Mama Bear
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Mama Bear

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mama Bear with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Berenstain Bears

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 Jul 11 2010
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979)
Mama BearPat Lysinger
Pat Lysinger
The Berenstain Bears (1985) (1985)
Mama BearRuth Buzzi
Ruth Buzzi
The Berenstain Bears (2003) (2003)
Mama BearCamilla Scott
Camilla Scott


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Ed Red
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
1) Ruth Buzzi
2) Camilla Scott
3) Pat Lysinger
said at 6:28 PM on Wed Apr 26 2017
Pat Lysinger has an age appropriate and motherly sounding voice for Mama Bear, but it's a bit higher pitched than how I'd expect Mama Bear to sound.

Ruth Buzzi sounds a bit too old at times, but she does capture the warmth of the character's nature, so her take works to an extent.

Camilla Scott's got a pretty well rounded performance as the character: can sound very stern, but also motherly and endearing, so I think she has the strongest performance of the group.
said at 6:43 AM on Thu Nov 24 2016
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1. Camilla Scott: Scott has the most motherly sound of these three women.
2. Ruth Buzzi: Buzzi's voice is a little awkward but the "Messy Room" episode is very memorable for her.
3. Pat Lysinger: Lysinger is the weaker of these three.
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
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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 6:40 AM on Thu Nov 24 2016
@BlueSkySlash watch "The Messy Room" episode, Buzzi definitely demonstrated that she could do a very angry and furious Mama.
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
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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
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Camilla Scott sounds more motherly
said at 6:07 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
1. Pat Lysinger
2. Ruth Buzzi
3. Camilia Scott
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:54 PM on Sun Jul 11 2010
Buzzi Easily
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