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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Tigress with sound clips and images.
Tigress is one of the protagonists in the Kung Fu Panda series whom has been around since right from the start. Tigress is the unofficial leader of the Furious Five, the foster daughter of Shifu and is the master of the Tiger Style of Hung Ga Kung Fu. The best way to describe Tigress' personality would be aggressive, stoic, brave and very stern and while she may often have a rather serious and occasionally cold persona she does have a softer side that she only occasionally shows. While Tigress was at first rather bitter and cold towards Po at first (mainly because she deemed him to be a pathetic idiot and thought she was far more deserving to be the Dragon Warrior) but over the course of the series she understands Po's role as Dragon Warrior and has respected him a lot more over the course of the series.

Created by Pokejedservo on Sat Jul 21 2012, 22 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
TigressAngelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Kung Fu Panda: The Video Game (2008)
TigressErin Torpey
Erin Torpey
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)
TigressKari Wahlgren
Kari Wahlgren
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors (2008)
TigressBobby Holliday
Bobby Holliday


Today on the Kung Fu Panda VC section we take a look at this tail-kicking tiger-striped heroine TIGRESS! Let us begin...

Angelina Jolie- Angelina was a pretty good choice as Tigress as her voice and performance do fit the role of Tigress as a strong-mannered heroine with occasional issues. Anyways Angelina's performance does suit Tigress' colder and warmer moments and of course when she is ready to fight the forces of evil in which her work on the role is a fine example of the voice work in the movies.

Erin Torpey- Erin's work on the role is not really bad per say but it is rather inconsistent. As Erin's voice for the role is pretty good and does sound like Angelina's voice for the role... but only when she is calmly speaking. During the scenes where Tigress is shouting on the other hand does Erin's voice for the role sound a bit more strained (in which she even occasionally sounds a bit boyish.) So in other words Erin's work on the role is not really bad but its not one of her better performances.

Kari Wahlgren- Kari's voice for the role maybe a bit higher than Angelina's but I do think that Kari's voice for Tigress still does genuinely work for the role. As for Kari's performance for the role it certainly suit's Tigress' stern but genuinely heroic persona and it does also suit on how Tigress is very much the more serious-minded and traditional counterpart to Po and is a good example of Kari's voice work and of the voice work in the show.

Bobby Holliday- First of all I must say I do rather like Bobby's fairly low voice for the role as I do find it rather suiting for the role here (and its closer to Angelina's voice than Erin's). While Bobby does play the role a bit calmer than the others her performance does suit on how much of a strong-mannered heroine Tigress it. 

Overall I am going with Angelina, Bobby and Kari the most with Erin at an okay second.


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said at 8:28 AM on Sat Oct 4 2014
1. Jolie
2. Wahlgreen
3. Torpey
4. Holliday
said at 6:56 PM on Tue Jun 17 2014
I think Kathleen Barr or Wendee Lee should voice Tigress. They both sound the part, IMO.
said at 2:22 PM on Thu Mar 27 2014
My vote goes to Kari Wahlgren

I dont care what others say,i find Angelina Jolie to be very stiff and uninspired in her performence,she a great actress no doubt,but her talent doesnt extend to voice acting

Erin Tropey has a very od rough,boyish edge to her vocie taht sounds very akward coming out of Tigress

Boby Holiday definantly has potencial,despite the lack of lines
said at 1:17 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
Angelina is Tigress.

Kari & Erin were both good stand ins.

Bobby was too low on the voice.
said at 7:30 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
Angelina freaking Jolie FTW!
said at 10:17 AM on Wed Sep 4 2013
I never liked tigress,she was the one character that for me was weighing the kung fu panda franchise down and i dont think any of these actresses did a good performence

-Angelina Jolie was pretty bad.She brought no emotion to the character,has no range in her voice and her delivery is just stif and lifeless.Shes just another example of casting someone because of their name rather than talent

-Kari Wahlgren tries to do a good performence,but tigress is just writen porly and is very incosistent in the series,but still give Kari credit for trying whiles being given disjointed material to work with,and you know for having actual emocions in her voice

-Erin Torpey,i should be complaining about her,because shes just in a video game,but god is her voice distracting,she sound like a 10 year old boy more often then like a adult woman.

I like Bobbys low voice for the role,too bad tigress hardly says anything in the game
Shiny Raticate
said at 5:00 PM on Wed Aug 14 2013
Kari Wahlgren. She does an absolutely stellar job as Tigress, adding more to the character that we don't see in the movies.
said at 1:42 PM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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I'm goinfg with Kari as she has the most personality.
said at 12:34 PM on Sat Aug 10 2013
It's a tough choice between Angelina Jolie and Kari Wahlgren for me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:58 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
Bobby is pretty wooden...though if she was trying to imitate Angelina than I can see why (Angelina didn't exactly show much emotional range)
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:46 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
*Bobby Holiday now added.
said at 8:59 PM on Mon Mar 18 2013
Actually they're all very good. Hmm this is harder than I thought
said at 4:48 PM on Thu Jan 10 2013
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Kari did a great job I think I like her better
said at 11:13 PM on Thu Jan 3 2013
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I'm leaning more towards Kari Wahlgren.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 5:58 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
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Jolie brought virtually no personality to the character, and was a classic case of hiring someone for their name, rather than their talent.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:58 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
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Personally I felt Jolie was playing the type of character she always plays she I couldn't get into her take. Erin's attempt at a Jolie impression is pretty good till she yells but not bad.
I think this is a rare time where I think the Show's voice actor was better then the movie's, I liked Kari's voice more then Jolie. Kari seemed to do better at comical moments and I just felt more energy from her then Jolie.
said at 6:39 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Both are good, but I think I'm going with Kari on this one.
said at 6:40 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 *All
said at 5:00 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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I'm gonna go with Angelina Jolie, though I also liked Kari Wahlgren's Tigress.
said at 12:18 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Personally I am more used to Tigress with a deeper pitch voice so I'll go with Angelina Jolie, not only that but because she brings out Tigress' stern and serious personality very well, and can even pull off her lighter moments too.

Kari Wahlgren comes at a close second, I notice that Tigress is portrayed differently in the TV show but really gets down her personality in LOA as well.

I must give credit to Erin Torpey for not trying to sound like Angie in the game. Not bad: but not very memorable.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:28 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@Torak Erin was trying to sound like Jolie...
said at 11:16 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@Music Meister Lol I didn't notice, her voice was so quiet and the clip made it hard to hear her voice. Thanks for pointing that out! :/

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Angelina Jolie
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