Famous Voices Behind Disney DVDs

Famous Voices Behind Disney DVDs

Thanks to glamorous movie premieres, red carpet events, and tabloid magazines, movie stars always get a lot of attention, and everyone knows a star’s drawing power can make or break a film at the box office. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (and subsequent franchise sequels) wouldn’t have made as big of a splash in theaters without the hugely talented Johnny Depp, and it is unlikely Disney’s Bedtime Stories would have surpassed $100 million at the box office without likable star Adam Sandler.

Disney DVD Sequels, image copyright Disney

The success of animated films is less dependent on its stars than live action films, but that hasn’t kept Disney and Pixar from filling their such famous talents as Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Eddie Murphy, John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, Alfre Woodard, Paul Newman, Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Jeremy Irons, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Minnie Driver, and Angela Lansbury.

But what about Disney’s booming home video market and the company’s dozens of films that have been released straight to DVD, bypassing the glitz and glam of star-studded movie premieres? The direct-to-DVD releases are made on much smaller budgets than their theatrical counterparts, but they have also attracted quite a roster of vocal talents. Check out the stars below (excluded from the list are actors reprising roles they first played in theatrical releases).

Disney DVD Sequels, image copyright Disney

Famous Voices in Disney Home Video Releases (IMDB)
Actor:
Character:
Movie:
Year:
Billy Zane
John Rolfe
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
1998
Neve Campbell
Kiara
The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride
1998
Kelsey Grammer
Narrator
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
1999
Bebe Neuwirth
Sylvia Marpole
An Extremely Goofy Movie
2000
Brad Garrett
Tank
An Extremely Goofy Movie
2000
John Cleese
Narrator
Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
2001
Scott Wolf
Scamp
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
2001
Alyssa Milano
Angel
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
2001
Mickey Rooney
Sparky
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
2001
Jason Alexander
Lightning
101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure
2003
Martin Short
Lars
101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure
2003
Haley Joel Osment
Mowgli
The Jungle Book II
2003
John Goodman
Baloo
The Jungle Book II
2003
John Rhys-Davies
Ranjan’s Father
The Jungle Book II
2003
Sandra Oh
Ting Ting
Mulan II
2004
Jerry Stiller
Uncle Max
The Lion King 1 1/2
2004
Dakota Fanning
Lilo
Lilo & Stitch II: Stitch Has a Glitch
2005
Tracey Ullman
Ms. Birdwell
Kronk’s New Groove
2005
Patrick Dempsey
Kenai
Brother Bear II
2006
Mandy Moore
Nita
Brother Bear II
2006
Reba McEntire
Dixie
The Fox and the Hound II
2006
Patrick Swayze
Cash
The Fox and the Hound II
2006
Jeff Foxworthy
Lyle
The Fox and the Hound II
2006
Patrick Stewart
The Great Prince
Bambi II
2006
Sally Field
Marina Del Ray
The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginnings
2008
Mae Whitman
Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell
2008
Kristin Chenoweth
Rosetta
Tinker Bell
2008
Lucy Liu
Silvermist
Tinker Bell
2008
America Ferrera
Fawn
Tinker Bell
2008
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One Response to “Famous Voices Behind Disney DVDs”

  1. Alyx says:

    Hello, I love Disney even though I am 10 coming up to 11 my little sister loves Rapunzel but I like Belle

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