Top 10 Animated Movie Voice Casts for 2012

Two years ago we gave you the first of our Top Ten Lists with the 'Top 10 2010 Animated Movie Voice Casts To Look Forward To' and its time to revisit that idea with a similar list for 2012.

Before we get to the list I would like to mention two films that didn't make our Top Ten.

#1: Wreck-It Ralphwhich features the voices of John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph, Jack McBrayer as Fix-It FelixJr., Jane Lynch as Sergeant Calhoun, Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz and Jamie Elman as Turtle, is a Disney film that will revolve around the 8-bit world of video games. There may even be some cameos of such characters as Bowser,Dr. Eggman,Kano, Pac-Man ghost, Dr. Wily and Zangief.

#2:The Secret World of Arriettywhich is being dubbed for American audiences by Disney. It will star the likes ofBridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, David Henrie and Carol Burnett. The movie is based on the book 'The Borrowers'.

With that I give you,

The Top Ten Animated Movie Voice Casts for 2012!
By OptimusSolo on Sat Feb 18 2012, 13 Comments, Add Comment



Brave is about the skilled archer Merida who defies an age-old custom, unleashing chaos in the kingdom. After consulting a wise old woman for help, she becomes cursed and is forced to undo the spell before it is too late

The movie is being produced by Disney and Pixar.

The voice cast includes:


ParaNorman is a comedy thriller set in a small town which comes under siege by the undead. Only a misunderstood local boy named, Norman Babcock, who has the ability to speak with the dead, is able to prevent the destruction of his town from a centuries-old curse.

The movie is being produced by Focus Features and Universal Pictures

The voice cast includes:

Rise of the Guardians

The second feature from Dreamworks for 2012, Rise of the Guardians will attempt to do for Holiday Characters what the Shrek franchise did for Fairy Tale Characters. The film features a group of heroes from various childhood stories - Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost, who join in an adventure to stop Pitch the Boogeyman from sending the world into eternal darkness.

The movie is being produced by Dreamworks Animation and Paramount Pictures.

The voice cast includes:


Both a parody and an homage to the original Frankenstein, Frankenweenie stars a boy named Victor who loses his dog and uses the power of science to bring it back to life. Once others learn of his secret, they set out to create their own monsters, each based on their respective pets and personalities.

The movie is being produced by Tim Burton Productions and Walt Disney Pictures.

The voice cast includes:

Hotel Transylvania

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, in Hotel Transylvania, Dracula, an owner of the hotel which is a five-star resort for the world's monsters, invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday. Unexpectedly visited by Jonathan, an ordinary young traveller, Dracula must protect his daughter from falling in love with him before it's too late

The movie is being produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures.

The voice cast includes:

Ice Age: Continental Drift

The fourth movie in the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift revolves around Scrat's pursuit of the acorn which has world-changing consequences, forcing Manny, Diego and Sid on an adventure, where Sid reunites with his long lost family, Diego finds his love interest, Shira, and they meet a gang of pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

The movie is being produced by BlueSky Studios and 20th Century Fox.

The voice cast includes:

Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted

The first feature from Dreamworks for 2012, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted sees Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus as they set out to return to New York after escaping to Africa. Being pursued by animal control led by Captain Chantel DuBois they join up with a traveling circus led by the venerable Siberian tiger Vitaly, Gia the jaguar, and Stefano the sea lion.

The movie is being produced by Dreamworks Animation and Paramount Pictures.

The voice cast includes:


From the people that brought us the incredible Despicable Me!The Lorax a film based on the works of Dr. Seuss revolves around the story of Ted, an idealistic young boy who lives in "Thneed-Ville". He sets out to find the one thing that will win him the affection of Audrey, to see a real tree.

The movie is being produced by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

The voice cast includes:

Pirates! Band of Misfits

From the same people that brought us Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Little, The Pirates! Band of Misfits sees, The Pirate Captain and his crew of swashbuckling pirates attempting to beat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz in the Pirate of the Year Award. On their quest they battle Queen Victoria and join forces with a young Charles Darwin.

The movie is being produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations

The voice cast includes:

Dorothy of Oz

In Dorothy of Oz, Dorothy Gale returns to Kansas to find it devastated. Dorothy then finds a new way to get back to Oz, only to discover that her old friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion  and the entire Land of Oz, are all in grave danger. On Dorothy's new journey through Oz, she meets a man made of marshmallows who can't think for himself, a china doll princess whose bossiness is a cover for her fragility and a tugboat with as many personalities as he has pieces. With the help of her new friends, they band together against a wicked Jester who wants to control Oz.

The movie is being produced by Summertime Entertainment.

The voice cast includes:

So, what do you all think? Which 2012 Voices Casts are you looking forward to most?

This was The, er, I mean My Top Ten...What's yours?


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said at 2:00 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
I think that Saiorse Ronan and Mark Strong were great in 'Arietty'.
said at 12:13 PM on Tue May 29 2012
None of these movies really really interest me besides Brave, Society of Arrietty and Wreck It Ralph. And those interest me just somewhat, especially Wreck it Ralph. I guess 2012 will be the year i least go to the movies.
said at 9:21 AM on Thu Mar 15 2012
It seems Martin Short's making a comeback this year. Great list.
said at 10:30 PM on Mon Mar 5 2012
It's a busy year for voice acting for Martin Short. Beside that Cat in the Hat show on PBS.
said at 12:07 PM on Thu Feb 23 2012
I'm actually disappointed that Chris Miller and Christopher Knights are in Madagascar 3... Jeff Bennet and James Patrick Stuart may not have been in the original movies but they're far better as Kowalski and Private.
said at 5:02 PM on Tue Feb 28 2012
@NeonIcing I concur, Jeff Bennett and James Patrick Stuart are THE Kowalski and Private in a lot of fan's eyes !!
said at 6:43 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
The English (and I mean 'English') voice cast for Arrietty has Saiorse Ronan and Mark Strong (who plays against type as Pod).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
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I don't have any issues with celebrity voice actors if they're well-cast or used sparingly, but I'm getting the feeling some of these people are getting cast solely on name value. I mean, Nicki Minaj? Really? That said, a good list.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:49 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
@NCZ I feel the same as you. I hate Nicki Minaj!!
said at 4:09 PM on Mon Feb 20 2012
Don't forget about Drake and Keke Palmer! Uuuuugh!!
said at 12:08 PM on Tue May 29 2012
@NCZ I agree too! Nicki Manaj is just...ewww...You want a person like her being in a KIDS MOVIE? And Drake too! Remember, these people are your "average" modern rappers, which mean their music is filled with profanity, violence, greed, sex, egotism etc. You really want kids to pick up on that?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:38 PM on Sun Jun 3 2012
@JayGirl10 I was watching TV one day and I saw two little girls dressed as princesses performing all the lyrics to Super Bass. A part of me died on the inside that day.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:10 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
Seems like a big year for Martin Short, appearing in Frankenweenie, Madagascar and Dorothy of Oz!
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