Animated Movies The Best Animated Voiceover Performances  

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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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5,872 592
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,839 3,235
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
2,586 545
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"

4
2,329 1,022
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

5
2,784 676
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

6
2,393 684
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

7
2,268 770
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

8
1,926 540
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"

9
2,547 1,022
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

10
3,803 1,769
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"

11
2,807 1,342
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

12
1,815 632
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"

13
834 352
Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
c.mcgarity added Ghostbusters, The Transformers: The Movie, The Return of the King - Legendary Scooby Doo Voice actor. 

14
1,656 670
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

15
1,350 632
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
CharlesHodge added The Joker - "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" - Joker

16
712 324
Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
appius49 added Pinocchio, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Breakfast at Tiffany's - Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon

17
1,892 632
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
874 421
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Leonard Bronte added 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 (Family Guy), Gorilla (King of the Hill), Rasslor (Dexter's Laboratory)

19
1,586 514
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

20
1,663 641
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"

21
558 210
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added Edward Scissorhands, The Ten Commandments, The Great Mouse Detective - The Great Mouse Detective, 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, Michael Jackson's Thriller

22
1,271 491
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"

23
1,491 506
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

24
1,057 532
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

25
1,318 521
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember