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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mama Bear with sound clips and images.
Mama Bear is the matriarch and homemaker of the Berenstain Bear family. She is typically a source of wisdom and knowledge and can be highly patient.

In the Berenstain Bears television specials shown from 1979 to 1983, Mama is voiced by Pat Lysinger. In the 1985 television series, she is voiced by Ruth Buzzi. In the 2003 television series, she is voiced by Camilla Scott.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Sun Jul 11 2010, 8 Comments, Add Comment
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979)
Mama BearPat Lysinger
Pat Lysinger
The Berenstain Bears (1985)
Mama BearRuth Buzzi
Ruth Buzzi
The Berenstain Bears (2003)
Mama BearCamilla Scott
Camilla Scott

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said at 5:53 AM on Sat Mar 7 2015
1 Ruth
2 Pat
3 Camilla
said at 5:55 PM on Thu Feb 19 2015
Here's what I think of the Mama Bear voices:

1. Camilla Scott

She has a great voice for Mama. Camilla made her sound wise, caring and serious when it was needed. Overall, she fit very well in the role.

2. Pat Lysinger

Pat has a nice, motherly voice just like Camilla, albeit at a higher pitch. But she doesn't seem to capture Mama Bear's wise guidance side all that effectively. Still for what it is, the voice is alright.

3. Ruth Buzzi

Compared to the other two voices, Ruth Buzzi doesn't really match up in terms of how her voice fits Mama Bear. She made Mama sound a little too old from what I'd expected to hear. Ruth wasn't bad by any means, she just sounds a bit weak compared to Camilla and even Pat in some ways.

Camilla wins this comparison for me.
said at 12:07 AM on Thu Jul 25 2013
In my opinion, Ruth and Camilla tie. They both capture the spirit of Mama Bear. I honestly am having trouble deciding who I like better. Although Ruth DOES sound higher-pitched. This is no disrespect to Miss Lysinger, she's good, but she makes Mama Bear more into a Broadway singer (and she has a great singing voice). But that doesn't exactly capture Mama Bear's true nature.
said at 11:09 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
If I had to rank them
1. Camilla Scott - She sounds just how Mama Bear should be: kind, gentle and also strict and stern when needed
2. Ruth Buzzi: I never grew up watching the old series and also sometimes I find her voice to be more suited for an old woman
3. Pat Lysinger - She sounds like she's just reading a script and not even trying to give Mama a personality
said at 8:58 PM on Wed Nov 2 2011
Camilla Scott sounds more motherly
said at 6:07 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
1. Pat Lysinger
2. Ruth Buzzi
3. Camilia Scott
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said at 2:54 PM on Sun Jul 11 2010
Buzzi Easily

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Pat Lysinger
Ruth Buzzi
Camilla Scott