While it’s easy to conjure up mental images of our favorite animated characters, what’s not as easy is trying to figure out all of the voices behind the animation. Truth is, the iconic animated characters we all know and love wouldn’t have been the same without the actors behind them. Read on to learn who are the famous actors and actresses who’ve successfully delved into the world of voice acting and gave life and color to these animated films.
It’s pretty much common knowledge that Whoopi Goldberg has been a huge part of the film and TV industry for decades, with her immense talent and charismatic smile. Perhaps most notably, she’s played a lovable nun in Sister Act and is a well-known television personality thanks to her job as one of the ladies of The View.
Goldberg is one of the elite few who has won a Grammy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award, so it’s no surprise that her list of accolades is a long one. But did you know that Whoopi Goldberg was also part of the iconic Disney animation The Lion King? She voiced the character of Shenzi, a mean hyena who is one of Scar’s chief henchmen.