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** ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles3'' not only has the return of Coleman as Melia, but also features Creator/HarryLloyd, known for his role as Viserys Targaryen in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', as the BigBad Z.


* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' features TV host Fabrizio Frizzi as Woody and comedian Massimo Dapporto as Buzz.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory1'' features TV host Fabrizio Frizzi as Woody and comedian Massimo Dapporto as Buzz.


That said, Billy West's scorn has been (arguably) justified in some cases where celebrity voice actors haven't delivered the goods, such as Creator/CameronDiaz's notoriously flat performance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''; or in cases where an actor is wildly miscast, such as Billy Bob Thornton in the dub of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. That's where the reason for this being a separate decision becomes apparent. West himself has indicated that he has fewer objections to performances like Creator/RobinWilliams in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', Creator/TomHanks and Creator/TimAllen in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' or Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/EddieMurphy in the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' because they were all actually ''playing characters'' with their voices... y'know, the ''acting'' part of voice acting.

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That said, Billy West's scorn has been (arguably) justified in some cases where celebrity voice actors haven't delivered the goods, such as Creator/CameronDiaz's notoriously flat performance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''; or in cases where an actor is wildly miscast, such as Billy Bob Thornton in the dub of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. That's where the reason for this being a separate decision becomes apparent. West himself has indicated that he has fewer objections to performances like Creator/RobinWilliams in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', Creator/TomHanks and Creator/TimAllen in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''Franchise/ToyStory'' or Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/EddieMurphy in the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' because they were all actually ''playing characters'' with their voices... y'know, the ''acting'' part of voice acting.


** A similar situation occurred in the spinoff game ''VideoGame/{{Judgment}}'' with the character of Ryohei Hamura, originally played by Pierre Taki. After Pierre Taki was convicted of carrying cocaine, the game was pulled from the shelves in Japan and Sega later reissued a budget-priced version with Taki's voice and likeness replaced. This was the version that Sega ended up releasing in the West. In addition, the agency of celebrity actor Takuya Kimura, who provides the voice and appearance of Takayuki Yagami, effectively pressured Sega not to release the game on PC, citing image rights concerns.

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** A similar situation occurred in the spinoff game ''VideoGame/{{Judgment}}'' with the character of Ryohei Hamura, originally played by Pierre Taki. After Pierre Taki was convicted of carrying posession of cocaine, the game was pulled from the shelves in Japan and Sega later reissued a budget-priced version with Taki's voice and likeness replaced. This was the version that Sega ended up releasing in the West. In addition, Another celebrity-related problem of this game is that the agency of celebrity actor Takuya Kimura, who provides the voice and appearance of Takayuki Yagami, effectively pressured Sega [[NoPortForYou not to release the game on PC, PC]], citing image rights concerns.


** This became a bit problematic with ''Yakuza 4'', as the character of Masayoshi Tanimura was originally voiced by and modeled after Hiroki Narimiya. Narimiya's character was retired from the sequels after (false) allegations spread that the actor was using drugs, which eventually resulted in Narimiya retiring from the entertainment business. Since then, Tanimura was given a new design and voice in the remastered port of ''Yakuza 4''.
** A similar situation occurred in the spinoff game ''VideoGame/{{Judgment}}'' with the character of Ryohei Hamura, originally played by Pierre Taki. After Pierre Taki was convicted of carrying cocaine, the game was pulled from the shelves in Japan and Sega later reissued a budget-priced version with Taki's voice and likeness replaced. This was the version that Sega ended up releasing in the west.

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** This became a bit problematic with ''Yakuza 4'', as the character of Masayoshi Tanimura was originally voiced by and modeled after Hiroki Narimiya. Narimiya's character was retired from the sequels Some time after (false) allegations spread that the actor game was using drugs, which eventually resulted in Narimiya retiring from the entertainment business. Since then, Tanimura released, he was given a new design and voice (falsely) accused of drug use, resulting in Tanimura's total makeover in the remastered port of ''Yakuza 4''.
port, with a new face and being voiced by Creator/ToshikiMasuda.
** A similar situation occurred in the spinoff game ''VideoGame/{{Judgment}}'' with the character of Ryohei Hamura, originally played by Pierre Taki. After Pierre Taki was convicted of carrying cocaine, the game was pulled from the shelves in Japan and Sega later reissued a budget-priced version with Taki's voice and likeness replaced. This was the version that Sega ended up releasing in the west.West. In addition, the agency of celebrity actor Takuya Kimura, who provides the voice and appearance of Takayuki Yagami, effectively pressured Sega not to release the game on PC, citing image rights concerns.


