In 1937, Walt Disney Animation Studios released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, its first fully animated feature film. In the nearly 90 years since then, animated films, especially those from Disney, have entertained children and adults alike. Villains like Cruella de Vil, feisty heroines like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and wisecracking sidekicks like The Little Mermaid's Sebastian the Crab are some of the most memorable characters in Hollywood history.
The voice actor who portrays an animated character might be quite famous or relatively unknown - a veteran of many years in the business or a relative newcomer. But no matter their background and experience, they do not appear on-screen in their human form. Instead, they must use tools like their voice, their mannerisms, their personality, and their background to develop an animated character that will both meet the expectations of the film's creators and resonate with the audience.
Here, 15 Disney voice actors talk about how they went about creating some of the most memorable animated characters in Disney history.
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Auli'i Cravalho As 'Moana' Remembered How Much She 'Loved The Mythology Of Maui That She Grew Up With'
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Jonathan Groff Of 'Frozen' Related To Kristoff Not Being 'The Typical Disney Leading Man'
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Paige O’Hara Of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Related To Belle Being ‘Odd’ And An ‘Old Soul’
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