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What are your favorite voice acting performances in an animated film?

Asked by rockfan (11863points) July 27th, 2017 from iPhone

Here’s my top ten:

1. Tony Jay – Judge Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

2. Kelsey Grammar – Prospector (Toy Story 2)

3. Peter O’Toole – Anton Ego (Ratatouille)

4. Jerry Orbach РLumi̬re (Beauty and the Beast)

5. Ralph Fiennes – Rameses (Prince of Egypt)

6. Jeremy Irons – Scar (The Lion King)

7. Julia Sawalha – Ginger (Chicken Run)

8. Holly Hunter – Helen Parr (The Incredibles)

9. Jennifer Aniston – Annie Hughes (The Iron Giant)

10. Ellen DeGeneres – Dory (Finding Nemo)

Honorable Mentions:

11. Minnie Driver – Jane Porter (Tarzan)

12. Frank Welker – Abu (Aladdin)

13. Danny Elfman – Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

14. Chris Sanders – Stitch (Lilo & Stitch

15. Susan – Meg (Hercules)

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19 Answers

rockfan's avatar

Susan Egan*

PullMyFinger's avatar

Let’s not forget Mike Myers as Shrek.

The story goes that the movie was pretty much complete, with Myers using his normal speaking voice, then it occurred to him that Shrek would be far more entertaining if he had a Scottish accent.

The producers reluctantly agreed to let Myers re-dub all of Shrek’s dialogue sounding like a Scot, supposedly at an added expense of about a million dollars.

And the rest, as they say, is history…..

rockfan's avatar

Yeah, Mike Meyers as Shrek is definitely in my top 20. I also think John Lithgow was great as Lord Farquaad

Coloma's avatar

I love Lord Farquaad, LOL.

I also LOVE Will Ferral as Megamind and Brad Pitt as Metroman.
Megamind is one of my all time favorites.

rockfan's avatar

It’s actually kind of crazy that the producers originally wanted Shrek to have an American accent, that would have been so off putting lol

filmfann's avatar

I’m not sure if this question was inspired by this, but it should be noted June Foray died this morning.
June was the voice of Rocky The Flying Squirrel, Natasha, the grandmother in the Tweetybird cartoons, Cindy Loo Who, and mountains of others. She contributed to The Simpsons, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, and many others.

With that, I will say June Foray as Rocket J. Squirrel.

ragingloli's avatar

Whoever voiced the raccoon in the gotg movies.

Pachy's avatar

My own. I provided the bark for an animated dog in a TV commercial I wrote in my advertising days. The product was a flea collar. I had to make the bark mournful when he was scratching and happy when he put on the collar. Took great acting skill.

Kardamom's avatar

I enjoyed Adam Sandler as the vampire in Hotel Transylvania, and Steve Carell as Gru in the Despicable Me movies, and all of the minion’s voices (whover they were), and the person who did the voice of the caterpillar in A Bug’s Life. And the guy who did the voice of the mad duck scientist (in the wheelchair) in Nightmare Before Christmas.

rockfan's avatar

@Kardamom I also made a list of my most disliked voice over performances and Sandler’s and Carrell’s characters were number 4 and 5…

But I agree, I love the character of Heimlich in A Bug’s Life, he was voiced by the late Joe Ranft.

kritiper's avatar

Terri Hawkes and Paige O’Hara.

cookieman's avatar

@ragingloli: That was Bradley Cooper.

My favorite is a more traditional voice actor:

Billy West
as both Ren & Stimpy

YOU STUPID, BLOATED, EEDIOT!!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Charles Fleischer in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

cookieman's avatar

^^ in everything.

rockfan's avatar

I’m shocked that no one has jumped down my throat for not including Robin Williams as the Genie

AshlynM's avatar

Ellen Degeneres as Dory
Eddie Murphy as Donkey
Buddy Hackett as Scuttle

PullMyFinger's avatar

@AshlynM Shame on me for bringing up Shrek, but failing to mention Eddie Murphy as Donkey…

Kardamom's avatar

Eddie Murphy was also very good as the tiny dragon in Mulan. I also liked James Hong as the voice of the adoptive father of Kung Fu Panda, Mr. Ping.

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