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10 Amazing Disney Movies With Famous Actors Hidden In Them


Disney is such a phenomenally huge media conglomerate
that it essentially has the pick of actors when it comes to casting them in its movies. Whether it be a live action movie, an animated
movie, or a hybrid movie featuring a little bit of both, you’ll have seen or heard some
of the biggest stars of all time portraying or voicing Disney characters.Most of the time,
a big deal is made of it and you can’t help but know which actor was playing a particular
Disney character – everyone knows that Tom Hanks is Woody in the Toy Story movies and
spin-off specials, and that Robin Williams voiced the Genie in two Aladdin movies, for
example – but that’s not always the case.Some big actors’ roles in Disney movies actually
go under the radar – and that’s what this video is all about. Here are ten famous actors you didn’t know
were in Disney movies. Miley Cyrus in Bolt
It’s easy forget, given how things have turned out, but long before she was the psycho pop
bitch from hell, Miley Cyrus was an innocent and promising young child actress. Having starred as Hannah Montana in the popular
Disney Channel show of the same name, the acting world was her oyster – but did you
know she’d also appeared in a non-Hannah Montana Disney movie?Billie Ray’s little girl voiced
Penny – the youngster who adopted the titular canine in 2008’s Bolt – a movie in which she
worked alongside Hollywood legends like John Travolta (who voiced the titular character)
and Malcolm McDowell. Corey Feldman in The Fox and the Hound
Corey Feldman made his name in the 80s as a child star, with roles in a plethora of
genuinely iconic movies, including Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys and
The ‘Burbs, but his first movie role in that decade – and only his second in his career
– was in Disney’s 1981 offering The Fox and the Hound.The movie was about an unlikely
pair of friends in the form of the titular fox and hound – voiced by Mickey Rooney and
Kurt Russell respectively – but Feldman voiced the young version of the hound (whose name
is Copper) in early scenes depicting when the pair first met. Demi Moore in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The ex-wife of Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore is best-known for her racy roles
in movies like Indecent Proposal, Disclosure, and Striptease, but she’s actually also played
a much more innocent and child-friendly voice role in a classic Disney movie and its sequel.Those
movies were 1996’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and its aptly-named direct-to-video follow-up;
2002’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame II. Moore played Esmerelda – the beautiful, streetwise
Gypsy dancing girl who befriended the titular Quasimodo and showed him that his soul was
truly beautiful, even if his exterior was not
Melissa McCarthy in The Kid Now let’s move onto the most minor role in
this list, from a movie that most people probably haven’t heard of. It’s 2000’s The Kid, which starred Bruce Willis
of all people, but a certain Bridesmaids actress also made an appearance in one of her earliest
and most obscure movie roles.We’re talking about Melissa McCarthy – the hilarious Academy
Award-nominated actress whose credits now include the likes of Spy and Ghostbusters
– and she played the tiny role of “Skyway Diner Waitress” long before she regularly
had audiences rolling around on the floor with laughter. Oprah Winfrey in The Princess and the Frog
Oprah Winfrey is so strongly-associated with her talk-shows and business ventures that
it’s easy to forget that she’s actually an extremely talented actress. In fact, as far back as 1985, Winfrey was
nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her incredible performance
as Sofia Johnson in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.She has also voiced a character
in a Disney movie – 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. Winfrey voiced Eudora – the mother of the
main character, Tiana – in a fairly small role alongside a star-studded cast that included
the likes of John Goodman, Terrence Howard and Frank Welker. Elijah Wood in The Adventures of Huck Finn
Long before he portrayed the iconic role of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy
and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Elijah Wood was a child star who made his movie debut
as “Video-Game Boy #2” in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. Four years later, when he was still in his
pre-teen years, he appeared as the lead in a little-known Disney movie.It was 1993’s
The Adventures of Huck Finn, in which Wood played the titular Finn – the star of Mark
Twain’s legendary novel. Incidentally, the movie also featured prominent
roles for the likes of Robbie Coltrane and Ron Perlman, whom you also may not know were
in Disney movies! Disney is such a phenomenally huge media conglomerate
that it essentially has the pick of actors when it comes to casting them in its movies.
Whether it be a live action movie, an animated movie, or a hybrid movie featuring a little
bit of both, you’ll have seen or heard some of the biggest stars of all time portraying
or voicing Disney characters.Most of the time, a big deal is made of it and you can’t help
but know which actor was playing a particular Disney character – everyone knows that Tom
Hanks is Woody in the Toy Story movies and spin-off specials, and that Robin Williams
voiced the Genie in two Aladdin movies, for example – but that’s not always the case.Some
big actors’ roles in Disney movies actually go under the radar – and that’s what this
video is all about. Here are ten famous actors you didn’t know were in Disney movies.
Miley Cyrus in Bolt It’s easy forget, given how things have turned
out, but long before she was the psycho pop bitch from hell, Miley Cyrus was an innocent
and promising young child actress. Having starred as Hannah Montana in the popular Disney
Channel show of the same name, the acting world was her oyster – but did you know she’d
also appeared in a non-Hannah Montana Disney movie?Billie Ray’s little girl voiced Penny
– the youngster who adopted the titular canine in 2008’s Bolt – a movie in which she worked
alongside Hollywood legends like John Travolta (who voiced the titular character) and Malcolm
