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Animation fans, get ready: after over a year of waiting, Disenchantment is finally back on Netflix. Unlike BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth, however, the Mark Groening series features a few familiar faces — and a slew of voices viewers of The Simpsons and Futurama will recognise. Set in Dreamland, a medieval fantasy land, Disenchantment follows the rebellious and heavy-drinking princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her aptly-named elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). The first season, which was split into 2018’s part one and 2019’s part two, saw Bean trying to get over the death of her mother, Queen Dagmar (Sharon Horgan) and learn that life isn’t just about partying. Bean was finally able to bring Queen Dagmar back to life, but only with the sacrifice of Elfo. Queen Dagmar, however, was secretly pretty evil — she turned everyone in the kingdom into stone and blamed it on Queen Oona (Tress MacNeille), her husband’s new wife. While Bean has no clue her mother is evil, it appears that in season 2 she’ll try to rectify Elfo’s fate as she and Luci dive into Hell to revive him. In addition to Jacobson, Andre, and Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding, all voices fans can easily put a face to, Disenchantment’s voice cast is a who’s who of the animation world. John DiMaggio (who played Futurama’s Bender), Maurice LaMarche (the Brain in Pinky & The Brain), and Tress MacNeille (Dot from Animaniacs and Daisy Duck) all lend their voices to the series. Click through to see who else is featured in Disenchantment’s voice cast — before you get turned into stone.Abbi Jacobson Voices BeanWho Is Bean?Bean, full name Princess Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeau Grunkwitz, is a flawed but lovable princess who loves to drink. She was having difficulty getting over the death of her mother, and is pretty clueless to her mom’s evil tendencies, but seems to be dedicated to getting Elfo back.Abbi Jacobson Essential ViewingYou probably best know Jacobson from Broad City, the web-series-turned-show she co-created and co-starred in with Ilana Glazer. Disenchantment isn’t her first foray into animation — she’s also voiced characters for BoJack Horseman and Bob’s Burgers. Photo: Courtesy of Focus Features.Eric Andre Voices Luci & PendergastWho Are Luci & Pendergast?Luci is Bean’s personal demon — literally. While his intention is to bring Bean down a dark path, the two have a very close bond, and he’s willing to help her out. Pendergast, on the other hand, is the head of King Zøg’s knights.Eric Andre Essential ViewingComedian Eric Andre is best known for his Adult Swim series The Eric Andre Show and his Netflix standup special Legalize Everything. He’s appeared in a number of TV shows during his career, including Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 and 2 Broke Girls. Photo: AFF-USA/Shutterstock.Nat Faxon Voices ElfoWho Is Elfo?Elfo is an elf (what a surprise) who completes Bean’s closest trio. He and Bean have feelings for each other, but it’s revealed he’s half-non-elf — and, by the end of season 1, most definitely dead. Will Bean and Luci be able to save him? Where You’ve Seen Nat FaxonNat Faxon has been on all sides of the camera — he’s written, directed, and acted in movies and TV shows in addition to voice acting. He won an Oscar for co-writing 2011’s The Descendants, and is known for starring in the shows Ben and Kate and FX’s Married. Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images.John DiMaggio Voices King ZøgWho Is King Zøg?King Zog is Bean’s father, the ruler of both Dreamland and the Royal House of Grunkwitz. After the death of Queen Dagmar he remarried Queen Oona (until she had other royal ambitions, that is). Where You’ve Seen John DiMaggioWhile you might not recognize John DiMaggio’s face, you’ll definitely recognise his voice. DiMaggio has voiced numerous animated characters, including Futurama’s Bender, Adventure Time’s Jake The Dog, and Kim Possible’s Dr. Drakken. Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images.Tress MacNeille Voices Queen Oona & OthersWho Is Queen Oona?Queen Oona was King Zøg’s second wife, making her Bean’s stepmother. An amphibian, she married Zøg to unite the kingdoms — but later divorced him so she could become a pirate queen. MacNeille also voices Bonnie Prince Derek, Zøg’s and Oona’s son; the Fairy, who Bean turns to for advice; and Arch Druidess, Dreamland’s religious leader who secretly wants to take over with Odval. Where You’ve Seen Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille is another voice actor who is behind several iconic animated characters, including Dot from Animaniacs, Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures, Daisy Duck since 1999, and various Futurama characters including Mom. Photo: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images.Matt Berry Voices Prince MerkimerWho Is Prince Merkimer?Prince Merkimer is a prince from the Brentwood kingdom who was supposed to marry Bean, but was instead turned into a pig thanks to Elfo’s blood. Where You’ve Seen Matt BerryMatt Berry is an English actor and comedian who is currently starring in the TV reboot of What We Do in the Shadows. He’s also known for his work in The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, and co-creating and starring in Toast of London.Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.David Herman Voices The Herald & OthersWho Is The Herald?The Herald is Dreamland’s announcer who proclaims both arrivals and the news — essentially a Dreamland’s reporter. Herman also voices Guysbert, Price Merkimer’s older brother; Jerry, Cloyd and The Enchantress’ assistant; and Superviso, Elfwood’s supervisor. Where You’ve Seen David HermanDavid Herman has done voice work for various animated shows including Bob’s Burgers, Brickleberry, Futurama, and King of the Hill. He also appeared in Office Space and was one of MADtv’s original cast members. Photo: Gary Miller/Getty Images.Maurice LaMarche Voices Odval & OthersWho Is Odval?Odval, Zøg’s three-eyed advisor, is the prime minister of Dreamland who wants to take over with the Arch Druidess. LaMarche also voices Big Jo, a very, very creepy exorcist, and Leavo, an elf who ditched Dreamland to be a pirate captain.Where You’ve Seen Maurice LaMarcheMaurice LaMarche is a Canadian voice actor who has played some well-known childhood characters, including the Brain from Pinky and the Brain and Big Bob in Hey Arnold!. He’s also voiced various Futurama characters including Kif and Calculon. Photo: Robin L Marshall/Getty Images.Lucy Montgomery Voices Bunty & The EnchantressWho Are Bunty & The Enchantress?Bunty is Bean’s simple lady-in-waiting and Stan the Executioner’s wife. Montgomery also voices The Enchantress, a mysterious woman who gave Luci to Bean — only to be revealed as Dagmar and Cloyd’s sister Becky.Where You’ve Seen Lucy MontgomeryMontgomery is a comedian, actor, and writer who has appeared in a number of English shows including Bo Selecta!, The Mighty Boosh, and The IT Crowd. Her work isn’t just limited to TV, however — she also appeared in Viva Forever!, the Spice Girls musical Photo: Ian West/PA Images/Getty Images.Billy West Voices Sorcerio & OthersWho Is Sorcerio?One of King Zøg’s advisors, Sorcerio is a wizard who’s not very good at being a wizard. West also voices The Jester, who says “Oh no!” when he falls through trap doors or windows; Mertz, a knight; Pops the Elf, Elfo’s father; and King Rulo, Elfwood’s leader.Where You’ve Seen Billy WestBilly West is an actor who has voiced some of the best-known animated characters, including Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Popeye, Doug from Doug and the title characters on The Ren & Stimpy Show. He was also a cast member on The Howard Stern Show during the ‘90s.Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic.Noel Fielding Voices Stan the ExecutionerWho Is Stan the Executioner?Stan is Bunty’s good-natured husband and Dreamland’s royal executioner who manages the torture chamber. Noel Fielding Essential ViewingThe English comedian is probably best known lately for co-hosting The Great British Bake Off. He’s also known for The Mighty Boosh (where he played the merman Old Gregg, among other characters), as well as The IT Crowd, and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage.Sharon Horgan Voices Queen DagmarWho Is Queen Dagmar?Dagmar was Zøg’s (not-so-secretly evil) first wife who was turned into a statue by a potion she created that was intended for her husband. Upon coming back to life, she turned everyone into stone at the end of season 1 and blamed it on Oona.Where You’ve Seen Sharon HorganSharon Horgan is an Irish actress best known for Catastrophe, which she co-wrote and stars in, and creating the HBO series Divorce. She’s also appeared in the movies Valiant, Imagine Me & You, and Game Night. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images.Rich Fulcher Voices CloydWho Is Cloyd?Cloyd works with The Enchantress but about halfway through season 1 an assassin reveals that he’s actually Emperor of Maru. Where You’ve Seen Rich FulcherRich Fulcher is a comedian who has worked with several of Disenchantment’s other voice actors including Noel Fielding and Matt Berry. He played various characters on The Mighty Boosh and appeared in Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, Drunk History, Marriage Story, and both wrote and starred in Snuff Box with Berry. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images.Jeny Batten Voices Kissy the Elf & OthersWho Is Kissy the Elf?Kissy is Elfo’s first love interest, friend, and coworker. Batten also voices Ursula, a bear who can turn into a woman and falls in love with Zøg; Tess, a giantess with only one eye; and Miss Moonpence, Odval’s servant who is only ever seen as an eye. Where You’ve Seen Jeny BattenJeny Batten is a writer and actor who has worked on Superstore, the TV show Hoops, and also co-executive produced and wrote several episodes of Disenchantment. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images.Like what you see? 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