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20 Celebrities You Didn't Know Voiced Favorite Animated Movie Characters (PHOTOS)

Amy PoehlerChances are some of your favorite stars in Hollywood have lent their voice to your favorite animated movies. A-listers such as Amy Poehler have been playing cartoon characters for years, and since we can only hear them and not see them in these movies, some fly under the radar and fans forget that the voice behind the character is actually a huge star. 

Take a look at these 20 stars and the fascinating animated characters they portray in animated movies. Which one surprised you most?


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1Kristen Bell as Anna in 'Frozen'

Kristen Bell couldn’t “Let It Go” when she was offered the opportunity to star in Disney’s Frozen. Not only is she the voice of Anna, she did all the singing for the part! 

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2Jack Black as Po in 'Kung Fu Panda'

A perfect role for Jack Black, Po the Kung Fu Panda keeps us laughing with his karate-chopping hilarity in this DreamWorks animated film.

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3Kristen Wiig as Lucy in Despicable Me 2

While Kristen Wiig stars as Lucy in Despicable Me 2, she also played the part of Miss Hattie in the original Minion-filled flick.


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5Mandy Moore as Rapunzel in 'Tangled'

Singer, actress, and model, Mandy Moore plays the golden-haired beauty Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled.

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6Zac Efron as Ted in Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax'

It’s easy to fall in love at first sight when you watch Zac Efron on the big screen, but you’ll also adore his cute tween portrayal as the voice of Ted in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

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7Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood in 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'

We love him on Saturday Night Live, and adored him in Trainwreck. As charming geek Flint Lockwood in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Bill Hader continues to make us swoon!

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8Reese Witherspoon as Ginormica in 'Monsters vs. Aliens'

In real life, Reese Witherspoon seems to be quite petite and mild-mannered, but in Monsters vs. Aliens she takes on her 'biggest' role ever as Ginormica. 

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9Sarah Silverman as Vanellope in 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Funny girl Sarah Silverman plays sweet and sassy Vanellope in Wreck-It Ralph, a glitchy character in a video game.

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10Ben Stiller as Alex in 'Madagascar'

We'd be 'lion' if we didn't say Ben Stiller steals the show as Alex in all of the Madagascar movies!

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11Emma Stone as Eep in 'The Croods'

Emma Stone voices the part of cave girl Epp Crood in The Croods while in real life she's very much refined and dignified! Fun fact: Ryan Reynolds voices Eep's love interest, Guy, in the movie!

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12Ryan Reynolds as Turbo in 'Turbo'

He plays an action hero in Green Lantern and the romantic love interest in The Proposal. In Turbo, Ryan Reynolds is a talking snail who can race fast. He also voiced Guy in The Croods! Anything’s possible for this man of many talents!  

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13Aziz Ansari as Squint in 'Continental Drift'

Aziz Ansari plays a loveable slug in Epic. In real life he’s not sluggish at all, having starred as Tom Haverford in Parks And Recreation and also voicing Squint in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

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14Cameron Diaz as Fiona in 'Shrek'

Talented and beautiful, Cameron Diaz may turn green in Shrek when darkness comes, but that doesn't mean she's any less of a star! She played Fiona in the franchise's four movies and rumor has it she may be recruited for a fifth installment of Shrek.

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15Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen in 'Cars'

Funny man Owen Wilson takes to the streets in Cars as Lightning McQueen, a racecar with a dream.

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17Selena Gomez as Mavis in 'Hotel Transylvania'

Singer-actress extraordinaire Selena Gomez is probably best known as Alex on Wizards of Waverly Place. She continues to meddle in witchcraft and sorcery as Mavis, the daughter of Dracula, in Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2.

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18Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle/Lucy in 'The Lego Movie'

You probably loved watching Elizabeth Banks in her roles in Pitch Perfect and The Hunger Games movies, but did you know she voices the action heroine Wyldstyle, aka Lucy, in The Lego Movie?

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19Katy Perry as Smurfette in 'The Smurfs'

In concert, Katy Perry is known for her vibrant on-stage choreography and rainbow of whimsical costumes. As Smurfette, she gets even more colorful, turning blue for her part!

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20Jonah Hill as Snoutlot in 'How To Train Your Dragon'

Jonah Hill has played everything from an undercover cop, a “Superbad” teen, and a despised stockbroker. In How To Train Your Dragon, he takes on a challenging role behind the scenes voicing Snoutlot, a Viking bully trying to win over the girl of his dreams!

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