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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Ursula with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 31 2009, 13 Comments
Kiki's Delivery Service (1998)
UrsulaJaneane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
Kiki's Delivery Service (1998)
UrsulaEdie Mirman
Edie Mirman


Well folks as for the last VC I will be doing for this year (and decade) here is a VC for the 1989 classic "Kiki's Delivery Service" and this time its for the lovely artist Ursula.

In the 1990 Steamline Dub for Japan Airlines Ursula was voiced by VA Edie Mirman and was a pleasant surprise. Edie did a nice friendly moderate tone that was suitable for the role and her performance did suit on how Ursula was pretty much the Big Sister that Kiki never had.

In the 1998 Disney Dub she was voiced by Janeane Garofolo in one of her earliest voice acting performances. While I admit Janeane as Ursula wasn't one of the most perfect castings in that dub of the movie but she too was very good as Ursula as well as both her voice and overall performance did work rather well.

Overall I am actually not sure who to pick as I like them both.



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said at 7:58 PM on Sun Jan 11 2015
True both sounds very different from Minami Takayama's take which is my ideal version but I'll go with Edie, Janeane sounds a bit too old and dry sounding
said at 1:04 AM on Sun Jan 11 2015
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Edie Mirman is far more competent in the role then Janeane Garofalo.
said at 11:50 AM on Fri Jun 20 2014
Janeane should have pitched her voice up higher in this scene.
I feel that this clip doesn't represent her strengths as voicing Ursula.
said at 11:43 PM on Tue Sep 17 2013
Both are good in their own ways, but I kind of like Mirman more.
said at 1:30 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
I like Janeane as Ursula. Eide did a good job, though.
said at 11:18 AM on Sat Mar 31 2012
Both actors are good in this role
said at 10:09 PM on Mon Feb 13 2012
Janeane Garofolo is more funny and more natural
said at 6:28 PM on Mon Mar 28 2011
People are too biased to the Disney dub here. Janeane Garofolo's voice may be decent, but her acting here is atrociously wooden. Edie Mirman is much better.
said at 4:16 PM on Fri Mar 30 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus How can you say that Janeane is a phenomenal actress
Edie sounds good too but it sounds like she is focusing more on the script instead of actually doing the voice of Ursula
said at 10:13 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@MatthewC17 A good actress isn't always a good voice actress. Janeane's delivery is the definition of "reading off a script."
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said at 10:01 AM on Mon Feb 28 2011
Janeane's voice is more unique and fits Ursula better.
said at 11:00 PM on Fri Mar 4 2011
@NCZ Edie wasn't too bad either, but since I am more familiar with Disney's dub, I have to say that I preferred Janeane. There was something about her voice that struck me as the kind of "older best friend" when I first saw the dub.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Ursula voice actors?
Edie Mirman
Janeane Garofalo