For Disney, he voiced Orville's brother Wilbur in the 1990 animated film The Rescuers Down Under, and played Irving Blitzer in Cool Runnings and Freddie Bauer in the 1984 Touchstone Pictures film Splash. He was also originally supposed to voice Redfeather in Pocahontas, but his role was later removed after his death, and after the animators decided to have the film's animal characters be mute.
- He was considered to voice Genie in Aladdin, along with several other actors that were considered, but the role was later given to Robin Williams.
- Candy was offered the role of Wayne Szalinski in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but he declined the role. However, he suggested to Joe Johnston that his friend Rick Moranis would be a good choice for the role.