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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': Leah's voice became deeper and more adolescent as the series progressed, because her voice actress, Alina Foley, aged during production. Notice in the first season she sounds like a little girl who's between 6-8 years old; in the later seasons, especially the third, she now sounds at least thirteen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': Leah's voice became deeper and more adolescent as the series progressed, because her voice actress, Alina Foley, aged during production.production (she was 12 when the series premiered, and is currently 16). Notice in the first season she sounds like a little girl who's between 6-8 years old; in the later seasons, especially the third, she now sounds at least thirteen.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': One of the most famous examples: Creator/MelBlanc had a car accident and fell into a coma, and so for a while Barney was voiced by TheOtherDarrin (namely Creator/DawsButler), who imitated the voice Mel had given him. But when Mel recovered and voiced Barney again, he gave him a new voice, one that was deeper and perhaps more [[SimpletonVoice dopey]]. Nobody told him the voice was different, and it stuck; this new voice is almost certainly the one you're picturing now.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': One of the most famous examples: Creator/MelBlanc had a car accident and fell into a coma, and so for a while Barney was voiced by TheOtherDarrin (namely Creator/DawsButler), who imitated the voice Mel had given him. But when Mel recovered and voiced Barney again, he gave him a new voice, one that was deeper and perhaps more [[SimpletonVoice dopey]]. Nobody told him the voice was different, and it stuck; this new voice is almost certainly the one you're picturing now. Said voice was, incidentally, much closer to that of Barney's inspiration, Ed Norton from ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', which Blanc had refused to imitate at first.


** Starlight Glimmer's voice underwent a noticeable change after the end of Sesson 5's HeelFaceTurn, becoming younger and more energetic sounding to note her Character Development. The difference was so pronounced that some people were surprised to learn that it was KellySheridan doing Starlight's voice both Pre and Post-Heel Face Turn.

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** Starlight Glimmer's voice underwent a noticeable change after the end of Sesson 5's HeelFaceTurn, becoming younger and more energetic sounding to note her Character Development. The difference was so pronounced that some people were surprised to learn that it was KellySheridan Creator/KellySheridan doing Starlight's voice both Pre and Post-Heel Face Turn.


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** During production of ''WesternAnimation/JetsonsTheMovie'' , he and Creator/MelBlanc (Mr. Spacely) both died during production, with Creator/JeffBergman doing the remaining dialogue, sounding almost exactly like them. Besides shorts and commercials, the first prominent time he voiced them afterwards was in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsAndWWERoboWrestleMania'' , where he voiced George with a higher register and Mr. Spacely with a less gruff voice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': Leah's voice became deeper and more adolescent as the series progressed, because her voice actress, Alina Foley, aged during production. Notice in the first season she sounds like a little girl who's between 6-8 years old; in the later seasons, especially the third, she now sounds at least thirteen.


** By season 1A (the exact same time the show [[GrowingTheBeard rise in quality]]) Steven's voice had notably deepened, getting closer to his voice actor's natural voice. Season 3 seems to have reverted it as Steven's voice is ''higher'' pitched sounding in episodes like "Steven Floats" than it originally was.

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** By season 1A (the exact same time the show [[GrowingTheBeard rise in quality]]) Steven's voice had notably deepened, getting closer to his voice actor's Zach Callison's natural voice. Season 3 seems to have reverted it as Steven's voice is ''higher'' pitched sounding in episodes like "Steven Floats" than it originally was. His voice evolved again after the TimeSkip; Callison stopped pitching his voice up and just started using his natural voice, reflecting Stevenís own InUniverse aging.


** Creator/KevinConroy's voice for Franchise/{{Batman}} is much different now than it was when he first started. His initial Batman voice was deeper and had a bit of a growl to it. Starting around the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewBatmanAdventures'', his voice became higher and lost most of the growl, with Conroy later confirming that he changed the voice due to the strain it put on his vocal chords. Unfortunately, he also stopped bothering to differentiate between Batman and Bruce Wayne's voice. (On the commentary track for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'', Conroy stated that he was requested to do so at the producers' behest.) Bruce originally had a lighter and more playful tone than Batman's dark and foreboding tone. Conroy made the differentiation for at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ("Maid of Honor") where Bruce Wayne had to make a public appearance. Other than that, Conroy's stance is that Bruce Wayne is the act, and his performance reflects that.

