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Toon Talk Special: The 101 Greatest Disney Voice Artists - Part 2 of 2 Page 4 of 9

Manly Men

They're macho, they're manly, they're the hunks of Disney.

Richard White

Sure, he was a little vain and yeah, he was the villain, but who could resist that stirring baritone and those irresistibly self-centered pronouncements of Gaston in Beauty & the Beast? Along with Paige O'Hara, White performed the nominated song "Belle" in the 1991 Academy Awards ceremony.

Tate Donavan

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Donavan's sweetly innocent take on the Greek hero Hercules added immensely to the likable qualities of this big palooka. He played Herc like an awkward adolescent in the body of a super hero, one who wasn't quite ready for all of the fame and fortune, not to mention the responsibilities, that followed his heroic deeds.

In addition to the feature film, Donavan returned as our hero in the Hercules television series and House of Mouse.

Tony Goldwyn

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Unlike the ape men who preceded him in film, Goldwyn had more then animal grunts as his dialogue. In Disney's Tarzan, Goldwyn brought conviction and humor to a role which easily could have devolved into cliche.

And yes, that is him doing the famous Tarzan yell.

Kevin Kline

As the first Disney hero with facial hair, Kline gave Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame added dimensions (absent in the original Victor Hugo novel) with his slyly witty line readings ("Achiles, heel!").

Kline, who also voiced Tulio in DreamWorks' The Road to El Dorado, will reprise his role as Phoebus in this summer's video release, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.

Patrick Warburton

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The Emperor's New Groove's Kronk is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. And Warburton brilliantly creates this lovable lug, one who holds his own opposite Eartha Kitt's outrageous Yzma.

The multi-talented Warburton can also be heard as the Little Green Men in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command video and series, the latter of which he also voices everyone's favorite space man, Buzz Lightyear himself.

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