!!!Note: there are two kinds of Spanish dubs. Latin America Dubs or LatAm Dubs (Which uses Neutral Spanish) and Spaniards dubs (Which uses Spaniard Spanish). They usually are very different, and they can generate a lot of [[FanDumb angst between fan of one or the other]].

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* All Studio Ghibli films. Since Buenavista (aka Disney) took care of the distribution of their films and, as mentioned in the Animation Film folder, they have an incredible localization team for both territories, the Spanish dubs of Anime/PrincessMononoke, Anime/SpiritedAway, Anime/HowlsMovingCastle, etc, are nothing else but spectacular.
* Almost no important dubs were made in Argentina, save for one: ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' LatAm dub is nothing but a master piece, to say the least. Not only did it translate perfectly the content of the original Japanese series, but it also expended it! Besides, the voices were perfectly choosen.
** The Spaniard dub of SEL, while not as impressive (YMMV), it's also exceptional and very well done.
* Spanish Latin American dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', couldn't not be described as anything but awesome. This troper in particular can't see this anime in English or Japanese, [[NostalgiaGoggles simply because he saw the LAm Dub]].
** Since Website/YouTube deleted all the LatAm Dubbed episodes, you can use [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xdnu92FeDo&feature=related this clip of Anime/YuGiOh the movie as an example]]. , which was dubbed by the same people. (The quality of the dubbing in the movie is A LOT poorer than the series' quality, but it's best than not showing anything)
** Here you have a part of episode. The quality of the filming is horrible, and the scenes are not really active, but you can see how good the voice acting is. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRnW65lQKZA&t=1m00s]]
** Even LittleKuriboh included parts of the LatAm Dub in [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries his Abridged Series]].
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was not the only series to be saved by the LatAm dubs from the clutches of 4Kids. The Spanish dub for ''ShamanKing'' was not only uncut, the portrayal of the characters are also spot on. It's not surprising therefore why so many fans end up watching their episodes en español due to the 4Kids [[CutAndPasteTranslation Cut And Paste English dub]] (even if it faced less cuts than ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''Anime/YuGiOh'') and the SoOkayItsAverage Japanese original.
* Until the Digimon4 (which was not awful, but not really good), Franchise/{{Digimon}} got excellent LatAm dubs, particularly for the [[Anime/DigimonAdventure first]] [[note]] save from some goofy voices[[/note]] and [[Anime/DigimonTamers third seasons]]. The series was translated from the original Japanese version and not the American Dub (thing that not always happens), so the script were intact and so where the openings.
** After watching the first episode of the first season in Spanish, I cannot agree with this any harder. Not only did they keep the original music in tact, the voices they chose for every single character are not only perfectly cast, but also extremely adorable! I found the voices of Tai, TK, Biyomon, Gomamon (He's voiced by Tai!), Patamon, and Palmon to be especially cute and endearing. Sora sounds a BIT too squeaky, Matt sounds MUCH younger than I thought he would (which isn't a bad thing), and Mimi's pitch is a little low, but I'm sure they'll improve overtime. NOW I see an example of a truly great Spanish dub. Also, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMQyPr0dvRo Spanish opening theme]] is well sung!
* LatAm dub managed to pick up an obscure series full off untranslatable-puns like ''Anime/DottoKoniChan'' and turn it into a cult classic for Spanish speakers. Since there is no way to translate the puns, the series was chock-full {{Woolseyism}}, making the plot 50% {{Woolseyism}} and 50% WidgetSeries.
** On a weird subversion, most of the Spanish Dub puns are untranslatable to English as well. So there is no way in which not-Spanish-speakers can fully understand this awesome Dub.
* In Spain, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is one of the top examples of a SuperlativeDubbing unfairly brought down by sheer FanDumb. The series had some of the best voice actors in Spain that truly nailed almost every single character. The script translation was also amazing. However, fans in Spain still prefered to not pay not even the slightless attention to it. Hence, they stopped dubbing the series at episode 108.
* @/{{Orihime}}: The ''SlamDunk'' Latin American Spanish dub (made in Mexico) is ''brilliant''. Special mention goes to René García as Sakuragi, where he basically blows Creator/TakeshiKusao (whom I love as a seiyuu, but this was ''not'' his best role) out of the water.
