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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Yuuko Mita as Ten.

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Yuuko Mita Kazuko Sugiyama as Ten.
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!!Exceptions

[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' deserves special recognition for hiring an actual 5-year-old actress to voice the protagonist's young sister.
* The English dub cast of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' is notable for casting three actual kids in the lead roles, although one child actor has to do a [[OohMeAccentsSlipping sometimes convincing, sometimes overdone French accent]].
* The English dub cast of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' is also voiced by kids who are more or less closer to the characters' ages.
* Hitomi of ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' was voiced by a teen actress who was discovered through an extensive talent hunt aimed at finding a "real girl" to play her. Of course, when said girl is Creator/MaayaSakamoto....
** It ''is'', however, played straight with Dilandau, who is voiced by Creator/MinamiTakayama. [[spoiler:Then again, Dilandau isn't exactly [[GenderBender entirely male]]...]]
* Nine- to 14- [[spoiler:then back to 9, up to 13-]]year-old Alphonse Elric from the English dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was voiced by 12-year-old Aaron Dismuke throughout the whole series. Played straight for the dub of ''Brotherhood'', as puberty hit him pretty hard, and he's being replaced by Maxey Whitehead; though Aaron Dismuke eventually ended up voicing [[spoiler:Young!Van Hohenheim]] instead.
** Also, the 10- to 15-year-old Edward Elric was voiced by then 42-year-old Creator/VicMignogna, even in the {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s to when he was younger.
*** Something similar happens in the Spaniard dub with male actor Ricardo Escobar (15-year-old Edward) and female actress Blanca Rada (10-12 year-old Edward). Rada voices Ed in most flashbacks, but in some short ones (two-three lines tops), Escobar keeps voicing little Ed. The results are kinda jarring, since even though Escobar's voice is acceptable for a late teenager, it definitely isn't for a little boy...
* In the English version of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', Genki was voiced by then child actor Creator/AndrewFrancis. Puberty hit Francis pretty hard during the gap between seasons two and three but rather than recasting a younger or female actor the American producers decided his deeper voice represented Genki's [[CharacterDevelopment emotional maturity.]]
* When an established character remembers their childhood, a separate actress is often brought in to provide the younger voice; however, Creator/SoichiroHoshi continues to voice Goku (''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'') and Oujirou (''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'') in flashbacks.
** The English dub actor Creator/ChrisPatton has played the younger versions of two of his characters as well: Joshua Christopher in ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' (who was played by a woman in the Japanese version) and Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. In the audio commentary for ''Chrono Crusade'', it's revealed that they used a mixture of Chris speaking higher and some editing to make it work.
** Similarly, in the dub of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', Creator/YuriLowenthal voices Sasuke even when he was a kid and later he voiced Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' both before and after the TimeSkip, though not in the DistantFinale (which happen the same in the original language as well). The same goes for Rossiu.
* Spaniard dub of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' is a MASSIVE exception example. Every single main male character over the age of 10 is voiced by a male actor, and most of them are believable. Javier Balas, Naruto's voice actor, explained in an interview that it was done like that because when the series arrived to Spain, in Japan the manga had already reached the TimeSkip. Hence, they casted so every character could keep their voice actors after that point.
** Which happen for all characters... except Sasuke. Before the TimeSkip he was voiced by Adolfo Moreno, a 30-something voice actor famous for voicing Ash Ketchum from ''Pokémon'', Sora from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and VideoGame/ScottPilgrim, among many others. However, after the TimeSkip he was replaced by Eduardo Bosch, whose voice sounds way more mature... so much that some people believe they overdid it.
* AkiraIshida himself is a popular inversion. His distinctive ''effeminate'' voice means he regularly gets parts normally played by women.
** This has come to the point where he voiced an ''actual woman''. Now ''that'' is something that you don't hear every day.
** It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''Manga/DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking aversion--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young.
** Fisheye from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' deserves a mention for being a {{Bishounen}} VillainousCrossdresser. If his looks aren't enough for the ViewerGenderConfusion, listen to his voice and appreciate the fact that it matches his real gender yet allows him to convincingly sound like a woman.
* Sixteen-year-old Tsukiyono Omi of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is played by Yuuki Hiro, actually the oldest of the four lead voice actors of the series; his youthful voice means that he is often cast as cute young boys.
** If you can't get a woman to play a boy, you can get Yuuki Hiro.
* Franchise/DragonBall:
** In a complete inversion of the usual situation in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[FutureBadass Trunks]] was originally introduced as a 17-years-old, played by actor Creator/TakeshiKusao. The role was not recast when Trunks later appeared as an 8-years-old; instead, Kusao used a higher, raspier voice for the character until he grew up again. However, the English version (and pretty much every other dub) cast a female as the younger Trunks.
** Vegeta was played by his male actor, Ryo Horikawa in his young appearances. Most dubs use a female actor for this role, but the Funimation English dub, like the Japanese version, used his adult actor, Creator/ChristopherSabat as the young Vegeta.
*** However, for the Dragon Ball Kai dub the younger Vegeta has now been voiced by a woman.
** Christopher Sabat also voiced the child form of Piccolo in ''Manga/DragonBall'', while in most other versions including the original Japanese version cast a woman for this part.
** Always averted in the European Portuguese dub, where, for the most part, every child character keeps their actor/actress for the grown-up version. Most noticeably, Henrique Feist plays both Goku and Trunks as both kids and grown-ups, and Gohan as a kid.
* In both Singaporean and Brazilian dubs of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy's voice was done by male voice actors Chuck Powers and Vagner Fagundes, respectively. The Italian dub cast Luigi Rosa for the first 255 episodes and first five movies, with Renato Novara eventually taking over. Before it switched to subbed episodes, the European Portugese dub also used a male.
** Germany and Spain also avert the trope, as does the first French dub.
* Averted in the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' series. V.V. is voiced by Kazato Tomizawa, who was 10 years old when V.V. first appeared near the end of the first season.
** But played straight in the English dub of the same series, in which he's voiced by Cindy Robinson, whose age is unknown but who is quite female and definitely an adult.
* Somewhat averted with Death the Kid from ''Anime/SoulEater'', who has two different [=VAs=]. In the drama CD, he was voiced by Creator/TakakoHonda (a woman), while in the anime, he was voiced by Creator/MamoruMiyano.
* Another dub-only exception is Shinji in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and most characters voiced by Creator/SpikeSpencer (with a few exceptions which were old enough to be played by a male in both versions). His voice naturally pitches high, making him sound much like a teenager.
** This trend was followed by most of the other dubs worldwide; in fact, the Japanese version seems to be the only one in which Shinji was voiced by a woman, which some fans perceive as LostInTranslation, as his effeminacy was a major point in his character design.
** Among the roles Spencer's played where his Japanese counterpart was also male was ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Hanataro. But since Hanataro's youngish and a little {{Wangst}}y, a voice like Spencer's still fits.
* In a strange dub-only exception, in the 2014 Creator/VizMedia dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Usagi's younger brother, Shingo, is voiced by 38-years old Nicolas Roye (who also was Mikey Kudo from ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'').
** Actually ''every'' male role in the Viz dub of ''Sailor Moon'' is voiced by a grown man, no matter how young. Creator/BenDiskin and Creator/ToddHaberkorn voice many of the other young boys, and Creator/RobbieDaymond, the voice of Mamoru, also voices his younger self in flashbacks. Even the male ''baby'' that Usagi and Mamoru babysit in an episode of the R season was voiced by Ben Diskin. The original dub from [=DiC=] and Cloverway played this trope straight, and Serena's little brother "Sammy," as well as the young Darien, were voiced by female Julie Lemieux.
* The 2008 ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' series marks the only time in the franchise's entire history (the live-action movie aside, for obvious reasons) that Gan/Yatterman-1 had a male actor (Hiroyuki Yoshino in this case); otherwise, he had a female actress.
* For [[{{Macekre}} all things it did wrong]], Creator/{{Nelvana}}'s dub of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' (''Cardcaptors'') at least averted this trope quite well with some characters. The 10-years old main character Sakura was voiced by then 11-years old Carly [=McKillip=], while 10-years old Syaoran was voiced by then 14-years old Rhys Huber. When the second movie was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} the trope was again played straight, with Syaoran voiced by voice actress Creator/MonaMarshall.
