donkey in Shrek, and the movie wouldn’t have been the same in anyone else tried to portray the character.

Eddie Murphy at a Los Angeles, premiere/ Donkey from Shrek looking up
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The legendary movie star played the voice of Donkey in all four Shrek movies. Also, he voiced the character in the TV special called Shrek the Halls. Although all the voice actors in Shrek did an incredible job, Eddie Murphy added warmth and humor to the film. Murphy’s portrayal of Donkey earned him multiple awards.

Brittany Murphy: Luanne Platter

King of the Hill is a long-running animated sitcom. Luanne Platter is the niece of Hank Hill, and she is played by the one and only Brittney Murphy. Luanne is a lovable emotional character who appeared in the first episode of the series and several other episodes of the show. She is considered beautiful, just like the stunning actress who portrayed her.

Brittany Murphy at the world premiere of Happy Feet in Hollywood/ Luanne Platter from King of the HIll
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Brittney Murphy voiced Luanne Platter every time she appeared on King of the Hill and even won awards for her portrayal. The actress had a successful career, but a few months after King of the Hill concluded, Murphy tragically passed away. Her untimely death was unexpected and supposedly due to anemia and pneumonia. However, there are a lot of conspiracies surrounding her heartbreaking death.

Will Ferrell: Megamind

Megamind is a character from the movie of the same name. He is basically an alien from another Galaxy called Glaupunk Quadrant. His planet was swallowed by a black hole, and he is the only known survivor of his species. The actor who brought the character to life is one of the talented comedians who got his start on Saturday Night Live.

Will Ferrell at the “Men of The Year” Party in Los Angeles/ Megamind from the movie Megamind
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Will Ferrell has had an extremely successful acting career, but he also worked as a voice actor. He is the comedian the voiced Megamind in 2010. Ferrell is known for movies such as Elf and Anchorman, but his role as Megamind was inspired by Superman and The Godfather. The successful movie was nominated for several awards.

Adam Sandler: Dracula

Dracula is a legendary character who has been portrayed by multiple accomplished actors throughout the years. In 2012, Dracula was depicted as the main protagonist in the animated movie Hotel Transylvania. This modern version of Dracula (also called Drac) is portrayed by one of the funniest actors in Hollywood.

Adam Sandler at the Hollywood Walk of Fame/ Dracula from Hotel Transylvania
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Adam Sandler was the voice behind Dracula in the film. His rendition of the character only drinks fake blood since human blood is too fattening. Well, umm… that’s reassuring. Dracula makes a fool of himself around women and is just as funny as the character who portrays him. Adam Sandler was happy to reprise his role in all the sequels for the movie, including the upcoming one called Hotel Transylvania 4.

Mandy Moore: Rapunzel

In recent years, Disney has been taking its classic cartoon princesses and creating live-action adaptations of their stories. When Disney took the story of Rapunzel and made Tangled, fans loved it! It wouldn’t be shocking if they decide to turn Tangled into a live-action movie! And if it does happen, who better to play the Rapunzel than the girl who voiced her.

Mandy Moore at AMERICAN DREAMZ Premiere in Los Angeles/ Rapunzel from Tangled
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Mandy Moore is the gorgeous actress who brought Rapunzel to life in Tangled. You probably remember Mandy Moore as a singer in the early 2000s. Her big break was when she starred in the romantic film, A Walk to Remember, alongside Shane West. She also appeared in The Princess Diaries and other notable films and TV shows. Now she is known for her role on the hit show; This is Us.

Dave Coulier: Muppet Babies (Animal, Bean Bunny, Bunsen)

From 1984-1991, Muppet Babies was a hit cartoon series aired on CBS. The show used to be called Him Henson’s Muppet babies and featured the childhood versions of The Muppets living together with a nanny! A Full House star lent his voice to the show for a few different characters. Dave Coulier voiced Animal, Bean Bunny, and Bunsen.

Dave Coulier at the 10th Annual Prism Awards at the Beverly Hills hotel/ Animal from The Muppet Babies
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If you ever watched Full House, it’s not at all surprising that Joey Gladstone started off as a voice actor. The funnyman living in the basement on the Tanner house was known for his hilarious voices! Dave Coulier voiced these characters before he gained recognition for playing Joey and stayed on the animated show until it concluded. Now you can catch reprising his famous role on several episodes of Fuller House.