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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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5,331 574
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
4,744 2,770
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"

3
3,727 1,633
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"

4
2,746 1,236
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

5
2,329 599
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

6
2,281 937
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

7
2,716 583
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

8
2,492 931
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

9
2,212 690
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

10
1,881 514
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"

11
2,521 539
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"

12
1,769 619
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"

13
798 333
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
1,310 606
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
1,624 655
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

16
676 295
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
1,851 611
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"

18
858 376
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
1,619 606
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"

20
1,549 497
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

21
1,239 452
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Iago - "Aladdin"

22
1,289 478
Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember

23
1,444 466
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"

24
1,030 513
Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Corpse Bride - "Corpse Bride"

25
512 196
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
1,469 542
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Marty - "Madagascar"

27
1,312 405
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Po - "Kung Fu Panda"

28
1,224 390
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

29
1,192 528
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Megamind - "Megamind"

30
1,469 491
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films

31
1,015 428
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"

32
1,139 497
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Alex - "Madagascar"

33
1,394 459
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Princess Fiona - "Shrek"

34
1,033 464
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Bunny - "Rise of the Guardians"

35
1,287 373
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

36
1,394 422
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

37
1,275 448
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Rango - "Rango"

38
1,034 441
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Garfield - "Garfield"

39
337 99
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
387 71
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
882 337
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
WarrenMitchell added Ralph - Wreck-It Ralph

42
783 357
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
1,083 464
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
mdmbasiclife9 added Ted - "Ted"

44
478 197
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
1,044 381
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

46
879 388
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Remy - "Ratatouille"

47
1,081 438
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Ellie - "Ice Age" films

48
959 403
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Multiple Roles - "The Christmas Carol"

49
990 510
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Oscar - "Shark Tale"

50
782 403
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Coraline - "Coraline"