Its no secret that Hollywood tends to pick celebrities to fill out the main casts in animated theatrical films in order to attract the biggest audience possible. Even for those who have respectable voice acting careers like JK Simmons and Alan Tudyk were probably hired more because they were were well known in live action (like the Sam Raimi Spiderman films for example) than their talents. It wasn't always like this. Having celebrities in animated wasn't uncommon but, when movies like Aladdin and especially Shrek, made big big money with their celebrity actors, celebrities were suddenly brought in to fill most of the cast. Professional voice actors usually get supporting roles or walla (minor background noises). I know that the trend of having voice actors play major roles in film isn't dying out, but it is being largely ignored. I do wonder as to what it would take for the trend to reverse, where we get more theatrical films filled up with actors primarily known for voice work. I'd like to think that we're slowly taking steps towards this with films like The Boxtrolls (which had Dee Bradley Baker and Steve Blum as the title characters along side other actors like Nika Futterman, Fred Tatasciore, and Maurice LaMarche), Ratchet And Clank (which had James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, and Armin Shimmerman reprise their roles), and Storks (which had Katie Crown on it). I would like to hear what you think though about what you think can be done so that voice actors get bigger breaks in movies.