** Expanding on Creator/MonaMarshall, another male role to which she's credit is Toboe from ''Anime/WolfsRain''.
* The ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' franchise has Creator/KoukiMiyata as 14-year-old [[{{Bishonen}} Shimon Nagareyama]], the youngest of the original [[BlueBishonenGhetto Hachiyou]]. Like Yuuki Hiro, Miyata can convincingly voice younger male characters. By contrast, Sefuru the Oni, who is deduced by Shimon to be around his own age, is voiced by a woman (Creator/YuuAsakawa).
** In theory, ''all'' Hachiyou are voiced by men, so depending on your view, a few more of them can count as aversions, such as Inori (15 years old, voiced by Creator/NaozumiTakahashi) or Eisen (17 years old, voiced by Creator/SoichiroHoshi), though Shimon is still the most noticeable case. The ''[=NeoRomance=]'' line does a good job when it comes to finding voices for the hordes of {{Bishonen}}...
* The children in ''Manga/WanderingSon'' are voiced by kids, though in Nitori's case his actors voice was breaking when he hadn't.
* All the protagonists in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]''. Kio, in particular, sounds like he is voiced by a Woman. But his Seiyuu is Kazutomi Yamamoto.
* In the original Toei dub of ''Anime/{{Yu Gi Oh|First Anime Series}}'', both Bakura and Yami Bakura were voiced by male actor Tsutomu Kashiwakura, a complete inverse of the situation with Yugi and Yami Yugi's voice actors in the two series.
* In the original Japanese version of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Yamato and Jyou are voiced by adult males; Taichi, Koushiro, and Takeru are voiced by adult women. In the English dub, Tai joins Matt and Joe in being voiced by adult men, while Izzy and TK continue to be voiced by women. (The characters were aged up by two years for the dub; Jyou/Joe goes from 12 to 14, Taichi/Tai and Yamato/Matt from 11 to 13, Koushiro/Izzy from 10 to 12, and Takeru/TK from 8 to 10).
** For the dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', set three years after the previous series, TK's voice has broken and he is now played by an adult man. Same with Davis and Ken whom are also voiced by men. Oddly, Izzy (who is two years his senior) continues to be voiced by a woman.
* In ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'' Nanashi's companion the boy Kotaro was voiced by an actual boy in both the Japanese and English versions, in the dub he was voiced by Aiden Drummond son of ''Creator/BrianDrummond''.
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[[folder:Films]]
* Exceptions to this can easily date back as early as when WaltDisney himself decided to continue his [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon legacy of full-length animated feature films]] after the success of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' by casting 11-year-old Dickie Jones to voice the titular character.
* Chihiro from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' was voiced by an actual young girl in the English dub, then-11-year-old Daveigh Chase.
** Yubaba's baby was originally voiced by an actual little boy (who was also in the Japanese dub of ''March of the Penguins'') but was replaced in the English dub by TaraStrong.
** Both Chihiro and Haku are voiced by children of their respective genders in the original Japanese version.
** An adult man Creator/JasonMarsden voiced Haku in the English dub.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Lock and Barrel, the male ghoul children, are voiced by Paul Reubens (better known as Pee Wee Herman) and composer Music/DannyElfman.
** Likewise in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, they were voiced by Jess Harnell and Jeff Bennett.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', Fievel was always voiced by a little boy: Phillip Glasser in the first two movies and Thomas Dekker in the DirectToVideo sequels when Phillip Glasser got too old.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', toddler Boo was voiced by Mary Gibbs, the little daughter of Pixar employee Rob Gibbs. The crew followed Mary around with a microphone and assembled Boo's lines from the things she said while she played.
* Other child characters in Pixar films, like Andy and Sid in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Dot in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Nemo in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Dash (but not Violet) in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Russell and Ellie as a child in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Bonnie in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and Arlo, his siblings and Spot (albeit only in grunts) in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' were also voiced by kids.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'', Damien Wayne is voiced by an actual young boy Stuart Allen.
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[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* One who is familiar with the trope would think that the squeaky-voiced 4- to 6-year-old Elmo on ''Series/SesameStreet'' is voiced by a woman. Nope, he's voiced by Kevin Clash, an African-American man who is now at least 50. Clash also performs Hoots the owl.
** He also voiced the mischievous Baby Sinclair from ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' whom like his name suggests is a baby, with a voice similar to Elmo's.
* Jerry Nelson, who was actually two years older than Jim Henson, did the voice of Kermit the Frog's nephew, Robin.
* For the U.K. dub, ''Series/ThePajanimals'' were voiced by children. In the U.S. dub, they were voiced by adults.
* In Nick Jr.'s ''Abby's Friends'', the stuffed animals that come to life as puppets were voiced by kids.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' games originally averted it with Tails, who was voiced by the then-teen Corey Bringas in ''Adventure 1'' and ''2'' and William Corkery in ''Heroes'', ''Battle'' and ''Advance 3'' after Bringas hit puberty. He's then been voiced by women since 2005.
* In the original ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD, 15-year-old protagonist Alex is actually voiced by a then ''preteen'' Ashley Parker Angel. For the first remake, ''Silver Star Story'', Creator/WorkingDesigns was considering on replacing Angel because he hit puberty, but they let him return anyway, feeling that this "new" Alex was a bit more "grown-up" than the original. YuriLowenthal assumes the role for the third remake, ''Silver Star Harmony''.
* Fourteen-year-old Sora in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' and its sequel was voiced by then-14-year-old actor Creator/HaleyJoelOsment. When the sequel was released three years later, Haley's voice had obviously changed. However, Sora also had aged enough between games to justify the lower pitch. All in all, a rare VA example of both actor and character experiencing a puberty voice change.
** However, ''[[VideogameRemake Re]]: Chain of Memories'', which takes place right where the first game ends, Haley's still playing Sora. He, of course, sounds too deep.
** It is also played straight in the Japanese Version as well. Creator/MiyuIrino was 14 year old when he voiced Sora.
* In ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', the KidHero Oliver is voiced by the 10-year old Adam Wilson.
* The English version of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is an exception of sorts with [[spoiler:Naoto. At first it is thought Naoto is a teenage male with a pretty appearance, so the female voice actor (Susan Dailan in the United States, Creator/RomiPaku in Japan) makes it confusing. It turns out she really is a girl, which startles the main characters quite a bit.]]
* Similarly, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[spoiler: "Marth" appears to be a young teenage man with a CoolMask and is voiced by by female voice actor (Creator/LauraBailey in the United States, Creator/YuuKobayashi in Japan). It turns out she's a girl named Lucina.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Dark Sun Gwyndolin is voiced by Harry Lister Smith, a man imitating a female voice as well as the feminine accent, [[spoiler: it turns out Gwyndolin is the last born son of Gwyn, being [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised as a daughter]] due to his affinity with the moon]]. All in a sudden, it becomes a JustifiedTrope considering Gwyndolin's background.
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' is voiced by Eric Stitt for the English dub of the Wii remake of ''Klonoa 1''.
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' seems to have straight example at first with [[spoiler:Chihiro Fujisaki]] being voiced by a man imitating a female voice, only to reveal that said character ''is'' male, after all. The [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn English version]] actually plays it straight by having a woman voicing the WholesomeCrossdresser character.
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Baby Mario and Baby Luigi]] are voiced by the 54-year-old Charles Martinet, as per their adult counterparts.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII The Onion Knight]], a KidHero who's explicitly the youngest of the heroes. (Which puts him at fifteen or younger) Was voiced by the 19 years old at the time Aaron Spann.
** He also had previously voiced Joshua in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', who's fifteen [[spoiler: at least in appearance]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheCluefinders'' games, actual children voice all the characters. Which makes it a little jarring in ''The Incredible Toy Store Adventure'' when they're suddenly voiced by completely different people, as the previous voice actors no longer sounded like children who were ten and eleven.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Aang of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is voiced by Zachary Tyler Eisen (b. 1993). Another main character, Toph Bei Fong, is voiced by Jessie Flower, who turned twelve the very same year her character was introduced. Any other kids their age or younger are voiced by children of the same gender and approximate age, and most teenagers are played by same gender voice actor that are usually at least a bit older (for instance, Sokka is 15 and his VA was 18 when they started).
