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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of April O'Neil with sound clips and images.
Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Jul 16 2009, 50 Comments, Add Comment
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EDITOR'S OPINIONApril O'Neil whether you know her as a prominent News Reporter for Channel 6 or as an Antique Shop Proprietor (or a bit of both) this is her little section in BTVA's Voice Compare.
In the old series we have VA Renae Jacobs. Say what you will about how her depiction in the comics is not exactly how she was in the comics but Renae's handiwork for April is indeed fitting.
Next up we have Veronica Taylor as the more Comic-accurate portrayal of Ms. O'Neil here and she was very well suited for the role. In fact I will say that her voice work for April is probably some of her best handiwork.
Though last but not least is Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 2K7 TMNT movie, and while she pretty much got to voice April is because well she is a celebrity she wasn't a bad choice either. She might not have been the best choice all things considered but her handiwork as April is rather satisfactory enough.
So I am thinking of going with a tie between Renae and Veronica with Sarah at a close second here.
(Update: Rebecca Soler voiced her in TMNT Turtles Forever, Mae Whitman voiced her in the 2K12 TMNT series and Catherine Taber voiced April in TMNT Out of the Shadows. Rebecca's voice for the role does sound quite similar to Renae's as her performance did suit the movie's mostly good-natured satirical feel rather well. While like many other attempts at deaging a character Mae Whitman's take on the role has been given some controversy amongst the fanbase. However Mae is known for playing strong-mannered cute teenage girls/young ladies well and this is no exception as her take on the role suited April's new depiction in the show quite well. As for Catherine Taber's work on the role while it does seem a little strange considering on how this game was suppose to be based off of the 2K12 series. However when viewed by its own merits Catherine's take on the role is rather good as it does sound strong-mannered but with a good sense of humor as well. Anyways all of these ladies did pretty with the role in their own way.)