We all loved cartoons as kids, right? There was nothing more exciting than sitting on the couch in front of the television and enjoying the crazy adventures of our favorite animated characters. You’ll probably remember a lot of classics from your childhood, like the award-winning films The Lion King, Toy Story, and Shrek. But do you know who voiced the animated characters from the popular movies and shows of your time? The truth is that the voices of the majority of memorable characters that were a crucial part of our childhoods were performed by famous actors and actresses. If you’re ready for an incredible throwback to your childhood, keep on reading to find out who’s behind the voices of some of the most loved animated characters of all time.
Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi the Hyena’s voice in The Lion King
The Lion King is well-known for being an animated adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. This Disney movie captivated kids and parents all around the world. Among the cast of actors selected for voice-acting, we can find Whoopi Goldberg, an American comedian, actress, and human rights advocate.
Not many remember that Whoopi lent her voice to Shenzi the Hyena’s character in The Lion King. We’re more used to seeing her in a different kind of role, like the one she played in the comedy movie Sister Act, but Shenzi’s part suits her perfectly, don’t you think?