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13 cartoon voices you never knew had famous faces

(images: Mirage Studios/NBC)

Growing up on a steady diet of children’s cartoons, we were never really aware of the people who gave voice to our favourite animated characters. Later in life, we were shocked to find out that some of these cartoons were voiced by very recognisable people.

Here are some of the unbelievable discoveries we made…

1. Vin Diesel was The Iron Giant

(Warner Bros./Universal)

(Warner Bros./Universal)

He’s returning to voice-work as the similarly taciturn Groot in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

2. Donnie from The Wild Thornberries is Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers

(image: Nickelodeon/Rolling Stone)

(image: Nickelodeon/Rolling Stone)

 

3. Luke Skywalker is also The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series

(image: Warner Bros TV/Lucasfilm)

(image: Warner Bros TV/Lucasfilm)

 

4. Danger Mouse is also Count Duckula, The BFG, Toad and Del Boy

(images: Cosgrove Hall/BBC)

(images: Cosgrove Hall/BBC)

David Jason pretty much owned your childhood.

5. Fergie from the The Black Eye Peas was Sally in the Peanuts cartoons from the 80s

(images: Charles Schultz/Weinstein Company)

(images: Charles Schultz/Weinstein Company)

 

6. The Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is also Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince

(images: Mirage Studios/NBC)

(images: Mirage Studios/NBC)

 

7. Mila Kunis has been Meg Griffin on Family Guy since 1999

(images: Fox/Universal Pictures)

(images: Fox/Universal Pictures)

 

8. Inspector Gadget is the same guy who played Maxwell Smart in the original Get Smart.

(images: DIC Entertainment/NBC)

(images: DIC Entertainment/NBC)

 

9. Winston from The Real Ghostbusters is Arsenio Hall!

(images: Columbia Picture TV/Paramount)

(images: Columbia Picture TV/Paramount)

As well having his own popular talk show in the early 90s, he starred in Coming to America with Eddie Murphy

10. Leela from Futurama is Gemma from Sons of Anarchy

(images: Fox/FX)

(images: Fox/FX)

Katey Sagal also played Peggy Bundy on Married with Children.

11. Captain Planet was big on celebs. Whoopi Goldberg was Gaia, the spirit of the Earth…

(images: DIC Entertainment)

(images: DIC Entertainment)

 

12. … Star Trek‘s Geordi LaForge was Kwame (‘Earth’)

(images: DIC Entertainment/Paramount)

(images: DIC Entertainment/Paramount)

 

13. Meg Ryan voiced Dr Blight in the first series

(image: Warner Bros TV/Columbia Pictures)

(image: Warner Bros TV/Columbia Pictures)

And other bad guys were voiced by Jeff Goldblum and Sting!

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