A mother’s voice is a voice that has to reflect security. It has to be calming, yet firm, comforting, and caressing, and it doesn’t matter if the mother is in reality, in your dreams, on a T.V. show, or as an animated character. Pixar already knew all this and chose Laurie Metcalf to voice Andy’s mom for those reasons exactly.
The contrast of the role Metcalf is most familiar with (Jackie on Roseanne) to the one she voices on Toy Story, is what makes this even more beautiful.
Mel Gibson – Pocahontas
To voice a cartoon or animated character, all you need is talent and a good voice. No one ever mentioned charms or good looks in the application form. When the voices behind the Pocahontas characters had to be decided, it felt that only someone who looks like a captain and resembles a captain can voice a captain. The production of the movie chose no other than captain Gibson to voice John Smith.
Gibson played captain Martin Riggs on Lethal Weapon, Captain Dale McKussic on Taquila Sunrise, Captain William Wallace on Brave Heart, and Captain Nick Marshal on What Woman Want. John Smith could not be voiced by any other.
Bruce Willis – Rugrats Go Wild
Not quite sure what Bruce Willis was thinking to himself when he took the role of voicing Spike the dog in Rugrats Go Wild. After discovering this, his whole reputation collapsed like a pyramid of cards with no one to clean up the mess. I mean, come on. A dog? Bruce, you are Die Hard, you are Look Whos Talking, you are Pulp Fiction, you are 12 Monkeys, you are Armageddon. You are anything but a dog.
Anyhow, the movie wasn't as successful as they wanted it to be, and it brought to life many negative reports on the entire series of movies.
Angelina Jolie – Ku Fu Panda
When you think of Angelina Jolie, you think of a beautiful, intelligent, exquisite, and sexy actress. When Ku Fu Panda came along, Angelina shone under a different light. New colors of her character were shown and a strong, independent, and fearless woman was revealed. Tigress Jolie was born.
Ku Fu Panda was a huge success with a total of three movies. It was nominated for several awards and was followed by a T.V. series.
Phil Hartman – Dennis the Menace
Mr. Phil Hartman was known and loved as the Saturday Night Live performer. The list of his appearances goes on and on and, amongst others, includes The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Third Rock From the Sun, and many cartoon voices. He tragically passed away in 1998 but left great-voiced memories to look back on.
Who doesn't remember Dennis the Menace? The hit T.V. show was first broadcast in 1951; however, most of us are familiar with the 1980s version. Phil Hartman voiced Mr. Wilson during the first episode, and then he ditched Denis for Saturday Night Live.