Why It's So Special: Even granted Pixar's long-standing habit of allowing animators' voices to make final cut if their recording on 'temp tracks' is up to scratch, it's still a surprise that studio big-wig Peterson has created so many of the studio's most enduring characters.
Had this list been assembled a few years ago, he'd be a dead cert for inclusion thanks to Monsters, Inc.'s Roz or Finding Nemo's Mr Ray. But it's 2009's Up that saw Peterson rising to a new level, playing both hyper-enthusiastic canine companion Dug and his arch-nemesis, squeaky-voiced Doberman Alpha.
It's safe to say that, while Ed Asner's Carl Frederickson has the monopoly on our hearts, Peterson soars off with the film's biggest laughs. All together now: "Squirrel!"
Peterson speaks: "It was a thrill for me to voice him, mainly because I have been a dog owner/lover for my entire life. This dog collar idea let us animate Dug with true dog behaviors.
I crafted Dug's voice around how I talk to my dogs. Hiii you dawgs,' I'll say with that Dug-like voice."