Miles (Tails) Prower
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Miles (Tails) Prower

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Miles (Tails) Prower with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog

Miles "Tails" Prower
is Sonic's most trusted friend. He's a two-tailed fox who can fly through the air by spinning his tails like a helicopter. A young genius, his intellect rivals people years older than him. Despite his intelligence with machines, Tails is still a kid and has some childish interests.

Being the youngest of the series' main characters, Tails has the most voice actors of any Sonic character. He was voiced by Bradley Pierce in Dic's Saturday morning Sonic the Hedgehog series, and Christopher Evan Welch in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. In the special episode of AoStH, Sonic Christmas Blast, which premiered in 1996, Chris Turner played Tails, as Christopher Welch presumably went through puberty. Lainie Frasier provided his voice in the Sonic OVA.

Corey Bringas provided the voice of Tails in Sonic Adventure. His voice deepened by the time Sonic Shuffle came out, so his younger brother Connor Bringas filled in for Sonic Adventure 2. In 2003-2004, Tails was played by William Corkery in Sonic Heroes, Battle, and Advance 3. Amy Palant played him for Sonic X and all games from 2005 to 2009. Kate Higgins voiced Tails in the video games from Sonic Colors to Sonic: Lost World. Beginning with the Sonic Boom sub-series (which includes a TV series, a Wii U video game, and a 3DS game), Tails will be voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey across all Sonic media.
Created by SeriouslyFunny on Feb 10 2010
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Miles Christopher Turner
Christopher Turner
Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
TailsBradley Pierce
Bradley Pierce
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Miles Christopher Welch
Christopher Welch
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1999)
Miles Lainie Frasier
Lainie Frasier
Sonic Adventure (1999)
Miles Corey Bringas
Corey Bringas
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
Miles Connor Bringas
Connor Bringas
Sonic Heroes (2004)
Miles William Corkery
William Corkery
Sonic Unleashed (2008)
Miles Amy Palant
Amy Palant
Sonic Colors (2010)
Miles Kate Higgins
Kate Higgins
Sonic Boom (2014)
Miles Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Colleen O'Shaughnessey


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Borax Joe
said at 3:01 PM on Sun May 27 2018
Either Collin Dean, Christian Tremblay, or Jaxon Mercey would be a great VA for Tails.
said at 9:32 AM on Sun Feb 18 2018
 1 Shout Out!
1) Corey Bringas- He just sounds so great I can't lie I don't think I can explain
2) Conner Bringas and Bradley Pierce- Same
3) Christopher Welch and Turner- Since Tails was a 4 year old in adventures of sonic Welch and Turner matched it pretty well
4) Kate Higgins- I was gonna put her in #1 but she didn't really was good for me, she got old and besides, that must be her only boy voice
5) Coleen O Shaghenisty- She's Cool
6) Laiene Fraiser- God! She sucked!
7) Amy Palant- and she even sounded more worse than Fraiser!!
said at 10:04 AM on Wed Jan 10 2018
Favorites are Kate Higgins and Colleen O'Shaughnessy

Future VA Opinion
I think Stephanie Sheh (with Mametchi's voice) or Erica Mendez would be great as Tails.
said at 10:02 AM on Wed Jan 10 2018
My favorite Tails voice actors are Ryo Hirohashi, Kate Higgins, and Colleen O'Shaughnessy.

Future VA Opinion
I think Stephanie Sheh (with Mametchi's voice) or Erica Mendez would be great as Tails.
said at 3:32 PM on Tue Dec 26 2017
Kate Higgins was the best because she gave tails that kid voice while making him a little bit mature.
said at 4:51 AM on Wed Nov 15 2017
VC thoughts update

I really liked Christopher Welch the most as Tails. I always found his performance to be quite endearing and adorable. He's exactly how I imagine Tails to sound like.

Christopher Turner does a really good impression of Welch.

Colleen O'Shaughnessey also sounds pretty good. She has a nice youthful voice and her energy is great.

Bradley Pierce is also pretty good. He sounds really adorable and soft-spoken.

Lainie Frasier sounds like she has a cold, but other than that, she has the right enthusiasm. It just needs a little bit more polishing.

The others are good but leave little impression on me.
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:24 PM on Tue Oct 17 2017
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Kate and Colleen are the best. Can't decide on who to pick though.

Christopher Welch and Bradley Pierce are good, if not a bit bland.

Christopher Turner is okay.

Corey and Connor Bringas have good voices, but weak delivery.

William Corkery sounds awful.

Amy Palant and Lainie Frasier sound too girly.
Ed Red
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Jul 28 2017
Final Ranking:
1) Colleen O'Shaughnessey
2) Kate Higgins
3) Christopher Welch
4) Connor Bringas
5) Corey Bringas
6) Christopher Turner
7) Amy Palant
8) Bradley Pierce
9) William Corkery
10) Lainie Frasier
Ed Red
said at 1:51 PM on Tue Jul 25 2017
New Ranking:
1) Colleen O'Shaughnessey
2) Kate Higgins
3) Christopher Welch
4) Connor Bringas
5-7 are not ranked yet.
8) Amy Palant
9) William Corkery
10) Lainie Frasier
said at 5:12 AM on Mon Jul 24 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Changing my vote. As great of a job Kate does, I'm leaning more towards Amy now. Like I said she brought all the right quirks and the personality of Tails however she also gave him a deeper, emotional side which what I think makes Tails such a beloved character, namely in Sonic X. Sure the Bringas brothers did a little bit of that but Amy I think perfected it. Kate is great don't get me wrong it's just now I think she focuses more on the humour and making Tails just the plucky sidekick.

Amy Palant may have started a bit rough but to me she made Tails more than just the sidekick. She perfected the role of a two-tailed fox with intelligence and a heart. If Kate comes back to voice Tails and manages to continue what Amy had done my vote will go back to her.
Ed Red
said at 9:51 AM on Sat Jun 24 2017
Actually, I took a closer look at the clips and realized Laine Frasier is worse than William Corkery, and worse than anyone else here. So William will be placed on the second-to bottom rank. I decided to rank the top 2 and bottom 2, and finish this later.
1) Kate Higgins
2) Colleen Villard
8) William Corkery
9) Lainie Frasier
said at 10:09 AM on Mon Jun 19 2017
My favourite Sonic character! I'm also excluding the TV voices here and sticking to the games:

4. William Cokery - Sorry but this was by far the worst performance for Tails in the games. He makes him sound more like a toddler and lacks any of the charm of the character. He's honestly the most annoying to me because of that.

3. Corey Bringas and Conner Bringas - I put these two together because, in my opinion, they're practically the same. While their voices were very fitting I wish they could've sounded more than just typical 8 year old boys. Plus the acting feels rather plain in some areas. Still they did well with what they were given.

2. Amy Palant - While she did sound too girlish for the character at the start, she brought more of the charm that I felt the previous actors didn't have. She gave the character more emotion and sounded more like a geeky kid. Her acting did feel a little forced but overall I rather liked her performance!

1. Kate Higgins - Truly the best voice for Tails thus far! Higgins captures the right personality and quirks Palant brought but less girlish and forced acting. Her acting was smooth and down to earth while still retaining all the loveable traits of the character. I do hope she continues voicing Tails for a good long time!
Ed Red
said at 10:42 PM on Sun Jun 11 2017
William and Lainie were almost the same, equally extremely off. Obviously the worst ones here.
said at 1:36 AM on Fri May 5 2017
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Honestly I feel it's difficult for me to compare them, as some are solo prelay, some are group prelay, & some are ADR/dubbed/timed performances (which obviously count, but are more strained & stressful to work on).

The three kids who voiced Sonic in the old US cartoons all did a good job IMO, however I personally feel Welch sounded most like an earnest 8-year-old technician. In the English dubs of the Adventure-era games, we continued to have child actors (as in the Japanese version actually) - again, I have to be impressed with the kids doing the dubs. They largely do deliver very natural & high-energy children's performances, again, very difficult in regards to dubbing.

Of the three I think I prefer William Corkery; his tone I felt was the most appropriate to an 8-year-old kid. His dubbing was pretty solid too. Connor was very good too altho I find him to sound a tad too old, maybe 12 or 13. Corey was the only one that had some slight hiccups in delivery, probably because it's a 1999 manual dub whereas the other kids had Pro-Tools. I don't want to fault him for it but I will say for an old dub it's just fantastic.

* The final English dub VA for Tails was Amy Palant ("the" Tails that I grew up on), & I think that while her ADR/delivery is good (probably because she isn't actually 10 years old, plus her later stuff was prelay), her voice comes off as not really boyish enough, it's "woman with sore throat" as another user mentioned 0_0".

Finally we have the two VAs in the English-recorded games 2010+. Kate was definitely good, however with Boom specifically it's an ensemble record so I feel Colleen's performance is *leagues* above Kate's - the reaction off other actors is just something that cant be replicated, & that shows in the provided clips. Colleen in general is much more of a natural at voicing boys than Kate is, I think her voice is slightly deeper which certainly helps. She is a soprano like Kate however she's more in Tara Strong's range whereas Kate's more a Kath Soucie-esq sweet voice.

Overall I feel that the different castings & directions have various strengths, so I won't rank them equally. I do, however, prefer an actual child if possible; it's more difficult when doing a dub, however the three young boys that did the 2000-era dubs proved that it could be done admirably. (& the less said about the 1999 OVA & its - female Tails - dub, the better.)
said at 10:15 PM on Tue Apr 25 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Colleen O'Shaugnessey, because Ino > Sakura.
said at 2:25 PM on Sun Apr 23 2017
1. Kate Higgins
2. Colleen O'Shaughnessey
3. Bradley Pierce
said at 5:36 PM on Mon Apr 17 2017
The girls really knew how Tails is suppose to sound
said at 2:12 PM on Mon Apr 17 2017
Amy, Kate and Colleen are the best Tails' in my opinion. But I still go with the original, Amy Palant, she's the voice I grew up listing too when I played the sonic games, plus William and Conner too.
said at 2:28 PM on Sun Feb 26 2017
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Kate, Colleen, and Amy are really good they bring out the young gifted inventor charm of Tails

Side note i think Erika Mendez or Apphia yu would be good as choices for Tails
said at 12:35 PM on Sun Dec 4 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Kate sounds more boyish but Colleen has grown on me immensely, still sounding like a boy while also giving a really well-rounded performance. I'm giving my vote to her since she's the most expressive Tails has ever been while still sounding like a boy. Runner ups are Kate and Amy who both still do a great job.
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
Going from the top to the bottom in terms of how they're listed:

Chris Turner- Fine: adequate, serviceable, nothing bad about it. Great, if a bit generic.

Bradley Pierce- Similar to Chris Turner, but considerably higher pitched. Good, though.

Christopher Welch- Even higher pitched than Bradley Pierce: OK.

Lainie Frasier- Incredibly nasally and girly at the same time: easily the worst one here.

Corey Bringas- Fitting voice, and decent acting, but his delivery gets forced at times.

Connor Bringas- Similar to his brother's performance, but toned down a bit.

William Corkery- His voice is fine, but it's a bit higher pitched...the real issue stems from his delivery being inconsistent frequently.

Amy Palant- Sounds too girly, and her delivery's pretty strained. She got a little better later, but still, something was forced about his performance to me.

Kate Higgins- She has a natural and boyish performance, though occasionally had traces of her Sakura performance from Naruto slip in. Great.

Colleen O'Shaughnessy- Good, but the performance comes off a bit too smug at times: that, and I think Colleen works better using this same voice as Konohamaru in Naruto.

