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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bubbles with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Powerpuff Girls

Bubbles is the "cute" member of the Powerpuff Girls and is always trying to be as tough as her teammates. Her favorite color is Sky Blue and loves to draw with her crayons and look at bunnies.
Created by PurpleWarrior13 on Dec 24 2009
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
What A Cartoon! (1995)
BubblesKath Soucie
Kath Soucie
The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
BubblesTara Strong
Tara Strong
Powerpuff Girls Z (2006)
Rolling Bubbles / Miyako GotokujiMaryke Hendrikse
Maryke Hendrikse
The Powerpuff Girls (2016) (2016)
BubblesKristen Li
Kristen Li


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said at 9:09 PM on Fri Apr 20 2018
1. Tara Strong
2. Maryke Hendriske
3. Kristen Li
said at 1:05 AM on Sun Sep 10 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Tara Strong-- She sounds adorable, energetic, childish, innocent, yet able to be badass at the same time. She fits Bubbles' character perfectly, with depth and emotion and is also the most unique sounding of the choices.
2. Maryke Hendrikse-- High pitched and energetic. The only thing lowering my opinion on this Bubbles' voice is that it is a little too shrill.
3. Kath Soucie-- The most childlike and cute sounding, yet sounds slightly too babyish and is only focusing on being cute.
4. Kristen Li- I feel like she is trying too hard to intimate Tara Strong. Sometimes she focuses more on getting the voice to sound "cute" rather than emoting in the same energetic and cheerful way Bubbles should. With a little more polishing this Bubbles' voice could become my second favorite.
said at 7:49 AM on Mon Jul 17 2017
1. Tara Strong- She sounds cute, innocent, energetic, but also pretty tough when she needs to be which fits Bubbles perfectly.
2. Maryke Hendrikse- She sounds cutesy and energetic which fits Bubbles really well, but she is also a bit too shrill at times.
3. Kath Soucie- She does a good job at sounding cute, though her Lil voice slips in at times.
4. Kristen Li- She keeps switching her voice from trying to intimate Tara's Bubbles to a deeper voice. It also lacks the energetic and childlike side to Bubbles.
said at 1:37 PM on Sat Jun 24 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Tara Strong did a phenomenal job in this role! Kristen was OK to, but she lacked innocence and a lot of the cheerfulness Bubbles is known for.
said at 10:55 AM on Sun Feb 19 2017
1. Kristen
2. Tara
3. Kath
4. Maryke
said at 6:58 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Tara
2. Kristen
3. Kath
4. Maryke
said at 4:11 PM on Wed Sep 28 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Tara Strong: Excellent. Makes Bubbles sound "cute" as the character is supposed to be, as well as energetic.

2. Kristen Li: Can get a bit over the top and low in tone at times, but other than that, she does a pretty good job as Bubbles.

3. Maryke Hendrikse: Good, but can get a bit too high pitched and shrill at times.

4. Kath Soucie: She sounds too infantile and young for the role, but if Bubbles was a baby, it could've worked.
Darkness Dragon
said at 3:01 PM on Wed Sep 28 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Kathy makes bubbles sound like a baby,she's the only one I don't like.
Tara,Kristen and Maryke all have cute voices that fit Bubbles perfectly.
said at 4:17 PM on Sun Sep 25 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I'm not a fan of this franchise, but Tara Strong is the best, hands down.
said at 7:28 AM on Tue Aug 23 2016
Tara Strong by a gigantic landslide! How dare you replace her CN?!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:34 AM on Tue Aug 23 2016
@JonSeitz114 Sure, Cartoon Network and their casting team decided to replace Cathy/Tara/EG, but technically Tara took over the role from Kath. And Kath took over the role from Jennifer.

Tara replaced someone just like *someone* (multiple people over the years, mind you) replaced *her*.
said at 5:17 PM on Mon Aug 22 2016
Maryke Hendrikse kinda sounds like if Tress MacNeille tried voicing Bubbles. It works in its own way, but would never have been my first choice.

Kath Soucie's Bubbles voice is too babyish for the character, I hear too much of Phil and Lil in it.

Tara Strong obviously set the bar for the character, hard to top.