** A [[http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=23222 new interview]] reveals that the series creators "really wanted" a real kid to play Aang, rather than CrossdressingVoices, and that as Eisen's voice has been deepening, the show's sound people have been artificially pitching it up, without the creators even noticing.
*** The practice is spoofed in the episode "The Ember Island Players". When the Gaang goes to a play fictionalising them, Aang is shocked to find that the actor playing him is an adult woman. (Given the character's personality in the play, this is also a ShoutOut to the practice of having Peter played by an acrobatic adult woman in ''Theatre/PeterPan''.) Later, Toph ends up being played by a big burly man (she's delighted).
** At first the trope seems to be played straight with Smellerbee, but later we learn that the character is a girl.
* Most child characters in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' were voiced by actual children, and most of the boys' voice actors were replaced many times over the series run; Arnold himself had four. (Gerald's voice actor is an exception. There's even an episode that [[JustifiedTrope explains]] why his voice changed, "Gerald's Tonsils".)
** In addition to Arnold, Curly and Eugene were voiced by several actors; one of the Eugenes (Creator/BenDiskin) went on to become an ''adult'' voice actor despite having to be replaced. However, a few of the actors for the boys were kept all the way through along with Gerald: Harold, played by a post-pubescent, as the character was 13; Stinky, whose voice did break, though it was simply ignored and not [[JustifiedTrope justified]] like Gerald's was; and Sid, who managed to evade puberty for the entire five-season run, until the last three episodes, produced years after the rest of the fifth season. He was replaced, appropriately enough, by his [[RealLifeRelative younger brother]].
** The first actor to play Arnold was given a new recurring role after his voice dropped, as the fifth-grade bully Wolfgang; the second Arnold made a one-shot appearance as his cohort, Ludwig.
* Ten-years-old Nigel, Hoagie and Wally of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' are voiced by adults, but male ones. (In fact, Creator/BenDiskin, [[TalkingToHimself who voices Nigel and Hoagie]], was one of the child actors who voiced Eugene in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.)
* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is voiced by Sean Marquette, who, surprisingly, was ''not'' replaced after he had gone through puberty, but instead had his voice digitally pitched up. Though it is still obvious if one compares episodes from Season 1 to episodes afterward. Marquette had also previously been on the Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''.
** This example is ''particularly'' interesting when one realizes that Mac's 13-years-old brother, Terrance, is voiced by a woman (TaraStrong) even though the character has a fairly deep voice.
** Interestingly enough, in Polish dub once Mac's voice actor's voice changed, he got replaced almost seamlessly by his younger brother. Yup, the Poles pulled what was done with ''Adventure Time'' way before ''Adventure Time'' premiered as a series.
* The Possible Twins, Jim and Tim, from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', are both played by Shaun Fleming. He was 12 while recording season one, when the "tweebs" were 10. According to producers, Tim and Jim got a redesign and height boost in season four, either to justify Shaun's voice change or to justify a new actor.
** In the end, Disney went with a new actor, also a young boy: 13-year-old Spencer Fox, better known as Dash from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. By season three, Fleming's voice had obviously broken, and no attempt was made to hide it. This had the bizarre result of the "tweebs" ''looking'' older but ''sounding'' younger than they had in the previous season.
* Charlie, Lola and all the characters on ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'' are voiced by actual children. Although the children refer to adults, even asking them questions, no adult voices are ever heard.
* In Creator/HannaBarbera's ''Little Rascals'' series, Shavar Ross and Creator/ScottMenville were young boys (age 11) cast as Buckwheat and Spanky, respectively. The dwarf actress Creator/PattyMaloney (age 46), who had played [[Series/FarOutSpaceNuts furry]] [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial male roles]] in the 1970s, was aptly cast as Darla Hood.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is almost a perfect exception: All but one of the boys are played by male voice actors. Kathleen Barr voices Kevin, who just happens to be the most ''masculine'' regular in the cast.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' contains both straight examples and exceptions. One such exception is the character of Odd Della Robbia, played by Matthew Geczy, who is in his 40s. He also holds the distinction of being the only Lyoko Warrior (unless you count William) voiced by a male.
* A lot of the more recent Nick Jr. animated titles seem to go along with ensuring that actual children portray child characters now. ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' and ''Go! Diego, Go!'' are two of the more notable examples. The weird part is, Uniqua in the former is voiced by a girl, but has a fairly deep voice for her gender and age.
* All of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' were also voiced by like-gender children (apart from Spinelli, voiced by the 40-something Pamela Segal). Apart from TJ, who went through three actors during the show's course, the voices stayed the same throughout the show (with the exception of the crossover with ''Lilo and Stitch'' in 2006, which replaced T.J., Gus, and Mikey's voice actors).
** This was also parodied in the unofficial series finale movie - the Diggers were voiced by actual children, but one of their voices changed. So both of The Diggers were voiced by the same person...until the end where the characters talk about how things are changing, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of the diggers says, "Hey, what happened to my voice?"]] in a ''drastically'' different voice.
** Averted with Butch, who was played by Kath Soucie, Carl and Steve of the Pale Kids (Kath Soucie and Pamela Hayden), Yope (Pamela Hayden), and the kindergarteners, who were all voiced by E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, and Pamela Adlon (the exception being Tubby, who was played by Mikey's voice actor Jason Davis).
* The main kids in ''The Off-Beats'' segments on Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' were voiced by young children, most notably Mischa Barton as Betty-Anne Bongo. The later episodes had several of the kids' voices sounding a bit lower, including the females (who were voiced by girls). The only adult voice actor was series creator Mo Willems, who voiced September the dog and Grubby Groo.
** Both Henry and June were done by kids/teens, which is obvious due to their changing voices through the show's run. Notably Noah Segan's (Henry) voice broke after the first season, but didn't get replaced.
** Loopy and Larry of ''Life With Loopy'' were also done by teens.
* In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', any Robin has only ever been voiced by a boy (in the case of DCAU Dick Grayson and ''Teen Titan'' Robin, an adult man; Dick started as a college student in the DCAU and of unspecific-but-still-sufficient age in ''Teen Titans'').
** Save a small bit, [[spoiler:Tim Drake's laugh-to-crying as Joker Junior]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* Also in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, villainous Granny Goodness, one of Darkseid's henchmen, was voiced by Creator/EdAsner.
* The title character of ''Franchise/{{Chowder}}'' is voiced by Nicky Jones (age 12).
** Panini, Gorgonzola and Ceviché are also voiced by children.
* Averted in ''Capeta''. For the first arc (first 14 episodes), the title character was voiced by Naoto Adachi, who was 12 years old at the time.
* All of the male children in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' aside from the kindergartners and lead sixth grader are voiced by men, mainly by series creators TreyParkerAndMattStone; they use computers to speed up their voices so they sound like kids.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle The Bullwinkle Show]]'', Sherman of "Peabody's Improbable History" was voiced by the 40-some-years-old Walter Tetley, whose voice never matured -- officially due to a hormonal condition. Legend, however, says that his mother actually had had him castrated at a young age. Look up ''castrati'', and learn that this practice is OlderThanYouThink.
* In ''VideoGame/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', the title character is voiced by Mark "Thurop" Van Orman.
** Originally, Flapjack was supposed to be voiced by Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, but Reubens never appeared for an audition, so Van Orman took over.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'', 4-6-years-old Bobby Generic was voiced by the then 30-some-years-old Howie Mandel. Every other male child in the series including his older brother Derek (after his original voice actor grew up) were voiced by women.
* All of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}'' characters were played by children through all of their animated specials; in the first (''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''), the actress playing Sally was so young she could not read the script and had to have her lines cued to her.
** Played straight occasionally with Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had young boys voice the characters in some of the first specials that character appeared in and in a few specials afterwards. (Possibly contributing to some ViewerGenderConfusion amongst younger generations.)
** Also played straight with Charlie Brown in ''This Is America, Charlie Brown'', where he was voiced by a girl, Erin Chase.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', their male counterparts the Rowdyruff Boys are voiced by men; RobPaulsen voices Brick and Boomer and Roger Jackson voices Butch.
** Also school bully Mitch Mitchellson and nerd Elmer Sglue are also voiced by adults Creatro/TomKenny and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, respectively.
