20 Classic Cartoon Characters You Didn’t Know Were Voiced By Celebrities

When we were kids, we assumed that cartoons characters were human beings just like the rest of us. Sure, a little more vibrantly hued, and inexplicably able to survive large falls and 1000-ton weights being dropped on their heads, but nothing too out of the ordinary. As a result, it never really occurred to us that some of our beloved childhood cartoon favorites were actually voiced by super famous celebrities!

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It wasn’t until many years later (or in some cases, last week) that we learned the surprising flesh and blood folks that helped give life to animated classics. Big names like Christian Bale, Vin Diesel and Fergie have been under our noses this whole time! And then there are the slightly more random cartoon connections. Aladdin and the DJ’s boyfriend from Full House were one and the same? That dude from Law and Order SVU pulled off the outrageous French accent of Beauty and the Beast’s flamboyant candlestick Lumiere? Mind equals blown.

Head up to the gallery above for more! Be prepared to re-examine your childhood movie repertoire…

[Photo: Disney/Warner Brothers/Nickelodeon/CBS]

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