You’ve seen your favourite YouTubers in hilarious sketches, daring challenge videos, and inspiring personal vlogs, but did you know about their big screen appearances?
From childhood background appearances to featured guest voices in animated films, YouTubers have appeared in a variety of movies over the years. Besides the joy of discovering a familiar voice coming from the cinema screen, it’s really cool to see YouTubers being recognised by another part of the media industry. It’s only a matter of time before we have a YouTuber starring as our next superhero!
Dan and Phil in Big Hero 6
It’s impossible to tear these two apart, even in animated form. Daniel Howell and Phil Lester recorded lines for the UK version of Disney’s Big Hero 6, lending their voices to Male Technicians 1 and 2. Disney made a short film for its YouTube channel with behind-the-scenes clips and interviews from the recording process.
Carrie Hope Fletcher and Connie Glynn in Trolls
Carrie and Connie both appeared as guest voices for the UK version of Trolls. (You can hear Carrie and Connie as Cookie and Moxie Dewdrop respectively.) They both vlogged their studio experiences, including trying on the troll hair — we think they should try that look at their next red carpet event!
Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg in SpongeBob
Rounding out our animation guests stars are Caspar and Joe in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. They play seagulls named “Kyle” and… “Seagull #2”. Sorry for the lack of name, Caspar — better luck next time?
KSI and Caspar in Laid In America
Caspar was apparently so annoyed about not getting a name for his seagull that he went and starred in his own movie with KSI. Laid in America is a live-action film about two foreign exchange students trying to… well… let’s just say they’re hoping to make the title a reality. Caspar put a PG trailer on his channel, but the full film is considerably Not Safe For Work.
Bertie Gilbert in Harry Potter
One of YouTube’s most inventive filmmakers got big acting break playing Draco Malfoy’s son, Scorpius, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Scorpius has gotten considerably more face time in the recent Harry Potter sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but it’s okay — Bertie has tweeted his support for the character reaching beyond his childhood appearance.
hearing good things re: scorpius in #cursedchild! glad that character i played for 10 seconds is making such a name for himself x
— Bertie Gilbert (@bertieglbrt) July 31, 2016
Zoe Sugg in Harry Potter
Bertie isn’t the only YouTuber who’s appeared in Harry Potter, however. Zoella appeared as an extra in some of the earlier films, including Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Unfortunately, the scene in which she was visible was cut, but you can still see her to the left of Ron Weasley in this deleted scene.
Grace F. Victory in Harry Potter
Is it a YouTube entry requirement to appear in Harry Potter? Grace was also an extra on some of the films. She shared some of the scenes she appeared in on a 2015 video on her channel.
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