McDowell. Corey Feldman in The Fox and the Hound
Corey Feldman made his name in the 80s as a child star, with roles in a plethora of
genuinely iconic movies, including Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys and
The ‘Burbs, but his first movie role in that decade – and only his second in his career
– was in Disney’s 1981 offering The Fox and the Hound.The movie was about an unlikely
pair of friends in the form of the titular fox and hound – voiced by Mickey Rooney and
Kurt Russell respectively – but Feldman voiced the young version of the hound (whose name
is Copper) in early scenes depicting when the pair first met.
Demi Moore in The Hunchback of Notre Dame The ex-wife of Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher,
Demi Moore is best-known for her racy roles in movies like Indecent Proposal, Disclosure,
and Striptease, but she’s actually also played a much more innocent and child-friendly voice
role in a classic Disney movie and its sequel.Those movies were 1996’s The Hunchback of Notre
Dame and its aptly-named direct-to-video follow-up; 2002’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame II. Moore
played Esmerelda – the beautiful, streetwise Gypsy dancing girl who befriended the titular
Quasimodo and showed him that his soul was truly beautiful, even if his exterior was
not Melissa McCarthy in The Kid
Now let’s move onto the most minor role in this list, from a movie that most people probably
haven’t heard of. It’s 2000’s The Kid, which starred Bruce Willis of all people, but a
certain Bridesmaids actress also made an appearance in one of her earliest and most obscure movie
roles.We’re talking about Melissa McCarthy – the hilarious Academy Award-nominated actress
whose credits now include the likes of Spy and Ghostbusters – and she played the tiny
role of “Skyway Diner Waitress” long before she regularly had audiences rolling around
on the floor with laughter. Oprah Winfrey in The Princess and the Frog
Oprah Winfrey is so strongly-associated with her talk-shows and business ventures that
it’s easy to forget that she’s actually an extremely talented actress. In fact, as far
back as 1985, Winfrey was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for
her incredible performance as Sofia Johnson in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.She
has also voiced a character in a Disney movie – 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. Winfrey
voiced Eudora – the mother of the main character, Tiana – in a fairly small role alongside a
star-studded cast that included the likes of John Goodman, Terrence Howard and Frank
Welker. Elijah Wood in The Adventures of Huck Finn
Long before he portrayed the iconic role of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy
and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Elijah Wood was a child star who made his movie debut
as “Video-Game Boy #2” in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. Four years later, when he
was still in his pre-teen years, he appeared as the lead in a little-known Disney movie.It
was 1993’s The Adventures of Huck Finn, in which Wood played the titular Finn – the star
of Mark Twain’s legendary novel. Incidentally, the movie also featured prominent roles for
the likes of Robbie Coltrane and Ron Perlman, whom you also may not know were in Disney
movies! Matthew Broderick in The Lion King
When you think of Simba from 1994’s The Lion King, you generally tend to think about the
young incarnation of the character – who was voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas – and it’s
easy to forget that Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick, voiced him as an adult.Another
reason that it’s very easy to forget that fact is because the two sequels in which Simba
was an adult for a larger portion of the movies – The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and The
Lion King 1½ – were both far less popular offerings that went straight-to-video upon
their respective releases in 1998 and 2004. Tony Goldwyn in Tarzan
Although Tony Goldwyn isn’t exactly a mega-famous actor on the level of most individuals on
this list, those of you who are familar with him certainly won’t associate him with the
Disney character he voiced. You may remember him from his role as the villainous Carl Bruner
in Ghost, or as Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, but what about when he voiced Disney’s
Tarzan?No? We didn’t think so, but he was indeed the titular King of the Jungle in 1999’s
Tarzan, in which he performed alongside the likes of Minnie Driver and Glenn Close. He
didn’t voice the character in the two direct-to-video follow-ups, however.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Treasure Planet Most people know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt
was a child actor and will likely remember some of his earlier roles in movies like A
River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield and 10 Things I Hate About You, but he’s more
well-known for his more recent career and his roles in movies like Inception, The Dark
Knight Rises and Lincoln – but he had a lead role in a Disney flop back in 2002 as well.It
was Treasure Planet – a mediocre sci-fi adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novel
Treasure Island – and he voiced Jim Hawkins; the protagonistic teenager who pined for adventure.
You learn something new every day! Christian Bale in Pocahontas
Christian Bale is now mainly known for his dark and serious roles, such as Batman in
the Dark Knight Trilogy, Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, John Connor in Terminator
Salvation, and Trevor Reznik in The Machinist, but back before he was a household name, he
had a supporting voice role in a modern Disney classic.The movie in question was 1995’s Pocahontas,
and a young Bale performed alongside seasoned performers like Mel Gibson and Billy Connolly.
He played the part of Thomas – a soldier and the loyal friend of the aforementioned Gibson’s
John Smith. Thanks for watching our video of ten famous
actors you didn’t know were in Disney movies. Did you enjoy this video? Which other actors
had roles in Disney movies that most people wouldn’t know about? Have your say in the
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100 Comments

