You Probably Didn’t Know This Character Was Voiced By…

June 10, 2014 , ,

There are some Disney characters whose voices you know right away. Robin Williams as Genie? Totally.

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Kristen Bell as Anna? Obviously. But have you ever found yourself watching a Disney movie and asking yourself who voices that character? We know we have, which is why we decided to do some sleuthing to see who else has lent their voice to a Disney movie. The results surprised even us, as we discovered some pretty famous folks are behind our favorite characters.

Tony Goldwyn as Tarzan

Before he was President Fitzgerald Grant III on Scandal, Tony Goldwyn voiced the King of the Jungle, Tarzan. We now want to see Fitz do the Tarzan yell.
Before he was President Fitzgerald Grant III on Scandal, Tony Goldwyn voiced the King of the Jungle, Tarzan. We now want to see Fitz do the Tarzan yell.

Rowan Atkinson as Zazu

Mr. Bean is Zazu? Rowan Atkinson’s got some serious range.
Mr. Bean is Zazu? Rowan Atkinson’s got some serious range.

Jodi Benson as Barbie

Yes, we all know Jodi Benson is the voice of Ariel, but did you also know she voiced Barbie in Toy Story 2 and 3? No wonder we liked Barbie so much.
Yes, we all know Jodi Benson is the voice of Ariel, but did you also know she voiced Barbie in Toy Story 2 and 3? No wonder we liked Barbie so much.

Joey Lawrence as Oliver

A young Joey Lawrence was behind the voice of Oliver. So it’s really no surprise that this cat is extra adorable.
A young Joey Lawrence was behind the voice of Oliver. So it’s really no surprise that this cat is extra adorable.

Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai

We enjoy the fact that one of our favorite dramatic actors is also one of our favorite Disney bears.
We enjoy the fact that one of our favorite dramatic actors is also one of our favorite Disney bears.

Mindy Kaling as Taffyta Muttonfudge

Taffyta isn’t exactly the sweetest racer in Sugar Rush, but she is voiced by the sweet Mindy Kaling. Mindy is also lending her voice to Disney Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out!
Taffyta isn’t exactly the sweetest racer in Sugar Rush, but she is voiced by the sweet Mindy Kaling. Mindy is also lending her voice to Disney Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out!

Ming-Na Wen as Mulan

We actually aren’t that surprised that Mulan is voiced by the equally fierce and awesome Ming-Na Wen of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
We actually aren’t that surprised that Mulan is voiced by the equally fierce and awesome Ming-Na Wen of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Christian Bale as Thomas

The dark knight is Thomas? We’re so befuddled and intrigued by this discovery.
The dark knight is Thomas? We’re so befuddled and intrigued by this discovery.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim Hawkins

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We loved baby Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Angels in the Outfield, and we love him even more as the voice of Jim Hawkins in Treasure Planet.

Bea Miller as Molly

One of our favorite new singers is also the voice of Andy’s little sister, Molly in Toy Story 3.
One of our favorite new singers is also the voice of Andy’s little sister, Molly in Toy Story 3.

Scott Weinger as Aladdin

Oh yes, Steve from Full House is the voice of Aladdin. Remember the Full House episode where they all travel to Walt Disney World and Steve was dressed as Aladdin? Well, we do, and it made our childhoods.
Oh yes, Steve from Full House is the voice of Aladdin. Remember the Full House episode where they all travel to Walt Disney World and Steve was dressed as Aladdin? Well, we do, and it made our childhoods.

Kristen Anderson-Lopez as Kanga

She’s behind the songs of Frozen, but you might have not known that Kristen Anderson-Lopez voiced Kanga in 2011’s Winnie the Pooh. She and her husband Bobby Lopez also wrote songs for that movie as well.
She’s behind the songs of Frozen, but you might have not known that Kristen Anderson-Lopez voiced Kanga in 2011’s Winnie the Pooh. She and her husband Bobby Lopez also wrote songs for that movie as well.

John Krasinski as Frank McCay

At the beginning of Monsters University, Mike impresses as one of the most famous scarers, Frank McCay. That blue monster was voiced by a blue-eyed guy name John Krasinski (cue dreamy sigh).
At the beginning of Monsters University, Mike impresses as one of the most famous scarers, Frank McCay. That blue monster was voiced by a blue-eyed guy name John Krasinski (cue dreamy sigh).

How many voices did you know? Were there any that surprised you?

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