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    These Side-By-Side Photos Show How 14 Animated Animals Compare With Their Real-Life Counterparts

    Adam Sandler plays a lizard in the new animated Netflix film Leo.

    On Wednesday, Netflix dropped the trailer for Leo, its upcoming animated film starring Adam Sandler.

    Close-up of Adam in a suit and tie at a media event

    The actor voices the titular character, who is a classroom pet lizard longing for more in his life. Tired of dealing with annoying kids, Leo plans to escape — and we'll have to wait until Nov. 21, when the film is released, to see what happens next.

    Leo in a classroom with a student looking sad

    It's honestly a pretty adorable trailer. Check it out below:

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    As with any animated movie about animals, it's always interesting to see how the characters compare with their real-life counterparts, and it looks as if Leo got the lizard look down:

    Leo the lizard and a real lizard

    So in honor of Adam's new movie, here are 14 times actors played animated animals to great success, including side-by-side photos of the characters and the IRL animals:

    1. Rosalie Chiang voiced Mei, a teen girl who transforms into a red panda, in Turning Red (2023).

    Close-up of Rosalie at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Mei and an actual red panda:

    Mei standing up and a red panda on a tree branch

    2. Anthony Ramos voiced Mr. Piranha, a piranha, in The Bad Guys (2022).

    Close-up of Anthony smiling at a media event in a suit

    Here's a side-by-side of Mr. Piranha and an actual piranha:

    Close-up of Mr Piranha and a piranha

    3. Lin-Manuel Miranda voiced Vivo, a kinkajou, in Vivo (2021).

    Close-up of Lin-Manuel in a bow tie at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Vivo and an actual kinkajou:

    Vivo saying something and a kinkajou eating something

    4. Beyoncé voiced Nala, a lionness, in The Lion King (2019).

    Here's a side-by-side of Nala and an actual lionness:

    Nala and a lionness

    5. Shakira voiced Gazelle, a Thomson's gazelle, in Zootopia (2016).

    Shakira at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Gazelle and an actual Thomson's gazelle:

    Gazelle holding a microphone and a Thomson's gazelle in the grass

    6. Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg voiced Jewel and Blu, two Spix's macaws, respectively in Rio (2011).

    Close-up of Anne and Jesse at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Blu and Jewel and actual Spinx's macaws:

    Blu and Jewel and Spinx's macaws on a tree branch together

    7. Anika Noni Rose voiced Tiana, a green frog, in The Princess and the Frog (2009).

    Anika Noni Rose smiling in a strapless gown at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Tiana and an actual green frog:

    Tiana waving and a frog on a tree branch

    8. Lucy Liu voiced Viper, a green tree viper, in Kung Fu Panda (2008).

    Close-up of Lucy smiling in a strapless outfit

    Here's a side-by-side of Viper and an actual green tree viper:

    Viper coiled and a tree viper coiled

    9. Elijah Wood voiced Mumble, an emperor penguin, in Happy Feet (2006).

    Elijah smiling at a media event

    Here's a side-be-side of Mumble and an actual emperor penguin:

    Mumble in the snow with other penguins and an emperor penguin in the snow

    10. Will Smith voiced Oscar, a bluestreak cleaner wrasse fish, in Shark Tale (2004).

    Close-up of Will smiling at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Oscar and an actual bluestreak cleaner wrasse fish:

    Oscar and a bluestreak cleaner wrasse fish

    11. Zach Braff voiced Chicken Little — a baby rooster, aka a cockerel — in Chicken Little (2005).

    Close-up of Zach at a media event in a suit and vest

    Here's a side-by-side of Chicken Little and an actual cockerel:

    Chicken Little wearing glasses and a cockerel

    12. Chris Rock voiced Marty, a plains zebra, in Madagascar (2005).

    Chris in a bow tie smiling

    Here's a side-by-side of Marty and an actual plains zebra:

    Marty speaking and a zebra in the grass

    13. Alexander Gould voiced Nemo, a clown fish, in Finding Nemo (2003).

    Close-up of Alexander smiling

    Here's a side-by-side of Nemo and an actual clown fish:

    Nemo swimming and a clown fish swimming

    14. Eddie Murphy voiced Donkey, a donkey, in Shrek (2001).

    Eddie in a suit at a media event

    Here's a side-by-side of Donkey and an actual donkey:

    Donkey smiling and two donkeys on the grass