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Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Gopher with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Winnie the Pooh

Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 9 2011


Today on the Winnie the Pooh VC section we have the original most known case of a WtP character whom was actually made by Disney for their Winnie the Pooh animated features (which gives a little bit of a subtle double meaning to how Gopher loved to mention that he "wasn't in the book".) Gopher made his debut in the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh voiced by the late great Howard Morris. Howard's somewhat nasally voice was a natural fit for the role (and I noticed that it even has a very light southern accent to it as well. Which is a bit of a change of pace considering on how when a WtP character has an accent it is usually an English one which makes sense considering the series' roots but still.) Anyways Howard's performance also worked well with Gopher as he was able to play off cast members such as the late great Hal "Owl" Smith and Sterling "Pooh" Halloway off rather well and is another reason why the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is quite a classic.

From the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh to even nowadays Michael Gough has taken over the role of Gopher. (Which is slightly strange in retrospection since Howard Morris was still alive and fairly active in Voice Acting back then when the show first came about.) But I suppose its no big deal as Gough was quite a natural alternate choice for the role of Gopher here. Granted Michael Gough's Gopher voice is not quite the same as Howard Morris' but it sounds very similar nevertheless and still worked for the role well enough. Michael Gough's performance also worked for the role well as it suited Gopher's hard working but friendly nature. Overall both of these performances are fine examples of their respective VA's work and they both did well with this role here.  



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Who do you think has been the best from these Gopher voice actors?
Howard Morris
Michael J. Gough