Oprah Winfrey’s voice was in “The Princess and the Frog.”
You can’t miss Winfrey’s signature vocals as Princess Tiana’s hardworking mom Eudora in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,”
Danny DeVito voiced Phil in “Hercules.”
DeVito lent his vocals to the centaur Phil in “Hercules.”
Of course, this iconic voice casting almost never happened as DeVito initially decided not to audition for the voice of Phil.
The voice of Hercules was provided by Tate Donovan.
“Friends” actor Donovan was the voice of Hercules in the 1997 movie of the same name.
You’ve also probably seen him in other popular TV shows like “The OC” and “Damages.” Donovan has voiced Hercules over two decades, in both the spinoff shows and the popular “Kingdom Hearts” video games.
Scott Weinger was cast as Aladdin in “Aladdin.”
You might know Weinger best as DJ Tanner’s boyfriend on “Full House,” but did you know the ’90s star was also the voice of Aladdin?
In addition to singing in the movie, Weinger also voices Aladdin in the “Aladdin” spin-off movies and TV series. Like Donovan, he voices his character in the “Kingdom Hearts” franchises as well.
Genie in “Aladdin” was voiced by the one and only Robin Williams.
Although he didn’t voice the Genie in the spin-off TV show or sequels, fans can hear the late actor’s voice as Genie in “Disney’s Math Quest with Aladdin” video game and a few select stints as Genie for various videos.
Jonathan Groff’s iconic voice was put to good use in “Frozen.”
Groff is known for his role as the charming Jesse St. James on Fox’s “Glee” and his comical portrayal of King George III on “Hamilton.”
The Grammy-award-winning singer put his vocal cords to good use yet again as Kristoff on Disney’s 2013 blockbuster “Frozen.”
Though he didn’t have any solo songs in the first film, “Frozen 2” gave Kristoff an entire ballad. Groff told Entertainment Weekly in 2019 that he felt this role was “empowering” and he loved that “Kristoff is a Disney leading man with a sensitive side.”
Tarzan was voiced by the one and only Tony Goldwyn.
Before he was the fictitious president of the United States on “Scandal,”Goldwyn lent his voice to Tarzan in Disney’s 1999 film of the same name.
Goldwyn was not involved in the voicing of Tarzan in “Tarzan 2.”
Tarzan’s love interest, Jane, was voiced by Minnie Driver.
Driver‘s recognizable voice was also in the movie “Tarzan.”
Alongside Goldwyn, Driver lent her voice to the talented Jane, Tarzan’s love interest. The “Good Will Hunting” actress was not involved in “Tarzan” sequels or spin-offs.
Terk in “Tarzan” was voiced by Rosie O’Donnell.
Rounding out the star-studded voice cast of “Tarzan” is O’Donnell.
O’Donnell voiced the boisterous Terk in the 1999 film. She was not involved in any subsequent “Tarzan”-related creations.
Linda Hunt lent her voice to Grandmother Willow in “Pocahontas.”
The veteran star has voiced or acted as what seems like hundreds of characters since the 1970s. In 1995,
Shakira played an antelope version of herself as Gazelle in “Zootopia.”
The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer left her mark on the 2016 Disney film about a rabbit police officer and fox criminal.
Shakira played a character much like herself — a famous pop star dedicated to social justice and peace. She contributed the original single “Try Everything” to the movie soundtrack, and later wore an outfit similar to Gazelle at her Super Bowl halftime show performance.
Adding to the star-studded cast, Octavia Spencer voiced Mrs. Otterton in “Zootopia.”
The “Hidden Figures” actress made her animated film debut in “Zootopia.” Her character — Mrs. Otterton, an anxious otter — turns to Judy Hopps to help with the mysterious disappearance of her husband.
Spencer told The Grio in 2016 that she was excited to work on a film her nieces and nephews could watch, considering most of her roles aren’t “age-appropriate.” She added that working on an animated movie was “difficult” but “fun.”
She added, “As an actor, we are used to using our whole bodies to convey varying emotions in front of the camera, but with animation, it’s one hundred percent your voice.”
Idris Elba also lent his voice to Chief Bogo in “Zootopia.”
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star switched things up to play the animated Chief Bogo — a burly buffalo police officer who doubts the talent of rabbit Judy Hopps.
This was Elba’s first time playing an animated character, and told USA Today in 2016 that he “grabbed the part by the horns.”
Michael J. Fox voiced Milo in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.”
Sterling K. Brown voiced Lieutenant Mattias in “Frozen 2.”
Most people know Brown for his role as Randall on NBC’s “This Is Us” or his appearance in “Black Panther,” but many would be surprised to find that he also voiced a character in Disney’s “Frozen 2.”
