There’s Tom Hanks as Woody. There’s Ellen DeGeneres as Dory. And there’s John Lasseter as Bug Zapper Bug #1 and Blue Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot.
When Pixar filmmakers aren’t too busy directing some of the most iconic animated films of all time, they sometimes lend their vocal talents to a character or two. Here’s who’s who in the Pixar filmmaker/voice talent crossover world.
Crush from Finding Dory
Voiced by Andrew Stanton (Director of Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, and WALL•E and Co-Director of A Bug’s Life)
DUUUUUUUUUDE! This is not a drill. Andrew’s voice acting so totally rocks!
Bug Zapper Bug #1 and #2 from A Bug’s Life
Voiced by John Lasseter (Director of Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2) and Andrew Stanton
Have you heard the buzz? These two Pixarians can (very, very briefly) be heard flittering outside the trailer home.
Edna Mode from The Incredibles
Voiced by Brad Bird (Director of Ratatouille and The Incredibles)
No capes! Just talent! We’re all ears for this pint-sized powerhouse and her sass for days.
Kevin from UP
Voiced by Pete Docter (Director of Inside Out, UP, and Monsters, Inc.)
Pete can walk the walk, talk the talk, AND squawk the squawk. Sure, Kevin doesn’t have any speaking lines, but a good screech can say a thousand words.
Loud-Mouthed Clam from Finding Dory
Voiced by Andrew Stanton
A picture can say a thousand words. A clam can say a bazillion.
Ambrister Minion from Ratatouille
Voiced by Brad Bird
Awesome name aside, Anton Ego’s nervous little butler is our spirit animal.
The Pet Collector from The Good Dinosaur
Voiced by Peter Sohn (Director of The Good Dinosaur)
Gather all your weirdest wilderness friends around for this fun film fact! Peter is a man of many talents (and horns).
Father’s Anger from Inside Out and Riley’s First Date?
Voiced by Pete Docter
Because Pete is all the rage.
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots from Toy Story 2
Voiced by John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich (Director of Toy Story 3 and Co-Director of Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc.)
Looks like John and Lee tossed their hats (and their voices) in the ring. Ba-dum-tss!
Campmaster Strauch from UP
Voiced by Pete Docter
Pete earned his badge in Voice Cameos with a second surprise role in this movie.
Which Pixar filmmaker’s voice credit surprised you most? Tell us in the comments!