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18 Iconic Voices Behind Famous Cartoon Characters

By Milos Kitanovic, 15 November 2017

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Ever wondered whose voices stand behind your favorite cartoon characters? Stay tuned because we got you covered. From the legendary TV shows and movies we all know and love to some the ones still fresh in our memory, we are counting down our picks for top 18 voices behind famous cartoon characters. So without further ado, let's jump right into it.

1Alec Baldwin as "The Boss Baby"

Let's start with 2016 movie "The Boss Baby" since we know you are still wondering who gave the voice to this strange-looking baby. Your answer? Alec Baldwin - the actor who voiced 11 other cartoon characters from various movies and TV shows as well.

 Alec Baldwin as "The Boss Baby

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2Elen DeGeneres as Dory from "Finding Dory"

Dory, the world's cutest, animated fish, was voiced by none other than a famous TV host Ellen DeGeneres who also was in the Simpsons portraying herself. Not only did she gave the voice to the main character in what turned out to be a very successful movie, but he also used Dory to slam Trump's immigration law in her own Ellen DeGeneres show.

Elen DeGeneres as Dory

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3Mike Myers as Shrek

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In case you didn't know, Shrek is based on the William Steig book. But what's far more interesting is the story of how the movie was filmed. The thing is that Mike Myers originally voiced Shrek with his natural speaking voice, but he soon felt that something was missing in his performance, so he did it with the Scottish accent. This nice little addition cost the production extra four million dollars.

Mike Myers as Shrek

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4Adam Sandler as Dracula from "Hotel Transilvania"

Next up, we have Adam Sandler's Dracula from the "Hotel Transilvania." Both the first and the second movie were huge when it comes to the box-office success, and the well-known comedian did a pretty amazing job at voicing Dracula.

Adam Sandler as Dracula from "Hotel Transilvania

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5Tom Kenny as Spongebob Squarepants

The interesting thing about Tom Kenny's Spongebob Squarepants is that the actor had to hit his throat repeatedly with his hand to create his character's unique laugh. Another thing you probably didn't know is that this cartoon was originally meant to be a Saturday morning show, but instead, it ended up generating over eight billion dollars in revenue in its first ten years.

Tom Kenny as Spongebob Squarepants

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6Amy Poehler as Joy

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Amy Poehler was the voice behind Joy, one of the emotions that live inside the young Riley's head from the movie "Inside Out." Apart from this, Amy has 16 other voice roles including Snow White from the third "Shrek" movie.

Amy Poehler as Joy

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7Jack Black as Po from "Kung Fu Panda"

Po, the main protagonist from the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise that consists of three movies, was brought to life by a talented comedian Jack Black, the actor who just happens to have one of the most energetic voices in the industry.

Jack Black as Po

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8Ray Romano as Manny from "Ice Age"

Ray Romano, American stand-up comedian, best known for his role as the title character from the popular sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," gave his voice to Manny, the mammoth from "Ice Age" franchise. Not only that, but he also voiced Manny in "Ice Age" video games.

Ray Romano as Manny from "Ice Age

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9Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz from "Toy Story"

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There is no doubt that "Toy Story" is one of the best-animated movies ever filmed and the huge chunk of its success goes to these two actors, who brought voice-acting to a whole new level with their performances as Woody and Buzz.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz

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10Daniel Louis Castellaneta as Homer Simpson

With $400,000 earnings per episode, "The Simpsons" are, without a doubt, the greatest animated TV show of all time. And although Dan Castellaneta gave the voice to several characters including Abe Simpson, Barnie Gumple, Crysty the Clown, he is best known for his role as Homer Simpson, the character with the most recognizable voice in the genre.

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11Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson

And speaking of "The Simpsons" we have to mention the magnificent Nancy Cartwright that gave voice to some iconic characters from the show including Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum and Todd Flanders.

Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson

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12Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen from "Cars"

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For the number twelve, we have the actor with one of the most recognizable voices out there. We are, of course, talking about Owen Wilson and his amazing portrayal as Lightning McQueen from the Pixar movie "Cars."

Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen

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13Set McFarlane in "Family Guy"

Set McFarlane gave his voice to more than just one character from "Family Guy," a show that many believe to have surpassed most of the comedy on Television with its smart humor. As it turns out, Seth McFarlane is actually the voice of Stewie Griffin, Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glen McGuire, Tom Tucker and Stan Smith and so on.

Set McFarlane

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14Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps from "Zootopia"

Next up we have Ginnifer Goodwin's Judy Hopps from the movie "Zootopia." Ginnifer, who also portrayed Snow White in ABC's "Once upon a Time," did a pretty amazing job with this character.

Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps

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15Steve Carell as Gru from "Despicable Me"

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Gru, the main character of the "Despicable Me" franchise was voiced by one of Hollywood's most versatile comedian Steve Carell.

Steve Carell as Gru

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16Mandy Moore as Rapunzel from "Tangled"

Rapunzel, who quickly became one of the most popular Disney characters after the movie "Tangled" was voiced by none other than a famous pop singer, songwriter, and a former teen idol Mandy Moore.

Mandy Moore as Rapunzel

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17Chris Pratt as Emmet from "The Lego Movie"

"The Lego Movie" didn't shy away from casting amazing actors. Some of the names include Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill, Dave Franco, but it was Chris Pratt who voiced Emmet, this movie's lead character.

Chris Pratt as Emmet

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18Robin Williams as Genie from "Aladdin"

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You probably didn't know that the Genie's voice from the movie "Aladdin" belongs to late Robin Williams, one of the best comedians of all time, who tragically passed away in 2014.

Robin Williams as Genie

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