Disney movie are full of wonder, romance, humor–and a touch of repeat casting. Don’t believe us? Prepare to be amazed by the depth and range of the following actors and actresses. Maybe there should be an award just for people who have played more than one Disney character. In fact, we’re inventing it right now and it’s called The Golden Mickey. All of these people should have one.
Kathryn Beaumont – Wendy and Alice
This makes sense because Wendy and Alice are both that special mix of adorable, British, and feisty that we can’t imagine is easily duplicated.
David Ogden Stiers – Cogsworth and Governor Ratcliffe
A tightly-wound clock and a gold-obsessed but cash-poor crazy person? Color us impressed.
John Ratzenberger – All the Pixar Characters Ever
Okay, we’re kidding. But kind of not. Ratzenberger has voiced a character in every single Pixar film. We’re jealous. And in awe.
Alan Tudyk – King Candy and the Duke of Weselton
Tudyk’s voice lends itself almost too well to the humorous villains we love to hate. Hmm.
Phil Harris – Baloo and Thomas O’Malley
Has there ever been anyone with a cooler voice? Rhetorical question. The answer is clearly: no.
Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh and Darkwing Duck
Cummings is also Tigger, and has lent his voice to characters in Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Princess and the Frog. This man is our childhood and we didn’t even know.
Lea Salonga – Princess Jasmine and Mulan (Singing)
If you were to look up “princess voice” in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Lea Salonga. That’s just a fact.
Eleanor Audley – Maleficent and Lady Tremaine
So Audley’s voice has literally brought chills to our spine. She’s also the voice (and facial model) for Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion. Awesome.
Idina Menzel – Elsa and Nancy
Yes we know this one is slightly sneaky. But Nancy does get animated at the end of Enchanted, so it counts. And it’s also awesome. Who else but Idina could get away with bringing a cell phone into a fantasy world AND then go on to play the most poised snow queen ever?
And that’s just a few for starters! Did we leave out your favorite voice actor? Tell us in the comments!