* The ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' LatAm dub was widely recognized at the time as one of the best anime dubs in history. The dub respected all dialog, didn't have censorship unlike the English one, and have a great voice casting that didn't change during the series. Cristina Hernández was an adorable Sakura, Enzo Fortuny plays a pretty good Yukito (which I prefer to Megumi Ogata's performance), and Alfredo Leal as Eriol sounds ''much'' less forced than Creator/NozomuSasaki's.
** The Catalan dub is also very good. Marta Ullod, while a tad annoying at the high notes, is very good. The highlight of the dub is Kero, who sounds ''absolutely adorable!''
* Lequinni: The Latin (Chilean) Spanish dub of ''YoureUnderArrest!'' is one of the few times where the tranlated opening themes were so similar to the original songs and sounded even better than them. And the acting was very good too.
* In Spain ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' stands as a weird example of this trope. The translation and adaptation of the script had A LOT of mistakes, partly because it was translated from the first English dubbing (aka, "the bad one"), keeping all the mistakes from it, like the character names (Kenshi instead of Kenshin, Kori instead of Kaoru and Yoshi instead of Yahiko). Some dialoges were completely different form what they were supposed to be (From time to time, Kenshin talks about KILLING the villains), the Kyoto arc takes place in Edo (¿?) and some lines were totaly anti-climatic or right straight stupid ("¡Basta, basta, basta, basta!"). But on the other hand, the voice actors work were, for the most part, spectacular. Nacho de Porrata is arguably a way better Kenshin than Mayo Suzukaze (even though his lines are more aggressive), Carmen Ambrós nails Kaoru, Sanosuke in Spanish just feels wrong without Mark Ullod's voice, Alfonso García Zambrano pulled off one hell of a Shishio, and so on. It's one of the few Spanish anime dubbings that not only really reproduce the infamous "emotion bursts" and "cool yellings" that Japanese voice actings are so famous for, but also surpass them in many scenes.
* Libertista: I'm a Spaniard, and the Spanish language is widely-spoken and varied enough to account for 2 sorts: the Latin-American Spanish dubs and the actual Spanish ones (from Spain). Thus I can say I've enjoyed many dubs from both sources, though mileages vary heavily and there is a lot of [[InternetBackdraft pointless and chauvinistic strife among the fandom]]. For the Spain-Spanish side, I'd list ''OutlawStar'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and ''CrayonShinChan'' as excellent. ''OutlawStar's'' and ''ShinChan's'' dubs are superior to the original ones, as they portray the characters' personality more accurately (Shinnosuke Nohara is a [[MemeticMutation meme of his own right (¡¡¡Trooooompa!!!)]]. ''BikerMiceFromMars'' is very decently adapted too. For the Latin American-Spanish side, I must say I find them usually more suited for comedy, for it appears that [[LargeHam ham and other pork derivates are the usual diet among voice actors]]: the dubs of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' and ''SamuraiPizzaCats'' are absolutely fantastic and hilarious.
* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' That one anime that has become a cult classic almost in the whole entire world, specially in Latin America to the extend of ''SaintSeiya'' in Brazil. Its is often praised for having perfect dubbings For Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, and everyone else doing great. Sadly Adverted in ''DragonballKai'' were mentioned characters had their voices changed for the worse.
** The ''Manga/DragonBall'' dub is so iconic in Latin America, that most of the ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' copies distributed in cinemas were the dubbed ones, just because of Mario Castañeda and Carlos Segundo (Goku and Picollo, respectible) reprising their roles at publics demand (their voices weren't in the first dubbed trailer). In fact, it's pretty much the only reason why most people went to see the movie. Also, a meme usually found in Latin American forums has an image of Goku followed by this phrase: "[[CatchPhrase Hi! I'm Goku.]] And you are reading this with my voice!".
* The European Spanish dub of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is damn fine, especially considering that Spaniard dubs, due to their accent, are quite unpopular in Latin America. Hear Lucy when she's busy gouging out Bando's eyes: "¿La pasas bien?... Bah, me aburres". Although the dub of ''BakuretsuTenshi'' is sometimes weak, it has some jewels like giving Jo a little bit of Tourette's syndrome:
** In the Spanish dub: "Fuck dammit, if you say one more fucking word I'll kill you!" ("¡Chingada madre, si dices una sola pinche palabra más te mato!").
