When it comes to animated movies, Disney movies pretty much takes the cake. Disney is the company behind some of our favorite old time classics that bring us nothing but the best memories and new animated films that continue to keep us glued to the screen with each release.
With Disney being the force behind some of favorite animated films and cartoon characters, it should come as no surprise that some of our favorite characters were voiced by some of our favorite Hollywood actors and actresses!
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite Disney characters and the famous actors behind them.
John Krasinski as Frank McCay in Monsters University
The Office alum and talented actor voiced an exceptional “scarer” in the Monsters, Inc. prequel. He appears in the very beginning of the film and gives Mike Wazowski an “MU” hat, acting as inspiration for him to one day attend the college.
Hayden Panettiere as Dot in A Bug’s Life & Suri in Dinosaur
Long before her Nashville days, Panettiere voiced the young ant Dot as a child in 1998 film A Bug’s Life. In 2010, Panettiere lent her vocals out yet again this time playing a happy lemur named Suri in Dinosaur.
3. Mindy Kaling as Disgust in Inside Out & Taffyta Muttonfudge in Wreck-It Ralph
Kaling first got her start with Disney by voicing a snotty racer who gives Vanellope von Schweetz a lot of grief in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph. In 2015’s Inside Out, Kaling got an even bigger role as the personified emotion Disgust. Kaling joined forces with Disney for a third time three years later in 2018 for the box-office smash A Wrinkle In Time.
4. Jaime Camil as Papá in Coco
Jane the Virgin fans were hit with a surprise when they heard Rogelio’s voice in the film Coco. Jaime Camil voiced Miguel’s dad in the Oscar winning film. “It was very special and very touching for me to see my name on the end credits,” he said in an interview about the movie. “That was [a] moment that I cried.”
5. Mandy Moore as Rapunzel in Tangled
Before she had us in our feels and teary eyed every week on This Is Us, Moore voiced the Disney princess with never-ending, magical hair, Rapunzel in the 2010 animated film. Moore continues to voice the character in a TV spin-off series currently airing on Disney Channel, and she’ll also show up as Rapunzel again in a scene in Wreck-It Ralph 2 this November.
6. Jamie Chung as Go Go in Big Hero 6
Former Real World cast member turned Hollywood actress, voiced Go Go Tomago, the spunky student turned super-hero in Big Hero 6.
7. Idris Elba as Chief Bogo in Zootopia & Fluke in Finding Dory
Elba may be very easy on the eyes, starring in today’s hottest television shows and movies, but the Luther star has also dappled in the world of animation lending his voice to a few of our favorite characters. Elba voiced the buffalo chief of police in 2016’s Zootopia as well as a bullying sea lion in Finding Dory the very same year.
8. Aubrey Plaza as Claire Wheeler in Monsters University
Also stepping behind the camera is Aubrey Plaza who also joined forces with Disney for the 2013 prequel to Monster’s University. Plaza joined the cast as a monster who serves as president of the Greek Council. Of the part, Plaza said, “Claire is kind of like a gothic kind of monster. She likes to pretend like she doesn’t care about anything, but she really does care about the Scare Games.”
9. Jenny Slate as Bellwether in Zootopia
In the 2016 mystery movie, the Saturday Night Live alum voiced an assistant mayor, who happens to be a sheep and the villain. “To be a character in a Disney movie—that’s top of the list,” she of landing the gig. “It’s a classic job that you hope to get.”
10. Chloë Grace Moretz as Young Penny in Bolt
While Miley Cyrus was the voice behind the human girl in the 2008 film Bolt the younger version of Penny was voiced by the star in the making, actress Chloë Grace Moretz.