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25 Photos Of Popular Disney Characters And The Famous Actors Who Voiced Them

Throughout the studio’s history, Disney has had an extraordinary roster of animated characters and an incredible range of voice actors that helped bring those characters to life. Since Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks sat down to collaborate on creating a small rabbit named Oswald and a mouse called Mickey, Disney has been setting the standard for the animation industry. And today, decades later, Disney is the largest film company in the world.

The innovative studio has a remarkable list of talent that goes back almost 100 years, including well-known Broadway actors and Hollywood icons. So we dug deep into the history of voice acting at Disney to make a list of 25 iconic Disney characters and the talented actors who played them! Some people also share their exciting reactions when they find out who the voice actors are behind their favorite characters! See them all in the list below.

#1 Stephanie Beatriz, aka Rosa in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Carla from “In the Heights”, as Mirabel Madrigal in “Encanto”

Source: Tibrina Hobson / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“I was surprised when I found out Mirabel was played by Stephanie Beatriz. I’ve only seen Stephanie in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, where her character Rosa is very dry, serious, and threatening. I had no idea Stephanie had such an awesome singing voice!”

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#2 Kelly Marie Tran, aka Rose Tico in the “Star Wars” franchise and Jules Shaw in “Sorry for Your Loss”, as Raya in “Raya and the Last Dragon”

Source: Tristan Fewings / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

#3 Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean, as Zazu in “The Lion King”

Source: Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images, Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#4 Christopher Jackson, aka Broadway’s George Washington in “Hamilton and Benny from In the Heights”, as Chief Tui’s singing voice in “Moana”

Source: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images, Disney

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#5 Willem Dafoe, aka Norman Osborn/Green Goblin from “Spider-Man”, as Gill in “Finding Nemo”

Source: Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#6 Christian Bale, aka Christopher Nolan’s Batman, as Thomlike in “Pocahontas”

Source: Araya Diaz / Getty Images, Disney

“Literally mind blown.”

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#7 Moira Kelly, aka Karen Roe in “One Tree Hill”, as Nala in “The Lion King”

Source: Jason Merritt / Getty Images, Disney

“I watched One Tree Hill, and then I coincidentally watched The Lion King pretty soon after. I kept thinking, ‘Why does Nala’s voice sound so familiar?!'”

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#8 Matthew Broderick, aka Ferris Bueller, as Simba in “The Lion King”

Source: Jemal Countess / Getty Images, Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

“I only found out about Matthew Broderick voicing Simba a few weeks ago, and I was so surprised. I had no idea Ferris Bueller had voiced the main character in The Lion King!”

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#9 Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor, aka Merida’s mother, in “Brave”

Source: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images, Disney

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#10 Jonathan Groff, aka FBI agent Holden Ford in “Mindhunter and King George in Hamilton”, as Kristoff in “Frozen”

Source: Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“The same guy who deep dives into the minds of heinous serial killers in Mindhunter is also the lovable goof who speaks for a reindeer in Frozen. WHAT?!”

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#11 John Krasinski as “Frightening” Frank McCay in “Monsters University”

Source: Jason Mendez / Getty Images, Walt Disney StudiosMotion Pictures

“John Krasinski voices a minor character in Monsters University, which I didn’t notice until my third time watching it!!!”

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#12 Ming-Na Wen, aka Agent May in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Fennec Shand in “The Mandalorian”, as Mulan in “Mulan”

Source: Amy Sussman / Getty Images, Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

“She’s one of the only actresses who play a player, Disney, and Star Wars character.”

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#13 Angela Bassett as Dorothea Williams in “Soul”

Source: Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

#14 Jerry Orbach, aka Dr. Jake Houseman in “Dirty Dancing”, as Lumière in “Beauty and the Beast”

Source: Bruce Glikas / FilmMagic / Getty Images, Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

“I was surprised to find out that the dad from Dirty Dancing was the voice of Lumière. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, and I didn’t find that out until recently!”

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#15 Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim in “Treasure Planet”

Source: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#16 Scott Weinger, aka Steve Hale in “Full House”, as Aladdin in “Aladdin”

Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“It’s always a shock every time I remember Steve Hale from Full House voiced Aladdin.”

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#17 John Leguizamo, aka Sid the “Sloth from Ice Age”, as Bruno Madrigal in “Encanto”

Source: Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#18 Christopher Daniel Barnes, aka Greg Brady in “The Brady Bunch Movie”, as Prince Eric in “The Little Mermaid”

Source: Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#19 Craig T. Nelson, aka Steve Freeling in “Poltergeist”, as Mr. Incredible in “The Incredibles”

Source: Jean Baptiste Lacroix / WireImage / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Craig T. Nelson in The Incredibles! I was rewatching Poltergeist recently, and I couldn’t figure out why the dad’s voice sounded so familiar until I looked on his IMDb page!”

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#20 Cree Summer, aka Susie from “Rugrats”, as Princess Kida in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”

Source: Gregg Deguire / WireImage / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“For a long time, I didn’t know that Cree Summer was the voice of Kida in Atlantis: The Lost Empire. When I found out, I was really that Susie from Rugrats and Kida were the same actor. It was a pleasant surprise.”

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#21 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, aka Elaine in “Seinfeld”, as Laurel Lightfoot in “Onward”

Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#22 Tate Donovan, aka Jimmy Cooper in “The O.C.”, as Hercules in “Hercules”

Source: Michael Kovac / Getty Images for Acura, Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

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#23 Tony Goldwyn, aka President Fitzgerald Grant in “Scandal”, as Tarzan in “Tarzan”

Source: Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images, Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Out of curiosity, I wanted to see what the person who voiced Tarzan looked like. My jaw literal when I found out it was the same man who played the president of the US on Scandal.”

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#24 Oprah as Eudora aka Tiana’s mother, in “The Princess and the Frog”

Source: David Livingston / Getty Images, Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy Everett Collection

“The fact that I never noticed Oprah voiced Eudora is upsetting.”

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#25 Nicole Scherzinger as Sina, aka Moana’s mom, in “Moana”

Source: Gregg Deguire / Getty Images, Disney

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