Not voting since I think a lot of the performances here are very good, but the only one that really struck me as very unfitting as Tails was Lainie Frasier.
said at 7:41 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
Decided on Higgins, but still, most of these performances are very fitting for Tails.
said at 2:37 PM on Mon Jul 24 2017
@WrightWay - In Colleen's defense, the smugness is moreso a fault of writing and direction than Colleen herself
said at 12:26 PM on Tue Aug 22 2017
Definitely, I do see your point: if it's any consolation, Colleen's gotten more acclimated to the role imo and is pretty solid now.
said at 1:50 PM on Sat Nov 5 2016
1. Kate Higgins
2. Colleen O'Shaughnessey
3. Bradley Pierce
said at 12:20 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
1. Kate Higgins
2. Colleen O'Shaughnessey
3. Bradley Pierce
said at 8:45 AM on Tue Oct 4 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I feel like Connor is the perfect match. But I'll go with Colleen.
said at 3:57 PM on Tue Sep 13 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I'm personally against casting boys to voice characters, because they have made Tails' actor list more bloated than it needs to be (you can't keep them forever, and their skill is pretty inconsistent)

1: Kate Higgins: Sounds masculine, without too much force.
2: Amy Palant: It works. Definitely got better as the games went on, but there was still plenty of room for improvement.
3: Colleen O' Shaugnessey: I'm just not feeling it.
said at 8:23 PM on Sat Jul 30 2016
You know what? I switched my vote back to Colleen, even though I haven't watched Boom yet.
said at 8:43 PM on Sat Jul 30 2016
She is pretty dang good.
said at 3:50 PM on Mon Jul 18 2016
1. Amy Palant
2. Colleen O'Shaughnessey
3. Bradley Pierce
4. Christopher Welch
5. Christopher Turner
6. Lainie Frasier
said at 8:55 PM on Wed May 18 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Kate Higgins no one else. P.S. Sega, please bring her back.
said at 4:42 PM on Wed May 4 2016
I'd say Palant wins, if only because I automatically hear her voice every time I read something where Tails speaks.
said at 6:39 PM on Tue Apr 26 2016
Kate Higgins and Colleen O'Shaughnessy are definitely the best here. They sound almost identical too, making it difficult for me to select a frontrunner. I'll go with Higgins, though, for sound SLIGHTLY more boyish.

I'm actually going to pick Corey Bringas for my favorite boy Tails voice. His voice was the right pitch for Tails, unlike Connor he sounded a bit too rough, and aside from some glaring exceptions (THAT'S Eggman! I wonder what happened to SONIC?), his delivery was surprisingly decent.

The 90s series versions of Tails are playing younger iterations of the character, so I'll judge them differently. I'll give Christopher Welch the top spot for having the most energy of the three.

The rest aren't that great. Besides those I've already mentioned, Amy Palant's acting could be pretty bad, and while her voice is kind of iconic for me as the character, she sounded too much like a girl. Same goes for Lainie Fraiser, only her voice was a LOT more grating.
said at 4:57 PM on Mon Apr 4 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Colleen Villard/O'Shaughnessey
2. Kate Higgins
3. Connor Bringas
4. Tie between Christopher Welch and Bradley Pierce
5. Amy Palant
6. Corey Bringas
7. Christopher Turner
8. William Corkery
9. Lainie Frasier

Tails wants to fly high so he can reach the highest of all the heavens, and he'll never forgive Sonic Team for that cheesiness. Both Colleen and Kate manage to give this two-tailed fox a lot of personality with their respective takes on the character, and between the two, I think the former is more natural and a bit less artifical by comparison. Connor occasionally sounds like he's merely reading his lines, although the overall performance is nothing short of enjoyable, reeks of nostalgia, and is a step up from his older brother's. Christopher Welch and Bradley Pierce churn out equally convincing work, so I basically have nothing to say about them other than that they're pretty good in the end. Amy Palant is very serviceable in Unleashed, but prior to that game, she didn't quite work for Miles Prower. Christopher Turner is not ill-fitting by any means, but he *is* frankly forgettable. Now that just leaves William Corkery and Lainie Frasier, who definitely didn't leave a lasting impression to say the least. Corkery has a cute voice, though the acting in and of itself is very stiff ("Want some MOOOOORE?"); meanwhile Frasier's delivery isn't inherently bad, but everything else about her performance blows.

Colleen Villard is my favorite out of all the dudes and dudettes who have voiced Tails over the years, with Kate Higgins being a close second and Connor Bringas sitting in third place.
said at 8:12 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
I liked Frasier as classic Tails
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
IMO, Colleen and Higgins makes Tails sound to cocky. Palant did a better job.
said at 2:12 PM on Thu Mar 17 2016
IMO Colleen is the best. She's convincing, consistent, & natural.
said at 12:19 AM on Fri Feb 26 2016
Tails works best when he's voiced by a child. The children roles for all of them are my preference.

Amy Palant unfortunately doesn't work in the part; her voice sounds too artificial to be convincing. Her acting is OK, it's just the voice that needs work.

Kate Higgins is not too bad in the part; there's still a slight touch of artifice, but not by much. Her acting is a lot smoother, though.

Colleen is actually not bad as this character and is mostly convincing, but I wouldn't necessarily pick her as the best.

Lainie Fraiser is grossly miscast, sounding distractingly nasally and laughable in her delivery.

The children all are great, but I think I'll go with Bradley Pierce.
said at 1:21 AM on Sun Jan 24 2016
I do think real children work the best as Tails. Not all of them are great, but I think Corey and Connor sounded pretty good, and Bradley was alright, though maybe a tad too cutesy. Of the women, Colleen sounds the best for me, with Kate a decent second.
said at 8:28 AM on Mon Jan 4 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
In terms of female voice actresses, I think I'd rank them like this.

1. Colleen O'Shaughnessey

2. Kate Higgins

3. Amy Palant

4. Lainie Fraiser
said at 10:26 AM on Wed May 18 2016
Updating my personal ranking:

1st. Kate Higgins

2nd. Colleen O'Shaughnessey

3rd. Amy Palant

4th. Lainie Fraiser
said at 11:27 PM on Fri Dec 25 2015
I like the Bringas' brothers voices itself the most, but Kate and Colleen's voice acting best, though I guess Kate would be my favorite overall with all that in mind, I feel like she had the most balanced performance. Colleen is pretty good, though.

Most others like Chris Turner, Brad Pierce, etc. all sounded good to me, if a bit generic.

Amy Palant wasn't terrible, but I really don't think she was good either, her take on Tails always sounded like a girl with a sore throat to me.

Lainie Frasier however was to Tails, what Meg Inglima was to Sonic, enough said.
said at 10:36 AM on Wed Dec 16 2015
Kate is marginally better than Colleen, but Colleen is still really damn good. Great in the TV show.
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Oct 26 2015
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Kate and Colleen are the best but I think I like Kate's rendition the most since she sounds more boyish

Christopher Turner/Welch and Bradley sound pretty convincing

Never been a fan of Amy's Tails. Too high pitch and hoarse

William and Lainie sound unbearably nasally.

The Bringas bros aren't very good acting wise. Corey's delivery is awkward, Connor sounds slightly better but still sounds like he's reading off a cue card

Something interesting from Lani Minella director of the Adventure games: In the direction, Sega wanted the actors to LOOK like the parts they were doing (???). So apparently thats why the kids were used.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:57 PM on Thu Oct 1 2015
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I could hardly tell the difference between Higgins & O'Shaughnessey. They both sound awesome in this role. I'd say they're both tied for first place. Then it goes:

Connor Bringas
Corey Bringas
Amy Palant
William Corkey
Christopher Welch
Bradley Pierce
Christopher Turner
Lainie Frazer is horrible. She made him sound like he had a cold.
said at 4:43 PM on Thu Oct 1 2015
I like both Amy Plant and Kate Higgins Tails voices.
said at 4:43 PM on Thu Oct 1 2015
Why did Kate stop voicing Tails in 2013, is there a reason why?
said at 10:58 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
Going off of the games' voices, my (current) ranking:
1. Colleen O'Shaughnessey/Villard
2. Amy Palant
3. Kate Higgins
4. William Corkery (I like his voice)
5. Connor Bringas
6. Corey Bringas
said at 3:10 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
Tails voice in Heroes is ANNOYING
said at 9:56 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
In terms of the voice itself, the Bringas bros are the best. In terms of acting Kate and Colleen are the best.

Worst has to be William and Lainie. Both were just bad fits.
said at 1:59 PM on Mon Jul 20 2015
 1 Shout Out!
In my opinion, Colleen Villard is great as Tails. I hope she keeps voicing the character.
said at 10:58 AM on Sat Jul 11 2015
Number 1. Kate Higgens, Amy Palant, and Colleen O' Shaughnessey. They are the best voices of tails in Sonic history! they sound so good and way past cool!

Number 2. Christopher Welch. does a cute and nice voice for tails and fits for his classic state.

Number 3. Bradley Pierce. A nice voice for tails. sounds similar with Welch.

Number 4. The Bringas Brothers. They both act and sound cool and okay.

Number 5. William Corkery. a cute voice and for tails like welch. but not the best.

Number 6. Lainie Frasier. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to high pitch for tails like martin and ryan for sonic.
said at 11:03 AM on Sat Mar 26 2016
@sonicmechaomega999 No offense, but Ryan doesn't sound too high for Sonic at all. If you like to think that way, it's fine, but still, I disagree about Ryan's voice being too high for Sonic. And you know what? Ryan's voice fits Sonic VERY well. If anything, it's Roger's voice that doesn't fit Sonic, and I guess I'll leave it at that.
said at 11:08 AM on Fri Jul 3 2015
Bradley Pierce For Classic Tails
Corey Bringas For Modren Tails
said at 10:18 AM on Fri Mar 20 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1.) Colleen O'Shaughnessey. I was skeptical when I heard they were replacing Kate Higgins, but she lived up to expectations marvelously. She perfectly balances cuteness and sounding like a boy genius.

2.) Kate Higgins. Very close second, but I think Colleen does better at comedic delivery. That being said, Colors and Generations didn't have well written humor to begin with.

3.) Amy Palant. She got much better by the time Black Knight came out, like Jason Griffith did. Even by then though, she had an annoying type of "Urkel whine" in her performance, and never quite pulled off a convincing boy voice. She could still act though.

4.) Bradley Pierce. It helps to have actual children doing the voice, so it sounds naturally cute. Out of all the child actors here though, this one has the best acting talent.

5.) Lainie Frasier. It's a much different interpretation of Tails, and it's supposed to sound annoying. It sounds like a straight interpretation of the original Genesis games. That being said, yeah, it's my least favorite voice in the Sonic OVA. If she didn't sound so nasally, it would probably sound a lot better.

6.) Christopher Welch/Christopher Turner. Welch was a decent child actor, but he had the Jason Griffith syndrome of emphasizing every other word. I can't complain too much since Welch admitted later on that he wasn't cut out for acting anyway, but hey, he did the best he could. Turner didn't do much, he was only there for the Christmas special, but I'd wager he was about as good as Welch when it comes to acting.

The other 3 are just...bad. Connor is marginally better than Corey while William is just atrocious. Fun fact: Corkery only got the role because he was the voice director's son.
said at 3:16 AM on Thu Feb 5 2015
Colleen O Shaugnessey is third! Congratulations, you're amazing Mrs Shaughnessey
said at 6:10 PM on Mon Jan 5 2015
At first I was surprised when Kate was replaced, but after listening to Colleen, she just became my favorite Tails voice. In fact, I think her voice as Tails is actually my favorite boy voice of hers by far. I say Kate is second for me, but I say both of them have incredible boy voices, but Colleen wins this one.
said at 9:54 AM on Tue Nov 25 2014
Haven't done a ranking in several years:
1 Colleen O Shaughnessey
2 Christopher Welch
3 Connor Bringas
4 Kate Higgins
5 Amy Palant
6 Corey Bringas
7 Brad Pierce
8 Christopher Turner
9 William Corkery
10 Lainie Fraser
said at 7:57 PM on Sat Nov 22 2014
I already like Colleen a lot. She's miles better than Kate Higgins. Already my second favourite Tails voice. She really makes him sound like a young boy. Definitely a nice replacement. She appears to have more vocal range and I agree about her sounding so natural.

