ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

For many voice actors, the chance to star in a Disney animated movie is a a chance in a lifetime. And a lucky few have the opportunity to do just that and a whole lot more, working to bring to life magical characters for both Disney and its Pixar Studios.

Let's see which 8 voice-acting veterans had their fingers in all the pies when lending their vocals to these two rival production companies:

1. John Goodman

Pixar: Sulley in Monster's Inc & Monster's University

Disney: "Big Daddy" La Bouff in The Emperor's New Groove

John Goodman also starred as Pacha, the family-orientated peasant, in The Emperor's New Groove.

2. Craig Ferguson

Pixar: Lord Macintosh in Brave (technically also a joint venture with Disney)

Disney: The know-it-all Owl from Winnie the Pooh

3. Jodi Benson

Pixar: Barbie in Toy Story 1 & 2

Disney: Ariel in The Little Mermaid

Listen to Jodi's beautiful vocals in the clip of little Ariel singing 'Part of Your World:'

4. Brad Garrett

Pixar: Bloat the puffer fish in Finding Nemo

Disney: Hook Hand Thug in Tangled

And that's not the end to Brad's vocal achievements. He also played the role of Gusteau, the celebrity chef in Ratatouille.

5. Emma Thompson

Pixar: Queen Elinor in Brave

Disney: Captain Amelia in Treasure Planet

If you need reminding of the awesome movie that Disney's Treasure Planet was, here's the trailer:

6. Joan Cusack

Pixar: Jesse in Toy Story 2 & 3

Disney: Ugly duckling Abby Mallard in Chicken Little

7. Mindy Kaling

Pixar: Disgust in Inside Out

Disney: Taffyta Muttonfudge in Wreck-It Ralph

8. Whoopi Goldberg

Pixar: Stretch in Toy Story 3

Disney: Shenzi in The Lion King

Listen to Whoopi's distinctive vocals in The Lion King:



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