We generally think of family movies as being the "lightweights" of the cinema world, but there have been plenty of amazing performances in kids' movies. From actors who star in something because they want their own kids to be able to watch them to the many, many, many thespians who have essayed the part of Ebenezer Scrooge over the years, there are lots of reasons why top-tier talent take on roles in movies aimed at young ones.
Just because a good actor is in a kids' movie, though, doesn't mean their performance is anything special. Too often, talented actors take on roles in family films with an eye toward collecting a paycheck and not much else. Sometimes, though, the combination of talent and material is perfect, and an actor delivers an unforgettable, show-stopping performance in what could otherwise have been just another children's movie to clog video store shelves - back when there was such a thing. These roles tend to not only elevate their material, but often become defining moments in the actor's career. Remember to vote up your favorites.
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