Why did the voice actors change?
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February 5th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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These two articles are good reading material for this thread's topic:
From what I read, the 4Kids voice actors and actresses were abruptly replaced, and weren't even asked about whether or not they wanted to continue with Pokemon USA (aka, no effort was made for negotiations to take place with the old VAs), which is what
irritated me. Apparently, it originally stemmed from keeping production costs low. :/
I've become accustomed to the new voice actors, though I still prefer the old voice actors by a large margin (especially Veronica Taylor as Ash and May; and Stan Hart as Professor Oak. I tried watching BW001,
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
, but I just couldn't get used to Carter Cathcart as Prof. Oak
) I'm glad a lot of the old VAs regained their roles, though; I hope that trend can continue. Sarah Natochenny at least does a pretty good Ash voice nowadays, though Taylor's voice will always be classic for me (I love spotting Taylor's voice in other works like
Thank goodness that
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
got re-dubbed though, because the first dubbed version was
, sorry to say. :<
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