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


Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Jun 21 2010, 22 Comments, Add Comment
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Kingdom Hearts II (2006)
Ansem the Wise / DiZChristopher Lee
Christopher Lee
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2008)
Ansem the Wise / DiZCorey Burton
Corey Burton

EDITOR'S OPINION

DiZ, a genuinely enigmatic individual and while I am sure there are plenty of KH fans in here who know otherwise I will keep this brief just to prevent spoilers. (So to make a long story short this will be one of my shorter reviews.)

In the Kingdom Hearts series namely starting with the 2nd game in the series he is voiced by highly renowned classic actor Christopher Lee. While Christopher Lee is very recognizable in this role (not that I am complaining) but while the idea of casting Christopher Lee in this role felt a little strange at first but lets just say makes a bit more sense once you get to know this role more. Christopher Lee did a nice more somber performance for this role (but as you can notice here not flat out stoic either) which is overall a good example of how the quality of the Kingdom Hearts series can be.

While DiZ was for the most part voiced by Christopher Lee in Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories he is voiced by VA Corey Burton. And anyone whom is familiar with Corey Burton's handiwork (especially those whom are familiar with Star Wars) know on how Corey Burton is the "Go-to Guy" in mimicking Christopher Lee and is known for doing it well and this time is no exception. While Corey has once again did a great imitation of Lee's voice and Corey's performance was also nice and somber and fitting for the role.

Overall to make a long story short both have done well for this role so I am going for a tie here.

Pokejedservo

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skeletonking1234
said at 6:51 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
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Christopher Lee is the only person in the world that could make the sentence, "We could always buy some seasalt ice cream." sound legit
Dogman15
said at 9:34 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
@skeletonking1234 Morgan Freeman?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:23 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
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The problem I have with Corey Burton's Christopher Lee impression is that he captures Christopher's voice pretty well, but not his mannerisms. Christopher Lee has a very unique rhythm to his speech and Corey just doesn't show that to me.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:58 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Exactly this. Also, it sounds like his Yen Sid far too often.
Ross123
said at 9:47 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Christopher cause he's a living legend though Corey sounds just like him only with a lighter tone.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:18 AM on Sat Sep 21 2013
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Corey Burton's voice itself does sound a bit more mysterious, but it's too devoid of personality for me to give him the vote. Christopher Lee's voice works very well; it has a hint of mystery to it, a sense of humor, and it's just a more well-rounded performance in general.

For me, I'm easily going with Christopher Lee on this one.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 12:20 AM on Sat Jun 15 2013
Christopher´╗┐ Lee. Hands down. however, Corey Burton is good too.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:07 AM on Tue Aug 14 2012
I'll be the odd man out here & vote for Corey Burton.

I like his deeper, raspier take on DiZ.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 6:00 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 How is it possible to have a take that's "deeper" than Christopher Lee, the master of the baritone voice?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:18 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus To me, Corey Burton's voice sounds deeper & raspier than Sir Christopher Lee's.

It might just be my ears playing tricks on me, but Lee has a lot more "peaks" (high registers) & "valleys" (low registers) to his voice than Burton does.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:21 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Well yeah, he's a theatrically trained actor. Whereas Burton is one of THE veteran voice actors, but while he can do voice acting well, different peaks are more difficult to pull off.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:53 AM on Sun Jan 15 2012
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There's really no contest here. It's Count Dooku from the "Clone Wars" spin-offs versus the REAL Count Dooku. Christopher Lee wins hands down.
Metabad
said at 7:42 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
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Christopher Lee all the way, though Corey Burton does do a good Lee impersonation, if anyone were to replace Christopher Lee's roles, Burton would be my ideal choice.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 4:27 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
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Gonna go with Lee. I'm not a fan of Corey Burton's Christopher Lee impersonations (though I love his work), and he sounds too much like Yen Sid.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 11:38 PM on Fri Sep 2 2011
I'll have to go with Mr. Lee, but Corey sounds amazing as well!
MatthewC17
said at 2:33 AM on Fri Jun 24 2011
Corey Burton's clip sounds almost like an impersonation of Tony Jay!
That's why he will probably voice Shere Khan in Kingdom Hearts III
xela (Guest)
said at 11:24 PM on Sat Nov 20 2010
Eh it's hard to say, deeper voice is irritating. Lol I didn't even know they had different voices in KH for diz! Hes not important anyways XD
d20watt (Guest)
said at 4:44 AM on Sun Sep 26 2010
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It totally makes sense that Corey voices DIZ.

Whoever Christopher voices, Corey will voice that character too.
omegars (Guest)
said at 3:06 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
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Huge credit to Corey Burton. Nobody can imitate the great Sir Christopher Lee so well, but Corey comes the closest out of anyone.

My choice of course goes to Christopher Lee. My favorite actor of all time.
xattm (Guest)
said at 10:57 PM on Tue Jun 22 2010
wow, i listen to the burton diz clip and i see what you're saying!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:28 PM on Mon Jun 21 2010
Christopher Lee definitely has the upper hand here. Though Corey Burton did a fine job as well, I can't help but think of Zeus from "God of War" when I listen to him :|
xattm (Guest)
said at 10:59 PM on Mon Jun 21 2010
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Christopher Lee is my choice but credit goes to Corey Burton who is probably the only VA who can mimick Lee so closely.


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