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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bubbles with sound clips and images.
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, 33 Comments
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


In the 2 original "What-a-Cartoon" specials, Bubbles was voiced by VA Kath Soucie. Soucie gave Bubbles the same voice that she uses for all her other cute girls and didn't really stand out much, but it suited the character well.

In the Powerpuff Girls TV series and movie, Bubbles was voiced by VA Tara Strong in one of her most famous and well performed roles. She gave Bubbles her own style and sounded suitably cute, but can also sound pretty tough, especially in the Emmy-winning "Bubblevicious" episode. I think that Bubbles is indeed the major highlight of Strong's career.

In the English dub of the "Powerpuff Girls Z" anime, Bubbles was voiced by VA, Maryke Hendrikse. Hendrikse gave Bubbles an extremely cute voice, and even though it can be a little overdone at times, it suited the role very well, and was almost a perfect voice match for Tara Strong.

My rankings are, Tara Strong first for being cute but tough, Maryke Hendrikse second, and Kath Soucie last for the lack of originality.



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said at 6:12 PM on Fri Sep 25 2015
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
 1 Shout Out!
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) 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
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
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
 1 Shout Out!
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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Who do you think has been the best from these Bubbles voice actors?
Kath Soucie
Tara Strong
Maryke Hendrikse