Animated Movies The Best Animated Voiceover Performances  

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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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1
5,610 585
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,795 3,007
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
2,367 650
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

4
3,768 1,725
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"

5
2,521 988
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

6
2,241 738
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

7
2,304 991
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

8
2,781 1,307
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

9
2,751 636
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

10
1,902 521
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"

11
2,551 541
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"

12
1,792 623
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"

13
815 339
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
1,330 618
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
CharlesHodge added The Joker - "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" - Joker

15
1,636 662
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

16
692 309
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
1,863 620
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
864 398
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
1,641 623
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"

20
1,568 502
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

21
1,253 471
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"

22
532 201
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
1,042 519
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

24
1,468 487
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

25
1,302 502
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember

26
1,238 414
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

27
1,486 559
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Marty - "Madagascar"

28
1,330 428
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Po - "Kung Fu Panda"

29
1,480 496
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films

30
1,025 435
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"

31
1,151 505
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Alex - "Madagascar"

32
1,204 556
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Megamind - "Megamind"

33
1,311 452
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Rango - "Rango"

34
1,409 483
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Princess Fiona - "Shrek"

35
1,406 426
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

36
1,299 383
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

37
1,041 487
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Bunny - "Rise of the Guardians"

38
1,045 447
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Garfield - "Garfield"

39
346 110
Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant - Edna Mode

40
397 84
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added Hercules, Once Upon a Time in America, The Virgin Suicides

41
890 343
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
WarrenMitchell added Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

42
1,093 467
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
mdmbasiclife9 added Ted - "Ted"

43
487 201
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
wawwhite1 added The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek - he's in everything Disney!

44
789 365
Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
dee123 added Fern Gully: The Last Rain Forest, Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King, The Rugrats Movie

45
1,054 385
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

46
882 392
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Remy - "Ratatouille"

47
1,091 441
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ellie - "Ice Age" films

48
967 405
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Multiple Roles - "The Christmas Carol"

49
1,000 516
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Oscar - "Shark Tale"

50
786 410
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Coraline - "Coraline"