* The Latin American dub of ''SaintSeiya.'' Need I say more?
** The first Spaniard dub of the original series is not particularly remembered (it wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as other anime dubs, even at its time). Dubs of more recent arcs and re-dubs, on the other hand, are top-notch.
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[[folder: Film - Animation]]
* The DisneyAnimatedCanon. '''ALL OF IT'''. Both in Spaniard Spanish and Latin America Spanish. Here we have some highlight examples:
** First, the songs. They are usually so well adapted that, if a Disney song was a hit in the United States, you can bet your ass the localized Spanish versions were too.
** The original Latin American dub of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', man, that's such a masterful work of art! Rosario Munoz Ledo's performance as Maleficent is especially amazing. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquS3Tslxoo Just watch this clip!]] Supposedly Walt Disney himself was a fan of this dub, it's often considered to be superior to the original English version, and it's thought to be a great achievement in Latin American dubbing. Unfortunately, it was "replaced" in 2001 with an all new dub with very boring and underwhelming voice acting. To this day, fans are still on Disney LA's heals about giving the original 1959 dub a DVD release.
*** I think [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHO1fNYbAj8 this much longer clip]] better illustrates the awesomeness that is Maleficent's 1959 Latin American voice.
** Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast was a landmark, since it was the first movie in the canon which had a proper Spaniard Spanish dub. Before that, all the Disney movies and shows only had the Latin American dub, which was used in Spain as well. Disney decided to expand its Spanish localization team to make Spaniard dubs and this movie was the first showcase. And the results were amazing! The film got some of the best voice actors of the country, the translations were top notch, and the songs are still sung up to this day.
** In Spain even critics of dubbing bow before the [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth much missed]] Constantino Romero, who gave his voice to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supGvRdrj7o Mufasa]] in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and Judge Frollo in ''TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', where he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXQANttKAjk dubbed a song]] for the first time in his extended career (Romero himself considered this one of his favorite works).
*** Latin Amrica [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOnXlV_UIgI doesn't stays behind]], to be fair it is need a great voice to sing this, no matter the language
* Since Phil Collins did most of the translation of his songs in Tarzan, different versions tend to sound the same, yet {{Woolseyism}} keeps the flux of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TACcIVaSmAY song going]]
* The Latin American dub of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. In particular the songs. I don't know what it is about Latin dubs--as I've heard a lot of very talented Latin American singers--but it's just rare to find a dub with the singing on the same level as the original. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdXkFV9eTd4&feature=channel_video_title Observe.]]
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[[folder: Films -- Live-Action]]
* The original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy is considered to have one of the most memorable Spaniard dubs ever. Its cast got an entire generation of awesome voice actors in their prime, like Salvador Vidal for Luke, Camilo García for Han, Maria Luisa Solá for Leia, Luis Posada for Obi-Wan, etc, etc. And of course, Constantino Romero for Darth Vader, who made the Dark Lord of the Sith just as memorable in Spanish as James Earl Jones made him in English (maybe even more, since while Jones was a little bit off sometimes in Episode IV, Romero was spectacular throughout all three movies).
* The LatAm dub of the ''Film/SpiderMan'' movies has not only the virtue of having amazing voice actors (this particular sub-loving trooper feels the voices of Spidey, MJ and Harry improve the original performances), but also the bonus of using them for the dubbing of both ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', giving the three movies and both animated series a continuity missing in the originals. Sadly averted with ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' and the new movie.
* The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy Spaniard dub. Although the translation had [[BlindIdiotTranslation some mistakes]], like the name of the Flux Capacitor, it made up for them with some brilliant examples of {{Woolseyism}}, like the translations of Marty and Doc's [[CatchPhrase Catch Phrases]] ("¡Qué fuerte!" for "This is heavy!" and "¡Santo cielo!" for "Great Scott!"), which have full MemeticMutation status in Spain, even to this day. But what made the dub work the most was the outstanding performances of Jordi Pons as Marty and Luis Posada Mendoza as Doc. The rest of the cast were also unforgettable.
