Can You Match the Comedian to the Cartoon Character They Voiced?


By: Gavin Thagard

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Go to a comedy show, and you'll realize comedians come in many forms. They can be loud and brash, sharp and witty, or even dumb and goofy. These skills fit in well with the cartoon world, which is why comedians are popular choices to voice cartoon characters. Do you know which comedians have taken up the challenge of voicing a cartoon character? Here's a quiz to find out. 

Comedians undeniably can make people laugh. That's literally their job, after all, to keep the jokes rolling and the bellies cramping. They spend quite a bit of time crafting these skills. From creating various character voices to finding moments to increase the pace and energy of a bit, the best comedians are masters of this craft. All of those skills, particularly the voice work, translates well when they enter a voiceover room. 

Are you prepared to match the top comedian in the business to the cartoon characters they voiced? There's an extensive list of cartoons to match, from animated series like "Family Guy" and "F is for Family" to movies like "Toy Story" and "Madagascar." 

When you're ready, get started and find out if you recognize the unique touch that a comedian like Robin Williams can add to a movie like "Aladdin."

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From stage comedy to screenwriting, Adam Sandler is one of the most gifted storytellers in show business. Can you pick out the character he used those talents on in "Hotel Transylvania"?

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Are you familiar with the character from "Wreck-It Ralph" that Sarah Silverman used her talents to voice?

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Can you select the famous character from the "Toy Story" series that Tim Allen voices?

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Do you recognize Mindy Kaling's voice in "Inside Out"?

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Few comedians display as much energy as Jim Carrey, who voiced which character in "Horton Hears a Who!"?

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"The Magic School Bus Rides Again" brings back the classic children's cartoon with Kate McKinnon voicing which character?

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Michael Cera came to prominence in comedies like "Juno" and "Superbad," but what cartoon character did he voice before becoming a comedic star?

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Who does Jamie Foxx, a well-versed actor in comedy and drama, voice in "Rio"?

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How well do you know Aziz Ansari's role in "Epic"?

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Select the character that Norm Macdonald voices in the series "Mike Tyson Mysteries"?

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Chris Rock has one of the most iconic voices in comedy. Do you recognize his voice from the "Madagascar" movies?

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Known for his insult comedy, Ricky Gervais moved away from standup to voice who in "Escape from Planet Earth"?

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Whoopi Goldberg has worn many hats, including being the voice of which character in "The Pagemaster"?

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Name the character that Lisa Kudrow, formerly Phoebe in "Friends," voiced in "BoJack Horseman"?

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You might not be able to see those signature facial expressions, but you can hear Gabriel Iglesias' unique voice as which character in "Ferdinand"?

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The comedian Wanda Sykes has quite a career in voice acting. Can you identify the character she provided her voice for in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"?

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Mel Brooks brought in the legendary Joan Rivers to voice what character in "Spaceballs: The Animated Series"?

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Ali Wong is easily recognized for her Netflix comedy specials, but she's also been a strong comedic voice as who in "The Angry Birds Movie"?

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Name the character that Margaret Cho voiced early in her professional career in "The Rugrats Movie"?

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Bill Burr started his own animated sitcom titled "F is for Family," where he voices what character?

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Kristen Schaal won an Emmy Award for voicing what character in "BoJack Horseman"?

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Can you identify the character that Jim Gaffigan voiced in "Duck Duck Goose"?

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Like many comedians, Kristen Wiig gained popularity on "Saturday Night Live." Who does she voice now in the new show "Bless the Harts"?

Jenny, played by Kristen Wiig, is the main protagonist in "Bless the Harts," a show created by Emily Spivey. The show follows the Harts, a family from the South who don't have much money but find other ways to enjoy life.


Have you kept up enough with Kevin Hart's career to identify the character he voiced in "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"?

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Which character in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" was one of the last characters played by Bernie Mac before his early death?

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What's the name of the character from "The Angry Birds Movie" that Maya Rudolph lent her comedic talents to?

Before getting into voice acting and comedy, Maya Rudolph was part of The Rentals, an alternative rock band. During her time in the group, she performed as a keyboardist, though she occasionally provided supporting vocals as well.


The host of "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon voiced who in "Arthur and the Great Adventure" in 2009?

Jimmy Fallon started his career as a talk show host in 2009 when NBC gave him an hour-long show called "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." During this time, he voiced Prince Betameche in the second and third films in the franchise.


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