Through their long line of beloved animated adventures, Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled a sprawling and dazzling array of animal characters, from Baloo the Bear and Winnie the Pooh, to the Cheshire Cat and Sebastian the crab.

You know their voices. You know their songs by heart. Now get to know the folks behind these memorable characters that enchanted your childhood.

Rod Taylor, Pongo -- '101 Dalmations'

Disney/Inglourious Basterds (Universal Pictures)

THEN: When this animal-centered animated adventure hit theaters in 1961, the Australian actor was a newly minted leading man in Hollywood thanks to the sci-fi adventure 'The Time Machine.'

NOW: Taylor has had a prolific career in film and television, but is perhaps best-known for his part in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds.' His most recent screen role was as Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 release 'Inglourious Basterds.'