! Our 2500th voice compare is SWIFTLY approaching, and what better voice compare to talk about than that quick, little, Mexican mouse...SPEEDY GONZALES!
5.) Eric Goldberg
: An odd casting choice, but one that proved to be worth it. Eric is an animator and director
, so it's interesting that he was cast as these iconic characters. Even though he's only voiced Speedy (along with Marvin
and Michigan J. Frog
) once, it did not hinder his ability to deliver a good performance. He is surprisingly good at the variety of characters that he voice, and Speedy is no exception, despite his minor role.
4.) Fred Armisen
: A pretty decent voice. I find his Mexican accent to be less exaggerated and more natural than the others. But in doing so, he sort of loses a bit of the charm, I find.
3.) Bob Bergen
: Known for his many
, Bob also gets a whack at Speedy. There's not much to say about Bob's take. It's suitably high-pitched and Mexican.
2.) Joe Alaskey
: Just like Bob, Joe is a voice actor who
. So naturally, Speedy's also on that list. He's probably the voice actor who is most similar to sounding like Mel.
1.) Mel Blanc
: Ah, the original. Tweaking his Bugs Bunny
voice by making it higher, losing the nasally-aspect and adding the exaggerated Mexican accent, Blanc never fails to craft new voices just by fiddling with little nuances between them.
All five of these very talented VAs do well. They all sound very similar to each other, so it was difficult to rank them. I could've totally listed them as "Mel is #1, everyone else is tied for second place".