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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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5,295 574
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,742 2,735
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
3,724 1,619
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"

4
2,491 921
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

5
2,280 928
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

6
2,714 575
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

7
2,745 1,226
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

8
2,328 593
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

9
2,211 690
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

10
1,880 513
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"

11
2,520 538
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"

12
1,768 619
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"

13
797 332
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
1,309 604
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
1,623 655
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

16
675 294
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
1,850 610
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
858 374
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 ...

19
1,618 605
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"

20
1,548 496
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

21
1,238 451
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"

22
1,288 477
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember

23
1,443 465
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

24
1,030 512
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

25
512 195
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 25 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

26
1,468 541
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Marty - "Madagascar"

27
1,311 404
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Po - "Kung Fu Panda"

28
1,223 389
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

29
1,191 527
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Megamind - "Megamind"

30
1,468 491
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films

31
1,014 427
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"

32
1,138 496
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Alex - "Madagascar"

33
1,393 458
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Princess Fiona - "Shrek"

34
1,032 463
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Bunny - "Rise of the Guardians"

35
1,286 372
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

36
1,393 422
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

37
1,274 447
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Rango - "Rango"

38
1,033 440
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Garfield - "Garfield"

39
336 98
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
386 70
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
881 336
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
WarrenMitchell added Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

42
782 356
Tim Curry is listed (or ranked) 42 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

43
1,082 464
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
mdmbasiclife9 added Ted - "Ted"

44
477 196
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
wawwhite1 added The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek - he's in everything Disney!

45
1,043 381
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

46
878 388
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Remy - "Ratatouille"

47
1,080 438
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ellie - "Ice Age" films

48
958 403
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Multiple Roles - "The Christmas Carol"

49
989 510
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Oscar - "Shark Tale"

50
782 402
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Coraline - "Coraline"