Donnie Dunagan provided the of Disney’s beloved deer for the 1942 film during his brief stint as a child actor. He went on to become a highly decorated U.S. Marine!
Former teen pop star Mandy Moore voiced the princess with 70-foot long hair, who was also the first Disney princess to have supernatural powers. Natalie Portman was also considered for the role.
Walt Disney himself voiced the character he created for almost 20 years, but was then replaced in 1946 by Jimmy MacDonald after he became too busy. Rumor has it that Walt’s voice was damaged by his smoking habit and he was unable to keep hitting the high notes in Mickey’s voice, and that’s why they needed a new Mickey.
MALEFICENT, SLEEPING BEAUTY
Angelina Jolie may have played the iconic role in Maleficent, but before her it was all about Eleanor Audley. Eleanor was also the voice behind the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine in Cinderella.
SNOW WHITE, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
The original Disney princess was played by Adriana Caselotti, an 18-year-old Italian opera singer. Walt Disney reportedly personally chose her for the role.
RANDY, MONSTERS, INC.
Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi provided the voice for the villain in Monsters, Inc., but only after John Goodman (Sulley) pushed to have him cast.
ALFREDO LINGUINI, RATATOUILLE
Lou Romano is no stranger to Disney movies, though this was his first starring role. He’s also lent his vocal talents to characters in Cars and The Incredibles.
COLETTE TATOU, RATATOUILLE
Comedienne Janeane Garofalo has admitted in interviews that she doesn’t know why she was chosen to voice the tough-as-nails chef, but she is “endlessly flattered” that she was.
LIGHTNING MCQUEEN, CARS
Funnyman Owen Wilson gave life to Lightning McQueen in both Cars and Cars 2. This was also the first Pixar movie where they really promoted the film using the actors behind the characters (Wilson and Paul Newman).
Legendary actor Edward Asner provided the voice for grumpy Carl, a character whose face and personality are based on both Spencer Tracy and Walter Matthau.