* Almost completely averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''; with the exceptions of Irwin, Pud'n, and Nergal Jr., all of the male children are voiced by men.
* Completely averted with the 12-year-old cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. Nearly all of the boys with the exceptions of Chalky and Al and Moo in the Nickelodeon version were voiced by 40-year-olds Billy West and Fred Newman. In the Disney version, most of the characters voiced by West, including Doug and Roger, were replaced after he left, but still voiced by grown men.
* Voice actor Dick Beals voiced many young boys in several cartoons: 8-year-old Ralph Phillips from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', 10-year-old Davey Hansen from ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}, 8-year-old Arthur Spacely from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', Buzz Conroy from ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr'', Reggie Van Dough from ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Jon's nephew Rosco from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Speedy Alka-Seltzer and many others. His convincing childlike voice came from the fact that he has a glandular problem which prevented him from growing past the age of 10 and retained his high-pitched voice. Beals continued to do child voices in radio shows and occasionally guest starred in cartoons in his early 80s. He died May 29, 2012.
* Creator/DawsButler occasionally played young boy voices in ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'' (as Augie Doggie), ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (as Elroy) and several others. He was also Raggedy Andy in a few specials and the voice of WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly when he spoke.
** After Butler died but before the ''Jetsons'' movie could be recorded, another grown man, Patric Zimmerman, voiced Elroy.
* Cleveland Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' was originally voiced by Mike Henry and later by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
* Twelve-year-old Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is voiced by Jeremy Shada, who was 13 when the voice recording first began. As Shada's aged and his voice has broken, so has Finn, having his 13th birthday in the show and WordOfGod stating that Finn is 14 by the end of the third season.
** In the original short Finn (back then called Pen) was voiced by Jeremy's older brother, Zack Shada. By the time it got turned into a full-time show Zack's voice have changed, so Jeremy replaced him.
* All the child characters on ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' were played by actual children.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where the cast begins to regress in age, they just kept their same voice actors.
** The clearly feminine character Frida Waterfall is actually voiced by a man, Phil Hendrie, who provides the voices for all the members of the Waterfall Family, as a sort of RunningGag.
* Oh boy, this is a complicated one...[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy Hooves]] has caused a bit of a stir with her halting SimpletonVoice portrayal because some people find it offensive. But no one actually set out to give Derpy a SimpletonVoice; they just asked Creator/TabithaStGermain to do the voice, and Tabitha thought Derpy was supposed to be a boy. So she ''thought'' she was doing this trope, but she really wasn't.
** Speaking of which, with the exception of newborn Pound Cake, most young colts are voiced by males, some by adults (such as Snips and Snails), and others by actual young boys (most notably Pipsqueak in "Luna Eclipsed").
* The preteen-aged Gumball and Darwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' are voiced by (at the time of production) 13-year-old Logan Grove and 12-year-old Kwesi Boakye, respectively. After their voices changed, they were replaced by Jacob Hopkins and Terrell Ransom, Jr. respectively, who are children.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features Creator/CharlieAdler as Ed ''and'' Bev Bighead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Detention}}'', all of the boys were voiced by grown men, most notably Creator/BillyWest as scifi geek Emmitt Roswell and Creator/CarlosAlazraqui as Gug, the small boy with the NapoleonComplex.
* In all the old WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoons, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were all voiced by Clarence Nash, just like their uncle. Nowadays Russi Taylor and Donald's current actor Tony Anselmo alternate between the trio, thus playing the trope straight when it's the former and averting it when it's the latter.
* Nanny from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' was voiced by script-writer/actor Brian Trueman - really, the character wouldn't have worked nearly as well with a genuine woman in the role. Additionally, many of the female extras in Cosgrove-Hall cartoons of the era were voiced my men, usually Jimmy Hibbert.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Milhouse is voiced by Creator/NobuoTobita, being one of the few male voice actors who voice a kid in that dub. And in the case you want to know how he sounds, he's sounds basically like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]], except a little bit childish.
** Averted in the theatrical release of the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie movie]] when he's voiced by Yuu Sugimoto (a female voice actress) instead, but reverts to Tobita's voice in the [=DVD=] release.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', toddler Bamm-Bamm and Arnold the 8-year-old paperboy were voiced by Creator/DonMessick.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' most of the male children were voiced by grown men: Max himself was voiced by the then 30-some year old Creator/RobPaulsen, his friend Felix was voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton and resident nerd Ernie was voiced by Charlie Adler.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'', nine-year-old Leonard Helperman was voiced by Shaun Fleming, who was twelve when recording began in 1999 and sixteen when recording for the movie (Serving as the show's finale) was finished in 2003. Ian, another kid in the show, was voiced by Rob Paulsen, who also voiced some of the background students. This trope is played straight with Tyler, Taylor, and Trevor, as they're voiced by Pamela Adlon.
* Lady Baden-Baden from ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' is voiced by Bob Dermer, who normally voices Ralph Raccoon. As with the ''Count Duckula'' example above, the character wouldn't have been quite as effective, or as funny, had she been voiced by a woman.
** Averted in the German dub, where she is voiced by a woman.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of RosemaryWells's MaxAndRuby series. Max is voiced by a woman in the French and Spanish dubs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the title character is voiced by Zach Callison, who was already a teenager when cast, thus avoiding the puberty problem. The only other boy his age, Peedee, is also voiced by a young man, Atticus Shaffer.
* This happened with WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} in the shorts produced in 1956 (voiced by Ruth Eggleston) and in 1967-1968 (voiced by Norma MacMillan). In the 1957-1966 shorts and the 1988 revival series, Dallas [=McKennon=] voiced Gumby (and occasionally, Dick Beals filled in, as mentioned above).
** Occasionally, Dallas [=McKennon=] would also voice an incidental/background old lady. He even voiced Granny in a few shorts (such as "Cottage for Granny").
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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' deserves special recognition for hiring an actual 5-year-old actress to voice the protagonist's young sister.
* The English dub cast of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' is notable for casting three actual kids in the lead roles, although one child actor has to do a [[OohMeAccentsSlipping sometimes convincing, sometimes overdone French accent]].
* The English dub cast of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' is also voiced by kids who are more or less closer to the characters' ages.
* Hitomi of ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' was voiced by a teen actress who was discovered through an extensive talent hunt aimed at finding a "real girl" to play her. Of course, when said girl is Creator/MaayaSakamoto....
** It ''is'', however, played straight with Dilandau, who is voiced by Creator/MinamiTakayama. [[spoiler:Then again, Dilandau isn't exactly [[GenderBender entirely male]]...]]
* Nine- to 14- [[spoiler:then back to 9, up to 13-]]year-old Alphonse Elric from the English dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was voiced by 12-year-old Aaron Dismuke throughout the whole series. Played straight for the dub of ''Brotherhood'', as puberty hit him pretty hard, and he's being replaced by Maxey Whitehead; though Aaron Dismuke eventually ended up voicing [[spoiler:Young!Van Hohenheim]] instead.
** Also, the 10- to 15-year-old Edward Elric was voiced by then 42-year-old Creator/VicMignogna, even in the {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s to when he was younger.
*** Something similar happens in the Spaniard dub with male actor Ricardo Escobar (15-year-old Edward) and female actress Blanca Rada (10-12 year-old Edward). Rada voices Ed in most flashbacks, but in some short ones (two-three lines tops), Escobar keeps voicing little Ed. The results are kinda jarring, since even though Escobar's voice is acceptable for a late teenager, it definitely isn't for a little boy...
* In the English version of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', Genki was voiced by then child actor Creator/AndrewFrancis. Puberty hit Francis pretty hard during the gap between seasons two and three but rather than recasting a younger or female actor the American producers decided his deeper voice represented Genki's [[CharacterDevelopment emotional maturity.]]
* When an established character remembers their childhood, a separate actress is often brought in to provide the younger voice; however, Creator/SoichiroHoshi continues to voice Goku (''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'') and Oujirou (''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'') in flashbacks.
** The English dub actor Creator/ChrisPatton has played the younger versions of two of his characters as well: Joshua Christopher in ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' (who was played by a woman in the Japanese version) and Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. In the audio commentary for ''Chrono Crusade'', it's revealed that they used a mixture of Chris speaking higher and some editing to make it work.
