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The most famous actors and actresses who gave voice to their films

  • by Alba luz Leal

Since its first work in 1984, Studio Ghibli has released a total of 23 films. His latest feature film is “Earwig and the Witch”. If you are interested, you can read the review we wrote. All of these films have presented us with the most varied characters, which have won a part of our hearts. What not everyone knows is that often behind the new people Studio Ghibli introduces us to are some well-known faces. They are the ones who are responsible for giving them a voice in the English version of the tape. Do you want to know who they are? Then we do a review. Master Yupa – Patrick Steward Without a doubt, the wisest character in Studio Ghibli’s first film, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, is Master Yupa. The person in charge of giving him a voice is none other than Patrick Steward, known for playing Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men saga, among many other prominent roles. Prince Asbel – Shia LaBeouf Another very important character in “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” is Prince Asbel. On this occasion, the person in charge of giving the voice is Shia LaBeouf, whom we met on the Disney Channel series “Even Stevens”. Lady Kushana – Uma Thurman The antagonist of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” was in charge of letting us know that the characters in Studio Ghibli are neither black nor white, they are full of nuance. The person in charge of the dubbing of Lady Kushana is none other than Uma Thurman, who, among many other important roles, is one of the protagonists of the famous “Pulp Fiction”. Governor of Pejite and Muska – Mark Hamill What do Governor of Pejite (from “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”) and Muska (the main antagonist of “Castle in the Sky”) have in common? Well, the two Studio Ghibli characters are voiced by Mark Hamill, an actor known around the world for playing Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” saga. Sheeta – Anna Paquin Along with Pazu, Sheeta is the main protagonist of “The Castle in the Sky”, one of Studio Ghibli’s most memorable adventures. On this occasion, the actress responsible for giving the floor to the young woman is Anna Paquin, known for having played Rogue in the “X-Men” saga. Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe – Dakota and Elle Fanning It turns out that the main sisters of “My Neighbor Totoro” were also voiced by two sisters: Dakota and Elle Fanning. The eldest, Dakota Fanning, voiced Satsuki, who is also the feature’s older sister. We met her in the movie “I am Sam”. The youngest, Elle Fanning, is Mei’s voice. She also plays Sleeping Beauty in the “Maleficent” saga. Nani and Madame Dora – Debbie Reynolds These lovely old ladies, who appear in “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Nicky the Witch’s Apprentice” respectively, were voiced by none other than Debbie Reynolds. This actress is known for her roles in films such as “Singing in the Rain”. She is the mother of Carrie Fisher, who became famous for playing Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” saga. Nicky – Kirsten Dunst Nicky is the brave young protagonist of “Nicky the Witch’s Apprentice”. Its English dub was the work of Kirsten Dunst, known for playing Mary Jane (MJ) Watson in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy. Taeko Okajima – Daisy Ridley “Memories of Yesterday” is a Studio Ghibli film whose main character, Taeko, spends a large part of the film remembering his childhood. The person responsible for giving voice to this character (in her adult version) is none other than Daisy Ridley, an actress who gained worldwide fame playing Rei in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy. Porco – Michael Keaton The main character of “Porco Rosso” is a man named Marco Pagotto, who turned into a pig before the start of the film. The person in charge of giving him the floor is none other than Michael Keaton, an actor who, among many other prominent roles, has put himself in Batman’s shoes. Seizaemon – JK Simmons The movie “Pompoko” features a lot of pretty peculiar tanukis. One of them is voiced by JK Simmons, who plays the charismatic J. Jonah Jameson in several Spider-Man movies. Yūko Harada – Ashley Tisdale The main character of “Whispers of the Heart” is Shizuku Tsukishima, a high school student. One of his best friends is Yūko, voiced by Ashley Tisdale. This actress became quite famous for her appearance in several Disney Channel projects, among which stood out “High School Musical”. Toki – Jada Pinkett Smith One of the most important locations in the movie “Princess Mononoke” is the Iron Town, made possible through the hard work of women, led by Lady Eboshi. One of the most charismatic women is Toki, voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith. This actress is known for her roles in shows such as “The Matrix”, and is married to also popular actor Will Smith. Haru Yoshioka – Anne Hathaway The protagonist of “Haru in the realm of cats” lives an adventure in a strange world ruled by felines. Haru’s voice is provided by Anne Hathaway, an actress known to have appeared in countless films, such as “The Devil Wears Prada”. Hiromi – Kristen Bell Haru’s best friend in “Haru in the Cat Kingdom” is Hiromi. The person responsible for lending her voice to the character is Kristen Bell, who years later will achieve worldwide fame playing Princess Anna in “Frozen”. Howl – Christian Bale One of the main characters in “Howl’s Moving Castle” is the charismatic and singular wizard Howl. The voice is given by the famous actor Christian Bale, who has in his vast CV the honor of having played Batman in the Christopher Nolan trilogy. Marco – Josh Hutcherson Another of the most important characters in “Howl’s Moving Castle” is