Amy's still my favourite but I'm really enjoying Colleen's take on the character so far and I look forward to hearing more from her in the future.
said at 6:51 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014
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Colleen already sounds much better than Kate and is overall a very welcoming and suitable replacement. Kate sounded too harsh and snarky which never rubbed the right way for me.

Colleen seems to give Tails a great amount of youthful energy with a natural delivery. She's already my second favourite voice just after Amy.
said at 11:23 AM on Thu Nov 13 2014
 1 Shout Out!
AND my vote has changed to Colleen!!! I still like Kate, but like what everyone else is saying, Colleen sounds more natural in the role. If I was told she was playing a kid genius, I'd believe it!!!
said at 11:21 AM on Thu Nov 13 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Colleen's Tails is more enjoyable for me than Kate's, although at times she does slip into her Charmy voice.

Amy is still and probably will always be my favorite, but Colleen is definitely a good replacement!
said at 5:20 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
I knew Colleen would make a great Tails! :) My pick is changed to her's.
said at 3:08 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
Colleen essentially takes all of Kate's voice and acting pros, distincts her voice from Kate and makes Tails sound more like a young boy. She easily has my vote :-)
said at 11:59 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
It's tough to pick between Kate & Colleen. I'm conflicted right now.

As much as I like Kate, I'm changing my vote to Collen since she sounds more natural. Therefore Kate is close 2nd.
said at 4:19 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
@Ross123 I'm surprised you decided to pick Colleen in the end

I already prefer Colleen(and Amy) to start with since she sounded less like a role I don't really like(it was more noticeable in the last few games Kate was in than in that Colors clip)
said at 10:09 AM on Thu Nov 13 2014
@HienFan I'm surprised too since I always said nobody would be a better Tails than Kate but here I am disagreeing with my own statement.

Like I mentioned in my comment, I feel Colleen sounds more natural as Tails. Also, she sounds slightly more intelligent than Kate's Tails so I'm leaning towards a cleverer Tails.
said at 3:17 AM on Thu Feb 5 2015
@Ross123 I'm surprised at myself as well, I thought I would stick to Amy but as soon as this page got updated...
said at 7:19 AM on Sat Feb 7 2015
@HienFan According to your recent comment above, you state that Colleen is now 3rd place.

Did you change your mind and switch back to Amy?
said at 5:14 PM on Sat Feb 7 2015
@Ross123 I meant she's third in the number of VOTES not me seeing her as third
said at 8:51 AM on Tue Feb 10 2015
@HienFan Oh right, I read what you said wrong as I noticed that myself that she's 3rd on the poll.
said at 9:30 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
And I changed my vote to Colleen, she sounds a bit more like Amy's better take and is more even than Amy's earlier takes
said at 8:27 PM on Mon Nov 10 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Colleen does a damn fine Kate Higgins impression, but it isn't enough to make me change my vote. She's basically tied with Kate/ a close second.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:39 AM on Mon Nov 10 2014
 14 Shout Outs!
I actually like Colleen's voice for Tails a lot more than Kate Higgins'. She was one of the Colours voices that never really clicked with me. Colleen is a complete natural in the role and sounds just like you'd expect a kid fox genius to sound like (if that makes sense). Given time I can definitely see her as one of my top favourite Tails voices.
said at 10:19 AM on Mon Nov 10 2014
Me too. Aside from the fact that Tails' development has been stunted indefinitely, Higgins was just too smart-alecky, and Lost World really turned me off the character.

Palant's still my all time fav, but Colleen is definitely a welcome sight.
said at 11:17 AM on Sat Mar 26 2016
@NCZ No offense, but honestly, I thought Kate was pretty good for Tails and wasn't "fooling around". I haven't watched Boom yet, but just by listening to Colleen's clip here, I decided to vote for her. On a side note, it's odd that you like Roger as Sonic and dislike Kate as Tails, while for me, it's vice-versa. But hey, to each their own.
said at 11:21 AM on Sat Mar 26 2016
By "odd", I meant to say "ironic".
said at 12:14 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I think with Tails there is a big case of "reality is unrealistic",that being that when he is actually voiced by a young boy it sounds less convincing then when he is voiced by a woman.

That being said,when it comes to all the child actors that have played him I think the 3 that played him in the cartoons have done a better job than the ones in the video games,maybe because in the 2 cartoons Tails is portrayed as an merely cheerful child, without the child prodigy in engineering and mechanics aspect that he has in the games.

And the worst of them is defiantly William Corkery,his voice is just unbearable and makes Tails sound like he is a toddler with a bad cold. Connor and Corey on the other hand are just bland and flat.

Lainie Frasier is essentially the same as Corkery, only even more annoying.

Amy Palant is without a question the worst of the 4kids voice actors.Her vocal performance is laughably amateur and her acting isn't much better,i don't believe for a second that that's the voice of a 8 year old boy, no that's a grown woman with a sore throat.

Now obviously my favorite is Kate Higgins she was finally the voice that perfectly fitted the character,its such a shame that they plan to replace her with Coleen O Shaugnessey.
Spirit Macardi
said at 9:48 PM on Sat Aug 23 2014
Kate Higgins, all the way!

Not only did she provide him a great voice, but she was amazing at playing his snarky side.

I honestly think she had some of the best line deliveries in both Colors and Generations, even outdoing Roger Craig Smith and Mike Pollock at times.
said at 12:15 PM on Mon Aug 18 2014
That is, if he was cast as Tails. Maybe he'll get cast in Sonic Boom.
said at 12:14 PM on Mon Aug 18 2014
Considering how long Zach Callison has been in the voice acting industry, I think if that he would have stayed in the Sonic the Hedgehog series so far, using his Billy Batson/James voice throughout the series. I actually wish they cast child actors this time around, because, well, look at the large talent pool of amazing child actors in today's world.
said at 10:30 PM on Wed Jul 16 2014
1 Amy Palant
2 Coleen O Shaugnessey
3 Connor Bringas
4 Kate Higgins
5 Christopher Turner
6 Bradley Pierce(too bad his Tails is boring as a character)
7 Christopher Welch
8 Lainie Frasier
9 William Corkery (well he and Lainie are good for some cheap laughs)
10 Corey Bringas
said at 10:40 AM on Tue Sep 2 2014
@HienFan Listening more to Corey he does sound a bit like Connor but it's pretty uneven he will be 5th
said at 3:34 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
I really think that Mona Marshall would make an excellent Tails. Her Ken Amada would rock this role for sure.
said at 2:12 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Has there been any official reasoning as to why Kate was replaced for Boom? Don't get me wrong, Colleen does a great job filling in, but I'm curious as to why Kate didn't get brought over
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:46 AM on Mon Nov 10 2014
@HyperVoiceActing No official reasoning. A few fans asked Sega about it on their social media pages when the news first broke and they declined to explain why. They just said something like, "We thank Kate Higgins for her work on this franchise." I don't think they're allowed to explain why.
said at 10:21 AM on Mon Nov 10 2014
@NCZ - I see. I'm just asking for curiosity's sake. I think Coleen is a great Tails.
said at 1:09 PM on Sat May 24 2014
To be entirely honest, I never noticed a change in Tails' voice when watching both the TV and game trailers. Colleen O'Shaughnessey sounds similar to Kate Higgins's Tails' voice.

I'm a bit surprised that Kate has been replaced earlier than expected, but at the same time, I'm not too bothered by it.
said at 12:30 PM on Wed May 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Really weird that Tails' voice changed (again), but Colleen O'Shaughnessey is a FANTASTIC voice actress, especially at voicing young boys, and I know she'll do Tails justice.
Tails The Fox Fan
said at 5:23 PM on Fri May 2 2014
I think William Corkery was the best voice actor for Tails. All the other female actresses just made him sound like a girl
said at 3:40 PM on Tue May 13 2014
@Tails The Fox Fan Funny, because William sounded like the girliest of the bunch to me, next to Laine and Amy.
said at 10:30 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
We'll miss you as Tails Kate Higgins. At least she still has Sakura Haruno from Naruto.
said at 9:38 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
I can't believe I didn't notice this before, but INO REPLACED SAKURA!!!! Anyway, while Colleen O' Shaughnessey sounds pretty good from what I heard so far, I'm sticking with Kate Higgins for now. I also liked Christopher Welch, Bradley, Corey, and Amy (for her Unleashed performance at least) as well.
said at 12:54 AM on Sun Apr 6 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I have to admit Colleen is pretty good I like her more than Kate she can be second for me
said at 6:49 PM on Thu Mar 27 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Even though Colleen O'Shaughnessey will voice Tails, Kate Higgins will still be my favorite Tails voice.
said at 6:41 PM on Mon Mar 31 2014
@TrueMyriad even if she sounds EXACTLY like her, but older?
said at 7:57 PM on Sat Apr 5 2014
@austinslashlavaboy Why does that even matter? I agree with True, Kate originated the voice Colleen will be using in Boom and was the first Tails voice to really wow me, so Kate definitely deserves no less applause just because a good soundalike is taking over.
said at 4:17 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
@chaosincarnate I think what he's saying is that colleen should get some praise too.
said at 6:11 PM on Tue May 20 2014
@superwplf actually you and autinslashlavaboy are right.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:30 AM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Colleen O'Shaughnessey will be the new voice of Tails as of Sonic Boom:
said at 11:40 AM on Tue Feb 25 2014
said at 12:55 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
@NCZ What about Kate? she is more than fine for the role of Tails! she did a great job up until now!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:05 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Clarification from Sega: Colleen will indeed be replacing Kate permanently.
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
said at 3:40 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Well, that's quite a shame because I though Kate did a great job at voicing Tails. But oh well I can live with it. I like Colleen so far and I can't wait to hear of more of her in the future.
said at 8:14 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Wow, that is really weird. When I was watching the video I was wondering "Where is Kate Higgins?" When they showed Colleen as the voice of Tails I kind of threw back my head in disbelief. It couldn't have been a union issue or something like that. Maybe Sega wanted a different sound for Tails going forward? I think Colleen will do well, but man that casting change seems unnecessary.
said at 5:14 AM on Wed Feb 26 2014
@T-Flow Hey, I just noticed that the guy who asked that question is a friend of mine (well, moreso a YouTube idol then a friend, but I digress), Gareth Spriggs (FTA of Find the Computer & HellfireComms fame).
said at 9:55 PM on Fri Feb 28 2014
@NCZ Wow so soon and they are changing now?
said at 12:55 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
Huh, WHY??!! This is rather sudden. While I liked Kate Higgins, from what I heard in the video, Colleen sounds like she'll be good as well. This is off-topic, but I did NOT realize Cindy Robinson was that short.
said at 9:26 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@NCZ Why, why, why?!? Sega are just being idiots. Do they even know how many fans love Kate as Tails. Almost all of them. If they're replacing Kate then I demand they replace every1 else as well to make the odds seem fairer.

F*** you Sega, I hope you regret what you're doing.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:36 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Ross123 Calm down. For all we know it was Kate's decision not to return.
said at 9:38 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Nightmare Crusher It was???
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:01 AM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Ross123 I'm saying we don't know who's decision it was. Maybe it was Sega's, maybe Kate's. There's no need to demonize Sega.
said at 4:35 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Well technically there is since they replace their VAs when they want to stay. The original cast & the 4Kids cast both suffered the same fate. Also Sega tried to fire the original cast in secret. I don't care that it happened away back in 2005, it's true. Sega are those kind of people who will do DICK things to the people that they hire.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:01 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Ross123 That's just business. Yes, it sucks, but you can't let yourself get whipped up in a frenzy when it's something that really happens quite often.
said at 12:23 PM on Mon Mar 3 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Fine I'll accept it for the time being but hopefully some1 will put Sega in their place one day.
said at 1:33 PM on Sat Mar 15 2014
@NCZ Colleen will be great!
Crystal Chaotix 3
said at 9:58 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Christopher Welch: This isn't very fair considering he's voicing Tails as a 4-year-old. When it comes to that he's actually more then qualified to be his voice honestly. But obviously this voice isn't going to work for the 8-year-old Tails of the games. Still, he sounds great.

