Here at Flavourmag we’re big kids at heart. We like watching cartoons even if we’re not going to the cinema with children to see the movie. To celebrate the release of Rio 2 which is in cinemas now and features the voices of and Bruno Mars – we take a look at 10 singers who have lent their voices to animated films.

Film: Epic
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.


Singer: Beyonce

Queen Tara - Epic

Character name: Queen Tara

Film: Rio and Rio 2
It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

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Pedro - Rio 2

Character name: Pedro

Singer: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Film: Rio 2

Roberto - Rio 2

Character name: Roberto

Film: Happy Feet Two 
Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home — one that will take everyone working together to save them.


Singer: Pink

Gloria - Happy Feet 2

Character name: Gloria

Film: Ice Age
Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

Jennifer Lopez


Singer: Jennifer Lopez

Shira - Ice Age


Character name: Shira

Film: Shark Tale
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

Will Smith


Singer: Will Smith

Oscar - Shark Tale



Character name: Oscar

Film: Yogi Bear
A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith.

Justin Timberlake

Singer: Justin Timberlake

Boo Boo - Yogi Bear



Character name: Boo Boo

Film: The Lorax
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Taylor Swift

Singer: Taylor Swift

Audrey - The Lorax

Character name: Audrey

Film: Frozen
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Idina Menzel


Singer: Idina Menzel

Elsa - Frozen

Character name: Elsa

Film: Tangled
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Mandy Moore

Singer: Mandy Moore

Rapunzel - Tangled



Character name: Rapunzel