23 Nov 2014

The Real Voices Behind Popular Pixar Film Characters (22 pics)

Jordan Nagai as Russell
Fun Fact: Russell’s shape is intended to be round, like the balloons in the film.
Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
Fun Fact: The role of Dory was written for DeGeneres. It was the first time anyone had approached her with a role written specifically for her.
Patton Oswalt as Remy
Fun Fact: Pixar insisted that Oswalt not make up a “rat voice” for Remy but instead use his normal speaking voice.
Tom Hanks as Woody
Fun Fact: Tom Hanks has said that he usually doesn’t do sequels but that Toy Story is an exception.
Allison Janney as Peach
Fun Fact: Finding Nemo came about because the directors thought the inside of an aquarium would be perfectly suited to computer animation.
Ed Asner as Carl Fredricksen
Fun Fact: Ed Asner is most known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, where he won three Emmys.
John Ratzenberger as The Abominable Snowman
Fun Fact: Ratzenberger has voiced a part in every Pixar movie. His most notable character is Hamm from the Toy Story franchise.
Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor
Fun Fact: Writer Brenda Chapman based the character of Elinor on herself, while Merida was based on her daughter.
Brad Bird as Edna Mode
Fun Fact: He also wrote and directed The Incredibles.
Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head
Fun Fact: John Lasseter came up with the idea for Mr. Potato Head’s personality because he thought that anyone whose facial features fell off would have a chip on their shoulder.
John Goodman as Sulley
Fun Fact: While Goodman was recording, the character of Sulley was changed from being a janitor to being a Top Scarer at Monsters Inc.
Billy Connolly as King Fergus
Fun Fact: During filming Connolly changed several words to make them more authentically Scottish.
Hayden Panettiere as Dot
Fun Fact: Director Andrew Stanton wanted there to be a small girl in the film because he had just had a daughter.
Wallace Shawn as Rex
Fun Fact: In The Incredibles, Wallace Shawn voices Mr. Incredible’s very angry boss, Gilbert Hupf.
Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
Fun Fact: Buzz Lightyear is colored purple and lime green because lime green is John Lasseter’s favorite color and purple is his wife’s favorite color.
Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
Fun Fact: Lightning McQueen can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Elissa Knight as EVE
Fun Fact: EVE stands for Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator.
Steve Buscemi as Randall Boggs
Fun Fact: Steve Buscemi said that voice recording for Randall occurred on and off for over two years.
Bob Peterson as Dug
Fun Fact: Peterson is also the voice of Mr. Ray, the singing schoolteacher, in Finding Nemo.
Ben Burtt as WALL-E
Fun Fact: Ben Burtt was a key sound editor in Lucasfilm’s early Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.
Kelly Macdonald as Princess Merida
Fun Fact: Merida is both the first Disney–Pixar princess and the first female lead in a Pixar film.

Alexander Gould as Nemo
Fun Fact: Despite his role in Finding Nemo, Gould has said that he is a fan of sushi.


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