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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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Woody - "Toy Story"
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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shrek - "Shrek"
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mufasa - "The Lion King"
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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "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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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Scar - "The Lion King"
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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"
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Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Timon - "The Lion King"
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Donkey - "Shrek"
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."
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Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Manny - "Ice Age" films
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Dory - "Finding Nemo"
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Lucius Best / Frozone - "The Incredibles"
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Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mater - "Cars"
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Shenzi - "The Lion King"
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Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Po - "Kung Fu Panda"
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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"
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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
The Genie - "Aladdin"
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Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
CharlesHodge added The Joker - "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker"
Joker
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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Princess Fiona - "Shrek"
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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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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Gru - "Despicable Me"
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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember
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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Voiceover Performances
Marty - "Madagascar"