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Ben asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 month ago

Isn't puberty a reason why voice actors change for the same character in a movie or TV show?

a) yes

b) no

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    No.  Most child characters in non-live action shows are NOT voiced by children.  They're usually voiced by women.  This is partly for the reason you allude to, not having to deal with voice change as the actor ages.  But the main reason is that working with children is a burden on a production.  The legal and union rules are strict and arbitrary.  And children often can't emote or do the things with their voices that adult voice actors can.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.  It's very rare for any production company to use children at all.  Even the kids you see in 'teenage' roles in movies and on TV are usually just young-looking adult actors.  It's even more unusual to use children for voice-work.

    It's far easier with voice roles, as no-one gets to see the voice actor so they can be played by any good actor who can make their voice sound very young.

    And also as with any type of actor, they're hired for a specific number of days/weeks/months to do a job.  If they then move on, quit acting, get a stage/TV/movie role once their contract is up, decide they don't want to work on that production any more, or they simply aren't available to go back and continue with the original job, the company has to find another actor who can imitate the voice in question.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    First off, cartoons are rarely narrated by kids. It's usually adults who can produce a kid-like voice.

    Secondly, even in live-action kid character are usually portrayed by older kids and teens are portrayed by adults who just look younger. The reasons for that, A)The older the actor is, the more experience they have. No professional production hires inexperienced and untrained people unless they're already famous in another field or they started out when they were toddlers when a toddler role needed to be filled so they used a crew member's child. B)Minors have a bunch of legal restrictions and laws, which is something adults don't have. So it's easier to just use adults.

    Third, voice actors are regular actors who happen to do some voice work alongside other acting gigs. "Voice actor" is not a job on its own.

    The scenario you describe is beyond rare. There could be a million of other reasons why an actor would be replaced, such as the actor is busy doing another project, sick or even dead, quit acting, or they're just unavailable in general, etc. In that case the production would usually go around this by writing out the character or something.

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