* Creator/WoodyAllen loves Joan Pera, the voice actor who dubs him in Spain to the point that Allen said in an interview that he "makes a better Creator/WoodyAllen than himself". Allen even wrote a small role just for him in ''VickyCristinaBarcelona''.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Spain is not only famous for good voice acting in animation, but in live action as well. Take for example ''Series/{{House}}''. The voice acting and translations are almost always between "pretty damn good" and "[[SoCoolItsAwesome spectacular]]". The best example is House's voice actor, Luis Pórcar. He's so good that most dubbing haters don't even dare to speak bad about his performance. And those who do, are incapable of finding a good argument beyond the fact that Pórcar's voice [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks doesn't sound quite like Hugh Laurie's]].
* Another Spaniard example was {{Friends}}. All the voice actors for the central six characters were perfectly casted, and a lot of people prefer them to the original, even among many OV purists.
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[[folder: Video games]]
* The first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game is considered up to this day as THE example of good video game dubbing in Spain. There even is some [[InternetBackdraft fierce debate about whether Alfonso Vallés was a better Solid Snake than David Hayter]]. The catch is, though, that the following games in the series were not dubbed to Spanish, while David Hayter improved his acting and Snake's character with each new instalment. Hence, the debate is totally pointless (and unfair) by now.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' had an unexpected great dubbing. At first there was some suspicion, since Sora was voiced by Adolfo Moreno, Spanish voice actor of ''{{Pokemon}}'s'' Ash Ketchum. But he nailed the character, [[FanDumb despite the comments of some people]]. Some secondary characters were a little bit off (Roger Isasi-Isasmendi was a disappointing, emotionless Cloud) and some Disney characters didn't have the same voice actors as in the movies (this was specially evident in Jack Sparrow's case), but the general level of the voice acting was really good. Too bad it's the only Spanish dubbed game in the whole series.
* VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum and VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity have some of the best voice acting in years. It's especially worth noting that for Batman they hired Claudio Serrano, who dubs Christian Bale in the Chistopher Nolan movies. Although some people argue he sounds a little bit too young for the Batman of the games, the ContinuityNod was a nice touch. Also, José Padilla as the Joker had very little to envy to MarkHamill's performance.
* The LatAm dub for LEGO Lord Of The Rings was also excellent, with most of the cast of the movies reprising their roles, the sole exception being Frodo, who was voiced by the very talented Creator/EduardoGarza
* The {{Uncharted}} series. Full stop.
* The ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' series. Specially ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' (Ricardo Escobar as the Prince is one of the best performances in a video game EVER) and ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008'' (David Robles and Mar Bordallo made one hell of a couple).
* This may sound like cheating, since most of countries choose Spaniard over LatAm, mostly because LatAm is more expensive and also Spaniard should work with both, so Microsoft games is the major LatAm dubber, only Microsoft Certified games are dubbed
** Master Chief & Cortana's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJkaN0qNiko voice is top notch]]
*** Ur Didact doesn't stays behind
** Both versions of Alan Wake's voice are really good but LatAm [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAiNIzw8DXY is wonderful]]
*** Barry sounds kinda goofy in both versions, but in LatAm keeps him Goofy and realistic, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS21ChtUg8s spaniard]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4aQmu-4yAY LatAm (jump to minute 33:29)]]
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Many HannaBarbera series, which were met with little enthusiasm on the U.S., became absolute classics on Mexico, thanks to the quality and creativity of their dubs. Noteworthy mentions include ''TopCat'', ''TheFlintstones'' and ''Pixie and Dixie''.
** In ''Pixie and Dixie's'' case, Pixie speaks with a cuban accent, Dixie's voice is that of a mexican, and Mr. Jinks became a hilarious spaniard from Andalucía. The script changed for the better, too: comical add-libbing was at the order of the day, and scenes that had no jokes -''or not dialogue at all''- in the original version were spiced up to no end.
* ''TheSimpsons'' in the Latin American dubbing, was absolutely hilarious and considered a cult classic by many!! Anyone who understands Spanish, aside from some wordplay that can't be translated, will have a better time watching this dub. The SeasonalRot of the later seasons became more evident in the Latin American when Fox decided to change (most of) the dub actors in season 16. The dub has not been the same ever since.
** Look on the bright side. Marina Huerta, the original voice of Bart, returned after a hiatus. She also [[TalkingToHimself became Marge]].
