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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Aslan with sound clips and images.
Aslan; also known as "The Great Lion" is the guardian and savior of the mystical realm of Narnia. He is a talking lion, the king of all beasts and a guide to all children who visit Narnia. He is wise, kind and loving but also dangerous, fearless and powerful. Aslan is a God and an alternate version of Jesus Christ.
Created by Jackson_H on Mon Feb 15 2010, 22 Comments, Add Comment
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Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979)
AslanStephen Thorne
Stephen Thorne
The Chronicles of Narnia (1988)
AslanRonald Pickup
Ronald Pickup
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
AslanLiam Neeson
Liam Neeson

EDITOR'S OPINION

There may be some bias here since Liam Neeson's voice was the first I heard, but I believe his voice was perfect for Aslan and the best among these three voice actors.

Jackson_H

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a.j.prongs
said at 4:21 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
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I appreciate how Liam Neeson places the voice of Aslan low enough in his register that there's a bit of a growl there. He sounds just enough like a beast that it makes sense for the voice to come out of a lion, but he keeps it gentle and regal as well.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:48 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
One of the easiest ones ever. One is too over-the-top, another is too underplayed, the last is just right for Lion Jesus. Liam Neeson FTW!
JTurner
said at 8:09 PM on Tue Aug 6 2013
This is a tie between Stephen Thorne and Liam Neeson for me. Thorne has an appropriately booming voice and brings enough regality to the role. Neeson wasn't exactly my ideal choice to play Aslan, but he pulls it off surprisingly well. Both do great in their own way.

On the other hand, Pickup is another matter. He's not terrible, but he sounds a bit too wheezy and not quite as strong as he could be. Although I do partially blame the fact that the puppet wasn't so well synched to begin with on his sometimes stilted delivery.
Robbie
said at 4:15 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
I saw 1988 Narnia series first and I thought Ronald's voice was good but Liam's was better.
Dogman15
said at 4:22 AM on Fri May 10 2013
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I like how all the clips are talking about the deep magic.
tlemmens10
said at 12:17 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
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Liam Neeson reminds me to James Earl Jones preformance as Mufasa! Both have just the voice that fits those characters!
Mrguy22594
said at 5:32 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
@tlemmens10 Now that would be an epic battle of manly Lion voices, Liam Neeson vs James Earl Jones but the question is, who would win.
tlemmens10
said at 9:25 PM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@Mrguy22594 Good question. I wouldn't know the answer.
husky58
said at 9:13 PM on Tue Jun 26 2012
ronald pickup makes aslan sound almost evil. stephen thorne makes him sound like a joke. liam neeson is just a beast and owns this character like his own pair of shoes.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:36 PM on Mon Feb 6 2012
This is hardly a comparison. Liam Neeson takes this one easily.
realstic (Guest)
said at 3:09 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
Liam Neeson have great voice...
indian actor amitabh bacchan and Liam Neeson both sound would be great for Narnia series..
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:18 AM on Tue Feb 16 2010
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Qui-Gon Jinn FTW!!! Who else has the honor of voicing both the King of the Jungle AND the King of the Gods in the remake of Clash of the Titans!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:54 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
it's MAYBE possible that you are thinking of a Narnia TV series in 1967. Only problem is it has never been released for home viewing.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:53 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
aww man I didn't mean to crush your fond memories of the show or anything. If you can find a better clip for Ronald Pickup ask foxwolf to update it. :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:50 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
It could be that he was just inconsistent with his voice over the course of the series I guess :(
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:50 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
well here's the clips of Aslan for

Prince Caspian/Dawn Treader
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0q7PpaFUrA
(around 7 min)

Silver Chair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oN-ATCVIyM (first couple seconds)

They sound similar to Ronald Pickup IMO
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:46 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
I am 100% sure on the William Todd Jones just being inside the suit. I am not 100% sure on the others...maybe the only way to tell is to listen to clips of him in all three original 'movies' to see if he sounds different. I could be wrong for sure but for some reason I remember a different voice than the one thats on here...more research needed on my part I guess
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:44 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
so William Todd Jones was just the suit actor like David Prowse for Darth Vader. Moved but didn't actually act. So don't include him?

Timothy Rose voiced in Prince Caspian

Ailsa Berk Silver Chair
Dogman15
said at 10:26 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@Jackson_H So if he had different voices in those other productions, why aren't they here?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:26 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@Dogman15 Ailsa Berk and Timothy Rose were only the puppeteers, not the voice. For starters, Ailsa Berk is female.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:39 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
Last post I promise. According to one site I checked...

William Todd Jones was only the actor inside and

Ronald Pickup did the voice in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe parts

Timothy M. Rose did the voice in Prince Caspian

Ailsa Berk did the voice in the Silver Chair
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:17 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
Was there more than one version of the original movie because that clip sounds nothing like I remember Aslan sounding like??


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