Behind the Magic: 7 Famous Disney Character Voices and the Stars Who Played Them

Photo by: PR photos and Disney
Ariel Voiced by Jodi Benson
Jodi Benson was the speaking and singing voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and you know what? She still has it. The songstress still ... more 
Photo by: PR photos and Disney
Ariel Voiced by Jodi Benson
Jodi Benson was the speaking and singing voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and you know what? She still has it. The songstress still performs and will occasionally belt out a Little Mermaid classic and she still sounds, and looks, fantastic.
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Tue, Jun 11, 2013 12:04 PM EDT

The art of the voice-over is an interesting one. Many times, you'll recognize the voice but you'd never be able to point out the person attached to said voice in a line-up. There are certain vocal performances in Disney classics - such as Belle in Beauty in the Beast and Alice in Alice in Wonderland - that are forever embedded in our minds and memories. But we often have no real world reference as to who the performer is. And in other cases, Disney casts A-list talent, but the story is so strong that you completely forget that such a super star is behind the character on the screen. We've complied a list of Disney characters alongside their real life vocal counterparts from John Travolta to Paige O'Hara to Tate Donovan. Click through for 7 famous Disney character voices in real life! -By Sunny Chanel

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