Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 11 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Dragon Ball VC section we revisit the first Dragon Ball movie as this one shall be for that little red-haired girl from Dragon Ball Curse of the Blood Rubies... PENNY / PANSY! We shall begin this with the FUNi/BLT Productions dub of the first movie made back in the mid 90's in which then child VA Andrea Libman voiced this little lady whom was known as Penny in this dub. I know I may sound a bit biased here since I have always been a fan of the Ocean Group but I always did like Andrea's work and this is no exception. For starters Andrea sounds VERY adorable in this role as her cute voice fits the role rather perfectly. Oh yes and as for Andrea's performance as Penny is very good as well as her performance definitely suited the role well as a little girl whom is trying to be brave despite how terrible things are going at her homeland. To make a long story short Andra's performance as Penny was easily one of the best performances in that dub and is a fine example of how Ocean can use Child Voice talent rather well.
Now we shall go over the 2010 FUNi dub in which Cherami Leigh takes over the role here this time known as Pansy. First of all as for Cherami's voice for the role is not bad per say but its not quite as cute here. (Though I admit I have heard Cherami do cuter voices before to be honest.) Now don't get me wrong Cherami's voice for the role is certainly not devoid of cuteness but it does make her sound a few years older than she is. But to be fair in Cherami's defense I had no problem with her performance though as it fairly fit's Pansy's persona pretty well. Overall both of these performances are good but I do think that Andrea easily has the better voice here.
(Note: Rebecca Forstadt voiced Penny in the Harmony Gold dub of Dragon Ball from the late 80's in which her work was pretty good. Oh sure Rebecca's voice for the role is not as cute as Andrea's but it is a bit cuter and more age appropriate than Cherami so in other words I am going with Andrea at first, Rebecca at second and Cherami at third.)