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** Creator/KevinConroy's voice for Franchise/{{Batman}} is much different now than it was when he first started. His In spite of Conroy being famous for creating a stern, effective and iconic Batman voice without resorting to [[GutturalGrowler Guttural Growling]], his initial Batman voice was deeper and had a bit of a growl to it. Starting around the time of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewBatmanAdventures'', his voice became higher and lost most of the growl, with Conroy later confirming that he changed the voice due to the strain it put on his vocal chords. Unfortunately, he also stopped bothering to differentiate between Batman and Bruce Wayne's voice. (On the commentary track for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'', Conroy stated that he was requested to do so at the producers' behest.) Bruce originally had a lighter and more playful tone than Batman's dark and foreboding tone. Conroy made the differentiation for at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ("Maid of Honor") where Bruce Wayne had to make a public appearance. Other than that, Conroy's stance is that Bruce Wayne is the act, and his performance reflects that.


* In the intro for ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'', you hear her little sister Moose say in a [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bobby Hill]]-esque voice "Did someone take my lunch?", in the actual show she speaks in a lower huskier voice.


* ''WesternAnimation/Family Guy'' has had conspicuous vocal changes for several characters;

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* ''WesternAnimation/Family Guy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has had conspicuous vocal changes for several characters;


* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** ''Family Guy'' has had conspicuous vocal changes, especially with Lois' voice actor Creator/AlexBorstein, who nowadays could give even the best Creator/FranDrescher impersonator a run for their money. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E6Petarded Petarded]]" when Lois, speaking at a microphone, says, "I'm sorry folks, this... Oh God, [[DoIReallySoundLikeThat is that my voice?]] God, it's all whiny and nasally and... egh."

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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''WesternAnimation/Family Guy'' has had conspicuous vocal changes, changes for several characters;
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especially noticable with Lois' voice actor Creator/AlexBorstein, who nowadays could give even the best Creator/FranDrescher impersonator a run for their money. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E6Petarded Petarded]]" when Lois, speaking at a microphone, says, "I'm sorry folks, this... Oh God, [[DoIReallySoundLikeThat is that my voice?]] God, it's all whiny and nasally and... egh."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has several examples of this;



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** *** The same happened to his German voice actor.actor. Started off as a child, and it ends with him entering puberty.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a few examples of this;



* About halfway through the first season of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo's voice gets more high-pitched and whiny, probably to better reflect the [[{{Flanderization}} changes in personality]] he went through at that time. He has been getting progressively screechier ever since.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' both have Mac and Bloo's voices change during the course of the show:
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About halfway through the first season of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', season, Bloo's voice gets more high-pitched and whiny, probably to better reflect the [[{{Flanderization}} changes in personality]] he went through at that time. He has been getting progressively screechier ever since.



** Some of Creator/MelBlanc's voices started to sound softer and more like his normal speaking voice as the years wore on, though the fact that at least three of them (Daffy, Tweety, and Speedy) were originally pitch-shifted probably didn't help. In ''Daffy's Quackbusters'' it's very noticeable, especially if they played a clip from an episode then switched back to the main story his Daffy and Porky Pig noticeably sounded older and less high-pitched. This was perhaps most noticeable with Yosemite Sam, who by the 1970s, basically sounded like Mr. Spacely from The Jetsons, who Mel Blanc also voiced.
** One of the most striking cases is the early short "Elmer's Pet Rabbit," which was recorded earlier but released after Bugs' official first appearance. Bugs Bunny doesn't have a hint of his trademark Brooklyn voice and instead speaks in a very loud, baritone voice. Were it not for the fact that Blanc was known for several different voices, you'd almost think they'd originally cast a completely different actor.
** Blanc's voice for Marvin Martian started out sounding like a bad Droopy Dog impression before evolving into the deep squeaky voice he's known for.

