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Let’s hear it for the girls! Playing Ellie the woolly mammoth, the joined the mostly male Ice Age cast in its 2006 sequel, Ice Age: The Meltdown. She has since appeared in two more follow-up films, including the latest, Ice Age: Continental Drift.
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Starring alongside Ray Romano and Denis Leary, the actor lent his comedic timing to Sid the sloth in 2002’s Ice Age and its subsequent sequels.
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Before reprising his role as Po the panda in 2011’s Kung Fu Panda 2, Black learned that even in real life, pandas are not to be messed with.
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Playing the fearsome Tigress again in Kung Fu Panda 2 was an easy decision for the , who called her, “one of the best characters I’ve ever played.”
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HUGH JACKMAN & NICOLE KIDMAN
Two years before Australia, and first coupled up onscreen as singing penguins Norma Jean and Memphis in 2006’s Happy Feet.
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The brunette spoke and sang as her onscreen alter ego, blue macaw Jewel, in 2011’s Rio. “I didn’t expect to sing in the movie,” Hathaway said. “That was wonderful and unexpected.”
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WILL.I.AM & JAMIE FOXX
The hip-hop stars brought their musical talents to their roles as rapping cardinal Pedro and yellow canary Nico, including collaborating on the track “Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)” for Rio’s soundtrack.
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It should come as no surprise that the Late Late Show host will voice the nocturnal Owl in 2011’s Winnie the Pooh.
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“It’s fun to be in something that kids can enjoy,” the dad-of-two said of his role as Alex the lion in 2005’s Madagascar.
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Who else but the comedian could’ve played the wisecracking zebra Marty in Madagascar?
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Ross, who? The former Friends actor got in touch with his wild side as Madagascar’s Melman the giraffe.
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JADA PINKETT SMITH
For the 2008 sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Smith shared the screen with her daughter Willow, who voiced the younger version of mom’s character Gloria.
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The actor left everyone green with envy with his hilarious portrayal of Shrek the ogre in 2001.
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The Shrek star’s Puss in Boots character was so popular, he scored his own spin-off in 2011. “It wasn’t that clear at the beginning that it was going to be so much a Zorro spoof, Banderas said of the sword-fighting feline. “It’s something that grew during the process.”
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With a scene-stealing turn as forgetful fish Dory, the rekindled her career in 2003 with Finding Nemo.
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