10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know About Disney Characters

Disney movies have always been known for their lovable characters, unforgettable princess stories, and epic musical numbers, but the movie studio is known for its large number of voice actors. Among the Disney legends like Judy Benson And Eleanor Audleybig names like Robin Williams And Kristen Belland newcomers like Auli’i Cravalho And Stephanie BeatrizWalt Disney Pictures has a lot of stars in its catalog.

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But in the range of hundreds of thousands of Disney characters, plenty of princes, future princesses, and favorite animals have been given voices by famous actors over the years of magical movies.

Oprah Winfrey as Eudora (“Princess and the Frog”)

when looking at Oprah Winfrey A career so ubiquitous, it can be easy to miss a thing or two in her long list of accomplishments, which sometimes seems to be the case for her first Disney movie.

Although her streaks are scattered throughout the film, Winfrey co-stars alongside her Anika Noni Rose And Bruno Campos in 2009 The Princess and the Frog Like Eudora, Tiana’s mother.

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Donny Osmond S Chang (Mulan)

After he discovered it Walt Disney Same, it’s only so understandable Donnie Osmond He has spent his career appearing in Disney works. Osmond has a long list of magical achievements, from guest appearances to Hanna Montana for a role in College road trip.

in 1998 Mulan, While BD Wong Through Shang’s speaking voice, Osmond provided the lyrical voice of the Chinese army commander as he sang “I’ll Make a Man of You.”

Demi Moore as Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Sometime between its beginning Public Hospital And starring in the infamous Ji Jin, an actress Demi Moore She voiced a beloved – and sometimes forgotten – Disney character.

Moore gave a voice to Esmeralda, a young Romanian in Hunchback of Notre Dame Who helps save Quasimodo from his persecutors, and win Quasimodo’s love. Moore reprized the role in the live-to-video sequel, The second hunchback of Notre Dame.

Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai (‘Brother Bear’)

Joaquin Phoenix He starred in dozens of movies, but the only Disney movie he had under his belt was a forgotten hit.

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Phoenix starred in the hit movie bear brother Like Kenai, a human boy who turns into a bear as punishment for being cruel to animals. althoug Patrick Dempsey Replacing him in the film’s direct-to-video sequel, Phoenix has remained an animal rights activist thanks to his original role.

Bette Midler as Georgette (“Oliver & Company”)

Although this almost EGOT feat is known in the Disney world as the villainous Winifred Sanderson in hocus pocus and next Hawkes Box 2, Best Midler She got her start in The Magical Company when she voiced the Poodle.

Midler lent her voice to Georgette, a Foxworth Award-winning poodle who is jealous of Oliver in the 1988 film Oliver & Company.

George Takei as First Grandfather (“Mulan”)

George Takei Appeared on many Disney Channel shows such as Kim Possible, Suite Life on DeckAnd Elena of Avalor, And Pepper Ann, But the actor also gave his voice to a prominent character in Mulan And a direct sequel to the video Mulan II.

Taki portrayed the founder of the Fa family and the ancestral leader, who is credited in the film as the first ancestor.

Joey Lawrence as Oliver (“Oliver & Company”)

Joey Lawrence He had a long career with Disney, spanning from films like idiot movie To Disney Channel shows and movies To Disney-owned comedies like blossom And Melissa and Joey. The actor’s first role was with Disney when he was just 12 years old.

Lawrence voiced Oliver, the adorable orange cat, and star of the 1988 movie Oliver & Company.

Chloe Grace Moretz as Young Penny (“Bolt”)

Chloe Grace Moretz She has swept the world with her acting prowess since she was a child and she already had dozens of credits on her resume when she first appeared in a Disney movie.

While she was the teenage character of Benny Forester in 2008 Bolt Mainly played by Miley Cyrusthe role initially belonged to Moretz, who decided to keep his voice work as a younger version of Penny.

Zach Braff As Chicken Little

While Zach Braff Shine in the 2022 Disney + Remake cheaper by the dozen, His first role with Disney was an easy-to-forget character.

Braff voiced Little Chicken in the 2005 film of the same name and five subsequent video games. While it’s unknown if Braff plans to reprise his role in the film’s sequel that never saw the light of day, storyboards for the film can be found floating around the internet.

Nicole Scherzinger As Sina (“Moana”)

When she wasn’t singing with the Pussycat Dolls, the Hawaiian triple threat dipped her toe into acting with cameos in How I Met Your Mother, Wizards of Waverly Place, And Maine in Black 3.

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But Nicole Scherzinger She added voice acting to her resume when she scored the role of Cena, Moana’s mother, in a 2016 film from the set of Hawaii. moana. The actress contributed not only her speaking voice, but also her singing voice to the opening song of the movie “Where Are You”.

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