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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lock with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Nightmare Before Christmas

Lock is the de facto leader of a trio of mischievous trick-or-treaters that consists of himself, Shock and Barrel. He dresses up in a devil costume, and bears a strong facial resemblance to his own mask.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Nov 7 2010
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
LockPaul Reubens
Paul Reubens
Kingdom Hearts II (2006)
LockJess Harnell
Jess Harnell


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said at 8:13 PM on Sun Dec 17 2017
1. Paul Reubens- He sounds like a playful, yet evil little kid, which is perfect for the role.
2. Jess Harnell- His voice is much too deep and his take on the character is really weak.
said at 11:09 PM on Thu May 12 2016
1. Paul Reubens: Reubens' rendition fits the character real well. Lock much like his cohorts is playful yet very evil and it often shows during their song.
2. Jess Harnell: Harnell maybe good at imitating other actors but here he sounds way off. It sounds like he's trying way too hard to imitate Pee Wee Herman which isn't the voice Reubens gave Lock.
said at 10:30 PM on Thu Feb 19 2015
Jess is way too annoying as Lock
said at 11:11 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
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Paul Reubens is absolutely perfect as Lock, he just sounds so sinister and makes him so violent that I can't help but love him in the role. He nailed the delivery on countless lines, especially in that song. Reminds me a lot of his Bat-Mite in retrospect.

Jess Harnell just sounds like a deeper and much less endearing version of Bob Bergen's Masaru. Really doesn't fit Lock at all. I was going to say that he improved a LOT in Oogie's Revenge, but after double checking it that was Paul Reubens reprising the role, so nevermind.

I think it goes without saying that this goes to Paul Reubens no contest, Jess Harnell was horribly miscast here, much like his Finklestein.
said at 10:56 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Paul Reubens. Jess Harnell's imitation is even weaker than his Finkelstein!
said at 11:28 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Paul really has a lot of naughtiness in his voice which really makes the character stand out.

Jess really sucks. Should have been Paul though he might have been in prison when they first made KH.
said at 9:04 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Paul Reubens All the way
I don't like Jess Harnell's voice he always imitates someone when he fills in for another actor
said at 10:29 PM on Mon Jan 23 2012
@MatthewC17 His singing is great though. Listen t him sing in Oogie's Revenge.
said at 10:38 PM on Sun Feb 26 2012
@pete I believe Paul Reubens reprised his role as Lock for Oogie's Revenge
said at 7:34 AM on Thu Mar 1 2012
@MatthewC17 But Harnell did a nice job with Dr. Finklestein's Song
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said at 8:43 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
@MatthewC17 Isn't impersonating another actor the whole point of filling in for them?
said at 5:09 AM on Thu May 12 2011
 5 Shout Outs!
Paul sounds like he's doing a new character while Harnell sounds like he's trying to imitatie Pee Wee instead of Lock.
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