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Celebrities Who Have Voiced Cartoon Characters
Some of our most beloved cartoon characters are voiced by some of our most adored celebrities. How many times have you been sitting down with your son or daughter watching a cartoon and the voice of the cartoon character sounds very familiar? Sometimes you may wait until you see the credits at the end of the movie to figure out who the voice is but sometimes you never do find out. Some celebrity voiced cartoons may be a surprise to you, but some you may have already known. Here are a few of the celebrities that have voiced characters throughout the years.
Mandy Moore is very talented; she is a singer, an actress, and now a cartoon character. Many people already know that Mandy Moore was the voice of Rapunzel in the Disney movie “Tangled” but did you know she is also the voice of Sheriff Callie on “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”.
We all know Fergie as the female singer from the “Black Eyed Peas” but decades ago she was the voice of a very lovable Peanuts character. In the 1980s, Fergie voiced Sally (Charlie Brown’s little sister) in three Peanuts specials which aired in the 80s.
Fergie’s husband and star of the “Transformers” movies has also had a try at voicing a cartoon character. If your little one is a fan of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” chances are you have heard Duhamel’s voice as the character of Captain Flynn.
Another surprise voice on “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” is from across the pond, and an unlikely choice for a child’s cartoon but Mrs. Sharon Osbourne has voiced the character of Mama Hook on the Disney cartoon series.
Tim Gunn has become a more well known and prominent celebrity in the media over that last few years, so much so that he had an entire cartoon character modeled and developed to be just like him. Many of the young girls are currently into the cartoon “Sofia the First”, so if you have seen an episode, then you have seen the character based off of Tim Gunn and voiced by Tim Gunn, Bailywick. When looking at the character of Bailywick it is very easy to see the similarities between Gunn and Bailywick.
The name Wallace Shawn may not seem very familiar to you. However, you have definitely seen him in a variety of movies and television series over the years. Wallace Shawn was Vizzini in the “Princess Bride” and Mr. Hall in the movie “Clueless”. He has also starred on television series such as “Gossip Girl” and “The Good Wife”. Wallace Shawn was the voice of the beloved cartoon character of Rex in the “Toy Story” movies.
Michael J Fox
Everyone knows that Fox was a star on the television series “Family Ties” and “Spin City. We also know him as Marty in the “Back to the Future” movies but did you know he also voiced a very tiny mouse named Stuart. Fox was the voice of Stuart Little in the “Stuart Little” movies
Before Mel Gibson turned into a “crazy” and belligerent movie star he was the voice of a male character in a popular Disney movie. Gibson not only voiced but sang as the character of John Smith in the cartoon “Pocahontas”.
Now known as Batman, Bale first voiced a male character in a beloved Disney cartoon many years before he became a well known actor in Hollywood. Bale was the voice of Thomas in the cartoon “Pocahontas”. Thomas is the character that falls off of the ship in the beginning of the movie and shoots a Native American causing John Smith to be blamed for the murder of the Native American.
Now famous for her role on “Nashville” and her role on “Heroes”, Panetteire was the voice of an insect in the movie “A Bug’s Life”. Hayden was Dot, the young princess who gets into mischief.
Former “Dancing with the Stars” competitor and “Blossom” star was the voice of a certain feline in an early Disney cartoon “Oliver and Company”. Lawrence voices the main character of Oliver in the cartoon which oddly starred Billy Joel as the lead dog.
Current president of the USA on T.V. and bad guy in “Ghost”, Goldwyn was also a high flying jungle man in the Disney cartoon “Tarzan”. Goldwyn voices the main character of “Tarzan” which also starred Rosie O’Donnell as an ape and Minnie Driver as Jane. Phil Collins also sang most of the songs in the cartoon.
Jackman is best known as Wolverine in the X-Men movies but he plays a soft and cuddly character in the cartoon “Rise of the Guardians”. Jackman voices the not so happy Easter Bunny in the cartoon which brings all of the holiday characters together to battle evil.
Now the star of the sitcom “Mom”, Faris first voiced Samantha Sparks in the cartoon “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”. Faris reprised her role as Sparks in the sequel too. Faris also starred in the “Scary Movie” parodies. When looking at the character Sam Sparks, the physical similarities between Faris and Sparks are obvious.
Everyone knows Kasem as a top radio personality who always kept the public up to date on the newest pop music and even today he is still one of the most well known presences on the radio. However, very few people know that he was also a beloved cartoon character on our Saturday morning cartoons. Many people may not know that Kasem was the voice of Shaggy on the popular cartoon “Scooby Doo”.
Tough guy Vin Diesel is the star of the “Fast and the Furious” movies but he also plays a gentle giant in the movie “Iron Giant”. Diesel plays the title character in the cartoon. Diesel may seem like an unlikely choice but he also played a babysitter in the movie “The Pacifier”. I guess Diesel is really just a big softie.