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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5,803 588
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,812 3,189
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
1,915 533
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"

4
2,380 679
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

5
2,254 765
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

6
3,783 1,764
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"

7
2,765 670
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

8
2,532 1,017
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

9
2,315 1,017
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

10
2,793 1,338
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

11
2,564 543
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"

12
1,803 626
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"

13
823 347
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
1,647 665
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

15
1,338 626
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
703 318
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
1,876 626
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
872 411
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
1,579 508
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

20
1,651 635
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"

21
547 206
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
1,263 484
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"

23
1,053 523
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

24
1,479 499
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

25
1,311 513
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember

26
1,248 427
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

27
1,493 571
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Marty - "Madagascar"

28
1,490 501
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films

29
1,338 441
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Po - "Kung Fu Panda"

30
1,031 440
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"

31
1,328 456
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Rango - "Rango"

32
1,156 518
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Alex - "Madagascar"

33
1,414 428
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

34
1,209 569
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Megamind - "Megamind"

35
1,413 496
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Princess Fiona - "Shrek"

36
1,307 394
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

37
1,048 494
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Bunny - "Rise of the Guardians"

38
1,052 455
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Garfield - "Garfield"

39
351 119
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
404 90
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
895 351
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
WarrenMitchell added Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

42
495 202
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
wawwhite1 added The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek - he's in everything Disney!

43
1,097 471
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
mdmbasiclife9 added Ted - "Ted"

44
1,061 386
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

45
793 371
Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
889 393
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Remy - "Ratatouille"

47
1,095 443
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ellie - "Ice Age" films

48
972 406
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Multiple Roles - "The Christmas Carol"

49
1,005 522
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Oscar - "Shark Tale"

50
793 413
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Coraline - "Coraline"