Everyone has favourite actors and actresses and if they’re starring in a film – you will usually see it.

When it comes to cartoons however, considering they’re usually such a huge part of your life/childhood, you don’t often know who the famous face is behind the character.

From Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz to George Clooney and John Travolta, you’ll be shocked by who voiced your favourite cartoon character.

Tarzan

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English actress Minnie Driver, plays the beautiful Jane in the animated version of Tarzan.

The Simpsons

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Hank is mostly known for voicing Springfield’s bartender Moe Szyslak, however he has also done the voices for Wiggum and Apu, Azaria, as well as Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Cletus Spuckler, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou, Snake Jailbird, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu,Duffman, the Wiseguy and numerous other one-time characters.

Bugs Life

The adorable bug in Bug’s Life is none other than Hayden Panettiere.

Anastasia

Anastasia was a strong-headed character who wanted to find her family. The voice behind the character was in fact ’90s actress Meg Ryan.

The Hunch Back Of Notre Damn

Demi Moore was the voice of none other than Esmerelda.

Fairly Odd Parents

Crimson Chin from The Fairly Odd Parents was played by none other than Jay Leno is also famous for his chin.

Sonic The Hedgehog

It’s hard to believe that Sonic the Hedgehog is voiced by the same guy who plays Steve Urkel. Two ’90s legends!

Futurama

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8 Simple Rules and Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal voiced Leela in the science fiction animated series Futurama for the seven seasons that it ran.

Aladdin

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The late Robin Williams voiced this iconic character in Disney’s Aladdin and will always be remembered for his talent.

The Lion King

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Jeremy Irons was the perfect choice to for the evil uncle of Simba in The Lion King.

Up

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He played Santa Claus in Elf, but did you know Ed Asner also voiced Carl Fredricksen in Up?

 

The Corpse Bride

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Johnny Depp has starred in many of Tim Burton’s films, so it’s no surprise that he voiced Victor Van Dort.

Flushed Away

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You wouldn’t imagine that Wolverine himself would be the voice of a rat, but working alongside Kate Winslet, Jackman voiced Roddy, a pampered rodent trying to find his way back to his posh London flat.

 

Bolt

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In the 2008 film Bolt, John Travolta is the canine superstar who ends up on the mean streets of New York and sets out to be reunited with his owner Penny.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Known more so for his acting in ER and the Ocean’s trilogy, Clooney also lent his voice to the character Mr. Fox.

Ratatouille

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Comedian and writer Patton Oswalt was the voice of Remy in the hugely successful 2007 film, Ratatouille.

Valiant

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Ewan McGregor is the woodland pigeon, Valiant, who wants to become a hero one day and plans to contribute to the war effort.

Brother Bear

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Joaquin Phoenix played the iconic Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, but just three years before he was Kenai in Brother Bear.

Despicable Me

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Surprisingly, comedian Russell Brand voiced Gru’s gadgeteer in Despicable Me.

Megamind

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Comedic actor Will Ferrel voices Megamind, who goes from being the most-brilliant supervillian the world has known to superhero.

Megamind

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And Brad Pitt voices Megaminds nemesis Metro Man.

Monsters, Inc.

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John Goodman has also voiced everyone’s favourite Monsters, Inc. character, Sully.

 

Shrek

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Antonio voices Puss in Boots, the cat that can go from cute and sweet to evil assassin in seconds.

 

Finding Nemo

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Dory might be forgetful, but no one will forget that the talkshow host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is the voice behind the character.

The Corpse Bride

Another actress who often appears in Tim Burton films is Helena Bonham Carter, so it’s no surprise she voiced Emily in The Corpse Bride.

The Lion King

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Actor Matthew Broderick voiced Simba from everyone’s favourite Disney film, The Lion King.

Yogi Bear

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Singer turned actor Justin Timberlake also tried his hand at voice acting in the 2010 film, Yogi Bear.

Yogi Bear

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Alongside Justin Timberlake was Dan Ackroyd, who was the voice of the main character Yogi Bear.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

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Scary Movie star Anna Faris went for something a little different with this role of Sam Sparks in the animated comedy.

The Emperor’s New Groove

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Rules Of Engagement actor, David Space plays Kuzco, the arrogant young Emperor who is transformed into a llama.

 

King Of The Hill

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Brittany Murphy voiced Luanna Platter, the niece of Hank and Peggy Hill in King Of The Hill.

Hotel Transylvania

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Adam Sandler voices the main character in the 2012 film, Hotel Transylvania – a different role than what we’re used to seeing him in.

The Iron Giant

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Before appearing in The Fast And The Furious, Vin Deisel voiced The Iron Giant in the hugely successful film of the same name.

Shrek

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Cameron Diaz played the lovely Fiona who falls for Shrek.

 

Toy Story

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This Pixar film is one of the most popular of all time and it’s Tom Hanks who voiced the unforgettable Woody.

 

Family Guy

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A world away from the character, Mila Kunis is the voice of Meg Griffin.

 

Shark Tale

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Shark Tale is a great watch and of course hilarious – as expected with Will Smith in the main role.

Kung Fu Panda

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Actress Angelina Jolie voiced the master of the tiger style of kung fu, Master Tigress.

Toy Story

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Alongside Tom Hanks is American actor and comedian Tim Allen, who voiced Woody’s best friend Buzz.

Shrek

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Known for Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers boosted his fame even more when he voiced Shrek.

Madagascar

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Ben Stiller is the voice behind the great Alex the lion in 2005 film, Madagascar.

The Lion King

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With a career that has spanned for over 60 years, this legend voiced the legendary Mufasa.

 

SpongeBob SquarePants

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Bill Fagerbakke voiced SpongeBob’s best friend Patrick.

Madagascar

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Chris Rock voices Marty the Zebra who dreams of leaving the zoo and exploring the wild.

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