Bradley Pierce: I never watched SatAM all the way through but hearing his voice here, I get Christopher Welch but a little bit older. You know, if they wanted to do this thing where Tails was starting off super young and got older, these voices would be perfect, I gotta say. Still, not right for Tails as an 8-year-old of course.

Lainie Frasier: I can be understanding of how stuffy and bad this voice sounds considering the circumstances behind where the voice actors of the OVA originate from. Still, it's not in the running at all.

Corey Bringas: His boy voice sounds great. It does sound like Tails at the age of 8. Problem comes in when it hits the acting part of voice acting. I can't give him too high of a mark for it honestly.

William Corkery: He sounds like he dived back in years after Adventure 2. Not only that but his words sound so broken. I can't really defend this. It doesn't sound good at all. No offense to this kid of course. He actually does do a decent enough job in the acting part I suppose. Hard to tell with this voice though.

Amy Palant: I remember defending Amy Palant way back when. I don't do that now since we now have Kate. I was never on the boat that said Tails sounded like a girl. It didn't exactly sound like a traditional boy either though, which is odd. My problem culminated with her when she did Sonic 06 and made Tails scream every word he said. It was so jarring going into Unleashed and hearing her strain herself to try and keep quiet. It must have hurt her voice to try and do the Tails voice or something. I dunno.

Christopher Turner: Sounds like 4-year-old Tails. And a good actor too. Better then William actually.

Connor Bringas: He's gone back from Sonic Adventure in the acting department. The voice itself is fine but I also like the Sonic Adventure voice better too. Hmm.

Kate Higgins: Without a doubt the best voice Tails has ever had. The whole thing with Tails always being voiced by a new boy was going to lead into problems obviously, and it did. The switch to Amy was okay for a bit but she really wasn't ideal as Tails. I can't believe it took until 2010 for Tails to get a respectively well acted voice that also sounds like a boy his age would sound. Fantastic.
said at 8:32 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
 1 Shout Out!
1-: Kate Higgins: The perfect Tails voice, and the only truly good game voice he's ever had IMO. She really captures his intellect and youth the best, and actually has the acting chops. If there's one VA that must never be replaced from the current cast, it's her.
2-:Christopher Welch and Bradley Pierce: They aren't really versions of Tails I'm well familiar with, and they're voicing really childish versions, but they work well for their respective performances.
3-:Connor Bringas: The voice is certainly age appropiate, but it sounds like he graduated from the Jake Lloyd school of acting if you know what I mean XD. Fitting voice, but it really sounds like he's just reading from the script most of the time.
4-: Amy Palant: I'm sorry but she never grew on me as the character. She always sounded way too high pitched and a lot of her acting came off as really awkward, especially when she was screaming. Still, she did alright and sounded somewhat fitting in Sonic X and Unleashed, but that's about it.
5-: Corey Bringas: Sounds a little like his younger brother, but he sounded too old and deep, plus the acting was even more forced.
6-: Laine Fraiser: Really annoying and sounds stuffed up, but she kind of sorta reminds me of Dexter at some points (am I the only one that hears traces of it?)
7-: William Corkery: Like Laine, it's as if he as a cold, but he's somehow even more babyish sounding than Laine. Easily a big step down from Connor.
said at 4:41 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
Christopher Evan Welch was sounded amazing for one of the boys. I was shocked to hear that he recently passed away. R.I.P. Mr.Welch.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@TrueMyriad The Christopher Welch who died and the one who played Tails are different people.
said at 9:43 AM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@Nightmare Crusher really? Then the guy who was the one who was credited for Tails this whole time isn't even the real deal? Now I know, but still, R.I.P. Christopher Welch.
said at 9:45 AM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:47 AM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Actually, the one who voiced Tails is currently 31, where as the one who died was 48, so how was there any confusion?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:59 AM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@TrueMyriad Because no one knows anything about the Chris Welch who voiced Tails, except for claims about how old he is.
said at 2:42 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I bet any money some1 knows who and where Chris is. I'm guessing he left the voice acting business to have a quiet peaceful life in a small town or something. It might explain why the other Chris got credit for his role as Tails. That's just my guess work.
said at 5:22 PM on Tue Apr 15 2014
@Ross123 Here's an article that helps clear many things up, from the REAL Chris Welch:
said at 2:28 PM on Thu Apr 17 2014
@BlueSkySlash It appears hisfull name is Chris Stephen Welsh who was mainly in adverts (commercials) and that he stopped acting at 13. He is now a sales rep for a food distributer in Vancouver.

Thanks for that link. Much appreciated.
said at 2:55 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
 1 Shout Out!
TV show boys: They did great. They made tails sound like a natural kid. Nice start.

The Bringas brothers: same thing, but it can feel weird at times, but that barely happens to me.

William Corkery: Ok, WHAT HAPPENED!!! This boy makes tails sound like a stupid 2 year old with a cold (no offence). I wish I could consider him the worst, but no. That honor goes to...


Amy Palant: She makes him sound like a girl in sonic X, shadow, & sonic 06, but she did improve, especially in Unleashed. Major improvement, but not enough to make me like her.

So you might know what I think about...
Kate Higgins: Now this is perfect. She gives tails a voice that doesn't make me cringe, and makes tails finally sound like a boy again.

It's pretty obvious that I'm voting for Kate Higgens
said at 5:45 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@austinslashlavaboy I don't see how Amy made Tails sound like a girl. It sounded like a spiteful comment that went too far (not saying that to hamper you)
said at 3:45 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@Adjeras why would you not notice it?
said at 5:20 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@austinslashlavaboy She sounded more strained, not girly. I get the feeling that complaint was made because certain fans were upset that a woman was playing Tails.
said at 5:46 PM on Sun Mar 16 2014
update: I've heard that colleen villiard will be voicing tails in sonic boom and I'm upset that they're replacing an already perf-

*watches B.T.S of sonic boom*

WOW! I can't believe it. She sounds almost EXACTLY like Kate Higgins. OK when she gets on the list, i'm changing my vote because she might be better than Higgins.
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Mar 23 2014
@austinslashlavaboy ok I changed my mind. she has a great voice, but the enthusiasm is as much as a show like Dora or Yo Gabba Gabba (I regret mentioning those shows.)
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
If they absolutely have to recast Tails, I think Tara Strong would be a more than worthy successor to Kate Higgins.
said at 5:41 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
The boys: Okay, I don't get why getting boys for characters was such a great idea. They're undertrained and they can't be kept forever.
Amy Palant: I think people are overrexaggerating her performance. She sounded fine to me.
Kate Higgins: But my vote goes to this one. She perfected the voice.
said at 10:02 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
1. Bradley Pierce (Chip as Tails? YES PLEASE!)
2. Kate Higgins (Does a very convincing and fitting take)
3. Corey Bringas (Very natural in the role)
4. Christopher Turner (He's okay.)
5. Connor Bringas (Good voice, weak acting)
6. Christopher Evan Welch (More annoying than endearing)
7. Amy Palant (Incredibly flat voice acting
8. William Corkery (Sounds more babyish than boyish)
9. Lainie Frasier (GAH, MY EARS!)
said at 11:58 AM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Heard Amy Palants other performances, so now I put her at 4, before Turner.
said at 12:21 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Even today, I think Corey's my favorite voice for Tails. Authentic 8 year old sounding boy for a 8 year old character. Same for William Corkery, but not as much love since it was a bit too young so it was like a step back after the first two games. Conner Bringas had an ok voice for the character age wise, but his delivery just felt choppy. But Kate's doing really well with the character now. Aside for the nostalgia love I have for Corey Bringas' take on Tails, she's the best
said at 8:15 PM on Fri Sep 13 2013
I'm only gonna compare the voices from the games

I think Kate is, by far, the best Tails we've gotten and I hope she still voices Tails in the future
said at 10:02 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
 1 Shout Out!
1. Connor Bringas- a cool voice, which fits Tails.
2. Kate Higgins- Kate, you aren't a voice actor for Tails, you ARE Tails. I hope you'll voice him for a very long time.
3. Corey Bringas- Not too bad. But there still are some bugs.
4. Christopher Evan Welch- Good. I like it. But still not so good as Connor.
5. Amy Palant- Calm down! Calm down! I mean it! Calm down!
6. Bradley Pierce- Hm... Not so good as is Amy. But is still good.
7. Christopher Turner- I've heard it only once, so i can't rate it very good.
8. Lainie Fraisier- UGH! Is this Tails OK? NO! Lainie, you just failed your job.
9. William Corkery- William, William, William. You are a bad actor, like all Corkerys. With William's voice, Tails sounds like he has a bad cold, or stuffed nose, it is nasal and weird. So, WILLIAM CORKERY, NEVER VOICE TAILS AGAIN!
said at 5:17 PM on Fri Aug 16 2013
All of them, with the exception of William Corkery, are awesome. I think the best child actor who would fit Tails perfectly would be Zach Callison, and the next best voice actress who would fit Tail, besides Kate Higgins, would be Wendee Lee.
said at 7:44 PM on Mon Aug 5 2013
I'll just add a little example on how the producers have final say and if they want to fire someone or replace someone they can do it with a snap of the finger:

Take Sarah Wulfeck for example, who voiced Cream the Rabbit. She was fired without prior warning and replaced by Rebecca Honig.

Another example would be:

The character Amy Rose from the series now sounds nothing like her original persona. Which is ironic because the producers wanted the characters voice to change, which concludes that they basically have the final say on how they want the voices to change. At least Nintendo keep their leading lady Peach's voice the same.
said at 7:33 PM on Mon Aug 5 2013
Corey Bringas was the first person to voice tails in Sonic Adventure 1999 then again in Sonic Shuffle 2000. But by 2001 he was replaced by his brother Connor Bringas. It's probably hard to keep boys voicing the character due to the changes in their voices. I personally think when Tails actually has a boy doing his voice it brings him more out in character, probably due my memory of sonic american cartoon series 1993.
I'm only going to put Tails current voices in my + order, meaning only the people who can still do his voice.

1. Kate Higgins is probably my number one choice for Tails. Her voice sounds very smooth and easy to listen to.

2. Amy Palant did a great job filling in for tails in the Sonic Riders era-??? No idea why she was replaced. I did get a insight in the whole voice acting for Sega "America" "Sonic Series" they tell the voice actors how they want the voices to be and they choose how they want the voice to sound.
said at 3:07 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Christopher E W, Christopher T & Bradley are really good.

Lainie just sucks really so does William.

Corey was ok so is Connor.

Amy & Kate are my favs.
said at 3:46 AM on Sun Jun 8 2014
I noticed that I Amy & Kate the wrong way round. Kate is who I voted for just in case anyone got confused.
Shiny Raticate
said at 1:58 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
Every single actor that did Tails when they were a child was unique and wonderful in their own way. I loved them all, and I can't choose.
Amy... Eh... That one was tolerable, just not my all time favorite.
Kate Higgins is doing a great job as Tails currently, and I hope she keeps it up!
said at 11:33 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Kate Higgins for the win!
said at 1:58 PM on Sun Jun 16 2013
After listening to Kate properly, she isn't that bad. She doesn't sound girly at all, the change from Amy Palent was just jarring that'd all.
Anyway none of these Voice actors are perfect but Kate, Conner, Corey and Chris.
said at 2:00 PM on Sun Jun 16 2013
Are my favourites Lol! xD
said at 3:53 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
I'll just share my thoughts on each individual VA.

