Top 10 Actors Who Almost Voiced Disney Animated Characters

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Back then, Disney attempted to differentiate their movies by asking different celebrities to come in and perform in films.

Here are 10 celebrities who were asked to be a part of a film, however never got to make it.

10. Joe Pesci as Mushu in Mulan

In a weird form of typecasting, Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci was originally cast as the little dragon, Mushu.

After a few tries at the character, the filmmakers just felt his voice wasn't appropriate for the character and the movie surrounding him.

Ultimately, Michael Eisner put out a call to his old friend Eddie Murphy from their Paramount Pictures/Beverly Hills Cop days.

9. John Cleese as Basil in The Great Mouse Detective

Disney wanted a well-known British actor and comedian to portray Basil of Baker Street.

They set their sights on Cleese, who at the time was filming A Fish Called Wanda and didn't have time to accept the role.

8. Patrick Stewart as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast

Out of a film set in France with little French accents, Disney went to a British man playing a French-born captain on an American television series to play a French clock.

Stewart, however, was still busy as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and couldn't accept the role.

Disney approached him again with the role of Jafar in Aladdin, with the same result. Stewart later admitted he felt deep remourse for having lost out on the role.

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