** Similarly, in the dub of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', Creator/YuriLowenthal voices Sasuke even when he was a kid and later he voiced Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' both before and after the TimeSkip, though not in the DistantFinale (which happen the same in the original language as well). The same goes for Rossiu.
* Spaniard dub of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' is a MASSIVE exception example. Every single main male character over the age of 10 is voiced by a male actor, and most of them are believable. Javier Balas, Naruto's voice actor, explained in an interview that it was done like that because when the series arrived to Spain, in Japan the manga had already reached the TimeSkip. Hence, they casted so every character could keep their voice actors after that point.
** Which happen for all characters... except Sasuke. Before the TimeSkip he was voiced by Adolfo Moreno, a 30-something voice actor famous for voicing Ash Ketchum from ''Pokémon'', Sora from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and VideoGame/ScottPilgrim, among many others. However, after the TimeSkip he was replaced by Eduardo Bosch, whose voice sounds way more mature... so much that some people believe they overdid it.
* AkiraIshida himself is a popular inversion. His distinctive ''effeminate'' voice means he regularly gets parts normally played by women.
** This has come to the point where he voiced an ''actual woman''. Now ''that'' is something that you don't hear every day.
** It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''Manga/DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking aversion--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young.
** Fisheye from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' deserves a mention for being a {{Bishounen}} VillainousCrossdresser. If his looks aren't enough for the ViewerGenderConfusion, listen to his voice and appreciate the fact that it matches his real gender yet allows him to convincingly sound like a woman.
* Sixteen-year-old Tsukiyono Omi of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is played by Yuuki Hiro, actually the oldest of the four lead voice actors of the series; his youthful voice means that he is often cast as cute young boys.
** If you can't get a woman to play a boy, you can get Yuuki Hiro.
* Franchise/DragonBall:
** In a complete inversion of the usual situation in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[FutureBadass Trunks]] was originally introduced as a 17-years-old, played by actor Creator/TakeshiKusao. The role was not recast when Trunks later appeared as an 8-years-old; instead, Kusao used a higher, raspier voice for the character until he grew up again. However, the English version (and pretty much every other dub) cast a female as the younger Trunks.
** Vegeta was played by his male actor, Ryo Horikawa in his young appearances. Most dubs use a female actor for this role, but the Funimation English dub, like the Japanese version, used his adult actor, Creator/ChristopherSabat as the young Vegeta.
*** However, for the Dragon Ball Kai dub the younger Vegeta has now been voiced by a woman.
** Christopher Sabat also voiced the child form of Piccolo in ''Manga/DragonBall'', while in most other versions including the original Japanese version cast a woman for this part.
** Always averted in the European Portuguese dub, where, for the most part, every child character keeps their actor/actress for the grown-up version. Most noticeably, Henrique Feist plays both Goku and Trunks as both kids and grown-ups, and Gohan as a kid.
* In both Singaporean and Brazilian dubs of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy's voice was done by male voice actors Chuck Powers and Vagner Fagundes, respectively. The Italian dub cast Luigi Rosa for the first 255 episodes and first five movies, with Renato Novara eventually taking over. Before it switched to subbed episodes, the European Portugese dub also used a male.
** Germany and Spain also avert the trope, as does the first French dub.
* Averted in the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' series. V.V. is voiced by Kazato Tomizawa, who was 10 years old when V.V. first appeared near the end of the first season.
** But played straight in the English dub of the same series, in which he's voiced by Cindy Robinson, whose age is unknown but who is quite female and definitely an adult.
* Somewhat averted with Death the Kid from ''Anime/SoulEater'', who has two different [=VAs=]. In the drama CD, he was voiced by Creator/TakakoHonda (a woman), while in the anime, he was voiced by Creator/MamoruMiyano.
* Another dub-only exception is Shinji in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and most characters voiced by Creator/SpikeSpencer (with a few exceptions which were old enough to be played by a male in both versions). His voice naturally pitches high, making him sound much like a teenager.
** This trend was followed by most of the other dubs worldwide; in fact, the Japanese version seems to be the only one in which Shinji was voiced by a woman, which some fans perceive as LostInTranslation, as his effeminacy was a major point in his character design.
** Among the roles Spencer's played where his Japanese counterpart was also male was ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Hanataro. But since Hanataro's youngish and a little {{Wangst}}y, a voice like Spencer's still fits.
* In a strange dub-only exception, in the 2014 Creator/VizMedia dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Usagi's younger brother, Shingo, is voiced by 38-years old Nicolas Roye (who also was Mikey Kudo from ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'').
** Actually ''every'' male role in the Viz dub of ''Sailor Moon'' is voiced by a grown man, no matter how young. Creator/BenDiskin and Creator/ToddHaberkorn voice many of the other young boys, and Creator/RobbieDaymond, the voice of Mamoru, also voices his younger self in flashbacks. Even the male ''baby'' that Usagi and Mamoru babysit in an episode of the R season was voiced by Ben Diskin. The original dub from [=DiC=] and Cloverway played this trope straight, and Serena's little brother "Sammy," as well as the young Darien, were voiced by female Julie Lemieux.
* The 2008 ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' series marks the only time in the franchise's entire history (the live-action movie aside, for obvious reasons) that Gan/Yatterman-1 had a male actor (Hiroyuki Yoshino in this case); otherwise, he had a female actress.
* For [[{{Macekre}} all things it did wrong]], Creator/{{Nelvana}}'s dub of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' (''Cardcaptors'') at least averted this trope quite well with some characters. The 10-years old main character Sakura was voiced by then 11-years old Carly [=McKillip=], while 10-years old Syaoran was voiced by then 14-years old Rhys Huber. When the second movie was brought over by Creator/{{Geneon}} the trope was again played straight, with Syaoran voiced by voice actress Creator/MonaMarshall.
** Expanding on Creator/MonaMarshall, another male role to which she's credit is Toboe from ''Anime/WolfsRain''.
* The ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' franchise has Creator/KoukiMiyata as 14-year-old [[{{Bishonen}} Shimon Nagareyama]], the youngest of the original [[BlueBishonenGhetto Hachiyou]]. Like Yuuki Hiro, Miyata can convincingly voice younger male characters. By contrast, Sefuru the Oni, who is deduced by Shimon to be around his own age, is voiced by a woman (Creator/YuuAsakawa).
** In theory, ''all'' Hachiyou are voiced by men, so depending on your view, a few more of them can count as aversions, such as Inori (15 years old, voiced by Creator/NaozumiTakahashi) or Eisen (17 years old, voiced by Creator/SoichiroHoshi), though Shimon is still the most noticeable case. The ''[=NeoRomance=]'' line does a good job when it comes to finding voices for the hordes of {{Bishonen}}...
* The children in ''Manga/WanderingSon'' are voiced by kids, though in Nitori's case his actors voice was breaking when he hadn't.
* All the protagonists in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]''. Kio, in particular, sounds like he is voiced by a Woman. But his Seiyuu is Kazutomi Yamamoto.
* In the original Toei dub of ''Anime/{{Yu Gi Oh|First Anime Series}}'', both Bakura and Yami Bakura were voiced by male actor Tsutomu Kashiwakura, a complete inverse of the situation with Yugi and Yami Yugi's voice actors in the two series.
* In the original Japanese version of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Yamato and Jyou are voiced by adult males; Taichi, Koushiro, and Takeru are voiced by adult women. In the English dub, Tai joins Matt and Joe in being voiced by adult men, while Izzy and TK continue to be voiced by women. (The characters were aged up by two years for the dub; Jyou/Joe goes from 12 to 14, Taichi/Tai and Yamato/Matt from 11 to 13, Koushiro/Izzy from 10 to 12, and Takeru/TK from 8 to 10).
** For the dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', set three years after the previous series, TK's voice has broken and he is now played by an adult man. Same with Davis and Ken whom are also voiced by men. Oddly, Izzy (who is two years his senior) continues to be voiced by a woman.
* In ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'' Nanashi's companion the boy Kotaro was voiced by an actual boy in both the Japanese and English versions, in the dub he was voiced by Aiden Drummond son of ''Creator/BrianDrummond''.
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* Exceptions to this can easily date back as early as when WaltDisney himself decided to continue his [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon legacy of full-length animated feature films]] after the success of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' with ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' by casting 11-year-old Dickie Jones to voice the titular character.