Christopher Evan Welch: Surprisingly good acting for a child VA. He sounds appropriate for the age, and pulls off his lines well.

Bradley Pierce: Kind of sounds like Christopher, but with less material to work with. Good as well.

Laine Frasier: Really don't like her voice for Tails. Way to nasally.

Chris Turner: It's decent. Again, it's fitting, and the acting is fine, but I need to hear more in order to make a solid judgement.

Corey Bringas: A fitting voice, but his acting sounds really forced.

Connor Bringas: He sounds like his brother, but a little more high pitched. He delivers the most fitting Tails voice next to Kate Higgins. Shame, he would be my favorite if he didn't sound like he was reading from the script.

William Corkery: Ugh, my least favorite next to Laine Fraiser. The voice is incredibly high pitched, the acting is forced, and he sounds like he has a cold.

Amy Palant: She's got the acting chops, but she really doesn't sound like a boy. Props to her making Tails sound a bit geeky, but the voice itself is way to high pitched.

Kate Higgins: My favorite! She sounds like an 8 year old boy, makes Tails sound like a geeky tech wizard, and actually knows how to act in order to compliment those two attributes! I hope she voices the part for a very long time.
said at 4:50 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
Amy Palant's voice on Tails is my all time favorite~
Although I do love all of the voices, I really love the cute voice Ms.Palant does!
said at 5:18 PM on Fri Aug 16 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 They are really good, but I think if any young boy can voice Tails with pride and justice, it would be Zach Callison.
said at 6:45 AM on Fri May 31 2013
my order..

1- Kate Higgins- stuck between her and Amy Palent but Kate's voice makes him sound more like a cute little boy than Amy. It sounds natural and just fits his character in my opinion.

2- Amy Palant- not sure if this is because she voiced him for such a long time or not. She does make him sound too much of a girl at times but there's just something about her interpretation that i like. The longer she voiced Tails, the more she improved and she had a really good performance.

3-Corey Bringas- loved his voice for Tails! him and Connor are by far the best male VA's for Tails in my opinion! Corey is just that bit better though because he sounds more natural and really delivered the lines well!

4- Connor Bringas- Obviously the next one on the list! He makes Tails sound his age (as well as Corey) and i couldn't help but like his work because of this. His voice also fitted Tails' character really well.

5-Bradley Pierce- What can i say? his voice was so adorable! it fitted Tails' character at the time, obviously it wouldn't anymore since he's older now, but in my opinion, i enjoyed listening to Bradley more than the other 1990's animations.

6- Christopher Evan Welch- I can imagine he was such a cute little voice actor at the time! He's close to Bradley for me but it sounded a bit too over the top in comparison. That's not necessarily bad though.

7- Christopher Turner- Can't really criticize him since im sure he was only a cover for Walch, but, comparing them, he didn't have the same touch as Walch did.

8-William Corkery- I'm not too keen on William's interpretation... I don't think it was a good idea to go from someone like Corey and Connor Bringas who made Tails sound his age, to William who made him sound about 5 years younger either. Not to mention him sounding like he always had a cold... If he voiced him in something like Sonic Satam, then it would be okay, but it didn't fit him... Don't get me wrong, he did okay for games like Sonic Battle and Sonic Advance where we only heard sounds, but that's about it.

9-Lainie Fraisier- Okay, so i'm not usually mean about voice acting but Lainie is by far the WORST Tails possible! annoying to listen to, incredibly naisily and just so unfitting it's untrue! No wonder Sonic in that movie got irritated by his voice! Mind you, none of the cast in that movie were right were they? let's be serious...
said at 3:42 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@donniegirl12 I agree. But I don;t see how Amy made Tails sound like a girl. Maybe that generalization came from people who refuse to let go of the past (not referring to anyone here)
said at 1:30 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
all the females ((higgins being the best IMO)) seems to do a great job.

i personally dont mind the young boys playing the character back when they were..well young.. but my only issue was some of them really lacked the emotion needed for a FANTASTIC proformance.. but the again they were just kids back at the time so i cant necessarily blame it on the acting XD
said at 3:55 AM on Thu Apr 18 2013
Kate Higgins voice can really gets on my nerves lately...
So new list (sadly no edit)
1 Amy Palant/Connor Brings
2 Kate Higgins
3 Bradley Pierce
4 Christopher Evan Welch
5 Lainie Frasier
6 Christopher Turner
7 William Corkery
8 Correy Bringas- Still very annoying
said at 4:37 PM on Sun Mar 31 2013
 1 Shout Out!
My personal top 4 would have to be Connor Bringas, Kate Higgins, Bradley Pierce, and Amy Palant. The rest were okay.

But really, Connor would have to be my favorite. Yeah, he didn't really stretch the voice but I feel he could've gotten better with a better written script. I just like it when Tails sounded more like a boy but I can understand why they would have a female VA for him and with that, I give it to Kate Higgins. Amy Palant was alright but I personally didn't really care for Tails' voice in Sonic X but this could be because I was so used to Connor.

Still, Tails is one of the most iconic Sonic characters and it's nice they've kept him.
said at 9:51 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Gotta agree with the masses here, either Kate Higgins or Amy Palant.
said at 10:14 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
Kate higgins easily won my vote. Most of these actors either have a voice that isn't very fitting for the character ( laine, william, or amy) or just sound like they're reading from the script( corey and connor.) I like bradley and christopher welch a lot for capturing tails' youthful essence, but kate managed to sound youthful and intelligent, while having the best acting out of all the performers.
said at 3:34 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Although I liked it back when Tails was actually voiced by a kid, it makes a lot more sense to cast a woman who can sound like a boy. She can continue doing that voice much longer. That said, I'll go with Kate Higgins.
said at 6:38 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Connor and William were awesome as Tails. Everyone else is okay.
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@SpongeBat1 Except Lainie, she makes Tails sound like he has a cold.
said at 5:19 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
1- For me, William didn't play as Tails, he WAS Tails! He was so cute and energetic yet annoying in that cutesy way little kids are. My favorite part from Heroes had to have been when the team is getting chased by the wheels in Ocean Palace and Tails screams "Ah! There are two rocks now!" That makes me laugh every time XD. I really love how animated his voice is as well, kind of sounding like Fievel from An American Tail or something.

2- Connor and Kate were really good, too. I'm a huge FMA fan so I love how much Connor sound like Alphonse and for a woman Kate really knows how to make Tails sound like a boy. The only real problem is I just found them kind of bland, not so much that I didn't like them but enough to make me think it wouldn't be fun to have an adventure with them. Hell, most of the time it sounds like all they do is speak their lines, not act them out. Idk, maybe stiff writing is what holds them back, but I still like them. It may be too late for Connor, but with more time I think Kate will loosen up and fit the role better.

3- To be honest I think Amy acted out the part better than Connor and Kate. She was more lively and engaging, much like Will, but also had this quirky charm about her reminiscent of Dana Hill's Max Goof (why do I keep comparing Tails' voices to other things?) I only have one nag with her, and it's sort of a big nag, her voice. I'm sorry, I just can't back up this girly voice. I understand boys are typically high pitched, but this is over doing it. Amy Birnbaum would've probably been a better casting choice on 4kids part, but I still liked Palant's take for what it's worth.

4- As for Corey, I think he gave Tails a genuine "boy next door" approach which worked for the most part. I just didn't find him as memorable as the other four (Well, except that opening scene in SA where he does the fakest scream I've ever heard. lol so hilarious)
said at 11:06 PM on Wed Jan 2 2013
all of the actors did good jobs at making Tails sound smart but also have the childlike quality to his sentences and voice. Evan Walch is my favorite of the Western TV versions of tails, Palant is my favorite of the anime versions of tails with good dialogue in the games as well and Higgins is my favorite of the Video Game versions because she does a mix of both the TV versions of tails and the game versions, not to mention, is the first time Tails has sounded like a boy in several years so I'll go with her
said at 11:26 PM on Thu Nov 22 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
1- Connor to me was great. There were times when it sounded like he was reading from his script but I didn't mind it. He sounded nerdy, ambitious, and overall invested in the adventure.

2- Bradley totally fit the little brother role in SatAm. I'd expect nothing less from the kid who played Chip.

3- I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard Kate because I thought Sega decided to go back to hiring boys when I heard Tails in Colors. Very convincing and fun to listen to!

4- I'm fully aware I'm in the minority on this but I like Will. I've heard child voice acting based around nepotism in the past and believe me, I've heard the worst. These fall under the categories of incredibly robotic and wooden, or shouting every line of dialogue given to them. Luckily Will never hit these categories to me. He emoted when he needed to and didn't just scream all of his lines obnoxiously. To me he just sounded adorable and very much like a little brother. I wish he could've had the chance to redeem himself to the fanbase in more games. He's pretty underrated if you ask me.

5- Both Chris's were equally engaging in their roles, just not as memorable as the ones above.

6- I like Corey's voice, I just hate his acting. All he did was scream all of his lines and playing through his story on SA1 got really old, really fast!

7- To Amy's credit she was subtle. What really holds her back is her acting is the equivalent of storybook reading to a kindergarten class, constantly talking down to her audience with little to no regard for their intelligence (though to be fair, most of 4kids does that). Another thing is her voice was too soft, making Tails sound uncomfortably feminine and nearly every scene with him and Sonic sound a little homoerotic. In all, I'm not a fan.

8- Lainie was too nasally for my taste and constantly shouted her lines throughout the OVA. I'm guessing no one taught her and Corey subtlety when directing them. Is it me or did she sound like Chuckie Finster?
said at 10:47 PM on Fri Sep 28 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I'm going to skip the young boys voice actors since its not really fair to judge them since they only have one role and their voices should be different by now. I will say that out of the three, Connor is my favorite and I'm going to leave it at that.

Amy makes Tails sounds too much like a girl at first, my nephew thought that Tails was a girl at first and I had to explain it in great detail why Tails is a guy. She has deepen Tail's voice and I think perfected it on Unleashed but it was a little too late for her.

Kate is my favorite out of all the videogame voice actors. Normally, you can detect a bit of a girlish sound when women do a boy's voice but Kate does a good job making it sound like an actual boy. Her acting is good as well, really makes Tails calm and smart.
said at 1:21 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
Video Game wise:

Kate Higgins and Connor Bringas are my favorite voices. Though I usually hate it when women voice boys in general, Kate does a surprisingly good job and sounds more boyish than…*sigh*…his last voice actor. Connor, imo, gave a really convincing and light hearted performance in SA2 and I only wish he could’ve voiced for more games.

William Corkery is the closest to a convincing eight year old male voice than any of the VG actors. To me he sounds cute and like he's actually trying to act and give Tails a personality. What holds him back in Sonic Heroes, though, is the terrible lines of dialogue he’s given. But you can make that case for everyone in that game.

Corey Bringas sounded too old and really obnoxious like he wasn't even trying to act.

Amy Palant made one of my favorite characters sound bland, whiny, and very gay. For Unleashed she did a very poor mans imitation of Veronica Taylor which, by the way, she didn't even bother to stick with in Black Knight (Thank God her role was really small, though). Palant, I'm sure you're a nice lady, but just stick to psychotherapy and leave acting to the actors.

Animation wise:
Bradley Pierce definitely fit the little brother role perfectly. Loved him in SatAm!

Christopher Turner and Christopher Evan Welch are equally good. No complaints.

