Animated voice-over roles used to go almost exclusively to performers like the great June Foray, who voiced Rocky the Squirrel and gajillions of other characters in film and TV cartoons over the years. But the success of 'Shrek' suddenly meant that you couldn't sell an animated feature without filling your movie with A-listers like Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, who play two of the key roles in this weekend's new release 'Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom.'

And while those actors -- as well as co-stars like Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross and Michelle Yeoh -- do exceptional work in the film, casting well-known stars isn't a guarantee that they're going to do justice to talking-animal characters. (Note to producers: The animal characters in 'Tangled' were the best thing in the movie. And they didn't speak.)

Here's a look at some of our favorite -- and least favorite -- anthropomorphic work from celebrities in the recording booth.
Finding Nemo
Based on 38 critics

A clown fish (Albert Brooks) searches for his son (Alexander Gould). Read More

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Shark Tale
Based on 36 critics

A bottom feeder pretends to be a shark slayer after the son of a finned hoodlum dies. Read More

Charlotte's Web
Based on 28 critics

A friendly spider (Julia Roberts) spins a clever plan to save a young pig from the butcher's block. Read More

The Jungle Book
In Theaters on October 18th, 1967

An Indian boy has adventures with jungle animal friends in Disney's adaptation of Kipling's stories. Read More

Based on 29 critics

A domesticated macaw (Jesse Eisenberg) goes on an adventure with the bird of his dreams. Read More

Kung Fu Panda 2
Based on 31 critics

A formidable villain's plan to conquer China threatens Po's (Jack Black) new life of awesomeness. Read More