* Chihiro from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' was voiced by an actual young girl in the English dub, then-11-year-old Daveigh Chase.
** Yubaba's baby was originally voiced by an actual little boy (who was also in the Japanese dub of ''March of the Penguins'') but was replaced in the English dub by TaraStrong.
** Both Chihiro and Haku are voiced by children of their respective genders in the original Japanese version.
** An adult man Creator/JasonMarsden voiced Haku in the English dub.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Lock and Barrel, the male ghoul children, are voiced by Paul Reubens (better known as Pee Wee Herman) and composer Music/DannyElfman.
** Likewise in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, they were voiced by Jess Harnell and Jeff Bennett.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', Fievel was always voiced by a little boy: Phillip Glasser in the first two movies and Thomas Dekker in the DirectToVideo sequels when Phillip Glasser got too old.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', toddler Boo was voiced by Mary Gibbs, the little daughter of Pixar employee Rob Gibbs. The crew followed Mary around with a microphone and assembled Boo's lines from the things she said while she played.
* Other child characters in Pixar films, like Andy and Sid in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Dot in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', Nemo in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Dash (but not Violet) in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Russell and Ellie as a child in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Bonnie in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and Arlo, his siblings and Spot (albeit only in grunts) in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' were also voiced by kids.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'', Damien Wayne is voiced by an actual young boy Stuart Allen.
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* One who is familiar with the trope would think that the squeaky-voiced 4- to 6-year-old Elmo on ''Series/SesameStreet'' is voiced by a woman. Nope, he's voiced by Kevin Clash, an African-American man who is now at least 50. Clash also performs Hoots the owl.
** He also voiced the mischievous Baby Sinclair from ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' whom like his name suggests is a baby, with a voice similar to Elmo's.
* Jerry Nelson, who was actually two years older than Jim Henson, did the voice of Kermit the Frog's nephew, Robin.
* For the U.K. dub, ''Series/ThePajanimals'' were voiced by children. In the U.S. dub, they were voiced by adults.
* In Nick Jr.'s ''Abby's Friends'', the stuffed animals that come to life as puppets were voiced by kids.
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* ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' games originally averted it with Tails, who was voiced by the then-teen Corey Bringas in ''Adventure 1'' and ''2'' and William Corkery in ''Heroes'', ''Battle'' and ''Advance 3'' after Bringas hit puberty. He's then been voiced by women since 2005.
* In the original ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD, 15-year-old protagonist Alex is actually voiced by a then ''preteen'' Ashley Parker Angel. For the first remake, ''Silver Star Story'', Creator/WorkingDesigns was considering on replacing Angel because he hit puberty, but they let him return anyway, feeling that this "new" Alex was a bit more "grown-up" than the original. YuriLowenthal assumes the role for the third remake, ''Silver Star Harmony''.
* Fourteen-year-old Sora in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' and its sequel was voiced by then-14-year-old actor Creator/HaleyJoelOsment. When the sequel was released three years later, Haley's voice had obviously changed. However, Sora also had aged enough between games to justify the lower pitch. All in all, a rare VA example of both actor and character experiencing a puberty voice change.
** However, ''[[VideogameRemake Re]]: Chain of Memories'', which takes place right where the first game ends, Haley's still playing Sora. He, of course, sounds too deep.
** It is also played straight in the Japanese Version as well. Creator/MiyuIrino was 14 year old when he voiced Sora.
* In ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', the KidHero Oliver is voiced by the 10-year old Adam Wilson.
* The English version of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is an exception of sorts with [[spoiler:Naoto. At first it is thought Naoto is a teenage male with a pretty appearance, so the female voice actor (Susan Dailan in the United States, Creator/RomiPaku in Japan) makes it confusing. It turns out she really is a girl, which startles the main characters quite a bit.]]
* Similarly, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[spoiler: "Marth" appears to be a young teenage man with a CoolMask and is voiced by by female voice actor (Creator/LauraBailey in the United States, Creator/YuuKobayashi in Japan). It turns out she's a girl named Lucina.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Dark Sun Gwyndolin is voiced by Harry Lister Smith, a man imitating a female voice as well as the feminine accent, [[spoiler: it turns out Gwyndolin is the last born son of Gwyn, being [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised as a daughter]] due to his affinity with the moon]]. All in a sudden, it becomes a JustifiedTrope considering Gwyndolin's background.
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' is voiced by Eric Stitt for the English dub of the Wii remake of ''Klonoa 1''.
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' seems to have straight example at first with [[spoiler:Chihiro Fujisaki]] being voiced by a man imitating a female voice, only to reveal that said character ''is'' male, after all. The [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn English version]] actually plays it straight by having a woman voicing the WholesomeCrossdresser character.
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Baby Mario and Baby Luigi]] are voiced by the 54-year-old Charles Martinet, as per their adult counterparts.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII The Onion Knight]], a KidHero who's explicitly the youngest of the heroes. (Which puts him at fifteen or younger) Was voiced by the 19 years old at the time Aaron Spann.
** He also had previously voiced Joshua in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', who's fifteen [[spoiler: at least in appearance]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheCluefinders'' games, actual children voice all the characters. Which makes it a little jarring in ''The Incredible Toy Store Adventure'' when they're suddenly voiced by completely different people, as the previous voice actors no longer sounded like children who were ten and eleven.
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* Aang of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is voiced by Zachary Tyler Eisen (b. 1993). Another main character, Toph Bei Fong, is voiced by Jessie Flower, who turned twelve the very same year her character was introduced. Any other kids their age or younger are voiced by children of the same gender and approximate age, and most teenagers are played by same gender voice actor that are usually at least a bit older (for instance, Sokka is 15 and his VA was 18 when they started).
** A [[http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=23222 new interview]] reveals that the series creators "really wanted" a real kid to play Aang, rather than CrossdressingVoices, and that as Eisen's voice has been deepening, the show's sound people have been artificially pitching it up, without the creators even noticing.
*** The practice is spoofed in the episode "The Ember Island Players". When the Gaang goes to a play fictionalising them, Aang is shocked to find that the actor playing him is an adult woman. (Given the character's personality in the play, this is also a ShoutOut to the practice of having Peter played by an acrobatic adult woman in ''Theatre/PeterPan''.) Later, Toph ends up being played by a big burly man (she's delighted).
** At first the trope seems to be played straight with Smellerbee, but later we learn that the character is a girl.
* Most child characters in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' were voiced by actual children, and most of the boys' voice actors were replaced many times over the series run; Arnold himself had four. (Gerald's voice actor is an exception. There's even an episode that [[JustifiedTrope explains]] why his voice changed, "Gerald's Tonsils".)
** In addition to Arnold, Curly and Eugene were voiced by several actors; one of the Eugenes (Creator/BenDiskin) went on to become an ''adult'' voice actor despite having to be replaced. However, a few of the actors for the boys were kept all the way through along with Gerald: Harold, played by a post-pubescent, as the character was 13; Stinky, whose voice did break, though it was simply ignored and not [[JustifiedTrope justified]] like Gerald's was; and Sid, who managed to evade puberty for the entire five-season run, until the last three episodes, produced years after the rest of the fifth season. He was replaced, appropriately enough, by his [[RealLifeRelative younger brother]].
** The first actor to play Arnold was given a new recurring role after his voice dropped, as the fifth-grade bully Wolfgang; the second Arnold made a one-shot appearance as his cohort, Ludwig.
* Ten-years-old Nigel, Hoagie and Wally of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' are voiced by adults, but male ones. (In fact, Creator/BenDiskin, [[TalkingToHimself who voices Nigel and Hoagie]], was one of the child actors who voiced Eugene in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.)
* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is voiced by Sean Marquette, who, surprisingly, was ''not'' replaced after he had gone through puberty, but instead had his voice digitally pitched up. Though it is still obvious if one compares episodes from Season 1 to episodes afterward. Marquette had also previously been on the Nicktoon ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''.
** This example is ''particularly'' interesting when one realizes that Mac's 13-years-old brother, Terrance, is voiced by a woman (TaraStrong) even though the character has a fairly deep voice.
** Interestingly enough, in Polish dub once Mac's voice actor's voice changed, he got replaced almost seamlessly by his younger brother. Yup, the Poles pulled what was done with ''Adventure Time'' way before ''Adventure Time'' premiered as a series.
