Zatanna
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Zatanna

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Zatanna with sound clips and images.
Franchise: DC Universe


Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 22 2009
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Foxwolf, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
ZatannaJulie Brown
Julie Brown
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
ZatannaJuliet Landau
Juliet Landau
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
ZatannaJennifer Hale
Jennifer Hale
Justice League Heroes (2006)
ZatannaKari Wahlgren
Kari Wahlgren
Young Justice (2010)
ZatannaLacey Chabert
Lacey Chabert
DC Universe Online (2011)
ZatannaClaire Hamilton
Claire Hamilton
Justice League Dark (2017)
ZatannaCamilla Luddington
Camilla Luddington

EDITOR'S OPINION

Ah Zatanna the ever so lovely magician is our latest lovely DC Super-heroine to be on the VC. While she is for the most part a bit of a "One-Episode Wonder" in the Animated shows she is in its not hard to see why she is a bit of a fan favorite. (Aside from the usual "Visual" reasons of course.)

In the highly renowned Batman the Animated series she was voiced by Julie Brown in the early 90's. Julie was a rather bit of a natural in this role as she does a nice moderate toned voice that suits how friendly (and occasionally flirty) Zatanna can be.

Though in 2004 Zatanna gets to at long last make another appearance in the DCAU with the also quite renowned Justice League Unlimited in which this time she is voiced by Voice Actress Jennifer Hale. And Jennifer was also quite a natural at Zatanna as well, both her voice and acting did suit Zatanna's persona.

In 2006 Midway got to make Justice League Heroes in which VA Kari Wahlgren got to voice Zatanna this time. And I must that I was pleasantly surprised on how Kari was also quite a suitable choice as she too gives a good performance with a rather lovely voice as well. (Though granted I will admit that all 3 of them do sound rather similar but all 3 were rather fitting.)

So overall I am a bit neutral in this one as all 3 actresses have done well here.

(Note: Juliet Landau did Zatanna's "Backwards Voice" in Justice League and Claire Hamilton voiced her in DC Universe Online. Neither of them are bad per say but they are not as good as Julie, Jennifer and Kari though.)


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wdf1
said at 5:55 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
1. Jennifer Hale
2. Lacey Chabert
3. Julie Brown
4. Kari Wahlgren
EPA Deane
said at 6:04 AM on Sun Apr 23 2017
"Easy, no. But possible. Because this is my territory. Spells, Hocus Pocus, demons. It's meat and drink to me. "

Ah, Zatanna, she's such a lovable and endearing, it's no surprise that Paul Dini has a crush on her.

Anyway here are my Top Five Favourite Voices for her:

5. Camilla Luddington
4. Julie Brown
3. Lacey Chabert
2. Kari Wahlgren
1. Jennifer Hale

Future VA Suggestions:

I would love to hear Sierra Boggess voice Zatanna. She's a Phenominal Stage Actress who would bring a lot to the part, with a charismatic and expressive voice that's perfect for a Stage Illusionist.
Anyone Else agree with me on this?

I also think Montana Norberg would be solid as Zee, using a more Sultry version of her Padme Amidala voice.

I also recommend Courtnee Draper, Jennifer Morrison, Olivia Wilde and Colleen Clinkenbeard.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:32 PM on Fri Apr 21 2017
Sticking with Hale, though Camilla Luddington was alright.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:21 PM on Wed Apr 19 2017
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Camilla is pretty bland. Also there's a subtle "valley girl tone" that I hear in the voice.
Troodon2
said at 7:19 PM on Wed Apr 19 2017
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Julie Brown was the first to voice Zatanna and for the time she was good, but Jennifer Hale perfected it! I don't know maybe I'm just speaking as a fan of Jen in 'Jen-eral' (que rimshot) but the way she plays off the character makes her sound definitely young and beautiful while not coming off as too promiscuous and still giving her a more mature and confident tone as apposed to 100% seductive.

