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List Rules Vote for the individual voiceover performance, not the best overall actor.

This list contains information about the best animated voiceover performances in film, ranked by your votes. Several famous actors and actresses have lent their voices to to help create some of the most iconic animated characters of all time. Some of these celebrities voiced Disney characters while others teamed up with Dreamworks. Several Academy Award winners are also among the best voice over actors, and have given great voice over performances.

Which Hollywood actors have given some of the best animated VO performances in film? Robin Williams is at the top of the list. Robin Williams's iconic performance as Genie in Aladdin is one of the best vocal roles in any Disney film. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen also gave great performances as Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies. Johnny Depp brought the character of Rango to life with his expressive vocals.

Some famous women also voiced animated characters. Angelina Jolie and Lucy Liu both gave great performances in Kung Fu Panda. Oscar-winner Meryl Streep did a great job being the voice of reason as Mrs. Fox in The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Perhaps one of the the best animated voiceovers from a famous actress would be Cameron Diaz's portrayal of Princess Fiona in Shrek.

Which animated voice overs are your favorite? Vote on this list and let your voice be heard in the comments section.
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Hanks Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,395 2,107
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Robin Williams The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
3,448 1,378
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Eddie Murphy Donkey - "Shrek"

4
2,516 1,042
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ellen DeGeneres Dory - "Finding Nemo"

5
2,084 776
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Billy Crystal Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

6
2,289 720
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tim Allen Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

7
2,021 632
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Antonio Banderas Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

8
2,118 429
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
John Goodman James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

9
2,513 416
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James Earl Jones Mufasa - "The Lion King"

10
1,724 474
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Nathan Lane Timon - "The Lion King"

11
2,310 500
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Myers Shrek - "Shrek"

12
1,617 575
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Jeremy Irons Scar - "The Lion King"

13
793 279
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Leonard Bronte added Randy Savage Spider-Man, Bolt, Ready to Rumble - voice of:  Thug (Bolt),  Sasquatch (The X's),  Leonard Ghostal (Space Ghost Coast to Coast),  Master Sergeant Emily Dickinson Jones (Duck Dodgers), "Macho Man" Randy Savage ...

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1,511 603
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Angela Lansbury Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

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15
654 272
Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
c.mcgarity added Casey Kasem Ghostbusters, The Transformers: The Movie, The Return of the King - Legendary Scooby Doo Voice actor. 

16
1,157 541
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
CharlesHodge added Mark Hamill The Joker - "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" - Joker

17
1,682 568
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Steve Carell Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
949 443
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Helena Bonham Carter Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

19
1,491 552
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Larry the Cable Guy Mater - "Cars"

20
445 146
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added Vincent Price Edward Scissorhands, The Ten Commandments, The Great Mouse Detective - The Great Mouse Detective, 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, Michael Jackson's Thriller

21
549 251
Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
appius49 added Mel Blanc Pinocchio, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Breakfast at Tiffany's - Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon

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1,430 448
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Whoopi Goldberg Shenzi - "The Lion King"

23
1,294 436
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Samuel L. Jackson Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

24
1,356 497
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Chris Rock Marty - "Madagascar"

25
1,136 413
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gilbert Gottfried Iago - "Aladdin"

26
1,099 478
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Will Ferrell Megamind - "Megamind"

27
1,203 364
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Jack Black Po - "Kung Fu Panda"

28
1,194 437
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mandy Moore Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember

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1,380 444
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ray Romano Manny - "Ice Age" films

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1,050 454
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ben Stiller Alex - "Madagascar"

31
960 415
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Hugh Jackman Bunny - "Rise of the Guardians"

32
1,139 363
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ed Asner Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

33
1,301 421
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Cameron Diaz Princess Fiona - "Shrek"

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1,312 388
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Michael J. Fox Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

35
1,192 337
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Matthew Broderick Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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1,183 417
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Johnny Depp Rango - "Rango"

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949 386
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
John Cleese Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"

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954 409
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Bill Murray Garfield - "Garfield"

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245 68
Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added Brad Bird The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant - Edna Mode

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719 319
Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
dee123 added Tim Curry Fern Gully: The Last Rain Forest, Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King, The Rugrats Movie

41
803 304
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
WarrenMitchell added John C. Reilly Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

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287 42
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added James Woods Hercules, Once Upon a Time in America, The Virgin Suicides

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1,008 420
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
mdmbasiclife9 added Seth MacFarlane Ted - "Ted"

44
974 352
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Danny DeVito The Lorax - "The Lorax"

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818 354
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Patton Oswalt Remy - "Ratatouille"

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396 170
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
wawwhite1 added Jim Cummings The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek - he's in everything Disney!

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1,022 395
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Queen Latifah Ellie - "Ice Age" films

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254 106
Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ewan McGregor Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting

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891 374
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Jim Carrey Multiple Roles - "The Christmas Carol"

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918 471
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Will Smith Oscar - "Shark Tale"