Hallyu wave has surged a massive fanbase for Korean celebrities and k-pop idols all over the globe. K-Pop is not just known for its music but also for its popularity of it. K-pop idols are known to be top singers, dancers, and entertainers all in one. Fans love to see their favorite stars on variety shows and music reality programs.
But what if we tell you that the new Disney movie you are watching, or an animated film you plan to watch has your favorite k-pop idol’s voice in it? Due to the popularity and refreshing voice of k-pop idols and Korean actors, mostly, the producers directly ask them to give life to the animated characters in movies that are to be dubbed in the Korean language.
Let's see who made the list of South Korean singers that lent their voices to cartoon characters.
1. Han Seung Yeon As Mary Katherine
In 2013 Han Seung Yeon of Korean girl band ‘KARA’ dubbed the Korean version of an animated fantasy adventure ‘EPIC’. She dubbed the role of Mary Katherine, which was played by Amanda Seyfried in the American Version.
2. Yeri As Kim-Petit
In 2020 Kim Ye-rim or as known by her stage name ‘Yeri’ of the Korean girl band ‘Red Velvet’ dubbed the Korean version of ‘Trolls World Tour’ with her bandmates. The rapper dubbed the character of Kim-Petit. All the viewers around the globe widely admired the band.
3. Jeong Jinwoon As Nod
In 2013 Jeong Jinwoon of Korean boy band ‘2AM’ worked with Han Seung Yeon and dubbed the Korean version of the animated fantasy adventure movie ‘EPIC’. He dubbed the character of Nod, who was plate by Josh Hutcherson in the American version.
4. Park Ji-Yeon As Juliet
In 2011 Park Ji-yeon of the Korean girl band ‘T-ara’ dubbed the Korean version of the Disney movie, ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’. She dubbed the character of Juliet in the film.
5. Park Soo-Young As Ari
In 2020 Park Soo-young of popular Korean girl band ‘Red Velvet’ who also goes by her stage name ‘Joy’ dubbed the Korean version of the animated movie ‘Trolls World Tour. Oy dubbed the character of ‘Ari’ in the movie.
6. Lee Joon As Gnomeo
In 2011 Lee Joon of the former South Korean boy band ‘MBLAQ’ dubbed the Korean version of ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ with Park Ji-yeon as his co-voice actor. The duo was appreciated for their work by all the viewers across the country.
7. Taeyeon As Margot
In 2017 Kim Tae-yeon or popularly known as Taeyeon of Korean girl band ‘SNSD’ or ‘Girls’s Generation’, dubbed the Korean version of ‘Despicable Me’. She dubbed the character of Margot in the movie. She was appreciated widely and was signed to renew her role in the movie's sequel.
8. Shon Seung-Wan As Wani And Queen Poppy
In 2020 Shon Seung-wan, professionally known as ‘Wendi’ of the Korean girl band ‘Red Velvet’, dubbed the Korean version of ‘Trolls World Tour’ along with her band mates. The group vocalist dubbed not only one but two characters in the movie: Wani and Queen Poppy.
9. Seohyun As Edith
In 2017 Seo Ju-hyun, also widely known by her stage name Seohyun of the Korean girl band ‘SNSD’ or as most people know it as ‘Girl’s Generation’, worked alongside her bandmate Taeyeon to dub the Korean version of ‘Despicable Me’. Since the duo was praised a lot for their roles, their contracts were renewed for the movie’s sequel.
10. Seulgi As Gomdori
In 2020 Kang Seul-gi, also known as ‘Seulgi’ of Korean girl band ‘Red Velvet’, dubbed the Korean version of ‘Trolls World Tour’ along with her bandmates. The main vocalist dubbed the character of ‘Gomdori’ in the movie.