Gooooood Morning everyone (or whatever time it is when this article reaches you)! Long time no see! Work and the world slowly going back to normal has made this girl quite busy recently. But I am back with yet another post for all the enjoy! Today, I decided to compile a list of what I believe to be the best of the best when it comes to cartoon to live-action casting. Let’s be real, when it comes to live-action versions of films, it is such a hit or miss when it comes to casting. Sometimes they have the perfect actor to fulfill an iconic cartoon role, and sometimes they flop. So here are who I believe aced their acting portrayal! Enjoy!
10. Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil
Don’t get me wrong, Emma Stone nailed the role when it came to bringing a young Cruella to the big screen. But how can we forgot the original live-action icon? Glenn Close absolutely rocked it when it came to showcasing this beautifully dressed villain in all of her dog hating glory!
9. Jim Carrey as Count Olaf
Another version of a character that I think has been highly underrated due to it’s newly debuted version. Yes, we can’t deny that Neil knows how to be the money-hungry and murderous count, but how can we forget Jim’s original work? Who will play the most handsomest count in all the land? Well, frankly, I think Jim Carrey won. His acting was a beautiful mix of making me scared of Count Olaf as a child and laughing at him as I grew older. Plus the video game was my LIFE as a kid, just sayin.
8. Jim Carrey as The Grinch
When it comes to acting, Jim Carrey is definitely one of the best. He is able to completely sink himself into the role and portray any character he is given perfectly. It’s sad to hear he had to go through torture training just to deal with putting on the Grinch costume every day, but damn he created a holiday classic that I love watching every year. It is definitely a timeless piece.
7. Hilary Duff as Wendy
I feel like this movie is forgotten about and a bit underrated. I use to love watching the live-action Casper the friendly ghost movies and it blows my mind that this was Hilary Duff’s debuting role! She was so young yet started out with so much talent already. She looked exactly like her Wendy cartoon counterpart and played the role perfectly.
6. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
When it came to portraying a badass female warrior, Gal Gadot nailed the role. Not only does she look exactly like many of the Wonder Woman cartoons and comics, but her portrayal of the role created a role model for all young girls out there. She showed everyone that you don’t need to be a man to be a ‘super’ hero (shoutout to you too Scarlet for Black Widow!).
5. Basically All Of The Avengers
Literally perfect casting all the way around. Chris Evans, I love you. Just saying. Also you too Tom Hiddleston. Okay, I’m done, carry on.
4. Jason Issac as Captain Hook (Peter Pan 2003)
Did anyone else have a crush on the 2003 live-action Peter Pan when they were a kid? No? Just me? Okay cool. Anyways, when it came to casting for this movie, they did an amazing job. But one role that seemed to out rank all others would have to be Jason as Hook. He looked exactly like the Disney cartoon and definitely nailed the role of a devious one-handed pirate!
3. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Talk about another female badass! Margot had the perfect look when it came to portraying Harley Quinn and definitely knew how to unleash her crazy side for the movies. Her mannerisms and facial expressions were uncanny!
2. Mena Massoud as Aladdin
I think what also blew my mind more about Mena’s performance is how scarily similar his voice was to the original Disney version. Both singing and speaking wise, he perfectly portrayed the soon to be sultan! Plus like the cartoon aladdin, he definitely had the charismatic personality that would draw any princess to him!
1. Literally The Entire Cast of Scooby-Doo (2002)
I have no words. Pure perfection. To this day, it is still the best adaptation out there.