Ahhh, the golden age of animation; that magical era of Disney features that formed the bedrock of my childhood!
As a child I got so lost in those immersive cartoon worlds, I never really considered the extremely talented men and women behind all my favorite films. But when I finally decided to look up who'd helped bring Disney's beautiful drawings to life, I got quite the shock!
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect these voice actors to look so startlingly similar to the characters they played - no wonder they sounded so appropriately fitting!
Check out these incredible Disney doppelgängers!
Herman Bing as The Ringmaster - Dumbo (1941)
Fun Fact: TIME magazine planned to have Dumbo as its cover star, but the elephant got shafted when Pearl Harbor was attacked in December 1941.
Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket - Pinocchio (1940)
Fun Fact: At the beginning of the film, when Jiminy Cricket first starts to tell the story of Pinocchio, you can see two other books on the shelf - 'Peter Pan' and 'Alice in Wonderland'. Eagle-eyed viewers were given a sneaky clue as to what future Disney films awaited them!
Eleanor Audley as Lady Tremaine - Cinderella (1950)
Fun Fact: 'Cinderella' comes from the French word 'Cendrillon', which translates as 'little ash girl'.
Adriana Caselotti as Snow White - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Fun Fact: Throughout the film's development, 750 artists drew more than 2 million sketches. That's a heck of a lot of dwarfs!
Verna Felton as The Fairy Godmother - Cinderella (1950)
Fun Fact: The moment The Fairy Godmother turns Cinderella's old dress into her iconic white gown is said to be Walt Disney's favorite piece of animation ever. You can watch it HERE.
Mary Costa as Princess Aurora - Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Fun Fact: Mary Costa is a professional opera singer and once sang at President John F. Kennedy's memorial service, at the request of his wife.
Bobby Driscoll as Peter Pan - Peter Pan (1953)
Fun Fact: When Walt Disney was a kid, he himself played Peter Pan in a school production!