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Old 12-06-2015   #131
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Forgive me if this was already mentioned, but Billy Crystal turned down the role of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story and regretted it, which is why PIXAR asked him to voice Mike in Monsters Inc. Bill Murray and Jim Carrey were also considered. Paul Newman was almost the voice of Woody.
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Old 12-07-2015   #132
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According to Ahmed Best, Michael Jackson was in talks to play Jar Jar Binks. (Yes, seriously.) He lost out because he wanted to play the part in prosthetics and makeup, while George Lucas wanted Jar Jar to be CGI.
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Old 12-07-2015   #133
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Somewhat related, Michael Jackson also tried to get the role of Professor X in the X-Men movies. Professor X.

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Not a voice role, but that made me think of this.
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Old 12-07-2015   #134
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According to the TV Tropes page for Rugrats, they considered having Candi Milo take over as Chuckie after Christine Cavanaugh left. They went with Nancy Cartwright because they thought having the voice of Bart Simpson on the show would boost interest.
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Old 12-10-2015   #135
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According to this article, Henry from Disney World's Country Bear Jamboree attraction was originally going to be voiced by Phil Harris.

http://www.laughingplace.com/news-id112660.asp
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Old 12-12-2015   #136
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According to interviews, Christopher Sabat was originally scheduled to play Marcus Fenix (Gears of War lead), due to 2006's California union strikes.

Less notably, Steven Blum had it at some point while doing it in California, but eventually, of course, it landed into the hands of John DiMaggio
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Old 12-17-2015   #137
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According to Veronica Taylor, 4Kids was going to dub the infamous Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon Special before TPCi decided to recast the dub crew, and I've always been curious how that would've turned out.

See 13:56 to the end of this video for proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fym40s2p_gY
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This one's fresh off the presses. James Arnold Taylor was originally Obi-Wan in the latest movie before they decided to get Ewan McGregor to reprise.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit...news/?a=129146
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Old 12-28-2015   #139
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According to this interview, Jim Cummings originally voiced one of the Weasels in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

http://saturdaymorningrewind.podbean...escue-rangers/
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Old 12-29-2015   #140
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What about 80s popstar Tiffany redubbing Janet Waldo's lines in the Jetsons movie? Or getting Al Pacino in Despicable Me 2?

In Brazil, Gustavo Nader (Ron Stoppable from "Kim Possible") was chosen to voice Ash Ketchum in "Pokémon: Jirachi Wishmaker". The fandom was so upset that the distributor chose to have the series' voice actors (including Fábio Lucindo, the longtime voice of Ash) re-record their characters' lines before release.
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