Enjoy Magical Secrets About the Voices Behind Our Favorite Disney Characters

From feature films to animated and live-action TV shows, you are probably familiar with the voices of famous Disney characters because they had some of the most magical times in our childhood.But what about the actors who provided the voices for these Disney characters? Do you know anything about them? In fact, while most of Disney's works are generally loved and admired by audiences, few fans can recognize the faces behind their favorite characters even after seeing them multiple times.
Well, I know you're one of them, right? But don't worry because soon we will reveal to you interesting information about them. From Snow White, the first princess, to Elsa, the powerful ice queen, scroll down to know who they are and what they look like. Some of them may surprise you!

#1 Adriana Caselotti as Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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The actress also has an uncredited role in 1939's The Wizard of Oz. She speaks the line "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" during the Tin Man's song "If I Only Head a Heart".

#2 Eleanor Audley as Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty

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Angelina Jolie may have performed Maleficent's legendary role, but Eleanor Audley came before her. Eleanor was also the voice of Cinderella's nasty stepmother, Lady Tremaine.

#3 Jimmy MacDonald as Mickey Mouse

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Jimmy MacDonald was the initial head of Walt Disney Productions' sound effects department and a British-born American foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, and conductor. From 1947 to 1977, he was also the voice of Mickey Mouse.

#4 Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Tangled

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Mandy Moore, the former teen pop star, voiced the princess with 70-foot-long hair, who was also the first Disney royal to have supernatural powers. Natalie Portman was also a candidate for the part.

#5 Donnie Dunagan as Bambi, Bambi

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Donnie Dunagan's name may be unfamiliar to you at first. However, if you looked further, you'd learn he was the star of Disney's Bambi. Dunagan, despite having the voice of a delicate, gentle deer, was everything but.

#6 Steve Buscemi as Randy, Monsters, Inc.

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Steve Buscemi is a voice actor known for voicing Randall, Scamper, and Neil Fleming.

#7 Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor, Brave

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Two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson provides the voice of Elinor, the Scottish Queen who has her own plan in mind for her daughter Merida—a plan that’s been predestined since long before either of them was born, in Disney/Pixar’s new 3D animated feature, “Brave.”

#8 Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini, Ratatouille

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Lou Romano is a voice actor known for voicing Linguini, Bernie Kropp, and Daddy Bird.

#9 Janeane Garofalo as Colette Tatou, Ratatouille

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In an interview, comedian Janeane Garofalo admitted that she had no idea why she was picked to play the tough-as-nails chef, but she was "endlessly flattered" that she got the character.

#10 Holly Hunter as Helen Parr/Elastigirl, The Incredibles

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Holly Hunter is the voice of Helen Parr, also known as Elastigirl in the Disney/Pixar film "The Incredibles 2". Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet — taking care of the problems of his three children.

#11 Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Cars

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Owen Wilson is a huge star in Hollywood these days, but he wasn't always. He was hardly a household name when Cars was published in 2006. Notably, he worked with Jackie Chan on the 2000 classic Shanghai noon and its 2003 sequel. His participation in those films brought him into contact with Cars director John Lasseter.

#12 Edward Asner as Carl, Up

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He may resemble an older Martin Scorsese than the person who played him, but it's difficult to imagine the aging hero of "Up" being played better than by Asner. The veteran "Mary Tyler Moore Show" star and seven-time Emmy winner only appears after the film's famed opening sequence has already made you cry like a baby.

#13 Tony Goldwyn as Tarzan,Tarzan

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Who knew President Fitz from Scandal had a wild side.

#14 Eartha Kitt as Yzma, The Emperor's New Groove

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You could have missed the nod to Eartha Kitt's portrayal as Catwoman when her villainous Yzma changed into a cat at the end of this film.

#15 Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

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After Chevy Chase declined the part of Buzz Lightyear, Tim Allen stepped in. Allen has stated that Chevy was a major influence in his career, and the fact that his idol passed on the role of Buzz immediately before he was offered it was the main reason he opted to film Toy Story.

#16 Patton Oswalt as Remy, Ratatouille

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Patton Oswalt is an American actor and voice actor. He is probably best known to animation fans as the voice actor of Remy in the Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar animated movie Ratatouille (2007), Pazuzu in Neighbors from Hell (2010),

#17 David Spade as Emperor Kuzco, The Emperor's New Groove

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David Spade was in his mid-30s when he voiced Emperor Kuzco, who is supposed to be 18.

#18 Gill, Finding Nemo

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Gill is a Moorish Idol, and a major character in Disney/Pixar's 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo. He is the leader of the Tank Gang.

#19 Tom Hanks as Woody, Toy Story

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Tom Hanks has stated that he wanted to play Woody the cowboy because, as a child, he worried whether his toys might come to life while no one was in the room.

#20 Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Finding Nemo

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Dory, the forgetful blue fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, originally captured the hearts of "Finding Nemo" viewers when the Pixar blockbuster entered theaters in 2003. Dory was so successful that she got her own sequel, "Finding Dory," in 2016.

#21 Albert Brooks as Marlin, Finding Nemo

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Albert Brooks, whose onscreen credits include the films Taxi Driver (1976), Broadcast News (1987), Defending Your Life (1991), Out of Sight (1998), Drive (2011), and Concussion (2015), voiced Marlin, the clownfish who becomes separated from his son.

#22 Kathleen Turner as Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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Kathleen Turner was nine months pregnant when she recorded her part as the seductive, smoldering Jessica Rabbit.

#23 Kelly Macdonald as Merida, Brave

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The Scottish actress is well renowned for her parts in Trainspotting, Nanny McPhee, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. (she played Helena Ravenclaw).

#24 Mary Costa as Princess Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

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Costa was an emerging singer and actress who had appeared on television, radio and in films like the comedy 'Marry Me Again,' and the crime drama 'The Big Caper,' before she landed the speaking and singing role of Aurora in 'Sleeping Beauty.'

#25 Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best/Frozone, The Incredibles

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Few actors have more recognizable voices than Samuel L. Jackson, so it was virtually inevitable that Pixar would employ him at some point, which the company accomplished admirably.

#26 Miley Cyrus as Penny, Bolt

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Miley Cyrus ("Hanna Montana"), the multi-platinum-selling pop singer, performs the voice of Penny, the main character's adoring owner, in Walt Disney Pictures' new animated adventure "Bolt." Aside from being one of today's most popular and sought-after performers, the singer-actress contributed honesty and credibility to the proceedings.

#27 Jonathan Drew Groff as Kristoff, Frozen

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Jonathan Drew Groff is an American actor and singer. He's known for voicing: Kristoff in Walt Disney Pictures Frozen.

#28 Jodi Benson as Ariel, The Little Mermaid

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Jodi Benson was mostly a stage actress until she earned the part of homo sapiens-want tobe Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and she went on to have a lengthy career in the animation industry. Following the success of the "Under the Sea" film, which launched the Disney Renaissance, Benson provided her voice to a number of animated TV episodes and direct-to-video Disney sequels, including The Little Mermaid and Hercules.

#29 Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles

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The adorable star of "Coach" may not seem like obvious casting as a superhero, but "The Incredibles" was another example of how the studio's policy of avoiding big names can pay off. Nelson is totally believable in his superheroic prime, like the Superman you never knew you wanted, but he's just as terrific as a slump-shouldered family guy.

#30 John Goodman as Sulley, Monsters, Inc.

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He can play brash and villainous, but Goodman's voice has an inherent warmth to it that has served him well in "Monsters Inc.," as the bear-like Sulley, the top-scarer in the titular company.
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