* ''WesternAnimation/HomeOnTheRange'' has actress Cinzia Leone as Maggie and comedian Marina Massironi (another retired voice actress, who had voiced [[Manga/SailorMoon Mrs. Tsukino]] [with her cousin Cinzia] and [[WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehogSatAM Princess Sally]]) as Grace.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HomeOnTheRange'' has actress Cinzia Leone as Maggie and comedian Marina Massironi (another retired voice actress, Creator/MarinaMassironi, who had voiced [[Manga/SailorMoon Mrs. Tsukino]] [with her cousin Cinzia] and [[WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehogSatAM Princess Sally]]) as Grace.


** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' features Creator/JasonDohring as Terra, Creator/WillaHolland as Aqua, and of course, Creator/MarkHamill and the late Creator/LeonardNimoy, both chosen deliberately from [[Franchise/StarWars their most]] [[Franchise/StarTrek famous roles]], as Master Eraqus and Master Xehanort. Nimoy's passing resulted in the late Creator/RutgerHauer replacing him as Xehanort in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', and Hauer was replaced after ''his'' passing by Creator/ChristopherLloyd in its ''Re Mind'' DLC.

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** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' features Creator/JasonDohring as Terra, Creator/WillaHolland as Aqua, and of course, Creator/MarkHamill and the late Creator/LeonardNimoy, both chosen deliberately from [[Franchise/StarWars their most]] [[Franchise/StarTrek famous roles]], as Master Eraqus and Master Xehanort. Following Nimoy's passing resulted in passing, the late Creator/RutgerHauer replacing him as voiced Xehanort in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', and Hauer was replaced after ''his'' passing by Creator/ChristopherLloyd in its ''Re Mind'' DLC.''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIIIReMind''.


* ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'' had Creator/MarkStrong as the main character. He has said in an interview that he wouldn't mind doing more 40K stuff in the future.

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* ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'' had Creator/MarkStrong as the main character. He has said in an interview that he wouldn't mind doing more 40K stuff in the future.future, and in fact voiced Eisenhorn in ''Eisenhorn: Xenos'' a few years later.


* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Buttercup is voiced by stage actress Creator/YukikoIkeda.

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* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls1998'', Buttercup is voiced by stage actress Creator/YukikoIkeda.


* In Mexico and Spain, all animated works of Creator/OsamuTezuka's [[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico series]] would cast some notable Mexican and Spanish singers and models to voice the title character. The 1980 Spanish dub of the 1979 pilot ''Unico: Black Cloud And White Feather'' had Rocío Banquells as the dub voice of Unico. The Spanish dub for the Unico movies (''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' and ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic'') casted Verónica Castro as the second voice of Unico replacing Rocío Banquells. The 2000 animated short ''Saving Our Fragile Earth: Unico Special'' had actress and model Aracely Arámbula to provide the voice of Unico.

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* In Mexico and Spain, all animated works of Creator/OsamuTezuka's [[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico series]] would cast some notable Mexican and Spanish singers and models to voice the title character. The 1980 Spanish dub of the 1979 pilot ''Unico: Black Cloud And White Feather'' had Rocío Banquells as the dub voice of Unico. The Spanish dub for the Unico movies (''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' and ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic'') casted Verónica Castro as the second voice of Unico replacing Rocío Banquells. The 2000 animated short ''Saving ''[[Anime/SavingOurFragileEarthUnicoSpecialChapter Saving Our Fragile Earth: Unico Special'' Special]]'' had actress and model Aracely Arámbula to provide the voice of Unico.


