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17 Childhood Cartoons You Didn’t Know Were Voiced By Celebs

Lacey Chabert, Ariel Winter, and more did voice-over work

Even when they’re not in front of the camera, actors work hard to bring your favorite characters to life. For some celebrities, that happens through directing or screenwriting. Others lend their voices to animated TV shows and movies.

Disney Channel shows like Phineas and Ferb and Kim Possible were particularly chock-full of famous voices, but plenty of the cartoons you grew up watching actually featured someone you’d recognize today.

  1. Eliza Thornberry, voiced by Lacy Chabert

    Before she was a Plastic in Mean Girls, young Lacey Chabert voiced Eliza Thornberry on Nickelodeon’s The Wild Thornberries. Who could forget the girl who talked to animals? [Note: Nickelodeon and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.]

  2. Spike, voiced by Bruce Willis

    In the crossover movie Rugrats Go Wild, Eliza Thornberry had a pleasant chat with Spike Pickles, who was surprisingly voiced by Bruce Willis.

  3. Reptar, voiced by Busta Rhymes

    The rapper’s distinct voice was totally perfect for Rugrats.

  4. Taffy, voiced by Amanda Bynes
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    Another Rugrats character, Taffy the babysitter, was voiced by Penelope Taynt Amanda Bynes. In the episode “Happy Taffy,” she played guitar and sang sad emo songs. She was such a bummer, the babies made it their mission to cheer her up.

  5. Aladdin, voiced by Scott Weinger
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    Do you think Scott Weinger ever took DJ Tanner on a magic carpet ride in between Full House and Fuller House?

  6. Patti Mayonnaise, voiced by Constance Shulman
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  7. Ferb Fletcher, voiced by Thomas Brodie-Sangster
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    The Game of Thrones actor is safe from wights on Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb.

  8. Gretchen, voiced by Ariel Winter
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    Like Modern Family’s Alex Dunphy, Gretchen from Phineas and Ferb is the smartest person in pretty much any room.

  9. Candace Flynn, voiced by Ashley Tisdale
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    Phineas and Ferb’s sister, Candace, would’ve gotten along with Sharpay Evans from High School Musical.

  10. Nemo, voiced by Alexander Gould
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    It’s a shame no “just keep smokin’” jokes were made in Weeds.

  11. Kim Possible, voiced by Christy Carlson Romano
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    Can you imagine anyone else saying “What’s the sitch?”

  12. Ron Stoppable, voiced by Will Friedle
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    The Boy Meets World star recently got married, but Kim and Ron will always be endgame in fans’ hearts.

  13. Wade, voiced by Tahj Mowry
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    It’s fitting that a Smart Guy would voice a genius character who hacks into computers for fun.

  14. Lilo, voiced by Daveigh Chase
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    You may not know Daveigh Chase by name, but you definitely remember her stint as the creepy girl who crawled out of TV screens in The Ring.

  15. Sally Brown, voiced by Fergie
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    Stacy Ferguson, better known as Fergie, voiced Charlie Brown’s younger sister from 1984 to 1986. Now, if only Schroeder could play “Fergalicious” on the Peanuts piano ...

  16. Josh Spitz, voiced by Michael Cera
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    Cera did a bunch of voice-over work in his early career, including Josh Spitz from Braceface, Young Gizmo from Rolie Polie Olie, and Brother Bear from The Berenstain Bears.

  17. Mindy, voiced by Scarlett Johansson

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie introduced fans to Princess Mindy Neptune, a mermaid who befriended SpongeBob and Patrick. She sadly never made it into the Nickelodeon TV show, but she did make it to land like your other fave royal mermaid, Ariel.