19+ Celebrities Who Surprisingly Voiced Some Of Our Favorite Cartoon Characters

You know that feeling you get when you're watching an animated film, and you're positive the main character's voice is someone you know? You quickly search IMDB because you can't possibly wait another minute to find out who the heck is providing the voices for that shark, robot, dog, and so forth. Surprise! It turns out to be an A-lister.
It baffles me that so many celebrities are voicing cartoon characters these days. And most of the time, you don’t even know it’s them until you see the credit or look them up on the web. Many of us would jump out of our chairs with amazement after finding out about it.
Putting on a show for the camera is one thing, but giving an animated character life and expression on screen is quite another. These celebrities are not only skilled in front of the camera, but they also have a sense of humor and have provided voices for some of the most well-known animated characters out there.
Here is a list of surprising celebrities who have provided voices for animated films.

#1 Wolf, The Bad Guys

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Sam Rockwell, an Oscar winner, plays Wolf in the upcoming 2022 DreamWorks movie about a bunch of wanted criminals.

#2 Rosita, Sing

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Reese Witherspoon, an Oscar winner, excels as singing pig Rosita in the Sing movies.

#3 Lightning McQueen, Cars

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Both Cars and Car 2's Lightning McQueen were portrayed by Owen Wilson.

#4 Gidget, The Secret Life of Pets

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In the The Secret Life of Pets films, iconic voice actor Jenny Slate, who is also known as the creator of the immensely famous cartoon character Marcel the Shell, portrays snobbish Pomeranian Gidget to perfection.

#5 Rapunzel, Tangled

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The princess with 70-foot-long hair, who was also the first Disney royal with magical abilities, was voiced by former teen pop singer Mandy Moore.

#6 Gru, Despicable Me Franchise

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The most recent Despicable Me movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru, which hits theaters on July 1, 2022, has Steve Carell as the endearing villain Gru.

#7 Kristoff, Frozen

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One of the few characters in Frozen without a major song is Looking actor Jonathan Groff, a seasoned veteran of Broadway.

#8 Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets

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The invariably funny Kevin Hart gives his whole effort to the role of the boisterous daredevil Snowball.

#9 Dory, Finding Nemo

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Specially created for Emmy-winning talk show presenter Ellen DeGeneres is Dory the forgetful fish.

#10 Belle Bottom, Minions: The Rise of Gru

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Empire alum Taraji P. Henson participated in the 2022 film Minions: The Rise of Gru, Taraji P. Henson will make her debut as Belle Bottom in the Despicable Me series.

#11 Master Chow, Belle Bottom, Minions: The Rise of Gru

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Iconic actress Michelle Yeoh, who plays the part of Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru, is a cast member as well.

#12 Buster Moon, Sing

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With his endearing portrayal as Buster Moon in the Sing franchise, Matthew McConaughey will have you saying "alright, alright, alright"

#13 Helen Parr/Elastigirl, The Incredibles

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Holly Hunter is fortunate to have gained some superhero experience from Disney, since she went on to be cast in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

#14 Woody, Toy Story

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According to Tom Hanks, he was drawn to the part of Woody the cowboy because as a child, he sometimes pondered if his toys might come to life when no one was around.

#15 Queen Elinor, Brave

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Queen Elinor, who suffers from a witch's curse that causes her to transform into a gigantic bear, is voiced by Emma Thompson.

#16 Ash, Sing

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Scarlett Johansson, an actress, displays her singing talent as Ash in the musical series.

#17 Tarantula, The Bad Guys

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Awkwafina, a Golden Globe winner, plays Tarantula in The Bad Guys and delivers her renowned style of humor.

#18 Miss Hattie & Lucy, Despicable Me Franchise

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In the first movie in the series, released in 2010, Kristen Wiig made her acting debut as Miss Hattie. She then voiced Lucy in the first two sequels.

#19 Diane Foxington, The Bad Guys

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Actress Zazie Beetz from Atlanta provides the voice of a flirty antagonist.

#20 Duke, The Secret Life of Pets

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Alum of Modern Family Duke, the adorable dog on the big screen, is played by Eric Stonestreet.
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