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Tom Hanks, Woody, Toy Story
Tom Hanks brought his Oscar-winning acting chops to Toy Story, voicing the toy cowboy Woody.
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Dave Foley, Flik, A Bug’s Life
In the midst of his run as NewsRadio's Dave Nelson, Dave Foley became A Bug’s Life's Flik, a unique ant on a mission.
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John Goodman, Sulley, Monsters, Inc.
A few years before he landed his first Emmy award, John Goodman, was doing voice work as Sulley in Monsters Inc., bringing the lovable monster to the big screen.
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Patton Oswalt, Remy, Ratatouille
Leave it to Patton Oswalt to make fans root for a rat. The comedian voiced the culinarily inclined Remy in Ratatouille.
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Kelly MacDonald, Merida, Brave
Kelly MacDonald became a royal thanks to Brave, voicing the free-spirited princess Merida.
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Ed Asner, Carl, Up
Emmy winner Ed Asner charmed in Up as Carl, an old man holding onto his beloved home.
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Alexander Gould, Nemo, Finding Nemo
Then a child star, Alexander Gould earned one of his first big-screen credits for Finding Nemo, voicing the title clownfish.
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Amy Poehler, Joy, Inside Out
Amy Poehler had an upbeat turn in Inside Out, voicing the emotion Joy the same year she wrapped Parks and Recreation.
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Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Cars
Owen Wilson picked up speed in the mid-2000s, voicing Lightning McQueen in Cars soon after appearing in Wedding Crashers.
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Craig T. Nelson, Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles
Craig T. Nelson became one incredible father in The Incredibles. The Coach actor voiced Bob Parr AKA Mr. Incredible.
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Emma Thompson, Queen Elinor, Brave
Emma Thompson brought her star power to Brave, voicing the matriarch Queen Elinor.
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Tim Allen, Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story
Tim Allen starred opposite Hanks in Toy Story, voicing Woody's frenemy, the toy space ranger Buzz Lightyear.
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Lewis Black, Anger, Inside Out
Inside Out found its Anger in Daily Show star Lewis Black.
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Kevin Spacey, Hopper, A Bug’s Life
Years before his dark turn as House of Cards' Frank Underwood, Kevin Spacey had a villainous gig in A Bug’s Life, voicing Hopper, the tyrannical bug leader.
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Ben Burtt, Wall-E, Wall-E
Star Wars alum Ben Burtt led Wall-E as the title robot.
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Lou Romano, Alfredo Linguini, Ratatouille
Lou Romano joined Oswalt in Ratatouille, voicing the rat's human collaborator, Alfredo Linguini.
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Phyllis Smith, Sadness, Inside Out
The Office alum Phyllis Smith personified Sadness in Inside Out.
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Albert Brooks, Marlin, Finding Nemo
Albert Brooks joined Finding Nemo as Marlin, Nemo's overprotective clownfish father.
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Billy Crystal, Mike Wazowski, Monsters Inc.
Billy Crystal joined Goodman in Monsters Inc., voicing the monster Mike Wazowski.
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Paul Newman, Doc Hudson, Cars
Paul Newman graced Cars with his presence as the retired race car Doc Hudson.
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Christopher Plummer, Charles Muntz, Up
Christopher Plummer had a villainous turn in Up as Charles Muntz, an explorer with some dark motives.
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Holly Hunter, Elastigirl, The Incredibles
Holly Hunter starred opposite Nelson in The Incredibles, voicing matriarch Helen Parr aka Elastigirl.
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Bill Hader, Fear, Inside Out
The same year that he appeared in Trainwreck Bill Hader joined Inside Out as the emotion Fear.
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Don Rickles, Mr. Potato Head, Toy Story
Don Rickles took on the role of Mr. Potato Head, joining Toy Story decades into his famed career.
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Julia Louis Dreyfus, Princess Atta, A Bug’s Life
Julia Louis Dreyfus charmed in A Bug’s Life as Princess Atta, the rising heir to the ant colony throne.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Dory, Finding Nemo
Ellen DeGeneres lent her star power to Finding Nemo, playing the charmingly forgetful regal blue tang Dory.
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Jordan Nagai, Russell, Up
Jordan Nagai landed his first acting credit for Up, voicing the wilderness explorer Russell.
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Billy Connolly, King Fergus, Brave
Billy Connolly became Brave's King Fergus, the out-there leader of Dunbroch.
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Steve Buscemi, Randall Boggs, Monsters, Inc.
Steve Buscemi brought Randall Boggs to Monsters, Inc., voicing the bitter monster.
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Elissa Knight, EVE, Wall-E
Elissa Knight became Wall-E's love interest, EVE, in Wall-E, voicing the futuristic device after lending her vocals to Cars.
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Mindy Kaling, Disgust, Inside Out
In the midst of her starring turn on The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling pivoted to play Disgust in Inside Out.
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Bonnie Hunt, Sally Carrera, Cars
Bonnie Hunt added to her résumé with Cars, voicing the hot rod Sally Carrera.
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Sarah Vowell, Violet, The Incredibles
Sarah Vowell took on the role of Violet in The Incredibles, the superhero daughter.
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Bob Peterson, Dug, Up
Bob Peterson became Up's Dug, a golden retriever with endless love to give.
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Joan Cusack, Jessie, Toy Story 2
The same year that she appeared in Runaway Bride, Joan Cusack joined Toy Story 2, voicing the yodeling cowgirl Jessie.
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Hayden Panettiere, Dot, A Bug’s Life
Hayden Panettiere became the adorable Dot, Princess Atta's little sister, in A Bug’s Life, voicing the character during her two-year run on Guiding Light.
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Phyllis Diller, the Queen, A Bug’s Life
The late Phyllis Diller had a royal turn as the ant colony's Queen in A Bug’s Life.
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Larry the Cable Guy, Mater, Cars
Larry the Cable Guy became Mater for Cars, bringing the colorful tow truck to the big screen.
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Spencer Fox, Dash, The Incredibles
Spencer Fox earned his first acting credit thanks to The Incredibles, voicing the superhero son, Dash.
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Richard Kind, Bing Bong, Inside Out
Richard Kind had a heart-wrenching turn in Inside Out as Bing Bong, Riley's imaginary friend from her younger years.