I already explained my views on Amy and someone please give Lainie Frasier some Theraflu before you put her behind a recording booth!
said at 11:23 PM on Tue Oct 16 2012
@Edork42 On second thought, after listening to him in Sonic Shuffle, Corey really wasn't that bad. He sounded way better than his SA1 performance despite still sounding pretty old. He may be a notch better than Will.
said at 1:01 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
 1 Shout Out!
My faves are Pierce, Conner Bringas, and Higgins
said at 11:47 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
My ranks for Tails....

# 1 - Kate Higgins.
# 2 - Amy Palant.
# 3 - Corey Bringas.
# 4 - Connor Bringas.
# 5 - Bradley Pierce
# 6 - Christopher Turner.
# 7 - Christopher Evan Welch.
# 8 - William Corkery.
# 9 - Lainie Frasier.
said at 10:46 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
i love kate higgins beacause she is calm but a little girly and perfect for tails
said at 10:30 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
Corey Bringas and Christopher Turner were by far my favorite voices for Tails!
said at 4:16 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
Amy Palant was the best Tails voice to me.
said at 8:41 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
1. Kate Higgins
2. Amy Palent
3. Connor Bringas
4. Bradley Pierce
5. Christopher Evan Walch
6. Christopher Turner
7. William Corkery
8. Lainie Fraser
9. Corey Bringas
said at 12:30 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
10 Amy Platant-The only time I heard her was in Sonic Unleashed though(did not reach that far in Shadow the Hedgehog)
2 Kate Higgins
3 Connor Bringas
4 Bradley Pierce
5 Christopher Evan Welch
6 Lainie Frasier
7 Christopher Turner
8 William Corkery
9 Correy Bringas-Can't stand his voice when I was on Sonic Adventures, still can't stand it
said at 6:39 AM on Tue Jul 17 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Katy Higgins 'nuff said
said at 11:37 PM on Thu Jul 12 2012
Did I say Corey? I meant Connor.
said at 11:32 PM on Thu Jul 12 2012
I like Corey's best, Lainie's was sooo nasal, Amy's sounded like Ash Ketchum, and Chris W.'s sounded girly.
said at 9:05 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
I never really watched any of the sonic tv series growing up. I mainly stuck to the games. And the Sonic Adventure series (the first two) were my favorite of all the sonic games. I found Tail's voice extremely cute in both games, and it fit his character very well, but I was not a fan of the raspy voice he got in Sonic Heroes all the way through. I also find it interesting how the voice actors from Sonic Adventure 1 and Sonic Adventure 2 have the same last names. Are the brothers/cousins/etc?
said at 8:35 PM on Tue Aug 21 2012
@Zylphia They're brothers.
said at 5:07 AM on Thu May 10 2012
The problem with boys is that they grow up and there voices change. The females voices stay the same forever. I'm suprised that Amy Palant wasn't hired to do the voice-over for sonic colors.
said at 9:11 PM on Wed May 9 2012
Amy Palant suits tails the best. Kate Higgins tries a bit too hard to act tails. she tries to make it sound like they never swapped the other VA of tails. I think that if she dosen't try too hard, then she would be just fine.
Lainie Frasier is one of my favorite VA for tails as well. If they made a sonic video game where tails just had a few lines, then she would be the perfect fit.
William Corkery is an okay voice for tails, but he makes tails sounds like he has a stuffed up nose. He would also be a great tails if he just had a few lines.
Corey Bringas makes a great tails, but he makes him sound a little older than he's supposed to be. He's still great though.
Out of all of the VA's that I chose, I would have to say that Amy Palant is No.1 out of my top 5. Lianie 2nd, Kate 3rd, William 4th, & Corey 5th. And these are my top 5 VA's who I think are the most suited for tails.
said at 4:52 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
I never liked the really kiddish voices like Chris T., Bradley, Corey, Chris EW., and Connor. I think Lainie''s voice for Tails in Sonic OVA was pretty unique, though it did sound too much like a real kid. Kate Higgins is really good but the very best voice is Amy Palant. End of story.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:34 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
@LivChan45 What's so bad about Tails being played by a real kid?
said at 1:36 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
@NCZ It's not like I hate it, but I never liked the real kid's voice for some reason. I always liked that kind of voice played by a girl I guess...
said at 9:46 PM on Wed Apr 25 2012
@LivChan45 I feel the same with some roles! With Tails, I think he benefited best by a woman voice actor, since the acting is usually better with an adult rather than a child, but sometimes the child can be a good fit, take zach tyler eisen, he was young when he did Aang, but his acting was above average than most kids.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:28 AM on Thu Apr 26 2012
I can live with a female voice, but I always like hearing the sound of a real kid. It makes things seem more genuine. Still, the quality of the acting depends on who the actor is and direction so it is ultimately be case-by-case (plus, I can't deny that some women can do convincing boy voices, like Nancy Cartwright or Elizabeth Daily).

For example, Corey had a good voice, but the acting and direction could've been better (the way Adventure was dubbed wasn't the best, which was probably a factor). Bradley Pierce, on the other hand, had better direction and brought in a stronger performance.

Unfortunately, Kate, Lainie, and Amy just don't do it for me. None of them seem to have both the voice and acting down. Kate's doesn't sound convincing at all despite her acting, Lainie sounds like she has a cold, and Amy's is too grating. There probably is a female VA who can do Tails justice, but at this moment, though, I think hiring real children suits him better.
said at 11:58 AM on Fri Apr 27 2012
@NCZ I agree for the most part. While I like Kate as a voice actress, I also think she isnt too convincing for tails, it just doesnt click for me.

And granted, while I like Amy best, some of her appearances she did sound a tad-babyish and high pitch, but one thing I liked about her as tails, is when she laughed, it was a cute and convincing laugh for a child, something I noted once earlier that Kate so far hasnt been able to do.

On a side note, where did all the Kate votes come from?! They came out of nowhere lmao
said at 2:32 PM on Fri Mar 30 2012
I really like Connor Bringas, but since he got replaces because of voice change. I go with Amy and Kate. Only problem with Kate is that when I hear her, I'm gonna think of Sakura!-_-
said at 6:16 PM on Sun Apr 1 2012
@WizzleWaySpinz He got replaced because he couldn't sound like an 8 year old anymore when they were recording Heroes.
said at 4:22 PM on Tue Mar 20 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Kate for the Video Game Voice and Christopher Evan Welch's is adorable
said at 8:28 PM on Fri Feb 10 2012
 1 Shout Out!
amy palant sounded girly, especially in sonic unleashed(you might think opposite of mine)
said at 3:38 PM on Tue Feb 7 2012
Here's my opinion on every voice actor:
Christopher Evan Welch, Bradley Pierce, Chris Turner - They're all pretty good. I can't decide which one is better.
Lainie Frasier - Not that good. She makes him sound like he has a cold.
Corey Bringas - Voice is good. Acting is bad. In Sonic Shuffle, he sounds like he's shouting.
Connor Bringas - Acting is better. But, still not as good as it should be.
William Corkerly - Definitely not as bad as Lainie Fraiser. But, could of been better. BTW he was ten when he did the voice in Sonic Heroes.
Amy Palant - She's not the worst Tails VA. But, she's definitely not the best IMO. She made Tails sound like a girl. She did sound better in Sonic Unleashed. In Sonic and the Black Kinght, she felt mixed to me. She's not as bad as I thought she was when I first heard her. But, I don't think she should come back.
Kate Higgins - Best Tails VA in my opinion. She actually makes Tails sound like a boy and the acting is good too. I also enjoyed her voice for Classic Tails in Sonic Generations. I hope SEGA keeps her around for a long time.
said at 3:38 PM on Tue Feb 7 2012
Here's my opinion on every voice actor:
Christopher Evan Welch, Bradley Pierce, Chris Turner - They're all pretty good. I can't decide which one is better.
Lainie Frasier - Not that good. She makes him sound like he has a cold.
Corey Bringas - Voice is good. Acting is bad. In Sonic Shuffle, he sounds like he's shouting.
Connor Bringas - Acting is better. But, still not as good as it should be.
William Corkerly - Definitely not as bad as Lainie Fraiser. But, could of been better. BTW he was ten when he did the voice in Sonic Heroes.
Amy Palant - She's not the worst Tails VA. But, she's definitely not the best IMO. She made Tails sound like a girl. She did sound better in Sonic Unleashed. In Sonic and the Black Kinght, she felt mixed to me. She's not as bad as I thought she was when I first heard her. But, I don't think she should come back.
Kate Higgins - Best Tails VA in my opinion. She actually makes Tails sound like a boy and the acting is good too. I also enjoyed her voice for Classic Tails in Sonic Generations. I hope SEGA keeps her around for a long time.
said at 12:19 AM on Sat Feb 4 2012
cons with corey
1. hes too old
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Feb 4 2012
1:Not a girl
said at 1:12 PM on Sat Jan 28 2012
My favorites are Amy, Kate and Conner.

If I had to vote I'd go for Amy, Kate sounds a little too girly for me, just a little.

Unfortunately I didn't really hear much of Conner because of the loud music but he sounds Pretty good to me.
said at 5:26 AM on Fri Jan 20 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Amy was good but she has that roughness added to Tails' voice that would make it sound too identical to Chris' voice in Sonic X. Anyone who'd watch the show would come across thinking that at least once. Not that it's a big deal, but I feel that there's a little too much roughness to it. Even though there are a lot of voice actors for Tails, it was pretty easy on whose was better.
About half of these acters were just terrible. Meaning the Bringas bros., Corkery, and Frasier.
Welch, Pierce, and Turner does not fit into age.
Kate needs a small amount of work on sounding more boyish but I like her the best.
said at 9:17 PM on Wed Dec 28 2011
I think Amy's tails is more lively, more age-appropriate, plus he just sounds cuter with Amy's voice. Amy's laughs for Tails are cool too! XD Best tails in my opinion! =D
said at 5:17 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
 1 Shout Out!
i'm surprised that Conner Bringas was loved that much. i mean if his acting was more brushed up, he would have surpassed Kate Higgins. for me- I think Kate's the best, but i love Conner's performance. so, to me, he won.
said at 6:39 PM on Thu Nov 24 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Connor Bringas is what i feel was best

1 actually sounded like a boy with no... lisp or other accent or stuffed up nose...
2 put good amount of effort into tails to make him come alive
3 was just fitting to me
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Nov 16 2011
Ho' boy, a lot of voices here...
Christopher Evan Welch - The voice he used was pretty good, the acting on the other hand...
Bradley Pierce - Pretty great; then again, I expect no less than that, given that he voiced Chip in "Beauty and the Beast".
Christopher Turner - He does a good imitation of Welch... and has better acting!
Lainie Fraiser - Kind of corny, like all of the other VAs... not saying that's a bad thing, but it's kind of weird that she makes Tails sound like has a cold throughout the entire movie.
Corey & Connor Bringas - Good voice, bad acting.
William Corkery - He sounds a bit too young IMO, but his acting is good.
Amy Palant - Her acting was pretty good, but she only sounded like a boy in Sonic Unleashed.
Kate Higgins - She does a good job at making Tails sound intelligent; she's my favorite out of the female VAs.
Belial Edge
said at 2:32 AM on Sun Nov 20 2011
@RabidSonicFan And they say "Tails ALWAYS sounds like a girl." XP

God HE'S A LITTLE BOY, STOP COMPLAINING FLASH ANIMATORS. No industry's able to get a real little boy to voice someone like that ALL THE TIME!
said at 11:08 PM on Mon Nov 14 2011
Its a toss up between Amy Palant and Bradley Pierce. Palant fitted the character well and sounded a bit more mature which is good considering Tails should be older in the newer games while Pierce sounded a bit more younger.
said at 10:12 AM on Fri Nov 4 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Tough one here, real tough, maybe I'll vote after a top, for number, 1....I'm very tempted to say..