Lacey Chabert, for better or for worse, is now the current voice for the character, but to her credit, as much lighter in tone she is compared to Hale, Lacey has definitely improved since Young Justice and Injustice; playing her as much more mature in speech pattern than how she previously played her in Infinite Crisis, and more recently of course, Justice League Action.

Kari Wahlgren is also good, sort of in the middle between Jennifer and Lace; she seems to play a bit more on the seductive tone of the character than something as stern as the other two.

And of course, Camilla Luddington; Camilla is okay at best. She didn't do a bad job as Z, but the problem is basically the same as Megalyn Echikunwoke's performance as Vixen; the performance is just underwhelming and lacks the energy and charisma the character warrants. Still she does have her genuine moments; and as is she is decent at best.

That said, Jennifer Hale #1, with Lacey Chabert and Kari Wahlgren tied for 2nd place.

BONUS: This may be typecast, but I can see Morena Baccarin, Grey Delisle, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Laura Bailey, Fryda Wolff or even Erica Luttrell each as a good performance as Zatanna; or for a more obscure choice there's always Erin Torpey, Cristina Valenzuela or Tara Platt.

Or actually I recall somewhere, Autovault brought up a novel idea that, Misty Lee should voice her; makes sense after all she is an actual magician, plus she is Paul Dini's wife (hence why I also thought of her as Harley Quinn to) so yeah that could work just as well. Anicomicgeek and I also agree that Seychelle Gabriel would be a good choice to.
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:30 PM on Wed Apr 19 2017
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VC thoughts update

I really like Julie Brown the most. I really like her spunky attitude and she does sound like someone who is a stage personality. Plus, she does sound like someone I would like to hang around with.

Lacey Chabert hits the same notes as Julie. She's perfect for a younger Zatanna.

Kari Wahlgren's take has a really nice seductive feel while also sounding pretty youthful. Another nice performance.

Jennifer Hale does hit the right notes, but she's not as great as the aforementioned actresses. She's not bad, though.

Juliet Landau does well as Zatanna's backwards voice, but she isn't that memorable.

Claire Hamilton and Camilla Luddington just don't do it for me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:18 PM on Wed Apr 19 2017
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Camilla is fine, not really outstanding but she'd deliver a line in a funny way to not keep her from being bland and does her best with some of the terrible dialog she's given (I don't think anyone could have done the "I have a garden" line right).
Voice_Box
said at 9:46 PM on Sun Aug 28 2016
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Julie Brown takes it for me. Her experience as a stand-up comic translates perfectly in providing Zatanna with a genuine stage presence during her magic act(s), something I imagine played a significant role in her being cast. As the editor already noted, Julie also sounds appropriately spunky, yet coy in her moments with Bruce. Overall, a very memorable and distinct performance from Julie. I wish we could have had a reprisal in Justice League, but alas, c'est la vie.
MattSaidThat24
said at 12:12 AM on Mon Aug 8 2016
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I'm goona go with Chabert, though I'll always have a soft spot for Jenifer Hale's Zatana.
GreenGoblin75
said at 8:28 PM on Tue Jul 5 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Lacey Chabert
2. Jennifer Hale
3. Julie Brown
4. Kari Wahlgreen
5. Juliet Landau
6. Claire Hamilton
Fulgore2005
said at 6:58 AM on Sun Jun 19 2016
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Jennifer Hale for a traditional Zatanna.

Though Lacey Chabert is arguably the perfect choice for Teen Zatanna.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:47 PM on Mon Nov 30 2015
I'm calling it a tie between Hale & Wahlgren.
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:07 AM on Tue Feb 17 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Julie Brown
2) Lacey Chabert
3) Jennifer Hale
4) Kari Wahlgren
5) Juliet Landau
6) Claire Hamilton
Starscreamsfan
said at 5:34 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
1) Julie Brown
2) Lacey Chabert
3) Kari Wahlgren
4) Jennifer Hale
5) Juliet Landau
6) Claire Hamilton
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:18 AM on Mon Oct 13 2014
Tie between Jennifer and Kari for me, although Lacey did work for this version of Zatanna as well
spencermalley935
said at 1:18 PM on Tue May 20 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
1.Jennifer Hale-Superb voice, Perfectly suited for the character of Zatanna.

