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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Clarice with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Rankin Bass Classics

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 1 2011
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
ClariceJanis Orenstein
Janis Orenstein
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and The Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
ClariceShawn Southwick
Shawn Southwick
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and The Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
ClariceElizabeth Carol Savenkoff
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff


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said at 8:00 AM on Tue Dec 19 2017
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Janis wins. Her voice perfectly matches Clarice's innocent, sensitive affection for Rudolph. Elizabeth is pretty good, but her voice seems a little modernized from how it was before (though I'm not sure that could be helped) and of course, Shawn's solo is way too brief to leave a real impression.
said at 10:13 PM on Tue Dec 5 2017
1. Janis Orenstein- She sounds very kind and innocent and I think her voice is perfect for the role of Clarice. She truly made her performance a classic.
2. Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff- She is a good successor to Janis, though I do think the acting could be improved a little.
3. Shawn Southwick- She has a pretty good singing voice and it sounds similar to Elizabeth's take on the character.
said at 2:57 PM on Thu Dec 11 2014
Confused on the part about Janis, and the voices in Misfit Toys, she was in it, or she wasn't?
Polyester Funk
said at 10:39 PM on Wed Dec 24 2014
@pete I think it is saying that Janis did both the speaking and singing voices in the original, but the sequel had different people doing them. It's just written kinda weirdly so I understand your confusion.
said at 11:41 AM on Thu Dec 25 2014
@Polyester Funk Yeah it is, thanks for clearing that up.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:11 AM on Fri Dec 26 2014
@pete You're welcome. I was a bit confused at first, too.
said at 6:15 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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I'll be the odd one out who votes for Shawn.
said at 12:35 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
1: Janis Orenstein glad to hear she took part in the new cartoon.

I know several of the original voice actors for the original cartoon were/ are at the time still alive when the new cartoon was made I wonder why thy didn't all join and repraise their roles.
said at 2:50 AM on Sun Dec 4 2011
Janis Orenstien is the best Clarice voice. :)
said at 10:28 PM on Thu Dec 1 2011
Janis definitely sounded the most innocent, and her acting and singing were both very good. Elizabeth's imitation is decent though, and Shawn has a nice singing voice. But you can never go wrong with the original!
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Who do you think has been the best from these Clarice voice actors?
Janis Orenstein
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff
Shawn Southwick