4th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards
Cats & Dogs

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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lou with sound clips and images.
Lou is the beagle from the "Cats and Dogs" franchise. 

Lou starts off as a young pup; hyper, rambunctious, and eager to prove himself. He stumbles his way through becoming an agent for Dog HQ, and eventually becomes the Top Dog of Dog HQ itself. 

Created by TylerMirage on Thu Dec 13 2012, 11 Comments, Add Comment
Cats & Dogs (2001)
LouTobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
LouNeil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris


Both Tobey and Neil gave fine performances as Lou, and just like with Butch, the two different versions portrayed a young and an older version of the character. As the younger Lou, Tobey gave a very quick, almost staccato like delivery. His lines were very short, delivered in quick, hyper bursts, often changing emotions very quickly to show his naivety. Neil voiced the older Lou, and it's obvious that his performance is different. Over time, Lou has mellowed and become a very calm, strict character. And he needs to be, since this is no longer the young Lou. Tobey was the young, naive agent-in-training, while Neil is the boss of Dog HQ, and thus, needs to act like it. Overall, both VAs added their own twist to each performance, but I'm going with Neil Patrick Harris on this one. His slower, calm voice is much easier to listen to than Tobey's energetic take.


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said at 1:31 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
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Toby sounds more entertaining so I'm voting for him. But Neil's good too.
said at 1:47 PM on Mon Jan 6 2014
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Tobey is definitely the best voice for Lou.
said at 11:30 AM on Mon Oct 21 2013
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It's weird that they are both Spiderman but i'm going for Toby but Neil did not bad.
said at 8:16 PM on Fri Dec 14 2012
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Okay I am picturing Barney when I play Neil's clip
I have to go with Tobey
said at 1:49 AM on Fri Dec 14 2012
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Definitely Tobey.
said at 1:26 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
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Going with Neil.

What's kinda ironic is that both the actors played Spider-Man. :P
said at 4:48 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
@voicefan945 how is it ironic?
said at 6:03 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
@Smarttamarr94 Well, Tobey played Spider Man in the Sam Raimi movies, while Neil played Spider man in the MTV series.
said at 6:34 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
@voicefan945 I still dont get how that is "ironic" as a matter of fact I find it to be "predictable"
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said at 6:37 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
@voicefan945 I REALLY hate to be that guy, and I am apologizing pre-emptively, but...

Your example would be a coincidence, not irony. Again, I really hate to be a word nazi, but I just thought I'd offer my piece.
said at 12:37 AM on Fri Dec 14 2012
@NCZ Sorry about what I said earlier. I didn't mean all this to start up just because I said something wrong.

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Tobey Maguire
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