10 Actors Animated Movies Had To Replace in The Sequel


Back before the rise of Pixar and several competing animation studios, voice actors used to be relatively unknown and used for their skills rather than their famous names. This notion has completely changed through the years as huge names of Hollywood often find themselves lending a voice to many roles. If an animated film is a success, you can expect to see a sequel, but some of your favorite voices may sound a little different the second time around. Watch and see 10 animated movies where the voices were replaced for the sequel.

One of the more recent examples comes from the Smurfs franchise. Katy Perry voice Smurfette for two movies, but was replaced by fellow singer Demi Lovato for the fully animated Smurfs: The Lost Village. Sony Pictures Animation went big by hiring Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence for their first animation movie, Open Season. The film has spawned multiple sequels, but both stars were absent from them. Joaquin Phoenix is often sought out for high-profile acting roles and it was a huge thing for Disney to have him in their film Brother Bear. When it was time to make the sequel, almost the whole cast returned except for Phoenix. Jim Varney is a legendary comedic actor know for providing his voice to Slinky Dog in the first two Toy Story films. His passing forced filmmakers to seek a replacement when it came time to film Toy Story 3. One of the most legendary villains in Disney history is Scar. The character made a cameo appearance in Lion King 2, but Jeremy Irons did not provide the voice work this time around. Other replaced actors include Al Pacino, Reese Witherspoon, Miinie Driver, Michael J. Fox, and Robin Williams.