Random Facts About the Voices Behind Your Favorite Disney Characters
Disney has had some pretty big names voice their characters. They've also had some people you've never heard of. Here are some random facts about those voices.
- Walt Disney was the original voice behind Mickey Mouse. He provided the iconic voice for 20 years, but rumor was he wasn't able to keep up high pitched voice because of his smoking habit.
- Steve Buscemi voiced the villain, Randall, in Monsters Inc. But he might not have gotten the role if John Goodman hadn't pushed for him to be cast.
- Yzma gets turned into a kitten at the end of The Emperors New Groove, which is a nod to her voice, Eartha Kitt who famously played Catwoman.
- Tim Allen almost wasn't the voice of Buzz Lightyear. He got the role after Chevy Chase turned it down.
- Mr. Incredible took an incredible amount of time to voice. Craig T. Nelson spent two years recording the part.
- If Wreck-It-Ralph looks familiar, that's because his look was patterned after his voice actor, John C. Reilly.
- Idina Menzel auditioned for Rapunzel in Tangled but lost out to Mandy Moore. It worked out pretty good for Menzel though, as she was then cast in Frozen as Elsa.
- Flynn Rider could have had a British accent, as actor Zachary Levi auditioned for the role with the accent. It was dropped however when recording began.
- And just in case you didn't know who the voice behind Baloo the Bear is, it's Phil Harris. No, not Deadliest Catch Phil Harris. The Phil Harris from the video below. Harris was also Thomas O'Malley in The Aristocats, and Little John in Robin Hood.