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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Scar with sound clips and images.
(Note: While some clips claimed that James Avery voiced Scar in the 1995 CD-Rom game "Disney's Animated Storybook The Lion King", after finding a couple of vids on it online this is confirmed to be false.)
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 11 2010, 77 Comments
EDITOR'S OPINIONAh yes Scar, one of Disney's most renowned villains whom is often considered to be a classic example of a sinister manipulator (with an more than occasional troublesome ego).
In the classic 1994 film "The Lion King" he was voiced by known British actor Jeremy Irons. Jeremy is fairly well known for being a character actor and this is a fairly good reason why and lets just say I can understand why its one of Jeremy Irons' most renowned performances as it was a perfectly suitable for Scar's personality.
Though for a little bit of trivial info, Jeremy Irons temporarily damaged his vocal cords so at least for the latter portion of the highly renowned Villain song "Be Prepared", VA Jim Cummings took over and lets just say he was a definitely suitable replacement even if it is only brief. (Oh yes and Jim also voiced Scar in his cameo in the Lion King II, heck some people couldn't even tell that Jim Cummings did the last part of the song "Be Prepared".)
A little over a decade later in Kingdom Hearts II, while there were role reprisals in that game for Disney Characters Scar wasn't one of them in which he was voiced by James Horan. I will say this much that James did certainly try to sound like Jeremy Irons' Scar voice but it came off as an average at best impression. (And KH2 probably should have just used Jim Cummings I mean he was definitely already in the game.)
I am going with Jeremy Irons and Jim Cummings the most and James Horan at a semi-distant 2nd place.