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** Some of Creator/MelBlanc's voices started to sound had very different tones before settling in their more familiar ones;
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softer and more like his normal speaking voice as the years wore on, though the fact that at least three of them (Daffy, Tweety, and Speedy) were originally pitch-shifted probably didn't help. In ''Daffy's Quackbusters'' it's very noticeable, especially if they played a clip from an episode then switched back to the main story his Daffy and Porky Pig noticeably sounded older and less high-pitched. This was perhaps most noticeable with Yosemite Sam, who by the 1970s, basically sounded like Mr. Spacely from The Jetsons, who Mel Blanc also voiced.
** *** One of the most striking cases is the early short "Elmer's Pet Rabbit," which was recorded earlier but released after Bugs' official first appearance. Bugs Bunny doesn't have a hint of his trademark Brooklyn voice and instead speaks in a very loud, baritone voice. Were it not for the fact that Blanc was known for several different voices, you'd almost think they'd originally cast a completely different actor.
** *** Blanc's voice for Marvin Martian started out sounding like a bad Droopy Dog impression before evolving into the deep squeaky voice he's known for.



** Jim Cummings' voice of Tigger has gotten more breathy, almost like an old man, from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' onward.
** Tigger's original actor Creator/PaulWinchell also evolved throughout his three decade run, his lisp worsening, his baritone fading and becoming much more high pitched and raspy as he aged. This was the alleged reason Disney retired Winchell from the role completely by ''The Tigger Movie'', believing Winchell's voice had worn so much he sounded less like his original Tigger than his stand-in Cummings did.

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Jim Cummings' voice of Tigger has gotten more breathy, almost like an old man, from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' onward.
** Tigger's *** His original actor Creator/PaulWinchell also evolved throughout his three decade run, his lisp worsening, his baritone fading and becoming much more high pitched and raspy as he aged. This was the alleged reason Disney retired Winchell from the role completely by ''The Tigger Movie'', believing Winchell's voice had worn so much he sounded less like his original Tigger than his stand-in Cummings did.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
** If you watch some of the earliest episodes, you'll notice that Scratch and Grounder talk quite differently from their later performances-- Scratch is voiced with a New York-influenced accent, whereas Grounder has a [[SimpletonVoice lower, stupider voice]]. These attributes disappeared over the course of the series. (Grounder still sounded dumb, but less so.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has examples featuring both Scratch and Grounder;
** If you watch some of the earliest episodes, you'll notice that Scratch and Grounder they talk quite differently from their later performances-- Scratch is voiced with a New York-influenced accent, whereas Grounder has a [[SimpletonVoice lower, stupider voice]]. These attributes disappeared over the course of the series. (Grounder still sounded dumb, but less so.)



** Panini, too, for that matter. Her voice actress started voicing the character at age 13.

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** Panini, too, for that matter. Her In fact, her voice actress started voicing the character at age 13.



* Ralphie and Carlos on ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' have much deeper voices by the third season since their voice actors were going through puberty during the run.
** Tim's voice (since season 2), however, got higher as the show progressed.

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* Ralphie and Carlos on ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' have much deeper voices by the third season since their voice actors were going through puberty during the run.
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run. But Tim's voice (since season 2), however, 2) got higher as the show progressed.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' example: In a Music/Animation crossover, compare the singing on Dethklok's ''The Deth Album'' to that on Deth Album II. Brendon Small has gotten more versatile with Nathan's singing voice - it's still 98 percent death grunt, but there are moments of flexibitly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' example: A few examples in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'';
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In a Music/Animation crossover, compare the singing on Dethklok's ''The Deth Album'' to that on Deth Album II. Brendon Small has gotten more versatile with Nathan's singing voice - it's still 98 percent death grunt, but there are moments of flexibitly.



