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"Weird Al" Yankovic: Hey kids, wanna go to the dinosaur park?
Michael J. Nelson: Hmm, nah.
"Weird Al" Yankovic: Richard Kiley does the voice work!
Michael J. Nelson: Wow, let's go!
RiffTrax of Jurassic Park, demonstrating what some creators must think is going to happen when they use this trope

"Just because there are celebrities in a movie, it doesn't mean anything. I don't think The Ant Bullynote  did all that well the first week at the box office."

"It's ridiculous - The industry spends so much money on celebrities, then they write off the duds and sell the DVDs. Maybe they think this is the formula for success. They'll pay someone $10 million to come down from Mt. Olympus and sit in a studio for two weeks, and 'this is my fairy princess voice, this is my astronaut, this is my carrot voice.' But it's them. There's no alchemy going on, there's no transformation."

"Animation studios, especially Blue Sky and Illumination, rely on celebrity stunt casting to sell tickets. There is a whole industry of remarkably talented voice actors relegated to support roles while less qualified but more recognizable celebrities are heading up lead roles."

"All I ever wanted was more money for less effort. I just wanna collect checks in my pajamas. Play a piece of tofu in a Pixar movie or something."

Brooke: You're playing Thumper in Disney's new live-action Bambi. It's gonna be exactly the same as the original, only cost more and look worse.
Chase: But you said I was collaborating on a project with Drake and Cardi B.
Streeter: You are. Drake's playing Bambi, and Cardi B's playing Bambi's mom.
Chase: But we're not actors.
Streeter: Yeah. They don't let actors do voice acting for movies anymore. It's only singers and athletes. So it's you, Drake, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes is Mr. Mole, and Damian Davis from the "Golden State Warriors" is Flower.
The Other Two, "Pat Gets an Offer to Host Tic-Tac-Toe"

Oh snap! It's time for the actors
The ones who elicit all the joy and the laughter
In the voice-over studio slaving away
They had to work almost four whole hours a day
It's a nightmare! There's so much strain on the brain
And their only compensation is the money and fame
Without the human element it's just zeroes and ones
That's why when we pay 'em the money, we pay 'em tons!
The Lonely Island, "Super Cool", end credits of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part