2. Kari Wahlgren-Natural choice for the character gets her confident nature down easily.

3. Lacey Chabert-Great teenage Zatanna.

4.Julie Brown-Pretty good for the first appearence of the character.

5.Claire Hamilton-Passable voice, though the delivery is stilted.

6. Juliet Landau-Didn't really have anything to work with.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:46 PM on Mon Apr 14 2014
Kari Wahlgren makes her sound kinda sultry. Maybe she shouldn't sound like that, but I like it. Does that come off making me sound like a creep? Jennifer Hale and Lacey Chabert are really good, too.
Tupka
said at 4:59 PM on Sat Mar 22 2014
 1 Shout Out!
DCUO's bottom of the list. What the hell did they use for her spells? Random gibberish? Even Landau's incidental was better.

Kari is sexy, but doesn't really fit the character. Jennifer Hale sounds too much like Jennifer Hale to me. I'll go for Lacey. She's good as a young Zee.
llawliet159
said at 7:24 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
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Jennifer Hale for best voice of Zatanna
Lacey Chabert did well in her Young Justice role for a younger Zatanna, and even an alternate voice actress too in case Hale cannot do it
AMT
said at 11:53 AM on Fri Aug 9 2013
I love that they used Lacey for Zatanna in Injustice, but I kinda wish she tried to sound a little more older, I think if she did that she'd be my favorite Zatanna =D
VctrBnsn
said at 10:59 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Jennifer Hales great, but I found that some of her more recent work on the character, like in the episode she was in Batman the Brave and the Bold, she sounded a little off. I don't know, maybe shes getting too old to voice the character (no disrespect to you Jennifer, I love you,). I'll go with Kari.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:18 AM on Mon Oct 13 2014
@VctrBnsn - I can see what you mean. Maybe it was moreso the voice direction of the scene. Not quite sure myself.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:44 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
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I find Kari to be the most fun and sexy :3
Archerboy58
said at 7:52 PM on Tue Jan 8 2013
Jennifer Hale is the best
Lacey Chabert is good too
dorianstark
said at 11:54 PM on Sun Dec 30 2012
why would someone post an unaudible script by landau?.doesnt seem fair. shes got a wonderful voice but with the script posted noone would know it.
SparklyShake12
said at 7:45 AM on Mon Oct 8 2012
Jennifer Hale has my vote for Zatanna, though Lacey Chabert is awesome as teen Zatanna.
Anicomicgeek
said at 8:32 AM on Sat Sep 22 2012
Upon comparing them again, I'm gonna change my vote to Jennifer Hale, though I still do like Kari Wahlgren's Zatanna and I'd place her in a close second as far as my personal favorite voices for the character goes.
jon3voices
said at 11:02 PM on Wed Sep 12 2012
" I would say for an older adult zatanna-jennifer hale but for a younger version of her mayber little girl or pre-teen lacey chabert but thats just from what i hear."
GothamRed
said at 12:32 AM on Wed Sep 5 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I finally found out what Juliet Rose Landau is saying. "All is Lost. Faust Sits on the thrown of Hell." Fun :)
GothamRed
said at 12:33 AM on Wed Sep 5 2012
@GothamRed aside from that if you hear her voice forwards it sounds pretty good, it might be my number 2 voice for her all in all.
Bluzziku
said at 3:07 PM on Wed Jul 18 2012
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Hmm... I like Julie Brown, Jennifer Hale and Kari Wahlgren alot and Lacey Chabert works as a younger voice. I wouldn't really count Juliet Rose Landau just because it was backwards and for a episode, But with that said I'm not sure between the first 3.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:45 AM on Sun May 20 2012
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Everyone here did great, but I'll go with Jennifer Hale. ;)
D.A.V.E.
said at 10:51 PM on Mon Apr 30 2012
Hehe....looks like YJ's Zatanna isn't so young anymore.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:51 AM on Sun May 6 2012
@D.A.V.E. Ooh la la. ;)
GothamRed
said at 12:31 AM on Wed Sep 5 2012
@D.A.V.E. She still looks really young, then again so does dick, it's like someone took their heads and pasted them onto older bodies
WizzleWaySpinz
said at 11:02 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
Lacey's got the best voice for the younger version of Zatanna, Jennifer's got the best adult voice. She's got my voice.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:22 AM on Tue Nov 22 2011
Personally, I thoguht Kari Wahlgren was the best voice, though Jennifer Hale and Julie Brown are also good. Juliet Landau did a good job filling in for Hale, though. Lacey Chabert was okay, though I don't really care for Young Justice deaging the character.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:15 PM on Tue Dec 6 2011
@Anicomicgeek
I agree, with the YJ thing at least. There are other young characters to choose from so why Zanata?
D.A.V.E.
said at 3:05 PM on Sat Dec 10 2011
@Music Meister Not too many magic-wielding teenage heroes, though. And especially ones set with specific limits in them to fit with the show. Not to mention it brings gender equality should she join, and keeps her obscure dad as a member of the League for a while.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:59 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
@D.A.V.E. Black Alice and going a similar route of the TT cartoon did with Raven could've been done without resorting to deaging Zatanna.
D.A.V.E.
said at 2:03 PM on Sun Jan 15 2012
@Anicomicgeek