  1. Steve Castle Author

    TREASURE PLANET??? MEDIOCRE?????!!!!!!!!! Sorry but thats the nail on the coffin. The constantly familiar content, the lack of anything new, then this. Im unsubscribing.

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  2. Derek Wheeler Author

    Uhm Demi Moore wasn't at all hidden in the Hunchback of Notre Dame the fact she was voicing the smoky hot Esmerelda was one of the big marketing points of the movie.

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  3. Jennifer Hahnel Author

    Christian Bale was also in Newsies as Jack Kelly. Which was Directed by Kenny Ortega (HSM) and the Music was by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc)

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  4. Dumbo Wumbo Author

    Joaquin Phoenix played Kenai in brother bear… a lot of people don't realize that lol oh and the girl in brother bear two is voiced by the girl who played rapunzel

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  5. Uncl3nched Author

    People didn't know Broderick was Simba?
    Please people still have no idea that Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean, Johnny English, etc.) was Zazu
    And Treasure Planet was a flop? WHAT!?

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  6. Clawdina Mason Author

    You forgot that Christian bale also was the lead ish of a 1990s (I think) film called newsies. Don't know if many people know that though (:

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  7. kirara2516 Author

    Treasure Planet was NOT a flop! It's one of my fav Disney movies. Also, didn't Christian Bale voice Howl in Howl's Movie Castle? I love that movie so much.

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  8. Christina Marais Author

    Treasure Planet is one of the best Disney movies I've ever watched!! How could people say that about Treasure Planet?? That is just not fair, it deserves alot more credit

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