Animated Movies with the Best Voice Acting

Voice acting is a lot harder than it looks. With just your voice, as an actor you must be able to portray a variety of different emotions and different inflections. These are the animated films where the actors went above and beyond to make their characters seem "real".

The Top Ten

1 Inside Out

Featuring the voices of: Amy Poehler (Joy), Phyllis Smith (Sadness), Lewis Black (Anger), Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Bill Hader (Fear), Richard Kind (Bing Bong)

This movie's voice acting quality can largely be attributed to its casting. Every actor Pixar got perfectly embodies the type of emotion they want to display, and each of them absolutely hit it out of the park.

STANDOUT: Amy Poehler as Joy
Amy Poehler's performance here was flat out incredible. She was able to make us laugh with her abundant energy and make us cry as well. In the "Memory Dump" scene, her acting was so good that it actually made me weep as a 17 year old boy. That takes some serious skill. - phillysports

2 Finding Nemo

Ellen DeGeneres Sucks Hard As Dory, And Sucks Even More In The Sequel - VideoGamefan5

Featuring the voices of: Albert Brooks (Marlin), Ellen DeGeneres (Dory), Alexander Gould (Nemo), Gill (Willem Defoe), Bloat (Brad Garrett), Peach (Allison Janney)

With the way this movie's script is written, it requires fantastic acting to properly get out all the jokes and emotions. Pixar got just that out of its cast of actors and comedians.

STANDOUT: Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
Ellen brought everything to the table here. She provided so much life and energy to the role of Dory and made us laugh pretty much every time she opened her mouth. Based on how she sounds here and in Finding Dory, it sounds like she's having an absolute blast in every recording session. - phillysports

3 Toy Story 3

Featuring the voices of: Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Ned Beatty (Lots-O), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), John Morris (Andy Davis)

In the RIGHTFUL conclusion to the Toy Story franchise, each of the actors brought a new dimension to their performances and made us feel the tension they were going through.

STANDOUT: Tom Hanks as Woody
As a two-time Oscar winner (and one of my favorite actors), it was obvious that Tom Hanks was going to bring his A game here. His energy here is palpable as he makes us laugh, cry, and feel all of the pressure that Woody is going through. - phillysports

4 Shrek 2

Featuring the voices of: Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Fiona), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), John Cleese (King Harold), Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews)

I would've gone with the original Shrek until I realized how many new cast additions were brought into the sequel, and each of them did a fantastic job as well.

STANDOUT: Mike Myers as Shrek
Mike Myers is not nearly as popular now as he was back then (mostly due to stuff like The Cat in the Hat and The Love Guru) but here, he is perfectly able to disguise his voice to bring out tons of humor and heart to everyone's favorite ogre. - phillysports

5 Zootopia
6 Frozen V 1 Comment
7 Monsters, Inc.

Featuring the voices of: John Goodman (Sulley), Billy Crystal (Mike), Steve Buscemi (Randall), James Coburn (Mr. Waternoose), Jennifer Tilly (Celia), Mary Gibbs (Boo)

This is one of the funniest animated movies ever, and the voice acting is a big reason for this. Each of the actors give their all in the role, and also provide a lot of heart as well.

STANDOUT: John Goodman as Sulley
John Goodman brings so much warmth to this role and really gives Sulley the feel of a gentle giant. With his soothing, deep voice, he is able to provide a lot of emotional moments as well provide as perfect foil for Billy Crystal's Mike. - phillysports

8 The Simpsons Movie V 1 Comment
9 Despicable Me 2
10 How to Train Your Dragon 2 V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Featuring the voices of: Trey Parker (Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh, Satan, Mr Garrison, Mr Hat, Phillip Miles Argyle, Mr Mackey, Ned Gerblansky Clyde Donovan), Matt Stone (Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, Saddam Hussein, Jimbo Kearn, Stuart McCormick, Gerald Broflovski, Big Gay Al, Butters Stotch, Terrance Henry Stoot), Mary Kay Bergman (Wendy Testaberger, Shiela Broflovski, Lianne Cartman, Sharon Marsh, Carol McCormick), Issac Hayes (Chef)

The Contenders

11 The Incredibles

Featuring the voices of: Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter (Elastigirl), Sarah Vowell (Violet), Spencer Fox (Dash), Jason Lee (Syndrome), Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone)

With a well-rounded cast of characters, the actors were successfully able to present a film that praises superhero stories, but subverts them as well.

STANDOUT: Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone
Director Brad Bird casted Sam Jackson as Frozone because he wanted him to have "the coolest voice". No kidding. Sam Jackson just oozes charisma in any movie that he's in, and it's no exception in The Incredibles. WHERE IS MY SUPER SUIT?! - phillysports

12 Up V 1 Comment
13 Puss in Boots
14 The Lion King
15 Wreck-It Ralph V 1 Comment
16 The Lego Movie

Standout: Will Arnett as Batman. - BeatlesFan1964

Featuring The Voices Of: Chris Pratt (Emmet), Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Morgan Freeman (Vitruvius), Liam Neeson (Bad Cop), Will Ferrell (Business)

STANDOUT: Morgan Freeman As Vitruvius, Morgan Freeman Is Probably The Most Popular Actor In This Film, And He Does A Great And Interesting Performance, Chris Pratt As Emmet Could Of Been The Standout, But Really, Morgan Freeman - VideoGamefan5

17 Shrek
18 Disney's a Christmas Carol V 1 Comment
19 Antz
20 Cars
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Top Remixes

1. Inside Out
2. Finding Nemo
3. Frozen
1. Zootopia
2. Despicable Me 2
3. The Simpsons Movie



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