* The Possible Twins, Jim and Tim, from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', are both played by Shaun Fleming. He was 12 while recording season one, when the "tweebs" were 10. According to producers, Tim and Jim got a redesign and height boost in season four, either to justify Shaun's voice change or to justify a new actor.
** In the end, Disney went with a new actor, also a young boy: 13-year-old Spencer Fox, better known as Dash from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. By season three, Fleming's voice had obviously broken, and no attempt was made to hide it. This had the bizarre result of the "tweebs" ''looking'' older but ''sounding'' younger than they had in the previous season.
* Charlie, Lola and all the characters on ''Literature/CharlieAndLola'' are voiced by actual children. Although the children refer to adults, even asking them questions, no adult voices are ever heard.
* In Creator/HannaBarbera's ''Little Rascals'' series, Shavar Ross and Creator/ScottMenville were young boys (age 11) cast as Buckwheat and Spanky, respectively. The dwarf actress Creator/PattyMaloney (age 46), who had played [[Series/FarOutSpaceNuts furry]] [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial male roles]] in the 1970s, was aptly cast as Darla Hood.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is almost a perfect exception: All but one of the boys are played by male voice actors. Kathleen Barr voices Kevin, who just happens to be the most ''masculine'' regular in the cast.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' contains both straight examples and exceptions. One such exception is the character of Odd Della Robbia, played by Matthew Geczy, who is in his 40s. He also holds the distinction of being the only Lyoko Warrior (unless you count William) voiced by a male.
* A lot of the more recent Nick Jr. animated titles seem to go along with ensuring that actual children portray child characters now. ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' and ''Go! Diego, Go!'' are two of the more notable examples. The weird part is, Uniqua in the former is voiced by a girl, but has a fairly deep voice for her gender and age.
* All of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' were also voiced by like-gender children (apart from Spinelli, voiced by the 40-something Pamela Segal). Apart from TJ, who went through three actors during the show's course, the voices stayed the same throughout the show (with the exception of the crossover with ''Lilo and Stitch'' in 2006, which replaced T.J., Gus, and Mikey's voice actors).
** This was also parodied in the unofficial series finale movie - the Diggers were voiced by actual children, but one of their voices changed. So both of The Diggers were voiced by the same person...until the end where the characters talk about how things are changing, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of the diggers says, "Hey, what happened to my voice?"]] in a ''drastically'' different voice.
** Averted with Butch, who was played by Kath Soucie, Carl and Steve of the Pale Kids (Kath Soucie and Pamela Hayden), Yope (Pamela Hayden), and the kindergarteners, who were all voiced by E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, and Pamela Adlon (the exception being Tubby, who was played by Mikey's voice actor Jason Davis).
* The main kids in ''The Off-Beats'' segments on Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' were voiced by young children, most notably Mischa Barton as Betty-Anne Bongo. The later episodes had several of the kids' voices sounding a bit lower, including the females (who were voiced by girls). The only adult voice actor was series creator Mo Willems, who voiced September the dog and Grubby Groo.
** Both Henry and June were done by kids/teens, which is obvious due to their changing voices through the show's run. Notably Noah Segan's (Henry) voice broke after the first season, but didn't get replaced.
** Loopy and Larry of ''Life With Loopy'' were also done by teens.
* In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', any Robin has only ever been voiced by a boy (in the case of DCAU Dick Grayson and ''Teen Titan'' Robin, an adult man; Dick started as a college student in the DCAU and of unspecific-but-still-sufficient age in ''Teen Titans'').
** Save a small bit, [[spoiler:Tim Drake's laugh-to-crying as Joker Junior]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* Also in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, villainous Granny Goodness, one of Darkseid's henchmen, was voiced by Creator/EdAsner.
* The title character of ''Franchise/{{Chowder}}'' is voiced by Nicky Jones (age 12).
** Panini, Gorgonzola and Ceviché are also voiced by children.
* Averted in ''Capeta''. For the first arc (first 14 episodes), the title character was voiced by Naoto Adachi, who was 12 years old at the time.
* All of the male children in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' aside from the kindergartners and lead sixth grader are voiced by men, mainly by series creators TreyParkerAndMattStone; they use computers to speed up their voices so they sound like kids.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle The Bullwinkle Show]]'', Sherman of "Peabody's Improbable History" was voiced by the 40-some-years-old Walter Tetley, whose voice never matured -- officially due to a hormonal condition. Legend, however, says that his mother actually had had him castrated at a young age. Look up ''castrati'', and learn that this practice is OlderThanYouThink.
* In ''VideoGame/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', the title character is voiced by Mark "Thurop" Van Orman.
** Originally, Flapjack was supposed to be voiced by Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, but Reubens never appeared for an audition, so Van Orman took over.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'', 4-6-years-old Bobby Generic was voiced by the then 30-some-years-old Howie Mandel. Every other male child in the series including his older brother Derek (after his original voice actor grew up) were voiced by women.
* All of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}'' characters were played by children through all of their animated specials; in the first (''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''), the actress playing Sally was so young she could not read the script and had to have her lines cued to her.
** Played straight occasionally with Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had young boys voice the characters in some of the first specials that character appeared in and in a few specials afterwards. (Possibly contributing to some ViewerGenderConfusion amongst younger generations.)
** Also played straight with Charlie Brown in ''This Is America, Charlie Brown'', where he was voiced by a girl, Erin Chase.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', their male counterparts the Rowdyruff Boys are voiced by men; RobPaulsen voices Brick and Boomer and Roger Jackson voices Butch.
** Also school bully Mitch Mitchellson and nerd Elmer Sglue are also voiced by adults Creatro/TomKenny and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, respectively.
* Almost completely averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''; with the exceptions of Irwin, Pud'n, and Nergal Jr., all of the male children are voiced by men.
* Completely averted with the 12-year-old cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. Nearly all of the boys with the exceptions of Chalky and Al and Moo in the Nickelodeon version were voiced by 40-year-olds Billy West and Fred Newman. In the Disney version, most of the characters voiced by West, including Doug and Roger, were replaced after he left, but still voiced by grown men.
* Voice actor Dick Beals voiced many young boys in several cartoons: 8-year-old Ralph Phillips from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', 10-year-old Davey Hansen from ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath'', WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}, 8-year-old Arthur Spacely from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', Buzz Conroy from ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr'', Reggie Van Dough from ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', Jon's nephew Rosco from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Speedy Alka-Seltzer and many others. His convincing childlike voice came from the fact that he has a glandular problem which prevented him from growing past the age of 10 and retained his high-pitched voice. Beals continued to do child voices in radio shows and occasionally guest starred in cartoons in his early 80s. He died May 29, 2012.
* Creator/DawsButler occasionally played young boy voices in ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'' (as Augie Doggie), ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (as Elroy) and several others. He was also Raggedy Andy in a few specials and the voice of WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly when he spoke.
** After Butler died but before the ''Jetsons'' movie could be recorded, another grown man, Patric Zimmerman, voiced Elroy.
* Cleveland Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' was originally voiced by Mike Henry and later by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
* Twelve-year-old Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is voiced by Jeremy Shada, who was 13 when the voice recording first began. As Shada's aged and his voice has broken, so has Finn, having his 13th birthday in the show and WordOfGod stating that Finn is 14 by the end of the third season.
** In the original short Finn (back then called Pen) was voiced by Jeremy's older brother, Zack Shada. By the time it got turned into a full-time show Zack's voice have changed, so Jeremy replaced him.
* All the child characters on ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' were played by actual children.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where the cast begins to regress in age, they just kept their same voice actors.
** The clearly feminine character Frida Waterfall is actually voiced by a man, Phil Hendrie, who provides the voices for all the members of the Waterfall Family, as a sort of RunningGag.
* Oh boy, this is a complicated one...[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy Hooves]] has caused a bit of a stir with her halting SimpletonVoice portrayal because some people find it offensive. But no one actually set out to give Derpy a SimpletonVoice; they just asked Creator/TabithaStGermain to do the voice, and Tabitha thought Derpy was supposed to be a boy. So she ''thought'' she was doing this trope, but she really wasn't.
