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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Clyde with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Hanna-Barbera Classics

Clyde is one of the various characters in Hanna Barbera's Wacky Races series from 1968. Clyde is the leader of the Ant Hill Mob and the vehicle they drive is the Bulletproof Bomb which is stylized after a 1920's Limousine Sedan as Clyde and his men are tributes to 1930's Gangsters. Clyde and his mob's favorite tactic is to use their "Getaway Power" which is to basically extend their feet through the car floor and run though they do occasionally use their Tommy Guns against other racers. However while Clyde and his men were never evil per say but when Hanna Barbera made the Wacky Races spin-off The Perils of Penelope Pitstop he and his mob become a lot more heroic as he and his mob save Penelope Pitstop on a regular basis. 
Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 12 2012
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969)
ClydePaul Winchell
Paul Winchell
Wacky Races: The Video Game (2000)
ClydeJim Cummings
Jim Cummings


Today on the Hanna Barbera VC Section we take a look at the Ant Hill Mob leader... CLYDE! Let us begin...

Paul Winchell- Paul's voice for the role was alright but I guess I can understand why Paul didn't try to do a "Gangster" voice (even though Clyde is a fairly blatant example of the Gangster Archetype). But to be fair Paul's performance does suit Clyde's authoritative personality rather well so while it might not be one of Paul's most memorable work but its a pretty good example of his work anyways.

Jim Cummings- While Jim Cummings is by all means an excellent VA who can do great impressions of the late great Paul Winchell's work this isn't quite one of them. Unlike Jim's other attempts at voicing Paul Winchell's roles it is perhaps a little too easy to tell that's not Paul voicing Clyde. But to be fair Jim's voice and performance for the role are decent especially on their own merits but this is just an alright example of Jim's work.

Overall neither one of them are bad but I will go with the late great Paul Winchell a bit more on this one. 



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said at 3:27 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
1) Paul Winchell
2) Jim Cummings
said at 9:10 AM on Thu Feb 12 2015
Paul is Clyde so I'm going with him.

Jim unfortunately isn't very good here as he sounds nothing like Paul. This is quite odd, especially when he's done a wonderful job at impersonating him in Paul's other roles.
said at 10:30 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
@Ross123 Jim- That's not Clyde, that's Tigger. Actually that and Zumi are the worst Paul impressions I ever heard from Jim so far, his Dick Dastardly is a better work
said at 7:51 AM on Sat Mar 7 2015
@HienFan Yep, I know it's Tigger but chose not to mention it.

I wonder why Jim went with a different voice for Clyde & Zumi? Cause he usually nails Paul's voices.
said at 6:32 PM on Thu Apr 11 2013
Man how many Paul Winchell roles will Jim take over.
said at 7:21 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@jonhardwick Worst thing is it actually sounds like Tigger just like one like Zummi

I hope he doesn't get anymore of these replacements we don't need Jim's Tigger on every character Paul used to voice, Jim's Pete is good but his Tigger is pretty annoying for me(I prefer even the Japanese VA in Kingdom Hearts over Jim)
said at 5:48 AM on Thu Sep 13 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
Well, whaddaya know? Jim Cummings' take sounds like every Jim Cummings character ever.
said at 2:51 PM on Thu Sep 13 2012
@Damolisher Uh not that would be his Dr. Robotnik, Pete, Razoul, Shocker or any other villain you could name. This is more like his Tigger.
said at 2:09 AM on Fri Sep 14 2012
@pete I'm not takin' away from the guy, but talking personally, I can tell Jim Cummings' voice within one or two lines. Maybe it's just me. lol.
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said at 12:38 AM on Sun Sep 16 2012
@Damolisher Can't that be said with most VAs?
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Paul Winchell
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