Disney has been enchanting audiences for over a century with its mesmerizing animated features, each brought to life by unforgettable voice performances. From heroes and villains to sidekicks and princesses, the voices behind these characters have left an indelible mark on our hearts.

One of the most iconic villain voices comes from Eleanor Audley as Maleficent in “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). Audley’s powerful and chilling voice, coupled with her elegant speech, brought an unparalleled gravitas to the character, making Maleficent a standard for animated antagonists. Similarly, Adriana Caselotti’s sweet, high-pitched voice captured the innocence and purity of Snow White in the 1937 classic, perfectly balancing the film’s darker elements and adding an ethereal quality to Disney’s first princess.

Eddie Murphy’s portrayal of Mushu in “Mulan” (1998) stands out with his irrepressible humor and heart. Murphy’s comedic genius transformed Mushu into a lively companion who added much-needed levity to Mulan’s serious undertakings. Pat Carroll’s rendition of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” (1989) deserves mention for her blend of dry humor and sophisticated malice, especially showcased in the iconic song “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”

When it comes to heroines, Susan Egan’s performance as Megara in “Hercules” (1997) brought a unique blend of sarcasm and vulnerability, making Meg one of Disney’s most relatable and multifaceted characters. Auliʻi Cravalho’s portrayal of Moana in the 2016 film of the same name captures the character’s journey from uncertainty to self-assurance with striking authenticity.

Of course, no list would be complete without Robin Williams’s unforgettable performance as the Genie in “Aladdin” (1992). Williams’ energetic and dynamic voice work made the Genie an instant fan favorite, blending humor with heartfelt moments, ensuring the Genie’s place in the pantheon of beloved Disney characters.

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