* [[ChildrenVoicingChildren Former child actor Hiroya Oka provided the voice of Unico]] in the 1979 pilot ''[[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico Black Cloud And White Feather]]'' by [[Creator/{{Sanrio}} Sanrio Animation]]. Hiroya Oka is also the only male voice actor that was able to provide the voice of the titular character with [[CrossdressingVoices future roles being handled by women.]]

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* [[ChildrenVoicingChildren Former child actor Hiroya Oka provided the voice of Unico]] in the 1979 pilot ''[[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico Unico:]] [[Anime/UnicoBlackCloudAndWhiteFeather Black Cloud And and White Feather]]'' by [[Creator/{{Sanrio}} Sanrio Animation]]. Hiroya Oka is also the only male voice actor that was able to provide the voice of the titular character with [[CrossdressingVoices future roles being handled by women.]]


* Many of the ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' movies feature celebrity voice actors. For example, the 2012 movie, ''Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~'', featured Creator/NanaMizuki as Koron, Creator/KoichiYamadera as Sharman, child actor and ''tarento'' Fuku Suzuki as Fouque, and actor Shun Oguri as [[TheDanza Shun Amaguri]].

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* Many of the ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' movies feature celebrity voice actors. For example, the 2012 movie, ''Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~'', ''Anime/DoraemonNobitaAndTheIslandOfMiraclesAnimalAdventure'', featured Creator/NanaMizuki as Koron, Creator/KoichiYamadera as Sharman, child actor and ''tarento'' Fuku Suzuki as Fouque, and actor Shun Oguri as [[TheDanza Shun Amaguri]].


That said, Billy West's scorn has been (arguably) justified in some cases where celebrity voice actors haven't delivered the goods, such as Creator/CameronDiaz's notoriously flat performance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''; or in cases where an actor is wildly miscast, such as Billy Bob Thornton in the dub of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. That's where the reason for this being a separate trope becomes apparent. West himself has indicated that he has fewer objections to performances like Creator/RobinWilliams in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', Creator/TomHanks and Creator/TimAllen in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' or Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/EddieMurphy in the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' because they were all actually ''playing characters'' with their voices... y'know, the ''acting'' part of voice acting.

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That said, Billy West's scorn has been (arguably) justified in some cases where celebrity voice actors haven't delivered the goods, such as Creator/CameronDiaz's notoriously flat performance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''; or in cases where an actor is wildly miscast, such as Billy Bob Thornton in the dub of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. That's where the reason for this being a separate trope decision becomes apparent. West himself has indicated that he has fewer objections to performances like Creator/RobinWilliams in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', Creator/TomHanks and Creator/TimAllen in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' or Creator/MikeMyers and Creator/EddieMurphy in the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' because they were all actually ''playing characters'' with their voices... y'know, the ''acting'' part of voice acting.



* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''[='=]s reboot series ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lords of Shadow]]'' and its sequels in English are all using this trope for English as opposed to the usual voice actors, so you'll be hearing the likes of Creator/RobertCarlyle, Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/JasonIsaacs, etc, all who were more known in their live-action roles. The Japanese version avert this, although they used majorly the Japanese ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series cast.

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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''[='=]s reboot series ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Lords of Shadow]]'' and its sequels in English are all using this trope for English as opposed to the usual voice actors, so you'll be hearing the likes of Creator/RobertCarlyle, Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/JasonIsaacs, etc, all who were more known in their live-action roles. The Japanese version avert this, although they used majorly the Japanese ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series cast.



** By comparison, the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' games onwards rarely delve into this trope, even moreso considering that the casts rarely feature any notable professional voice actors, let alone celebrities in general. It was said that Rockstar did away with hiring prominent actors as they were either difficult to work with (as in the case of Ray Liotta) or they wanted people to focus more on the characters than the celebrities attached to the roles.

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** By comparison, the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' games onwards rarely delve into this trope, this, even moreso considering that the casts rarely feature any notable professional voice actors, let alone celebrities in general. It was said that Rockstar did away with hiring prominent actors as they were either difficult to work with (as in the case of Ray Liotta) or they wanted people to focus more on the characters than the celebrities attached to the roles.



