The film industry is hands down one of the most profitable forms of entertainment, but animated films often hold a special place in people’s hearts. Animation studios are able to snag big named celebrities to enact their characters. Sometimes their casting is so accurate, the resemblance of the actors to their cartoons seems beyond perfect. Animated characters can literally look like anyone or anything their designers can imagine.
Check out this list of actors that have been cast so well, it almost seems like their animated counterparts are replicas of their faces.
1. Matthew Lillard as Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970) and Scooby-Doo (2002)
Did you know: Lillard portrayed Shaggy in two films and has provided Shaggy’s voice since 2010
2. Linda Cardellini as Velma in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970) and Scooby-Doo (2002)
Did you know: Linda plays Laura Barton, wife of Clint Barton in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
3. Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Did you know: Emma Watson acted with maquettes in order to perform against animated objects.
4. Mena Massoud as Aladdin in Aladdin (1992) and Aladdin (2019)
Did you know: Mena Massoud speaks Arabic fluently as he hails from an Egyptian family.
5. Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) and 101 Dalmatians (1996)
Did you know: Glenn Close says she had a 21-Inch Waist When Playing Cruella de Vil.
6. Georgina Haig as Elsa in Once Upon a Time and Frozen
Did you know: Haig almost had the role of Gwen Stacy in 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man
7. Elizabeth Lail as Anna in Once Upon a Time and Frozen
Did you know: Lail starred as Amy Hughes in the supernatural series Dead of Summer (2016)
8. Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Did you know: Taylor was 7 when she played Cindy Lou. She’s 20 now! Feel old yet?
9. Jim Carrey The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Did you know: Jim Carrey‘s make-up routine of How the Grinch Stole Christmas took 8 hours to complete
10. John Goodman as Fred in The Flintstones (1960–1966) and The Flintstones (1994)
Did you know: Goodman wanted to change Fred’s voice but Steven Spielberg ensured him he had to do the cartoon voice.
11. Hatty Jones as Madeline in Madeline (1993–2001) and Madeline (1998)
Did you know: Hatty was 10 years old when she delivered that incredible performance in Madeline.
12. Aubrey Peeples as Jem in Jem (1989–1992) and Jem and the Holograms (2015)
Did you know: Aubrey Peeples did her own singing in the film.
13. Orton O’Brien as Christopher Robin in Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Christopher Robin (2018)
Did you know: Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne, wrote his son into the original Pooh stories
14. David Lewis as Mr. Crocker in The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017) and A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011)
15. Neel Sethi as Mowgli in The Jungle Book (1967) and The Jungle Book (2016)
Did you know: Since Sethi had to run away from dangerous animals, he learned parkour to perfect his athleticism.
16. Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma in The Flintstones (1960–1966) and The Flintstones (1994)
Did you know: Perkins was the voice behind Nemo’s mother in Finding Nemo.
17. Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Maleficent (2014)
Did you know: Jolie’s already sharp cheekbones were applied silicone gel in order to get the perfect look.
18. Sadie Stanley as Kim in Kim Possible (2002–2007) and Kim Possible (2019)
Did you know: Sadie has a twin sister named Sophie
19. Isabela Moner as Dora in Dora the Explorer (2000–present) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Did you know: Moner skipped two grades of school and gained acceptance into college at the age of just 15
20. Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl in The All-New Popeye Hour (1978–1983) and Popeye (1980)
Did you know: Duvall’s best-known film is likely the iconic Stephen King film The Shining
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