Infographic: The Dreamworks Animated Hybrids

One of Dreamworks Animation’s top priorities has always been to reel in big name talent to fill the voices of their cartoon heroes (see: Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas). But when you put a movie star behind the facade of an animated character, are you really getting the most out of them?

We have a solution. Instead of simply lending their vocals to these anthropomorphic creatures, we suggest Dreamworks goes all out. Splice the celebrities recognizable mugs into the design, so that you have a talking cat that sounds and looks like your high-profile star. It’s quite genius, and as you’ll see from our handy graphic, Dreamworks missed out on a lot of great opportunities in the past. Obviously.

Inspired by the photoshopping magic of the terrifyingly amazing Pony Danza, we present this collection of Dreamworks Animated Hybrids.



After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.