Top 5 Surprising Celebrity Voices in Animated Shows
We recently released the 30th Anniversary Edition of My Little Pony: The Movie. This piece of classic pony entertainment is not only jammed-packed with adventures in Ponyland, but features the voice talent of some big stars, includingDanny DeVito, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, Tony Randall and more! This got us thinking — do we have other releases with surprisingly famous voice talent? Turns out we do, and here’s a list of our top 5 favorite releases voiced by celebrities.
1. Pound Puppies: Puppy Love
Adorable dogs finding “forever homes” with their perfect persons is reason enough for us to watch Pound Puppies, but the newest release, Puppy Love, also features guest star Jim Parsons.You might know him from a little TV show calledThe Big Bang Theory.
2. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
We used to watch Aaahh!!! Real Monsters growing up, wishing we could go to the Monster Academy instead of regular school. It just seemed like way more fun — well, except for the terrifying Snorch who kept students on their best behavior. But who knew that The Snorch’s partner, that fly-creature Zimbo, was actually voiced by Tim Curry (Clue, The Rocky Horror Picture Show)? Does that make him more, or less, scary?
3. Transformers: Rescue Bots
Start watching Transformers: Rescue Bots for the Autobots and stay for the star power! This series features the voices of both Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party Of Five) and LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow). Listen to the voice of Doc Greene at the 0:42 mark. Sound familiar?
4. The Wild Thornberrys
Admittedly, if we couldn’t go to a monster academy, being taught in the wilderness with the ability to talk to animals also would have been super cool! Eliza Thornberry got to do just that in The Wild Thornberrys. Here again we get to hear the talented voices of Lacey Chabert and Tim Curry as Eliza and her father, Nigel.
5. Kaijudo: Rise Of The Duel Masters
How awesome would it be to have the ability to summon magical creatures from another dimension? Of course, it would also be pretty great to be friends with someone who could summon such creatures. Especially since Ray, the main character of Kaijudo: Rise Of The Duel Masters was voiced by another Party Of Five alum, Scott Wolf.
Those are some of our favorite voice talent surprises. What other shows would you include on the list? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.