Animation has come a long way. Most of the time you don’t think about the person behind the character. However, many famous actresses have lent their voices to animated characters in:
- Children’s shows,
- Animated sitcoms,
These actresses may have helped bring these animated characters to life with their voices, but they certainly don’t resemble them appearance-wise.
Here are 10 awkward animated characters who were voiced by hot actresses.
1. For the live action/computer-animated reboot of The Smurfs franchise, Sony Pictures Animation locked down a voice that’s known to top music charts for the role of Smurfette.
Pop singer Katy Perry voiced Smurfette in both the 2011 film and the following sequel in 2013. However, Demi Lovato took over the role of Smurfette for the upcoming third film in the trilogy, Smurfs: The Lost Village.
2. In Dreamworks Animation’s subversive family fantasy film Shrek, the title character’s love interest, Princess Fiona, eventually found her true form as an ogre as well. However, the voice behind this ogre princess is anything but unsightly.
The bubbly actress Cameron Diaz lent her voice to the character Princess Fiona in Shrek as well as the film’s three sequels and the two holiday specials that followed.
3. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ smash hit musical fantasy Frozen won over audiences everywhere. The film followed the bumbling character Anna as she ventured off to mend her relationship with her sister as well as change the curse of infinite winter on her town.
The charming voice behind the lovably klutzy Anna was none other than Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell.
4. William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet was given an animated garden-gnome adaptation back in 2011, cleverly titled Gnomeo & Juliet.
Voicing the garden gnome, Juliet, who falls helplessly in love with a gnome in a neighboring garden was acclaimed British actress Emily Blunt.
5. For Disney’s 50th animated feature, the company took on the classic German fairy tale Rapunzel and gave it a comedic musical spin with 2010’s Tangled. The film received praise from critics and audiences alike, which was achieved thanks to the talented voice cast behind the characters.
Voicing the character of Rapunzel was actress and singer Mandy Moore. Not only did Moore voice Rapunzel in Tangled, but she returned for a short film and will also be voicing the character for an upcoming series.
6. In the popular animated series Family Guy, Meg has always been the black sheep of the family and is treated more like a punching bag rather than an actual valued member.
Originally voiced by Mean Girls star Lacey Chabert, actress Mila Kunis took over the role in 1999 and has been voicing the character ever since.
7. When everyone’s favorite sea sponge made the transition from television to his first feature film, he brought numerous celebrity cameos along with him, including David Hasselhoff. One character who has only appeared in the movie, Princess Mindy, has a distinct voice you may have recognized.
Actress Scarlett Johansson voiced the character of Mindy in the 2004 film adaptation of the wildly successful children’s show, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
8. Dreamworks’ highly successful Kung Fu Panda franchise had a number of big stars lend their voices to the characters.
Voicing the role of Master Tigress was Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Jolie is no stranger to voice acting. She previously voiced Lola in Shark Tale and Grendel’s Mother in Beowulf.
9. Based on the children’s book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs boasts a talented voice cast known for their comedic chops and the actress behind the role of Sam Sparks was no exception.
Playing the wide-eyed weather intern from New York City was Scary Movie actress Anna Faris who has also voiced characters on King of the Hill and the Alvin and the Chipmunks films.
10. The smash hit The LEGO Movie brought the characters from the wildly popular building brick toys to life.
Emmett’s “tough as nails” sidekick and love interest was voiced by actress and director Elizabeth Banks.