But I still want to ask when and why did actors start "acting" in animated movies? I don't understand why it is necessary. Do actors tied to movies really get more kids to watch? More adults? Are they any better than voice actors? I doubt it. I remember the days when Disney movies were actually drawn and when you didn't recognize the voices from somewhere else. I kinda liked it that way. I think it all started with Aladdin with Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie. Then it became the trend--JTT and Whoopi Goldberg in Lion King and Mel Gibson in Pocahontas. Now, it has become the standard.
I feel bad for all of those voice actors who are now out of work. That's messed up. Actors should just stick to feature films and leave well enough alone.