Kristen Li's voice works, but the acting seems a bit wooden (though that can probably be chalked up to the voice director).
said at 6:20 AM on Sun Aug 21 2016
I actually didn't like the English dub of Powerpuff Girls Z. Tara Strong definitely the best. The reboot isn't brilliant. I like Kath Soucie as a voice actress but Tara was better for Bubbles.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:59 PM on Sat Aug 13 2016
Am I the only one who hears similarities to Kath Soucie's Bubbles when listening to Kristen Li's Bubbles?
said at 8:34 AM on Thu Aug 11 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Tara Strong; Strong showed the most versatility in this role. Her Bubbles can be cute but at the same time can be very powerful like in "Bubblevicious".
2. Kristen Li: Admirable performance she matches Strong quite well, but the voice is a little deep.
3. Maryke Hendriske: Hendriske does a very good job capturing Bubbles' cutesy personality, but at times she would sound a little shrill.
4. Kath Souice: Soucie basically is using her generic little girl voice.
said at 10:44 PM on Sun Jul 31 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Tara Strong was perfect. She was adorable, but she also gave the character some depth that went way beyond that. All three of the others just seem to be going for "cute," and nothing more, though none are bad. Maryke was fitting enough, and probably the best of the PPGZ voices. Kath could've been good had she had more to work with, and Kristen's voice gets the job done, even if it's a little inconsistent.
Swiftie Muggle
said at 10:48 PM on Thu Jul 28 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I vote Tara but im giving Kristen a chance since she is the only one that doesnt come as annoyingly squaky. Yes , thats pretty much Bubbles , but i honestly dont think its that cute , it rather gets annoying after a while. Kristen at least sounds more natural.
said at 2:44 PM on Thu Jul 28 2016
Tara and Kath are the only ones I like.
said at 11:17 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Pffft! Tara Strong hands down! Though all the others are good, Strong just has this adorable nature that's impossible to hate.
said at 10:54 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Kinda think Kristen Li's voice is a little too deep. I mean, it's cute, but I keep getting uncanny valley vibes whenever she's on screen.
said at 9:21 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
1 Tara Strong
2 Kath Soucie
3 Maryke Hendrikse
4 Kristen Li(I hated the voice acting in the reboot so...)
said at 12:42 PM on Tue Jul 12 2016
1st. Tara Strong

2nd. Maryke Hendrikse

3rd. Kath Soucie
said at 12:10 AM on Mon Jul 11 2016
1. Tara
2. Maryke
3. Kath
said at 7:50 AM on Sun Mar 6 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
It's not really a surprise why Bubbles is often considered Tara Strong's breakout role for a reason. She just created this really unique and adorable sounding voice.

Maryke Hendriske can be a bit too grating at times but she still manages to work well as the Z version of the character. It's a nice change of pace when compared to her most famous role Revy. Seriously could you imagine someone swapping these two voices and dialogues. That's be hilarious.

Kath Soucie is basically Lil. It's alright but feels generic as this character.

I'm going with Tara Strong on this one.
said at 10:13 AM on Thu Feb 4 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Tara Strong was sweet as sugar in the role, she fit Bubbles perfectly.

Maryke Hendriske was a good substitute, though, if a bit shrill.

Kath Soucie is just using her Lil Deville voice, it's not necessarily bad, but I just don't think it fits Bubbles well.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:33 PM on Sun Dec 6 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1.Tara Strong. This is by far one of Tara's best roles. She made Bubbles sound cute & relatable. And she did a good job portraying her braver moments.
2. Kath Souice. Not bad by any means, but this voice fit Phil & Lil form Rugrats much better.
3. Maryke Hendriske. Sounds way too shrill. I like her as Revy, but I feel she's miscast a Bubbles.
said at 6:12 PM on Fri Sep 25 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Tara Strong: The female Frank Welker. She provides an adorable, cute but when necessary serious performance.
2. Maryke Hendriske: Hendriske's take is a little more energetic than Strong's but it surprisingly works.
3. Kath Soucie: A cute voice but I'm picturing Phil and Lil Deville and Shock (Kingdom Hearts).
Silly Sally
said at 7:45 PM on Sat Jul 4 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Ah, Bubbles: The joy and the laughter!

