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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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"
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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"
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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."
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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"
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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"
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Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"
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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"
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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."
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Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
CharlesHodge added The Joker - "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker"
Joker
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"
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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"
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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 15 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. 
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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
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 17 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)
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Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"
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Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"
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Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"
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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"
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Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"
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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"