When you head to the movies to check out an animated flick, recognizable voices often greet you. In 2017, there are a number of movies for the young and young-at-heart. Curious as to who is playing your favorite character? Check out these voice actors who are known for their thespian talent in movies and television alike.
Trey Parker lends his voice to Despicable Me 3, as Balthazar Bratt- a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Parker is known for co-creating South Park and The Book of Mormon. His accomplishments include a Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Drama Desk Award.
Back again for Cars 3, comedian Larry the Cable Guy is the voice of the lovable tow truck Mater, Lightning McQueen’s best friend. Known for his thick southern accent and cut-off shirts, Larry the Cable Guy has found success with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, audio cds, stand-up shows, and a recognizable brand.
Rosario Dawson is the voice of Batgirl in the The Lego Batman Movie. Dawson is a successful actress, singer, producer, and writer. She is known for her roles in Daredevil and Rent, as well as for her activism. She is the founder of Voto Latino, an organization that encourages young Latinos to vote.
Coco is the a tale of a young boy, wishing to become a musician, who journeys to the Land of the Dead. Gael Garcia Bernal plays Hector, a Mexican trickster god who appears in the shape of a skeletal spirit. Bernal is an international star who is known for his work in Mozart in the Jungle and Rosewater.
While you may know T.J. Miller from his work on Silicon Valley, kids everywhere will know him as the voice of Gene, the main character in The Emoji Movie. Miller is a hilarious comedian who is sought after for stand-up performances. He has acted in kid movies, such as Yogi Bear, and was the voice for Tuffnut in How to Train Your Dragon.
My Little Pony: The Movie has an amazing cast of voices. Uzo Aduba speaks the part of Queen Novo in this remastered animated film. Aduba is an Emmy Award winning actress, has worked on Blue Bloods and is best known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on Orange is the New Black.
Ferdinandis the story of a giant, gentle bull who wants to return home to his family. Gina Rodriguez joins the cast as Una, a purple hedgehog. Rodriguez is a 3 time Golden Globe nominee and respected actress. She is known for her work on Jane the Virgin and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Voicing Hefty Smurf in the newest movie of the franchise, Smurfs: The Lost Village, is Joe Manganiello. His acting skills have been seen on Spider-Man, ER, One Tree Hill, Magic Mike and True Blood. Manganiello is also a lifestyle author who published a healthy lifestyle book to promote exercise and diet.