1. Kate Higgins- Alright, yes the voice she uses is kinda girly, really Sakura like, but still, she is one of the very very few here that's a fully competent actress, and she voices Tails masterfully from an acting perspective, and to me that's the most important thing.

2. Bradley Pierce- There were a lot of experiments with male VAs voicing Tails, and back in the 90s cartoons they were mostly faliures. Bradley really stands out to me because the voice he used fit Tails perfectly, and he was pretty good in acting him out. The only reason I gave Kate number 1 and not him was that he had a far easier gig, as Tails really played no bigger role in Sonic the Hedgehog SatAm than that of the adorable little kid, and it's an easier role to play for a cute little baby fox than they get in the game, and Kate seems to be better at acting him out.

3. Corey Bringas- Alright, I'll admit he's ot quite as talented and actor as the latter 2, but from here on down none of them in particular are. Out of all the actual little boys they used for Tails I think he acts him best. I also think he put out the best voice for Tails, despite the fact that his mic didn't seem to be that good, but this is a contest of voice acting not budget. So to me that makes him a distant third, and the voice gives him a nice tie breaker over...

4. Amy Palant- As I said, she isn't the best at acting, bt nobody from here down are, as far as the 4Kids era VAs go, she's one of the more tolerable ones. The voice she used for Tails was pretty good, and she was an almost toleralble actress at times, so I'll give her 4, I really thought about giving her 3, but all in all I liked Corey's performance better.

5. Christopher Turner- Although he only voiced Tails in the christmas special, I was prett impressed by him. He acted Tails really well, and voice was great too. He'd be higher on this list, #3 at least, but I can't really place him too too high, because he was only in a 30 minute special. If this were a just world he would have been the voice of Tails in the whole AoStH series at least.

6. Connor Bringas- One thing I'll say is, he had potential. The voice (which sounds a whole lot like Aaron Dismuke to me) was great, but his acting performance was not. I think he would have gotten better if he had the opprotunity, but that's the problem with usung kids, they et older, and perhaps that's what happened. But you did see his acting potential in flashes throughout Sonic Adventure 2.

7. Chrisopher Evan Welch- The voice he used was okay, his acting wasn't. Thankfully AoStH isn't taken too seriously so backlash is minimal.

8. William Corkery- He actually put on a far better acting performance in my mind than CE Welch and Connor, problem is...and I've tried to be objective up to this point, but I'm sure my opinion is shared by some here when I say HE'S ****ING ANNOYING!!!

9. Lainie Frasier- Now I grew up with Sonic the Movie, in fact I was at that right age where I experienced all of the animated series in amouts, but even so, Lainie Frazier, is more annoying than William Corkery, and she's not a good actress here, so she earns her spot on the ass end well.
said at 11:56 PM on Wed Jun 6 2012
@PusoPimp Wow, You're pretty mean. First of all, You do not know what you're talking about. Second of all, Most people find this really offensive and WRONG especially if they are either related to one of these VA's, Great friends with them, or if they are one of these VA's. Third of all, NO ONE SHOULD BULLY OTHERS BEHIND THEIR BACKS! and Fourth of all, The last two VA's that you insulted are the MOST OFFENSIVE out of all of them! You should not talk about others that way. If you want to pick on someone then go pick on yourself and think of how WRONG this is. Not Cool Dude...
said at 5:18 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@tailz Hate to start flame wars here, hope this doesn't become one, especially since it's been so long since this post and your response (don't come on very often lately). The fact is outside the bottom 2 or three I wouldn't even say any of my assessments of their performances were altogether negative much less. Either way, I would like you to enlighten me, what was so offensive? The F-Bomb, the A-Bomb, or the fact that I said they were annoying? I simply called them as I saw them, I like to think I had a fairly good idea of what I was talking about seeing as how I've heard all of their performances extensively, even went as far as to explicitly state it as being solely my opinion so as not to be confused as fact. I wouldn't really call this "behind their backs either" considering this is in fact out in the open where anybody can read it. As for picking on my self, I won't share my life story or anything here but I will say that at certain stages of life I'd done plenty of that. Given the dysfunctional mess my life has been thus far, I think fate has had a good laugh doing so as well. ;) This of coarse is a separate issue from the topic at hand.

Also a word of advice, to a rational person who is above taking things overly personally an insult can be a good thing. Perhaps there are things wrong with you that you could improve, or can even be used as motivation to get ahead in life.

Either way, if you or someone you know has actually been seriously offended FOR REAL, then I extend my apologies.
said at 1:50 PM on Fri Jul 20 2012
@PusoPimp apology accepted. :)!
Belial Edge
said at 8:38 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
Thanks to Kate Higgins and some JPN seiyuu allusions with Tails, I can't unhear Sakura Haruno from Tails and Youmu Konpaku. XP
Belial Edge
said at 8:39 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
@Belial Edge And of course, between Higgins and Palant, it's rather hard to decide. Funny in that Tails 2010 voice change is my most favorite so far.
said at 1:13 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
For retro Tails, Turner with Pierce as a close second, since they sound so similar. As for modern Tails, DEFINITELY Connor Bringas, with Corey as a close second since, again, they sound almost the same. After that Higgins and then Palant, because they didn't sound like a baby like the rest of the sorry attempts at Tails. But the fact is, once you've heard a boy do a boy's voice, it's hard to get used to a woman doing it.
said at 7:49 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
 1 Shout Out!
So I thought Corkery was bad...Then I heard Fraiser...

1:Connor Bringas - Just sounds like what an 8 year old should. Plus it sounds pretty realistic.

2: Kate Higgins- Amy palant almost got here, but I didn't like her Tails voice in Unleashed so much..Anyway, Kate does an amazing job at portraying Tails voice in this. Doesn't sound to girly, not to manly (Corey).

3. Amy Palant- Tails voice with her has just grown on me as what he sounds like. However, I didn't like all of what she did.

4.Bradley Pierce- Although I've never heard him before, he sounds phenomenal. Just sayin.

5.Corey Bringas- Tails original video game voice was great, but just doesn't compare to the other ones. But this one is the most memorable (in a good way!)

6.Both Christophers of AOSTH Tails- I really don't know much about these ones, except that they're better than the others below this..

7.William Corkery- Thanks to this guy, Tails had such a bad reputation when I was a kid. Sonic Heroes was the game that we all played and we all just thought he was stupid. Thanks William.

Lainie Frasier- I thought William Corkery sounded nasal, but GOOD GOSH is this BAD! Really!! What the crap SEGA! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?
Belial Edge
said at 8:08 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
@pro1137 Frasier huh?

Trying listening to the OVA in Japanese.
Then compare Tails' voice there to this, it's the SAME JPN VOICE:
Belial Edge
said at 5:03 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
One thing cool I thought of, though a bit irrelevant, sorry if it is....
Ever heard of Touhou and ever noticed the Koumajou Densetsu/Touhouvania series?
One of my favorite characters, Youmu Konpaku was voiced by Ryou Hirohashi in KMJ II.

And when I was on Sonic News Network, I was looking at Tails' page and found out RYOU HIROHASHI VOICED HIM IN JAPANESE EVER SINCE 2003.

Because of this, I found a lot of similarities between both Youmu and Tails(two tails, two swords, blue eyes, try their hardest, look up to someone, oriented between speed and power, etc.)

Since Sakuya Izayoi is my other favorite, I started to compare her to Sonic on blue coloer and speed theme, and Shadow on personality. Reimu Hakurei on the ohter hand also fits in with Shadow's role quite well I realized. Because of the seiyuu discovery, I CAN'T UNHEAR Youmu from Tails, and Youmu from Touhouvania 2 sounds like a 16 year old Tails imitating Hayate Ayasaki(his JPN VA, Ryouko Shiraishi even voiced Chip!). XP

When I came up with a fanlist for characters' VA, Sonic and Touhou were some of the casts included. Just to play tribute to her similarities to Tails, WOULDN'T IT BE COOL IF KATE HIGGINS COULD VOICE YOUMU IN ENGLISH?!
Belial Edge
said at 5:29 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
@Belial Edge And one more thing I forgot to mention, Yuyuko Saigyouji in KMJ II is VOICED BY HEKIRU SHIINA, WHO VOICED JPN TAILS IN THE MOVIE OVA.
said at 3:54 PM on Mon Jun 27 2011
1. Bradley Pierce - He poured his emotions into that performance
2. Conner Bringas
3. Christopher Welch - just the kind of voice for any little brother-esque sidekick
4. Kate Higgins - She actually makes him sound more boyish-ish(?) than some of the others.
5. Corey Bringas
6. Amy Palant - Sounded a bit too girly from the first times, but she got better over subsequent games.
7. William Corkery - Sounds more like he has a really bad cold
8. Chris Turner
9. Lainie Fraiser - I don't really know what direction she was going for
said at 6:11 PM on Mon Jun 13 2011
Kate Higgins, easily.
said at 1:09 PM on Wed May 25 2011
My 3 favourites are Kate, Bradley and Amy. Bradley was cool in the cartoon and I liked him a lot. Amy was awesome in Sonic X, not sure about the games since I don't own many of the '4 Kids Games' as I call them, though it sounds as if she was better in Sonic X than in Sonic Unleashed. I really liked Kate Higgins and am looking forward to hearing more of her in future Sonic games, since I think she's my favourite!
said at 12:53 PM on Sun May 15 2011
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Connor Bringas - I think he did the best voice for Tails. It sounded the most like a side-kick aspiring to be as great as his big brother-figure (Sonic).
2. Corey Bringas - His voice was a lot like his younger brother's, but wasn't quite as fitting.
3. William Corkery - Despite most people's opinions, I think he did a great job voicing Tails. He gave him a good "shuffling side-kick" voice.
4. Kate Higgins - She gives Tails a great "tech-user" voice.
5. Christopher Evan Welch - I grew up hearing this voice in the cartoon.
6. Bradley Pierce - I grew up hearing this one too. "Nuh-uh, yuck, gross!" (about Sonic and Sally's kiss)
7. Christopher Turner - I think I grew up hearing this one as well.
8. Amy Palant - I liked this voice pretty well, but it wasn't very fitting for Tails.
9. Lainie Frasier - Not be insulting or anything, but it sounded more like Tails had a cold.
said at 7:16 PM on Wed May 11 2011
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I think my favorite Tails voices are Christopher Evan Welch, Corey & Connor Bringas, and Kate Higgins.
said at 5:31 PM on Tue May 3 2011
1. Higgins
4.Bringas Con
5. Turner
6. bringas Cor
7. Frasier
8. Corkery
said at 8:42 PM on Thu May 5 2011

Where is Palant?
said at 5:02 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@Truesonic Oops!
1. Higgins
5.Bringas Con
6. Turner
7. bringas Cor
8. Frasier
9. Corkery

Thank you Truesonic!
said at 8:03 PM on Fri May 6 2011

No problem :D
said at 6:37 PM on Mon Mar 21 2011
Here's my preference:

1. Kate Higgins

She was a very good choice to voice Tails. She gives Tails the boyish tone that was needed for quite a while. That being said, it does sound like she kinda forced her voice to be as boyish as possible, thus not giving the actual voice enough range. But she might warm up for the role, so I'm willing to give her time. I'll look forward to hearing her in the future games.

2. Bradley Pierce:

Back when he was a child, Bradley had such a cute voice, so it made sense that he was casted to do Tails' voice in SATAM. I have no complaints on his voice, but it's not really a voice I ideally prefer. This is mostly due to the fact that he makes Tails sound a little younger that I would expect from an 8 year old character. That's just me though, and he did a good job on Tails overall.

3. Connor Bringas

Apparently, he was the one who did Tails' voice in Sonic Adventure 2, rather than his older brother Corey Bringas. I give Connor props for giving Tails a proper, organic boy voice. Out of all the males that did Tails' voice in the past, Connor was my favorite based on the tone and feel. However, like some of the other actors in SA2, his acting was a little weak, and he sometimes delivered his lines in a very strange way. But I put him fairly high on my list because he had the best voice in my opinion.

