Whenever you were watching an animated movie or a cartoon when you were little, you rarely wondered who’s voicing this or that character. Most of the time, the voice was associated with that very character. Mickey Mouse sounded like Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck was Donald Duck. Who knew there were real people behind them?
Now that we’re all big-brain adults, we know that voice actors exist. But the truth is even more bizarre: a lot of those VAs are big-time celebrities like world-renowned singers and actors. It’s hard to believe how many famous people enjoy lending their voices to big and small animation projects.
From Val Kilmer as Moses to Busta Rhymes as Reptar, here are 21 celebrities who voiced your favorite cartoon characters!
Thomas Brodie Sangster – Ferb in Phineas and Ferb
Val Kilmer – Moses in The Prince of Egypt
Mel Gibson – John Smith in Pocahontas
James Avery – The Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael J. Fox – Stuart Little
Bruce Willis – Spike in The Rugrats Movie
Vin Diesel – The Iron Giant
Tim Curry – Nigel Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys
Fergie – Sally Brown in The Peanuts
Oprah Winfrey – Eudora in The Princess and the Frog
Meg Ryan – Anastasia
Busta Rhymes – Reptar in The Rugrats Movie
J.K. Simmons – The Yellow M&M
Jaleel White – Sonic The Hedgehog
Zach Braff – Chicken Little
Demi Moore – Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Cameron Diaz – Fiona in Shrek
George Clooney – Fantastic Mr. Fox
John Travolta – Bolt
Dakota Fanning – Coraline
Morgan Freeman – Gandalf in The Lego Movie