Gloria the Hippo
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Gloria the Hippo

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Gloria the Hippo with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Madagascar

Gloria is the female hippo from the Madagascar films, TV series, TV specials and video games.

Gloria is a big lady with an even bigger heart. She loves to dance, and she also has a soft spot for Melman the giraffe.

Created by TylerMirage on Oct 29 2012
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
GloriaJada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith
Madagascar 3: The Video Game (2012)
GloriaBettina Bush
Bettina Bush


I vote for Jada Pinkett Smith, but Bettina Bush is still a very good choice for a voice-double. 



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said at 12:34 AM on Sun Aug 13 2017
I'm going with Jada Pinkett Smith. Her voice is a lot smoother on the ears and she gives Gloria a nice sassy but caring attitude.

Bettina Bush is alright as a stand-in but it's rather light pitched which can be a little distracting.
said at 9:56 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
As much as I've grown to really dislike Jada Pinkett-Smith as of late she did voice Gloria better.

Bettina Bush is solid though a bit too light sounding for my liking.

I'll give it to Jada, but just this once.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:38 PM on Sun Apr 12 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Jada is Gloria.
said at 3:31 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Jada is Gloria but Bettina was ok though.
said at 4:14 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
You chose a pretty terrible clip for Jada, like Pete said she sounds way too calm here, whilst she does a great job in the movies: she just fitted Gloria's persona perfectly imo.

Brittany comes off as an average impressions, but not bad at all.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:48 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
@Torak I've updated Jada's clip to feature a combination of "lively" lines *and* a few of her quiet ones too, to show the range. There's not many clips of her on Youtube that I could scrounge up, hence why when I found a lengthy clip of her, I used it. (The volume is having issues, so what's loud is LOUD and what's quiet is rather quiet). Hopefully this meets your expectations, Torak. :p
said at 4:49 AM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@TylerMirage Ok, thanks! :)
said at 1:35 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@TylerMirage Well at lest you can make out Jada's clip even if you have to replay it once and listen again.
said at 2:46 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
I like Bettina's voice more. It gives more personality. Jada sounds too calm and I don't remember her sounding like that but I haven't seen the movies or franchise enough..
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
@pete Well, feel free to watch the movies and refresh your memory, because she has quite a few mellow and sombre moments in "Escape 2 Africa". Though I understand, it seems strange to hear her so calm. (I've updated the clip)
said at 2:44 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
I thought Whoopi Golberg played her.
said at 4:08 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
@pete That would be pretty awesome if she did though! XD
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:36 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@pete I think Whoopi Goldberg would make a great "Gloria's Mother".
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Who do you think has been the best from these Gloria the Hippo voice actors?
Jada Pinkett Smith
Bettina Bush