** This holds especially true since the voices are brought down from their cartoon-ish English interpretations to a more down-to-earth style. While many other cartoons would suffer from this change, in the case of the Simpsons it worked perfectly!. The only sad thing that for every 200 awesome translations and {{woolseyism}} there was [[NeverLiveItDown one glaringly obvious bad translations]] (Robo-Richard Simmons was translated to Lorenzo Lamas)
** Also something that improves the series is that each character has his own dubber (except for very minor characters). This also helps to avoid goofy voices, which are necessary in the English version since every voice-actor makes 6 to 10 roles.
* Actually, the ''TheSimpsons'' dubbing from Spain is also spectacular. Matt Groening himself recognized it as the best European dubbing of the series, by far. Too bad its level dropped severely when Carlos Revilla, the voice acting director, script writer and Homer Simpson's voice actor, passed away in 2000. However, up to this day it's still pretty good.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' Spain Spanish dub is hilarious. Iván Muelas (Fry), Olga Cano (Leela) and Abraham Aguilar (Bender) are on the same level as Billy West, Katey Sagal and John [=DiMaggio=], if not better. Specially Bender, who in the Spanish VA speaks as he is talking between his teeth ([[PragmaticAdaptation his accent from the original English voice is impossible to reproduce in Spanish, after all]]). It's impossible not to laugh with him.
** The same can be said about LatAm dub. It's considered a cult classic in Latin America, not as big as ''TheSimpsons'', but still great.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has some really good Spanish dubbing, both for LatAm and Spain.
** Radlum: I am not able to watch the series in the original language; if there are jokes that have to be in English to be understood then I use close captioning to read them.
** It should be said that there are two LatAm dubs of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': the Mexican one and the one from Miami. The last one is used in South America because the Mexican was too regional, and use so much profanity than this trooper at least can't imagine the series in another version without feeling like a watered down version of the former.
** Also, Patricia Azan probably gives one of my favourite performances of Cartman. Her performance is colorful and expressive, as though she combines every aspect of the character into one; he's crazy, but he's a child. He's angry, but can also be scared. Her Cartman is more child-like in tone even than the other female performers, so she makes him sound just as bratty as he needs to be. In every way, she's perfect.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was a tremendous hit in Spain as much as the United States and the awesome dub had a lot do with it. The case on Batman's voice is specially worth noting. The voice actor chosen for the role was Fernando de Luis, since he dubbed MichaelKeaton in the Spanish dub of Film/BatmanReturns. The catch? His voice is rather high pitched, instead of the deep voice pitch of KevinConroy. The other catch? It still worked! De Luis still managed to pull off one hell of a badass Batman and made him just as memorable.
** Batman is currently dubbed by actor Claudio Serrano, who started dubbing Christian Bale (and, ironically, Ben Affleck) and became the voice of the character. However, De Luis is a legend in his own right for those who grew up with Batman TAS
** Take a look and check it out: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJyXZyQuZLk Batman TAS in European Spanish]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'' was also a big hit in Spain, and yes, the dub had a lot to do with it too. Spider-Man's charisma was left intact from the original version thanks to a great script translation and an awesome performance by Juan Antonio Arroyo, who is still considered up to this day as the best Spaniard Spider-Man ever.
* I do not speak Spanish. But I caught an episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' in Spanish, and I've gotta say, it was awesome. Batman and Luthor were spot on, Superman sounds a little deeper but still very good, and whoever was playing Darkseid...holy shit the man was terrifying. He manages to be even lower than Michael Ironside, and has an absolutely Darth Vader-esque menace to his voice. If anyone can tell me who that was...
* In LatAm Lex Luthor voice has been the same in most incarnations since ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', not without [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck1PlhzyBaE a good reason, tough]]
* While the Latin-American dubbing of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' isn't entirely spectacular, it does have a few perfectly cast voices: Pinkie Pie, Derpy, and Princess Cadance. Seriously, Melissa Gedeon is so adorable as Pinkie Pie, so much so that she's at the same level as AndreaLibman, if not even better than her! Just listen to the Latin-American version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-GWBXumg_Y Smile Song]] (There's no choir due to an error caused by the TV station that aired it, but that doesn't make it any less awesome)
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