But they're NOT trying to be Teen Titans, though. That's why they're avoiding as many members from that team as possible.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:30 PM on Sun Jan 15 2012
@D.A.V.E. I didn't say they were, I was just offing alternatives. Heck, if they haven't changed her so much and made her engage in Pokemon-speak, they could've used Secret.
BigBDawg
said at 12:22 AM on Sat Apr 14 2012
@Anicomicgeek I know how you feel, buddy. Me, my top pick is Kari Wahlgren too, with Jennifer Hale in second. Julie Brown'd be third.
VocalChameleon
said at 5:31 PM on Wed Nov 16 2011
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Lacey Chabert does a pretty good young Zatanna voice, but my vote goes to Jennifer Hale.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 11:36 PM on Thu Feb 24 2011
Wow! Claire Hamilton is not how I imagine this character to sound!

Julie Brown and Kari Wahlgren were my favs.

BTW Juliet Rose Landau is saying, "All is lost! Thou sits on the thrown of hell" back words! I wonder why they didn't just get Jennifer Hale to do it...
AMT
said at 1:01 PM on Sat Apr 9 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 Its because in that episode, Juliet Landau was already cast because Tala was in the episode, and because Zatanna only had that ONE line and because it's cheaper to have one person to do various roles as it is to get one person for each role, it saved money and the hassle of Jennifer having to come down and just record one line. Killing two birds with one stone! Or two doves I guess in Zatanna's case...
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:58 AM on Tue Oct 4 2011
@AMT Oh, I had no idea that was her only line in that episode!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:21 AM on Mon Apr 16 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 It's "Faust sits on the throne of Hell", as in Felix Faust. ;)
Curt
said at 9:05 PM on Tue Feb 15 2011
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any chance we can hear Landau's performance, forward?

I still support Hale though
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:45 AM on Wed Feb 16 2011
@Curt

I don't think she had any regular lines (that I can recall). She was uncredited for the episode she did say anything so I think that's all there is.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:51 PM on Thu Mar 18 2010
Juliet Landau now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:52 PM on Wed Mar 17 2010
I'll added Juliet Landau sometime tomorrow.

As for Gotham Girls since that's a web series we may hold off that for a while until we have a proper section to store it. So you may have to wait a bit for Stacie Randall to be added.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 4:40 PM on Sat Aug 22 2009
 1 Shout Out!
All very good but I think I like Jennifer Hale a little better.

Btw thanks again for taking the time to work on these. Must be especially hard finding voice clips from video games. :)
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Julie Brown
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