Marco, Howl’s apprentice. The person in charge of giving voice to this child is Josh Hutcherson, known for his role in the saga “The Hunger Games”. Cob – Willem Dafoe “Tales from Earthsea” introduced us to a villain obsessed with avoiding death and achieving eternal life: Cob. Responsible for lending his voice to this character is Willem Dafoe, who among his many roles played Norman Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Fujimoto – Liam Neeson “Ponyo on the Cliff” shows us his protagonist’s desire to become human, unfortunately for his father, Fujimoto. The person responsible for giving voice to this parent is none other than Liam Neeson, an action cinema classic who appeared in films like “Schindler’s List”. Granmamare – Cate Blanchett “Ponyo on the Cliff” shows us Fujimoto’s rejection of his daughter’s wishes. However, his mother does not seem at all to hurt the aspirations of the little fish. It’s called Granmamare, and she is the goddess of the ocean. The person responsible for giving her voice is a goddess of interpretation: Cate Blanchett. This actress is known for her participation in many films, such as “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Kōichi – Matt Damon The other protagonist of “Ponyo on the Cliff”, Sōsuke, doesn’t see much of his father as he spends most of his time on the high seas. This absent parent, Kōichi, is voiced by Matt Damon . This famous actor has starred in many films, such as “Mars”. Arrietty – Bridgit Mendler The protagonist of “Arriety in the world of the little ones” is an independent and courageous young woman. Arrietty is voiced by Bridgit Mendler, who we met on the Disney Channel series “Good Luck Charlie!” Shō – Tom Holland and David Henrie The other protagonist of “Arriety in the World of Children” is Shō, a sick young man who is full of hope when he meets Arrietty. The voice in charge of the American version of the film is David Henrie, whom we met on the Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place”. In the British dub, Shō’s voice is Tom Holland, who gained worldwide fame by becoming the new Spider-Man. Spiller – Moisés Arias During the film, the family who play in “Arrietty in the world of the little ones” meet Spiller, another little human who will help them on several occasions. The person responsible for giving his voice is Moisés Arias, whom we met on the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana”. Ryōko Matsuzaki – Jamie Lee Curtis One of the protagonists of “Poppy Hill” is Umi, who, although a high school student, is burdened with responsibility for her father’s death and her mother’s long absences from work. The person responsible for giving voice to this mother is none other than Jamie Lee Curtis, known for his roles in films like “Daggers in the Back”. Nobuko Yokoyama – Emily Osment Umi, the protagonist of “Poppy Hill” has several friends in high school. One of them is Nobuko, voiced by Emily Osment. We met this actress in the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana”. Naoko Satomi – Emily Blunt “The Wind Rises” tells us about the life of Jirō Horikoshi, passionate about building planes. One of the most important points of the film is its love affair with Naoko Satomi. Responsibility for giving voice to this girl is Emily Blunt, known, among other roles, for playing the world’s most famous nanny in “The Return of Mary Poppins”. Prince Ishitsukuri – James Marsden At one point in the film, the protagonist of “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” is claimed by three princes. One of them is voiced by James Marsden, known for playing Cyclops in the original “X-Men” trilogy. Anna Sasaki – Hailee Steinfeld One of the protagonists of “Marnie’s Memory” is Anna, an insecure girl. The person responsible for speaking is Hailee Steinfeld, actress who appears in many films, such as “Bumblebee”. Marnie – Kiernan Shipka The other great protagonist of “Marnie’s Memory” is Marnie herself, who fills Anna’s life with light. The actress who expresses it is Kiernan Shipka, known to be the protagonist of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. Kiyomasa Ōiwa – John C. Reilly At the start of “Marnie’s Memory”, Anna leaves for a time due to health problems to live with relatives distant from her adoptive parents: the Ōiwa couple. The person responsible for giving the floor to the husband, Kiyomasa, is none other than John C. Reilly. We have seen this actor in films like “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Nobuko Kadoya – Raini Rodriguez In “Marnie’s Memory” we see how the Ōiwa couple try to make friends their own age, but without much success. One of those girls is Nobuko Kadoya, voiced by Raini Rodriguez. We met this actress in the Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally”. Thomas – Dan Stevens In “Earwig and the Witch”, Studio Ghibli’s latest film, the protagonist will have to adapt to living in the house of Bella Yaga and Mandragora. His main support will be Thomas, a talkative black cat. The voice actor is Dan Stevens, known for playing the Beast in the latest movie “Beauty and the Beast”. Bonus Feature: Anna Sasaki – Michelle Jenner’s Spanish Dub Studio Ghibli features some really great voice acting actors and actresses, though none of them are well-known. The exception is Michelle Jenner, star of “Castamar’s Cook”. The Spanish actress plays Anna in “El Recuerdo de Marnie” and makes a small appearance in “Porco Rosso” to give voice to a girl. And this is where our review of the most famous actors and actresses who give voice to the characters of Studio Ghibli. Do you think there are any missing from the list? Finally, you might want to know this curious detail behind the food that appears in the studio’s films. In addition, we invite you to know the manga “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, which expands the story of the Studio Ghibli movie and gives it an alternate ending.