Disney often casts voice actors more than once. Some of these voice doubles are easily recognizable; others may surprise you. We met several voice actors in Part 1 of this series. Here are a few more for you to enjoy.
James voiced many recognizable characters, including Mickey Mouse himself! I never would have guessed that some of these characters have the same voice–Gus and Jacques? Chip and Bruno? Wow!
Some sources said that he did voices in Mary Poppins (like the penguins and the horse race photographer and reporter), but I’m finding conflicting information about that. Even IMDb lists Mary Poppins as a movie that he is known for, but doesn’t list it in his filmography. So, I left those out to be on the safe side. However, I am guessing that he did some uncredited voice work in the film.
James MacDonald’s roles include:
- Jaq – Cinderella (Image Credit: Disney Princess)
- Gus – Cinderella (Image Credit: Disney Baby)
- Bruno – Cinderella (Image Credit: Disney Wiki)
- Mickey Mouse (Image Credit: A Cartoon Christmas)
- Chip – Beauty and the Beast (Image Credit: DisneyScreenCaps)
- Dormouse – Alice in Wonderland (Image Credit: Lenny’s Alice in Wonderland site)
- Bees – Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (Image Credit: Oh My Disney)
- Evinrude – The Rescuers (Image Credit: Hidden Secrets)
- Wolf – Sword in the Stone (Image Credit: Animal Villains Wiki)
Candy has a very low, distinct voice. Surprisingly, as low as these characters’ voices are, Candy could also switch back and forth from bass to soprano. He demonstrates this in this song, “One Meatball.” According to IMDb, his voice could hit even a few bass notes that were lower than a piano! Wow!
Besides these deep-voiced Disney characters, Candy also voiced the apple tree in the Wizard of Oz and he was a bass player in a band!
If you are like me, you wouldn’t have recognized the similarity of these voices on your own, but now that you know they’re the same actor, you can’t believe you never heard it before.
Candy Candido’s Disney roles include:
- Maleficent’s Goon – Sleeping Beauty (Image Credit: Aveleyman)
- Captain of the Guards – Robin Hood
- Indian Chief – Peter Pan
- Fidget – The Great Mouse Detective
- Brutus and Nero – The Rescuers (Image Credit: Oh My Disney)
Something extra to think about: Have you ever noticed the names of Brutus and Nero? They are both names from Roman history: Brutus, being the friend and a conspirator in the death of Julius Caesar, and Nero, a Roman emperor.
Young Katherine Beaumont’s voice is one that most of us recognize. She was only around ten years old when she was cast for the role of Alice–as her voice and her model. Soon after that, she was Wendy. She didn’t stay in Neverland, however. Katherine grew up to become an elementary teacher (IMDb). She is still alive and beautiful today.
Pat Buttram was a comedian and voiced several Disney characters. He was also seen in some well-known productions, such as Green Acres and Back to the Future: Part III. His voice is definitely one-of-a-kind.
- Sheriff of Nottingham – Robin Hood
- Napoleon – The Aristocats (Image Credit: Disney Wiki)
- Luke – The Rescuers (Image Credit: Disney Wiki)
- Chief – The Fox and the Hound (Image Credit: Fanpop)
Actor Sterling Holloway is another unmistakable Disney voice. He has voiced an impressive list of characters.
I remember watching The Aristocats in my 4th grade classroom, seeing the mouse, and thinking, “That’s Pooh!” I don’t know that I ever connected him with some of these other roles, though. Another impressive Disney voice resume!
- Winnie the Pooh (Image Credit: Fanpop)
- The Cheshire Cat – Alice in Wonderland (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
- Kaa – The Jungle Book
- Roquefort – The Aristocats
- Adult Flower – Bambi (Image Credit: Disney Insider)
- Mr. Stork – Dumbo (Image Credit: Disney Wiki)
- Professor Holloway – The Three Caballeros (Image Credit: Aveleyman)
Make sure you’ve read Part 1, which includes some great voices, like Cogsworth, Merryweather, and the most-used voice actor and Part 3, which introduces us to the voice behind Smee, the Fairy Godmother, and more!
Leave a comment. Which of these Voice Doubles surprised you the most?
Unless otherwise noted, photos are from Disney Screencaps. Thank you!