19 Disney characters voiced by famous actors

We reveal some of our favourite Disney characters to have been played by big names

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Disney movies have long been the most successful animated films on the planet, and so it is no surprise that the studio can consistently attract top talent to voice their characters.

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Oscar winners such as Tom Hanks and Angela Lansbury and comedy heroes like Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams can all count themselves amongst the plethora of stars to make an appearance in a Disney film.

Meanwhile James Earl Jones’ performance as Mufasa in The Lion King was so iconic that Disney clearly thought it unwise to recast the part – the veteran actor is set to reprise his role in the upcoming live action remake.

And while some voice performances, such as Tom Hanks as Woody in the Toy Story franchise and Robin Williams as the genie in Aladdin are widely known, others are perhaps more surprising. Did you know, for example, that Christian Bale appeared in the role of Thomas in Pocahontas?

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Here we reveal 19 of our favourite voice performances, from Demi Moore in The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Samuel L Jackson in The Incredibles.