* A case where the original performance is RetroactiveRecognition but the RoleReprise years later is as a celebrity: Creator/JennaColeman performed the voice of Melia in the original Wii release of ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles1'' in 2011, back when she was an unknown in showbiz. Coleman these days isn't a professional voice actress but Creator/{{Nintendo}} managed to get her back to record new material in the 2020 ''[[UpdatedRerelease Definitive Edition]]'', after she went through her big breaks in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Victoria}}'' and now qualifies for this trope.

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* A case where the original performance is RetroactiveRecognition but the RoleReprise years later is as a celebrity: Creator/JennaColeman performed the voice of Melia in the original Wii release of ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles1'' in 2011, back when she was an unknown in showbiz. Coleman these days isn't a professional voice actress but Creator/{{Nintendo}} managed to get her back to record new material in the 2020 ''[[UpdatedRerelease Definitive Edition]]'', after she went through her big breaks in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Victoria}}'' and now qualifies for this trope.this.



* Creator/SquareEnix seems to recently love this trope a lot for their games in Japanese:

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* Creator/SquareEnix seems to recently love this trope a lot for their games in Japanese:



* Dubbing fans cite ''Westernanimation/{{Tangled}}'' as a standout case of this trope gone wrong, as putting a television host as Flynn Rider is still reviled to this day - [[NonSingingVoice Flynn's singing voice]], who took over the role in later works, has confirmed he had also done the dialogue before it got discarded for a star talent.

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* Dubbing fans cite ''Westernanimation/{{Tangled}}'' as a standout case of this trope gone wrong, as putting a television host as Flynn Rider is still reviled to this day - [[NonSingingVoice Flynn's singing voice]], who took over the role in later works, has confirmed he had also done the dialogue before it got discarded for a star talent.



* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenLittle'' features comedian Gabriele Cirilli as the titular character, DJ Albertino as Morkubine Porcupine and, in what probably is one of the craziest forms of this trope, the voice of Mayor Turkey Lurkey is done by Walter Veltroni, ''the at-the-time mayor of Rome''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenLittle'' features comedian Gabriele Cirilli as the titular character, DJ Albertino as Morkubine Porcupine and, in what probably is one of the craziest forms of this trope, this, the voice of Mayor Turkey Lurkey is done by Walter Veltroni, ''the at-the-time mayor of Rome''.


* In Mexico and Spain, all animated works of Creator/OsamuTezuka's [[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico series]] would cast some notable Mexican and Spanish singers and models to voice the title character. The 1979 pilot ''Unico: Black Cloud And White Feather'' had Helena Rojo as the dub voice of Unico. The Spanish dub for the Unico movies (''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' and ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic'') casted Verónica Castro as the second voice of Unico replacing Helena Rojo. The 2000 animated short ''Saving Our Fragile Earth: Unico Special'' had actress and model Aracely Arámbula to provide the voice of Unico.

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* In Mexico and Spain, all animated works of Creator/OsamuTezuka's [[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico series]] would cast some notable Mexican and Spanish singers and models to voice the title character. The 1980 Spanish dub of the 1979 pilot ''Unico: Black Cloud And White Feather'' had Helena Rojo Rocío Banquells as the dub voice of Unico. The Spanish dub for the Unico movies (''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' and ''Anime/UnicoInTheIslandOfMagic'') casted Verónica Castro as the second voice of Unico replacing Helena Rojo.Rocío Banquells. The 2000 animated short ''Saving Our Fragile Earth: Unico Special'' had actress and model Aracely Arámbula to provide the voice of Unico.


* [[ChildrenVoicingChildren Former child actor Hiroya Oka provided the voice of Unico]] in the 1979 pilot ''Unico Black Cloud And White Feather'' by [[Creator/{{Sanrio}} Sanrio Animation]].

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* [[ChildrenVoicingChildren Former child actor Hiroya Oka provided the voice of Unico]] in the 1979 pilot ''Unico ''[[Manga/{{Unico}} Unico Black Cloud And White Feather'' Feather]]'' by [[Creator/{{Sanrio}} Sanrio Animation]].Animation]]. Hiroya Oka is also the only male voice actor that was able to provide the voice of the titular character with [[CrossdressingVoices future roles being handled by women.]]

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