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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kowalski with sound clips and images.
Kowalski is one of the four penguins from the Madagascar films, TV specials and TV series.

He is the tallest of the penguins and is the most intelligent. He tends to over-analyze missions and is acting leader when Skipper is unavailable.




Created by Jackson_H on Feb 14 2010, 27 Comments
Madagascar (2005)
KowalskiChris Miller
Chris Miller
The Penguins of Madagascar (2008)
KowalskiJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett

EDITOR'S OPINION

Although Chris Miller was the first voice I personally prefer Jeff Bennett's performance. IMO Jeff Bennett's Kowalski sounds more intelligent than Chris Miller's voice.

Jackson_H

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patilly100
said at 3:11 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
Chris Miller. Jeff Bennett sounded nothing like the original, and honestly, I think that when you have a running series, that you need the VA's to sound as much like the original as you can- unless the original is outdated or something.
historylover
said at 6:48 PM on Sat Mar 19 2016
I'd say I prefer Miller. I think Bennett is too stereotypically nerdy.
Autovolt
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
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Chris Miller is decent but I find him too gruff and Kowalski didn't have too many lines or much characterization in the movies.

Jeff Bennett on the other hand while not really going for a spot on impression makes Kowalski not only his own character but also sounds far more like the characterization should an over-analytical genius. Though I suppose the fact the Penguins got more focus in the cartoons played a huge factor.

Kowalski is one of my favourite Jeff Bennett roles so in the end I have to give my vote to him.
Dr.Who
said at 6:27 AM on Sat Jan 16 2016
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Chris sounds like a soldier at war. Jeff sounds more like an intelligent strategist, so my vote goes to him.
Michaelsar
said at 10:46 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Yeah, I'm going with Jeff. Chris isn't bad, but Jeff sounds like he's having more fun as Kowalski.
jonhardwick
said at 4:36 PM on Sat Dec 13 2014
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Miller did a lot better in the Penguins movie than ever before.
Bauglir100
said at 6:28 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
Ironically, if Jeff Bennett used his Kyle Katarn voice, it would've been a lot closer to Miller's Kowalski voice.
Ross123
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Jeff sounds smarter & Chris sounds like he's in a war zone half the time.
LoveCartoons25
said at 10:23 AM on Sat Aug 3 2013
@Ross123 Yes! My words!
LoveCartoons25
said at 1:25 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
CM: Too deep and rasping. It gives him miliartary look, but i still think that it isnt good.
JB: More free and higher. It gives him smart guy look and i like smart guys. I also like when sings. Jeff all the way!
Dogman15
said at 6:43 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
One of the rare cases where the original voice is less popular than the second/impersonating voice.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:23 AM on Sat Apr 6 2013
I prefer Chris Miller, but Jeff does a great job too.
coolgeek176
said at 11:02 PM on Sat Mar 16 2013
Jeff seems better.
jonhardwick
said at 8:26 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
Chris Miller, i'm just more use to him
Cartoon_fan87
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
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I like both but Jeff adds a bit more to his personality so I'll go with him.
Dark Kuja
said at 3:32 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
Go9in' with Jeff on this one.
Weirdperson31
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
Chris Miller's adds the military aspect to Kowalski's voice. And they are supposed to be like a military troop.
But Jeff Bennett's using his usual smart guy voice, and Kowalski is nothing if not the smart guy.
BlankSlate
said at 6:46 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
In this case, I vote Jeff.
BlankSlate
said at 6:45 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
Can't decide between Jeff Bennett and Oliver Feld.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:37 AM on Wed Dec 21 2011
Jeff Bennet all the way! Though Chris Miller was still pretty good!
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Chris Miller
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