4. Christopher Evan Welch

He was a decent Tails voice. Like Bradley, his voice was pretty cute too, but to me this voice wasn't all that distinctive. So it's a bit hard for me to rank him since he's not bad, but not really the best either. Anyhow, he's alright.

5. Christopher Turner

Like Christopher Evan Welch (AOSTH), his voice isn't all the distinctive. That isn't to say its bad though. It's simply fine. Since we only heard him in the AOSTH christmas special, there isn't much to comment on this voice.

6. Amy Palant:

Maybe it's just me, but I don't like it when Tails sounds overly high pitched. Tails' voice in the cartoons was rather high pitched at times, but at least those were done by actual boys, thus sounding more natural. Amy Palant makes Tails sound really bland most of the time. There are a few times when she tries real hard to put emotion in the role, but the results are more grating than pleasant. I also think of Tails as a girl whenever Amy voices him. My 8 year old cousin once thought that Tails was a girl after hearing Amy's voice. I'm not kidding.

I simply think she was a miscast when she was hired to do Tails in Sonic X and the games. I know many are going to disagree and think she's perfect, but hey, that's what I think.

7. Corey Bringas

While his voice was pretty good, his acting was poor in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Shuffle. He sounded really annoying most of the time, and he sounded like he put little to no effort on his acting. Though Connor's acting wasn't all that great either, at least his was a bit more passable. Corey sounded like he didn't even try on his delivery. So I don't have much good things to say about this one.

8. William Corkery

He...wasn't very good. The kid sounded like he had almost no acting talent. His voice was also awkward-sounding. He sounded like he had a stuffed nose as well. I don't think he was a good choice to replace the Bringas when they both did Tails.

9. Lainie Frasier

Easily the lowest ranking Tails voice out there. Tails sounded like he had a terrible cold in the Sonic OVA, and her acting was very robotic. It's hard to even say what's good about this one. No disrespect towards Lainie, but she just didn't sound good as Tails.
Belial Edge
said at 5:05 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
@BlueSkySlash In the case of Kate Higgins, I think that's true. After all, she's more of playing Tsunderes and Big Cool Sis types, and I think THIS IS her first time voicing a young boy.

Correct me if I'm wrong.....
Sarge Ray
said at 1:50 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Most recent role comparison...

Corkery: FAIL! Too whiny and it sounds like this kid has NO acting experience.

Palant: Better. It sounds more mature and intelligent (albeit it CAN be a tad grating times). But she definitely sounds better than a kid.

Higgins: Huh. This is arguably the best voice that Tails has had. She actually manages to make him sound like a boy, put a bit of brain into it, and the voice doesn't really grate that much. PERFECT!
said at 5:13 PM on Sun Jan 30 2011
Amy Palant was the best Tails voice for me She gave Tails a high and young fitting voice which most young boys sound like before their voices break not only that but she made Tails somewhat loveable and more loyal to others ponting out reasons and listing out facts she gave this mature and sensible voice but She toned this down a notch in Unleashed and BK but still had a mix of tone A blend of both tones which sounded nice despite sounded a bit too high in early performances I think she gets my vote :)

Corey Bringas made a great Tails in Adventure bringing this noble voice Tails putting matters in his own hands, knowing he can't depend on Sonic forever and turning Tails into this sweet and kind Kid He did a good job despite some lines sounding fake XD he did have some problems though

Kate Higgins not sure about her I'll need to decide on this one in the next games at some times she is okay but there are times when she tries to hard to make Tails sound boyish and like a young boy I think what she needs to do is try not to push herself so hard and take it slow and steady then go for it...She sounded girly at some times but for now I'll leave her out...

The rest were good back then in the past they all portrayed the Very Younger Tails well indeed but also had some problems they go in the middle for me

Connor Bringas sounded too high at most times in SA2 and uh...William Corkey uh he was terrible in Heroes it sounded like Tails was ill or had cold most of the time or something uh But he sounded better in Advance 3 he sounded more free and edgy which was nice I wonder why he didn't produce this in Heroes...

Lainie is by far the worst Tails XD
Belial Edge
said at 8:04 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
@Truesonic Funny thing is, Hekiru Shiina in the JPN Ver of the Sonic OVA has the SAME runny nose tone for Tails, compare her voice as Yuyuko Saigyouji in Koumajou Densetsu II and your mind will be blown XD
said at 12:46 AM on Wed Jan 19 2011
Amy Palant to me portrayed Tails best.
1) She played the kid side of Tails perfectly. She sounded like a kid and had the voice for a kid. Very vivacious and warm!
2) She also made him sound cute and nerdy at the same time.
3) She's one of the few Tails voice actors/actresses that could actually act well.
said at 5:41 PM on Mon Jan 3 2011
Kate's voice is a little too inconsistent as her voice reverts to her sakura voice which shud stay FAR away from tails in this aspect.

All of the Tails voices sound like girls, thats becuz ther young voices. Some just sound huskier than others

I personally like Amy Palant becuz she had a cute voice for Tails and still made him sound smart. She made him sound just like he is. An 8 year old mini-genius sidekick little brother.
said at 8:41 PM on Fri Dec 31 2010
I didn't reallylike the others too young and really weird pitched... but here you know what sractch that

1) Amy Planant
2) Corey Bringas
3) Christopher Evan Welch
4) Bradley Pierce
5) Kate Higgins
6) Connor Bringas
7) Christopher Turner
8) William Corkey
9) Lainie Frasier
said at 6:53 PM on Tue Jul 26 2011
@Truesonic Amys #1
said at 8:29 PM on Fri Dec 31 2010
1) Amy Planant
2) Corey Bringas
3) Kate Higgins

Not too sure of her something is still off Kate tries to hard to make Tails sound like a boy it's going a bit too deep and far she should tone it down a bit

Amy may have been quite high but at least she made Tails sound more boyish in her last performances...
said at 7:11 PM on Sat Dec 25 2010
switch bradley pierce and christopher evan walch
said at 12:38 AM on Thu Dec 23 2010
1) Amy Palant
2) Christopher Evan Welch
3) Bradley Pierce
4) William Corkery
5) Connor Bringas
6) Corey Bringas
7) Kate Higgins
8) Christopher Turner
9) Lainie Frasier

Id also like to point out that ALL these voice actors sound like girls, since ther voices are very high pitched, the only reason some will say its a boy is becuz they KNOW its a boy so they convince themselves. If someone told you all these VAs were girls you'd probably believe it.

I mean its like Justin Bieber. People think he sounds like a girl, yet they don't think these guys sound like girls? Amy is my favorite becuz she actually pulled off the cute/smart personality of tails. Kate's sounds too stressed, inconsistent and boring. Its like he's not a kid anymore...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Dec 21 2010
I think that Corey and Connor are tied for my favourites. Bradley Pierce and Christopher Evan Welch were also splendid, and tied second. Amy Palant is third. I never thought she was a bad Tails, but the other four go ahead because, of course, they sound more realistic.

Christopher Turner goes fourth, William Corkery is fifth, Kate Higgins is sixth, and Lainie Fraiser is seventh. Admittedly, Kate's Tails is growing on me, but I still think it sounds like she's trying too hard.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:28 PM on Wed Apr 27 2011
After playing through SA2 again, I think Connor is slightly better and the winner. Sounded a notch younger than his brother, and his acting was a little better. It's really close, though. They both played Tails at the time when he was developing as a character, so both were especially lovable.
said at 5:27 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
@4kids I say again... AMEN.
said at 6:19 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Amen! And yeah, if Amy Palant can't be Tails, Id LOVE is Zack Tyler Eisen did Tails! That'd be cool!
said at 9:10 PM on Sun Nov 21 2010
@jared XD Some of these actors had good voices, but the problem with getting child actors such as corey, is that they cant act, and thats 50% of voice acting. Which why they stopped and just went with women. Ill admit, kate sounds a tad more husky, not really boyish cuz she still makes him sound girly (even more so than Amy did in some places) but she also makes him sound boring, un-child-like and have u heard her laugh as tails? Its pretty bad, she did like 3 times in the game and they all sound weird. She focuses on sounding like a boy so she tries to avoid sounding like a girl which makes tails' laughing sound fake
said at 8:43 PM on Wed Apr 4 2012
@AMT Maybe SEGA should get a female voice actor who voices little boys. The reason for that is because they have more experience in it. Kate Higgins doesn't have much experience. I mean she has only done one or two young boy roles. Two or three counting Tails. That's still not enough. For a female to voice a young boy, they have to be use to it. That way they can sound really good and with no problems.
said at 8:27 PM on Sat Nov 13 2010
@jared I find number 2 to be a bit of a problem

Take amy's new voice actor, I personally hate her voice for Amy, its voice acted well but the voice is annoying

Now from what you said, Cindy Robinson would sound great as shadow with that voice becuz she shows emotion and spirit... now that doesnt seem right does it?

I think I know what you were trying to get at, but just didnt get your whole meaning through
said at 6:52 PM on Sat Oct 30 2010
@thetruevoice I like you, you and I think alike! You can voice your opinion and be intellectual and polite about it. I respect that. Plus you have good taste.
said at 5:48 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
scratch that! The part where he sounds like sakura is in ther, the whole "Waters them with dances" is the sakura part i was referring too... its not right
said at 5:47 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
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@ncz I agree, shes OK, but shes not perfect, shes just not very lively or childish... in fact thers a part in that clip where this was taken from where he actually sounds EXACTLY like Sakura from Naruto, which made him sound really girly...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:51 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
Kate Higgins added.

I'm going to be completely honest when I say this: she's horrible. It sounds like she's trying way too hard to sound like a boy. She and Lainie Frasier are the worst Tails voices.
said at 12:57 AM on Wed Oct 27 2010
 1 Shout Out!
@purplewarrior whenever a woman is voicing a boy thers always at least one instant you can tell its a woman, as you can tell the woman voice actors for tails are different from the actually younger boy actors.

And its not really that Amy sounded like a girl, its more as if she accuentuated the fact that Tails sounds more geekish, which is heavily portrayed recently. If you listen closely, you can tell both Amy and Kate are women voicing Tails and they both sound nerdish from wat Iv heard so far. Theyre really not much different if you listen unbiasly
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:52 PM on Sat Oct 23 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Chris Turner and Connor Bringas added. It is indeed Connor Bringas voicing Tails in SA2. His voice is slightly different than in the first Sonic Adventure, and additionally, a forum user has confirmed with Connor that he was Tails in that game.
said at 11:16 AM on Sun Sep 5 2010
@guy...She may have not made tails sound like a boy but at least she made him sound young

After all he is 8 years Old
So he still has that "high" voice
of course when boys get older their voice goes deep
But tails has stayed 8 since XD
I think she deserves being at the top
I think Lainie should be the bottom only
the rest im okay with BUT AMY PALANT FOR THE WIN
Maybe in the future when colours comes out you could add voice clips of Kate Higgins since Amy was fired :(
said at 7:52 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
 2 Shout Outs!
for me Laine was the worst -__-
said at 7:51 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
Corey was good :) but Christopher was better :D overall i liked Amy Palant ot of all of them too bad shes being replaced -_-
said at 6:43 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Looks like a new compare will be added! Kate Higgins will be taking over the role of Tails for future Sonic video games!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:24 PM on Sun Mar 21 2010
I like Pierce best but that Welch clip sounds like Pierce too...
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:13 AM on Thu Feb 11 2010
Nice VC!! Never realized there were so many Tails'. I'm going with Amy Palant for voice since it makes Tails sound the least kiddish. Her acting could be a little better though.
said at 12:16 AM on Thu Feb 11 2010
Corey Bringas sounded most like the character.
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