Hollywood is full of young rising celebrities. Many of today’s popular teens got their start at very young age by filming commercials, or taking part in children’s television shows. These early experiences helped pave their way to star in many movie roles which then led many of them to become voice artists, and supply their voices to many popular animated films for children.
Below I have included a list of popular animated kid movies and the teens that have provided the voices for some of the characters in them.
Teen sensation Miley Cyrus does an incredible job in supplying the voice of Penny in the action packed 2008 movie Bolt. Bolt is about a dog and a girl starring in an action-filled television series in which the dog (who has unbelievable super powers) must protect the girl from villains. The dog and Penny shoot their parts of the movie and when finished the set closes for the day. While Penny and the crew head home Bolt is left living in this fantasy world, as he has been tricked (by the crew) in to believing that his television life is his real life. He believes his main duty is to save Penny. This false belief leads Bolt on one comical and sometimes sad adventure.
Hayden Panettiere- Most famous for the cheerleader in popular television series Heroes has showed her talents in being a voice over for a few children’s movies. She has voiced the voice of Dot in 1998’s animated film A Bug’s Life. Hayden gave Suri a voice in the 2000 animated film Dinosaur.
15 year old Dakota Fanning a very skilled actress from an early age is known for taking on commanding movie rolls. Dakota has stepped away from these dramatic roles and takes a venture into animated life and supplies her voice to the much anticipated 2009 movie Coraline. Coraline is a dark, sci-fi fantasy film recommended for children 11 and up. In this film, s young girl Coraline is left to entertain herself as her parents are busy and inattentive. Coraline running out ways to entertain herself discovers a pathway that leads her to her desires. Amongst her desires are delicious foods, a decorative room, and attentive parents, but with desire come fright. Coraline’s new world and parents threaten to keep her.
Selena Gomez 17 year old actress and singer is best known for playing Alex Russo on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. She has also starred on Disney’s Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Selena lends her voice to the 2008 movie Horton Hears a Who as one of the mayor’s 96 daughters.
Emma Watson the 19 year old starlet is best known for playing Hermione in the widely successful Harry Potter films. Emma Watson showed everyone just how magical and daring she was in the Harry Potter flicks. Emma Watson lends her voice to the 2008 Tale of Despereaux as the character Princess Pea. The Tale of Despereaux is about a fearless mouse that sets out to make change in his distressed kingdom.