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The Best Voiceover Performances in Film  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite voiceover performance, not just your favorite actor.

This list contains information about the best voiceover performances in film, ranked by your votes. Several famous actors and actresses have shared their famous voices in film. Some of these celebrities voiced iconic animated characters, while others narrated classic films. Several Academy Award winners have given great voiceover performances.

Who has given some of the best voiceover performances in film? Robin Williams is at the top of the list. Robin Williams' iconic performance as the 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 films. Johnny Depp brought the character of Rango to life with his expressive vocals.

Some of the best vocal performances come as narrations. Alec Baldwin's soothing voiceover work flavored the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, as he narrated the story of the dysfunctional family. Perhaps the best non-animated vocal performance comes courtesy of Morgan Freeman in March of the Penguins. Bruce Willis also gave a memorable performance in the Look Who's Talking films with his trademark vocals.

Which voiceover performance is 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 Voiceover Performances in Film
Woody - "Toy Story"
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Angelica Francine added Bolt - "Thug"
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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
The Genie - "Aladdin"
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Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Gollum - "Lord of the Rings" series
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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Smaug - "The Hobbit" trilogy
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Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Zigzag - "The Thief and the Cobbler
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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."
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Charles Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Roger Rabbit-"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"
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Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Shenzi - "The Lion King"
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Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Coraline - "Coraline"
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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Rango - "Rango"
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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Dory - "Finding Nemo"
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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Shrek - "Shrek"
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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"
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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"
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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Scar - "The Lion King"
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mufasa - "The Lion King"
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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mrs. Fox - "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."
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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
 Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Saddam Hussein / Terrance Henry Stoot / Big Gay Al / Ticket Taker / Jimbo Kearn / Gerald Broflovski Additional Voices
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Donkey - "Shrek"
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Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
The Lorax - "The Lorax"