Brown lent his voice to the character of Lieutenant Mattias and told Variety in a 2019 interview that having Black representation in the film was very important to him.
Daveed Diggs voiced rapper Paul in “Soul.”
Multi-talented actor and “Hamilton” thespian Diggs played a former rapper in “Soul.” Paul is Joe’s neighborhood nemesis who has flashbacks of being in a rap group.
Diggs contributed to the soundtrack of the film with the original “Rappin Ced” and consulted on the show. Diggs told The Guardian in 2020, “They wanted feedback on cultural relevancy from a ton of black folks,” adding, “Everybody means well, but there’s so much unconscious bias happening.”
Angela Bassett loved playing “Dorothea Williams” in “Soul.”
The “Black Panther” star voiced the suave jazz saxophonist Dorothea Williams in “Soul.”
She told NPR in 2020 that she enjoyed her role because it reminded her of female Black musicians she admired, and she especially enjoyed playing a saxophonist.
She added that voice acting was more difficult than she was used to, adding “I obsess about it being a little harder because that’s – like, right now, all you have is my voice. And you don’t have the other distractions, you know, the physicality, the facial expressions, you know, the others. You know, it’s just your voice.”
Questlove did more than voice Curly in “Soul.”
Not only did Questlove voice Joe’s former student “Curly” on “Soul,” he also acted as a cultural consultant alongside Quincy Jones and Diggs. He also helped creators choose the film’s music.
In a 2020 interview with ABC, he said, “They told me who the characters were and I asked every question under the sun about that character, and I figured out what they would listen to.”
Who could forget Eddie Murphy voiced Mushu in “Mulan.”
Before he was Donkey in Universal Studios’ “Shrek,”Murphy used his voice acting skills to bring Mushu alive in “Mulan.”
With hilarious one-liners and a natural ability to bring a bit of comedy into an otherwise darker Disney film, Murphy nailed it.
Awkwafina recorded her voice as Sisu in “Raya and the Last Dragon” during the pandemic.
She told USA Today in 2021 that she felt like a big shot when Disney sent her an audio-production tent — and even asked to keep it.
Awkwafina voiced Sisu — a goofy, larger-than-life dragon who accompanies Raya on an adventure to restore a dragon gem in Disney’s first film with a Southeast Asian princess. She told Stylecaster in 2020 that she was drawn to the role because she “definitely relate[s] to both Raya and Sisu.”
Sandra Oh on Raya voiced the regal Virana in “Raya.”
The ABC “Grey’s Anatomy” star played Virana, Namaari’s mother and poised chieftess of Fang.
At the first global press conference for Disney’s “Raya” in 2021, Oh said she was “extremely moved by the theme of the story, which, ultimately, is about trust and how I am struggling with that.”
The Tail Chief was voiced by Patti Harrison in “Raya.”
However, Kim took to the animated screen with his role as Chief Benja in “Raya.” Kim played Chief Benja, ruler of the Heart tribe and father of Raya.
He told Young Post in 2021 that his character was especially important to have in the wake of anti-Asian hate crimes, saying “My character plays a leader of a land that has become factionalised. His mission is to bring unity to all of the lands,” and added that this film “should have happened a long time ago.”
Maya Rudolph voiced Daniela in the Disney film, “Luca.”
The “SNL” comedian played Luca’s mother — who is also a sea monster — in the 2021 animated adventure that takes place on the Italian Riviera.
In a 2021 interview with The Movie Times, she said she admired the way her character was ready to roll up her sleeves in any way to protect her son. She added, “She’s a fiercely loving protective mother.”
Jim Gaffigan voiced Lorenzo in “Luca.”
The actor, comedian, and producer played Luca’s sea-monster father in “Luca.”
In a 2021 interview with Comic Book, Gaffigan said he based the sometimes absent-minded character off of his own parenting experience.
“I can understand being a parent that’s distracted by has the best intentions. There’s a difference between being a disinterested parent and somebody who’s just struggling with trying to do the right thing,” he said. “I so identify with that because I’m a dad, but I don’t know know what I’m doing.”
“Luca” character Ugo Paguro is voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen.
The “Borat” star played Luca’s cooky, yet lovable, anglerfish uncle who lives in the deep, deep part of the ocean.
“Luca” writer Mike Jones told Slate in 2021 that Uncle Ugo is a “cautionary tale” of a character who left the ocean and “then got in a bunch of trouble.”
He added, “Sacha Baron Cohen gave Ugo exactly what Ugo needed, which is that wonderful, loopy, almost drunk from oxygen nature.”