|All have multiple voice-over credits|
Jackie Chan, who has appeared in over 150 films has lent his voice to Kung Fu Panda, Nut Job, and the Lego Ninjago films. Johnny Depp lent his voice to Corpse Brides and Gnomeo and Juliet. Hugh Jackman, who broke into the industry with his casting as Wolverine in X-Men, but despite his action hero roles he has found time to voice-over in films such as Happy Feet and Rise of the Guardians.
|The Donkey in Shrek is Iconic|
Why do these stars do voice-overs? Because they are fun! You get to be in the best animated films portraying over-the-top, funny characters, most of which aren't human. The scripts are normally very funny and there is no worry about make-up, wardrobe, stunts, sets. Most of the films are family-friendly and you can 'play' anything: from alien, to fish, to donkey and humanize the role.
The late Robin Williams did many voice-overs. Aladdin,, FernGully, Last Rain Forest, Robots, and Happy Feet to name several.
It's all great fun and each character takes on a life of its own with an iconic voice of a noted actor.
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