This post has taken me a long time to get back to, but I still wanted to make sure that I finished my list of Voice Doubles (voice actors who voice multiple characters). Some of these voice doubles are easily recognizable; others may surprise you.
Bill Thompson has voiced some unmistakable characters, including Mr. Smee and the White Rabbit. (When you think about it, I’m sure you hear the similarity.) Not all of his voices sound similar, however. He also voiced multiple characters from Lady and the Tramp, even the Italian chef, Joe.
- Mr. Smee – Peter Pan
- White Rabbit – Alice in Wonderland
- Dodo – Alice in Wonderland
- Uncle Waldo – The Aristocats
- King Hubert – Sleeping Beauty
- Jock – Lady and the Tramp
- Bull – Lady and the Tramp
- Zoo Policeman – Lady and the Tramp (Image Credit: Disney Wiki)
- Dachsie – Lady and the Tramp
- Joe – Lady and the Tramp
I am sure that Phil Harris’ voice is one that you’d recognize.
Phil’s roles include:
- Little John – Robin Hood
- Baloo – The Jungle Book
- Thomas O’Malley – The Aristocats
Verna Felton was a talented stage, radio, voice, and film actress. Her voice added so much personality to some of Disney’s beloved (and hated) female characters.
Verna Felton’s impressive roles include:
- Fairy Godmother – Cinderella
- Flora – Sleeping Beauty
- Leah – Sleeping Beauty
- Mrs. Jumbo – Dumbo
- Queen of Hearts – Alice in Wonderland
- Winifred – The Jungle Book
- Aunt Sarah – Lady and the Tramp
You would remember Sebastian Cabot’s English accent when you see his roles, but you may not have linked them together before.
Sebastian Cabot’s voice roles include:
- Sir Ector – The Sword in the Stone
- Narrator – The Sword in the Stone‘s beginning sequence
- Bagheera – The Jungle Book
- Narrator – Winnie the Pooh
Bruce Reitherman was cast by his father, Wolfgang, who directed his films. Later in life, Bruce produced many natural history documentaries for PBS, National Geographic TV, the Discovery Channel, and such.
I was surprised to learn of his roles because I wouldn’t have connected these child characters in my mind. He was 11 and 12 years old, respectively, when these productions were released.
Bruce’s roles include:
- Christopher Robin – “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” short
- Mowgli – The Jungle Book
Check back soon for my next Voice Doubles post to find out which Disney villains share the same voice! Also, make sure you’ve read Part 1, which includes some great voices, like Cogsworth, Piglet, and Disney’s most-used voice actor, as well as Part 2, which lists some favorites, like Pooh and Chip.
Leave a comment: Which of these Voice Doubles surprised you the most?
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