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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1
5,679 587
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,801 3,074
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
3,772 1,743
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"

4
2,786 1,321
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

5
2,757 654
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

6
2,309 1,004
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

7
2,526 1,003
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

8
1,907 522
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"

9
2,245 752
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

10
2,372 666
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

11
2,557 542
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"

12
1,796 624
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"

13
819 340
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
1,640 662
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

15
1,334 621
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
697 311
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
1,870 621
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
867 400
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
1,645 626
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"

20
1,574 504
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

21
1,256 475
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"

22
537 201
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
1,045 520
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

24
1,474 490
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

25
1,305 504
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember

26
1,242 417
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

27
1,490 562
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Marty - "Madagascar"

28
1,334 432
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Po - "Kung Fu Panda"

29
1,485 497
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films

30
1,027 437
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"

31
1,154 509
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Alex - "Madagascar"

32
1,319 453
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Rango - "Rango"

33
1,208 560
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Megamind - "Megamind"

34
1,411 426
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

35
1,411 488
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Princess Fiona - "Shrek"

36
1,304 386
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

37
1,045 489
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Bunny - "Rise of the Guardians"

38
1,049 448
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Garfield - "Garfield"

39
348 113
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
893 345
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
WarrenMitchell added Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

41
400 87
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tom Islava added Hercules, Once Upon a Time in America, The Virgin Suicides

42
1,097 468
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
mdmbasiclife9 added Ted - "Ted"

43
489 202
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
790 367
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
1,058 385
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

46
886 392
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Remy - "Ratatouille"

47
1,092 442
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ellie - "Ice Age" films

48
969 405
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Multiple Roles - "The Christmas Carol"

49
1,004 518
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Oscar - "Shark Tale"

50
789 412
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Coraline - "Coraline"