Tara Strong was just perfect as this character while I think Kath Soucie is too sugary-sweet, and Maryke Hendrikse isn't that bad but really shrill.
said at 9:06 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@Silly Sally Tara strong is so perfect because she created the voice
said at 12:03 PM on Wed May 6 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Tara Strong
2) Maryke Hendrikse
3) Kath Soucie
said at 8:24 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
1 Maryke Hendrikse
2 Both Kath Soucie and Tara Strong (can't tell the difference between the two)
said at 7:43 AM on Thu May 1 2014
1 Tara
2 Kath
3 Maryke oh my god so high and cutesy it's overdone
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I know it's probably an odd thing to comment on. I think Tara is the only one of the three to hold the high-pitch of the voice and actually sometime keep control at the same time. Kath and Maryke sound somewhat forced, in my opinion, while Tara feels like she doesn't need to make an effort, but while also giving great effort in the process.
said at 11:56 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
Did the voice clip of Tara Strong's voicing of Bubbles come from the Bubbles interview that was used to promote The Powerpuff Girls Movie?
said at 6:10 PM on Wed Jan 29 2014
@carlitosbug Yes, it did.
said at 3:00 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Kath Soucie just wasn't right for this part. Tara Strong really got it right. Maryke does a good imitation of Tara at some points, but at other points it feels more like a Tress Macneille impression.
said at 2:29 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I like Tara Strong as Bubbles the best, However I do think Maryke Hendrikse was good to it's almost up there with Tara Strong's... As for Kath Soucie... well... it was pretty bad.
said at 4:01 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Tara Strong - She sounds so cute, she stood out and she made Bubbles what she is today
2. Maryke Hendrikse - Good imitation of Tara's voice and it works real well with the PPGZ series
3. Kath Soucie - Keep hearing Lil Deville come out when I play the clip
said at 6:24 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@MatthewC17 She does play Lil Deville. Go see!
said at 6:12 PM on Tue Nov 6 2012
@jdplky03 I KNOW she is Lil
You're talking to a Rugrats fanatic you know
said at 5:41 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I think Tara Strong is best suited for Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls, and Maryke for PPGZ. Kath Soucie made her sound like a baby . . .
said at 8:15 PM on Fri Jun 22 2012
I respect Tara Strong as a good actress, but she's never been a favorite. That said, Bubbles is easily my favorite role of hers and she really defined the character even though Kath Soucie voiced her first. The other two were decent and I wouldn't complain if either of them was the primary voice of Bubbles instead.
said at 9:01 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@Beaux "she's never been a favorite."
Um, do you realize how well-reowned she is among the entire voice-over industry and the fandom based around it?
said at 2:20 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Yes, but that doesn't mean that I have to be a fan. As I said, I respect her as an actress, but I don't usually enjoy her voice-acting. It's a personal preference.
said at 2:24 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@Beaux Oh ok, you just meant she wasn't *your* favorite. I understand.
said at 3:14 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Sorry for any confusion.
said at 11:36 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
Tara Strong's the only voice for me! lol. But I haven't forgotten Soucie from What A Cartoon! It was what initially had me hooked on the series
said at 4:27 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Tara Strong. I'm not even going to listen to the others. Nope. Tara Strong will always be Bubbles for me.
said at 3:02 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@The_Animal Maryke's take is actually good, y'know. It just sounds more like Tress Macneille than Tara Strong.
said at 2:02 AM on Fri Feb 10 2012
they all sound the frikken same to me =-=
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Mar 7 2012
@Bombermanp LOL! How?
Kath Soucie obviously sounded like her Shock voice from Kingdom Hearts?
said at 10:34 PM on Sat Aug 13 2011
Maryke really nailed the voice for Bubbles. She's too cute. Maryke is the actress I love better
said at 12:50 AM on Mon Jun 20 2011
#1 Tara Strong
I think that there should never be any debate regarding this VC. PurpleWarrior13 is absolutely right about this one; Tara is perfect as Bubbles! She demonstrated great range and versatility, bringing out the character's great joyness and vitality yet able to show fierceness and attitude when and where appropriate. Even when Bubbles gets really angry she had managed to pull it off without going overboard or making it obvious whether or not she was trying too hard. There's no question that Tara was the best match for the character. Bubbles is probably Tara's most famous role, and she definitely deserves her hard-earned Emmy award!

#2 Maryke Hendrikse
I like her voice a lot too. She reminds me a lot of Tara but is more suited to the anime style of PPGZ. While she sometimes got carried away it was still a great performance for Bubbles and one of the better ones from the anime.

#3 Kath Soucie
Ugh. What an awful voice with such terrible acting. Sorry but this is no doubt the worst performance of the three. Kath is a very experienced and well-rounded VA but she just didn't cut it at all here. It is so painfully obvious that she went way over the top when it came to making Bubbles sound all cute and girly. No offense to Kath or any fans of her, but her Bubbles voice is just horrible and she has done a million times better.
said at 1:01 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
@pokemastanumba1 Kath's Bubble voice is too similar to Lil Deville from Rugrats
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Mar 7 2012
@MatthewC17 and Shock in Kingdom Hearts
said at 10:19 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
@MatthewC17 Tara sounds like a female Timmy Turner. Pretty sure she didn't sound like that throughout the series.
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