Dashing leading man? Not this time!
Ryan Reynolds plays a snail with a need for speed in the new animated movie “Turbo,” which hits theaters today. Click here for a review.
The Bedford resident is the latest LoHud celeb to lend his voice to an animated character on the big screen. But in case you didn’t recognize the famous voices, here’s a look back at local stars who stepped behind the microphone for memorable roles in animated films.
1. Before “Turbo” sped into theaters, Ryan Reynolds played “Guy,” a cave boy who charms a sheltered cave girl and (gasp!) uses his brain in”The Croods.” (2013)
2. Yep, that was Yonkers-raised rocker Steven Tyler as a wise old caterpillar named Nim in the movie “Epic” (2013). The best part of playing a caterpillar? “I got six hands — finally,” Steven told ABC while promoting the film this year.
3. Long before she played a country singer on “Nashville,” Palisades native Hayden Panettiere played Dot, the youngest daughter of the queen of an ant colony in the movie “A Bug’s Life” (1998). Why the sad face? This little princess wanted to fly!
4. Nyack’s Rosie O’Donnell played a tomboyish gorilla named Terk in “Tarzan” (1999). Terk is a fiesty one, but she’s also fiercely protective if good friend Tarzan.
5. Stanley Tucci‘s acting is far from robotic, but the lifelong Westchester resident lent his voice to a loving robot dad named Herb Copperbottom in the 2005 film “Robots.”
6. Bedford’s Catherine Zeta Jones was the voice of Marina, who pilots the ship to safety in the 2003 film “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.”
7. New Rochelle native Vincent Pastore is often cast as a mobster. His small role as Luka the octopus in the animated mob flick “Shark Tale” (2004) was no exception. (Luka is the green guy to the left.)