** Speaking of which, with the exception of newborn Pound Cake, most young colts are voiced by males, some by adults (such as Snips and Snails), and others by actual young boys (most notably Pipsqueak in "Luna Eclipsed").
* The preteen-aged Gumball and Darwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' are voiced by (at the time of production) 13-year-old Logan Grove and 12-year-old Kwesi Boakye, respectively. After their voices changed, they were replaced by Jacob Hopkins and Terrell Ransom, Jr. respectively, who are children.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features Creator/CharlieAdler as Ed ''and'' Bev Bighead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Detention}}'', all of the boys were voiced by grown men, most notably Creator/BillyWest as scifi geek Emmitt Roswell and Creator/CarlosAlazraqui as Gug, the small boy with the NapoleonComplex.
* In all the old WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoons, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were all voiced by Clarence Nash, just like their uncle. Nowadays Russi Taylor and Donald's current actor Tony Anselmo alternate between the trio, thus playing the trope straight when it's the former and averting it when it's the latter.
* Nanny from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' was voiced by script-writer/actor Brian Trueman - really, the character wouldn't have worked nearly as well with a genuine woman in the role. Additionally, many of the female extras in Cosgrove-Hall cartoons of the era were voiced my men, usually Jimmy Hibbert.
* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Milhouse is voiced by Creator/NobuoTobita, being one of the few male voice actors who voice a kid in that dub. And in the case you want to know how he sounds, he's sounds basically like [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]], except a little bit childish.
** Averted in the theatrical release of the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie movie]] when he's voiced by Yuu Sugimoto (a female voice actress) instead, but reverts to Tobita's voice in the [=DVD=] release.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', toddler Bamm-Bamm and Arnold the 8-year-old paperboy were voiced by Creator/DonMessick.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' most of the male children were voiced by grown men: Max himself was voiced by the then 30-some year old Creator/RobPaulsen, his friend Felix was voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton and resident nerd Ernie was voiced by Charlie Adler.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet'', nine-year-old Leonard Helperman was voiced by Shaun Fleming, who was twelve when recording began in 1999 and sixteen when recording for the movie (Serving as the show's finale) was finished in 2003. Ian, another kid in the show, was voiced by Rob Paulsen, who also voiced some of the background students. This trope is played straight with Tyler, Taylor, and Trevor, as they're voiced by Pamela Adlon.
* Lady Baden-Baden from ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' is voiced by Bob Dermer, who normally voices Ralph Raccoon. As with the ''Count Duckula'' example above, the character wouldn't have been quite as effective, or as funny, had she been voiced by a woman.
** Averted in the German dub, where she is voiced by a woman.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of RosemaryWells's MaxAndRuby series. Max is voiced by a woman in the French and Spanish dubs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the title character is voiced by Zach Callison, who was already a teenager when cast, thus avoiding the puberty problem. The only other boy his age, Peedee, is also voiced by a young man, Atticus Shaffer.
* This happened with WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} in the shorts produced in 1956 (voiced by Ruth Eggleston) and in 1967-1968 (voiced by Norma MacMillan). In the 1957-1966 shorts and the 1988 revival series, Dallas [=McKennon=] voiced Gumby (and occasionally, Dick Beals filled in, as mentioned above).
** Occasionally, Dallas [=McKennon=] would also voice an incidental/background old lady. He even voiced Granny in a few shorts (such as "Cottage for Granny").
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16th Jan '17 2:58:44 AM Tightwire
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Sometimes, an animated character is better suited for being voiced by a voice actor of the opposite sex. Maybe a higher voice is needed for a male, or a lower voice for a female.

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Sometimes, an animated character is better suited for being voiced by a voice actor of the opposite sex. Maybe a higher voice is needed for a male, or a lower voice for a female.
female. Or maybe a woman auditioned and it just sounded ''right''.



There are exceptions, of course sometimes an adult man or an actual child will voice a boy. In films and video games, this is the rule rather than the exception, as voice recording for a film or game generally takes much less time than for a TV series.
15th Jan '17 8:06:55 PM WileK209
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Skeeter, the twin sister of Scooter, is voiced by Howie Mandel (with the same voice he uses for [[WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld Bobby]] and [[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gizmo]]). More conventionally, Russi Taylor (better known as the modern voice of Minnie Mouse) voiced Gonzo, and Katie Leigh voiced Rowlf. When a toddler version of Janice appeared in one episode, Dave Coulier did her voice (very much like Richard Hunt performing the adult Janice.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Skeeter, the twin sister of Scooter, is was voiced by Howie Mandel (with the same voice he uses for [[WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld Bobby]] and [[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gizmo]]). More conventionally, Russi Taylor (better known as the modern voice of Minnie Mouse) voiced Gonzo, and Katie Leigh voiced Rowlf. When a toddler version of Janice appeared in one episode, Dave Coulier did her voice (very much like Richard Hunt performing the adult Janice.)


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** In a rare aversion for a Muppet series, Baby Miss Piggy was actually voiced by a woman (Laurie O'Brien), compared to the adult Miss Piggy typically being performed by a male (like Frank Oz.)
8th Jan '17 8:43:21 PM Pamina
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* Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan'' subverted this, in that his voice actor was male, although the character was traditionally portrayed by a woman on stage.

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* Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan'' subverted this, in that his voice actor Bobby Driscoll was male, although the character was traditionally portrayed by a woman on stage.
6th Jan '17 3:13:59 PM DynastiNoble
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** A genderbending episode had Lynn, Lars, Lexz, Leif, Levi, and Leon are voiced by DiCicco, Miller, and DeLisle respectively.

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** A genderbending episode called "One of the Boys" had Lynn, Lynn (male), Lars, Lexz, Lexx, Leif, Levi, and Leon are voiced by DiCicco, Miller, and DeLisle respectively.
2nd Jan '17 9:08:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' Miss Fieldmouse was voiced by a man, YujiMitsuya.

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* In the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' Miss Fieldmouse was voiced by a man, YujiMitsuya.Creator/YujiMitsuya.
31st Dec '16 3:02:35 PM Sakubara
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** PlayedForLaughs in the English dub of "[[GenderFlip I Was Overwhelmed by Heroines]]", in which [[ButtMonkey Latvia]]'s Nyotalia counterpart is still voiced by his regular voice actor.
30th Dec '16 11:27:07 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{DCAU}}, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', any Robin has only ever been voiced by a boy (in the case of DCAU Dick Grayson and ''Teen Titan'' Robin, an adult man; Dick started as a college student in the DCAU and of unspecific-but-still-sufficient age in ''Teen Titans'').

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* In the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', any Robin has only ever been voiced by a boy (in the case of DCAU Dick Grayson and ''Teen Titan'' Robin, an adult man; Dick started as a college student in the DCAU and of unspecific-but-still-sufficient age in ''Teen Titans'').
30th Dec '16 9:20:06 AM maylove25
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** Vegeta was played by his male actor, Ryo Horikawa in his young appearances. Most dubs use a female actor for this role, but the Funimation English dub, like the Japanese Version, used his adult actor, Creator/ChristopherSabat as the young Vegeta.

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** Vegeta was played by his male actor, Ryo Horikawa in his young appearances. Most dubs use a female actor for this role, but the Funimation English dub, like the Japanese Version, version, used his adult actor, Creator/ChristopherSabat as the young Vegeta.



* Almost completely averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''; with the exceptions of Irwin, Pud'n, and Nergal Jr., all of the male children are voiced by men. Mandy and Mindy are voiced by adult women instead of actual kids.

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* Almost completely averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''; with the exceptions of Irwin, Pud'n, and Nergal Jr., all of the male children are voiced by men. Mandy and Mindy are voiced by adult women instead of actual kids.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' has teenagers, kids, and babies being voiced by adults. For example, all of the Loud kids (excluding Lincoln, who has now Colin Dean voicing him after Grant Palmer hits puberty at age 14) being voiced by adults instead of actual kids and teens. Most child voice actors hit puberty because they no longer voice kid characters. Bobby Santiago is voiced by a 20-something Carlos PenaVega even though Bobby himself is a 17-year-old teenager.
** Also in the episode "Dance, Dance Resolution", Haiku, Giggles, Polly Pain, and Tabby are voiced by adult women instead of tweens.
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