July 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm #539034
Plenty of Actors/Actresses have given memorable and great vocal performances yet the Academy has yet to give them any recognition. This is a list of memorable performances in animated films. Which do you think should’ve garnered a nomination? What do you think of the Academy not recognizing any of these or other vocal performances?July 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm #539036
I was torn between Irons and DeGeneres but I voted for Irons. I felt that he perfectly fit the character and design for Scar and his growly voice was the prfecttouch for him. Scar is one of the best villains I’ve ever seen in a movie and he probably wouldn’t have been as effective with a different voice actor.July 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm #539037
I voted for Ellen DeGeneres. She was fantastic as Dory in Finding Nemo, and IMO, the best thing about the movie. She made me laugh so many times during that film, it’s like something I have never seen before. She should have an Oscar for that performance. It was simply that amazing!
I also read somewhere that Megan Mullally was originally offered the role of Dory, but the producers wanted her to do it in her “Karen” voice from Will & Grace. When she refused, they kicked her off and gave the role to DeGeneres!July 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm #539038
I voted for Robin Williams. He truly brought the Genie to life with a mix of Robin and script. It is the funniest thing Williams has done in a long long time. He was the spark that movie needed.July 8, 2012 at 11:44 am #539039
I was tempted to vote for Dory, but I voted for Donkey. Noone else could have made that blabbering ass so funny and charming.
Of the recent ones, Johnny Depp was pretty great in Rango.July 10, 2012 at 9:22 am #539040
I am glad Mullaly turned down Dory for that reason because she definitely understood that she shouldn’t have recreated the voice….although she has used the voice to some extent in Young Frankenstein since then and she kind of took the voice from when she did “How to Succeed” on Broadway back in the 90s.
I would probably for Ellen DeGeneres, and I remember there being a push to get her nominated too but, of course, it didn’t evolve…and this is coming from someone who actually found the movie overrated but I really did love her vocal work in it.
Robin Williams, Edward Asner, and Eddie Murphy were very strong…..and do I think vocal work should be considered one day? Yes.
I mean if a live action peformance with no dialogue can win why can’t a voice performance in an animated film pull it off? I know it is a far-fetched comparison but still….July 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm #539041
Ellen, easily. She was beyond hilarious, some of the best voice work ever.July 12, 2012 at 1:00 am #539042
Peter O’Toole; Ratatouille.
And Eddie Murphy, who does better work in the Shrek films than he has in so many of his live-action films.July 12, 2012 at 3:25 am #539043
Great list of people…
I always liked Angela Lansbury in “The Last Unicorn” and James Earl Jones in the Flight of Dragons… two of my favourite movies…
And i think Sean Connery was great in DragonheartJuly 12, 2012 at 10:33 am #539044
One of the best vocal works ever was definetly Robin Williams as Genie in “Aladin”July 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm #539045
Peter O’Toole, Ratatouille. His monologue at the end was exquisite.July 18, 2012 at 6:19 am #539046
Yeah, it’s Ellen for me too.
But I have Robin Williams as a close second.July 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm #539047
Jeremy Irons as Scar. The Lion King was the 1st movie I saw in a theater, and to this day it is my favorite animated film, and it is in my top 10 favorite films list. One of the most memorable elements of the movie was Scar, and Jeremy Irons delievered a superb performance. There’s a reason Scar is probably the best animated villain, and one of the best villians in any genre, and that is due to Irons. I can’t imagine the movie without him. From this movie, you could also nominate James Earl Jones (Mufasa) or Nathan Lane (Timon).
From that list, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Ed Asner were all superb. I would also add Brad Bird as Edna Mode (The Incredibles). The no-capes scene sealed the deal for me.July 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm #539048
Although it wasn’t an anmated movie I think Catherine O Hara should had garnered an Oscar nom for sup actress for her voice work as Judith in Where the Wild Things Are