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Since doing two analyses on two Disney heroines and two Disney villains sharing the same voice actresses, I decided to check out just how many there were who voiced multiple characters in different Disney animated films…and for the eras of during and after Walt Disney’s life, I have found a lot!

During Disney’s Time

  • Verna Felton: Dumbo (Elephant Matriarch), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts), Lady and the Tramp (Aunt Sarah), Sleeping Beauty (Flora), The Jungle Book (Winifred)
  • Sterling Holloway: Dumbo (Mr. Stork), Bambi (Adult Flower), Alice in Wonderland (Cheshire Cat), The Jungle Book (Kaa), The Aristocats (Roquefort), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Bill Thompson: Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit/Dodo), Peter Pan (Mr. Smee), Lady and the Tramp (Jock), Sleeping Beauty (King Hubert), The Aristocats (Uncle Waldo)
  • Barbara Luddy: Lady and the Tramp (Lady), Sleeping Beauty (Merryweather), 101 Dalmatians (Puppy), Robin Hood (Little Sister/Mother Rabbit), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Kanga)
  • J. Pat O'Malley: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Cyril Proudbottom), Alice in Wonderland (Walrus/Carpenter/Tweedledee/Tweedledum), 101 Dalmatians (Jasper/Colonel), The Jungle Book (Colonel Hathi), Robin Hood (Otto)
  • Martha Wentworth: 101 Dalmatians (Nanny/Lucy/Queenie), The Sword in the Stone (Madam Mim/Squirrel)
  • Eleanor Audley: Cinderella (Lady Tremaine), Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent)
  • Sebastian Cabot: The Sword and the Stone (Sir Ector), The Jungle Book (Bagheera), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Narrator)
  • Betty Lou Gerson: Cinderella (Narrator), 101 Dalmatians (Cruella DeVil)
  • Lucille Bliss: Cinderella (Anastaia), Alice in Wonderland (Sunflower/Tulip), Peter Pan (Mermaid), 101 Dalmatians (TV Commercial Singer)
  • Heather Angel: Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s sister), Peter Pan (Mary Darling)

After Disney’s Time

  • Phil Harris: The Jungle Book (Baloo), The Aristocats (Thomas O'Malley), Robin Hood (Little John)
  • Pat Buttram: The Aristocats (Napoleon), Robin Hood (Sheriff of Nottingham), The Rescuers (Luke), The Fox and the Hound (Chief)
  • Eva Gabor: The Aristocats (Duchess), The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under (Miss Bianca)
  • Paul Winchell: The Aristocats (Shun Gon), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Tigger), The Fox and the Hound (Boomer)
  • John Fiedler: Robin Hood (Father Sexton), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Piglet), The Rescuers (Owl), The Fox and the Hound (Porcupine), The Emperor’s New Groove (Old Man)
  • Ben Wright: 101 Dalmatians (Roger), The Jungle Book (Rama), The Little Mermaid (Grimsby)
  • Monica Evans: The Aristocats (Abigail Gabble), Robin Hood (Maid Marian)
  • Carole Shelley: The Aristocats (Amelia Gabble), Robin Hood (Lady Kluck)

Disney Renaissance/Revival

  • Lea Salonga: Aladdin (Jasmine, singing voice), Mulan (Mulan, singing voice)
  • David Ogden Stiers: Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth/Narrator), Pocahontas (Governor Ratcliffe/Wiggins), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Archdeacon), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Fenton Q. Harcourt), Lilo & Stitch (Jumba)
  • Tony Jay: Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D'Arque), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frollo), Treasure Planet (Narrator)
  • Alan Tudyk: Wreck-It Ralph (King Candy), Frozen (Duke of Weselton), Big Hero 6 (Alastair Krei)

Two Characters in One Movie

  • Hans Conried: Peter Pan (George Darling, Captain Hook)
  • Peter Ustinov: Robin Hood (Prince John, King Richard)

Husband/Wife Team

  • John McIntire: The Rescuers (Rufus), The Fox and the Hound (Badger)
  • Jeanette Nolan: The Rescuers (Ellie Mae), The Fox and the Hound (Widow Tweed)

Children

  • Kathryn Beaumont: Alice in Wonderland (Alice), Peter Pan (Wendy Darling)
  • Bruce Reitherman: The Jungle Book (Mowgli), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Christopher Robin)
  • Clint Howard: The Jungle Book (Hathi, Jr.), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Roo)

In many of the films made when Disney was alive, there were other voice actors who primarily voiced minor characters or provided sound and vocal effects for animals. One person included James MacDonald, who voiced Jaq, Gus, and the Dormouse, and also provided the vocal effects for Bruno (Cinderella), the wolf (The Sword in the Stone), and Evinrude (The Rescuers).

In the years since, among those that have done very similar work are Jim Cummings and Frank Welker. Cummings has voiced numerous characters, some major, some minor, in many Disney films, and has even taken the place of some deceased voice actors’ characters, such as Winnie the Pooh. And as for Welker, his list of credits seem endless because a lot of his work is providing effects primarily for animals or some sorts of creatures.

DISNEY FUN FACT: DID YOU KNOW THAT DODIE SMITH SECRETLY HOPED THAT WALT DISNEY WOULD MAKE HER BOOK INTO A FILM?

Pongo Animation Test

Original Drawings by Milt Kahl

In Memory of Rod Taylor 11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015. 

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Rod Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) the voice of Pongo from Walt Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Rest In Peace. ❤

 Fifteen puppies?
Why, Pongo, that's marvelous!
It's fabulous!
Why, you old rascal!

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No. No, I'm the one with the spots.
My name's Pongo.
And you know, as far as I could see,
the old notion that a bachelor's
life was so glamorous
and carefree was all nonsense.
It was downright dull.

Thank you Rod Taylor for voicing Pongo the Dalmatian.
May you rest in peace and find eternal happiness where
ever you are. ❤