* While this is very subtle, both [[EnsembleDarkhorse Noah and Cody]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' have deeper voices in the second-season special and the third season than they did in the first season. They've also grown noticeably taller.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has noticable examples of this;
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While this is very subtle, both [[EnsembleDarkhorse Noah and Cody]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' have deeper voices in the second-season special and the third season than they did in the first season. They've also grown noticeably taller.



** For the American dub, Lofty was performed by [[CrossDressingVoices a female voice actor]] during the original series. The feminine quality in his voice is more noticeable in earlier episodes such as "Wendy's Busy Day" and "Muck Gets Stuck", although it gradually becomes more masculine in later seasons. (Despite this, he remained a male character in both US and UK dubs.) Starting with the "Project: Build It" era, the character (unlike the rest of the machines) gets a second voice actress (Emma Tate) and starts to sound more childlike. When the series switched to CGI for the third era (Ready, Steady, Build!), Lofty completely loses the feminine quality in his voice, and, while still sounding younger, now sounds more raspy.
** In the UK, Lofty (played by Neil Morrissey) sounds more like a high-pitched adult compared to the American dub. (However, his voice is a bit deeper the earliest episodes of the first season, noticeably in "Muck Gets Stuck".)
** Compared to all this information, Lofty's voice is actually more deeper in the Spanish (both Latin American and especially European), Catalan, Cantonese, and Welsh dubs.

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** Lofty has several examples of this:
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For the American dub, Lofty was performed by [[CrossDressingVoices a female voice actor]] during the original series. The feminine quality in his voice is more noticeable in earlier episodes such as "Wendy's Busy Day" and "Muck Gets Stuck", although it gradually becomes more masculine in later seasons. (Despite this, he remained a male character in both US and UK dubs.) Starting with the "Project: Build It" era, the character (unlike the rest of the machines) gets a second voice actress (Emma Tate) and starts to sound more childlike. When the series switched to CGI for the third era (Ready, Steady, Build!), Lofty completely loses the feminine quality in his voice, and, while still sounding younger, now sounds more raspy.
** *** In the UK, Lofty (played by Neil Morrissey) sounds more like a high-pitched adult compared to the American dub. (However, his voice is a bit deeper the earliest episodes of the first season, noticeably in "Muck Gets Stuck".)
** *** Compared to all this information, Lofty's voice is actually more deeper in the Spanish (both Latin American and especially European), Catalan, Cantonese, and Welsh dubs.



* Pretty much all of the voices for ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' have become more upbeat since the characters' first appearances in early short films made by the show's creator, J.G. Quintel. Sam Marin (who voices Pops, Benson, and Muscle Man) is noticeably calmer as Pops in the pre-''Regular Show'' short ''The Naive Man from Lolliland'', and as Benson in ''2 in the AM PM''. The latter also has Quintel using a much quieter tone for Mordecai (although it's still Quintel's natural speaking voice). Quintel, Marin, and William Salyers (Rigby) all kept their noticeably quieter deliveries on the ''Regular Show'' pilot, which also had Creator/MarkHamill using a more clipped and gruff delivery for Skips. By the time the show made it to series, everyone's delivery suddenly became a lot more energetic, and Skips' voice became a bit more natural.

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* Pretty much all of the voices for ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' have become more upbeat since the characters' first appearances in early short films made by the show's creator, J.G. Quintel. Quintel.
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Sam Marin (who voices Pops, Benson, and Muscle Man) is noticeably calmer as Pops in the pre-''Regular Show'' short ''The Naive Man from Lolliland'', and as Benson in ''2 in the AM PM''. The latter also has Quintel using a much quieter tone for Mordecai (although it's still Quintel's natural speaking voice).
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Quintel, Marin, and William Salyers (Rigby) all kept their noticeably quieter deliveries on the ''Regular Show'' pilot, which also had Creator/MarkHamill using a more clipped and gruff delivery for Skips. By the time the show made it to series, everyone's delivery suddenly became a lot more energetic, and Skips' voice became a bit more natural.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' have many instances of their characters pitches change throughout the show:



** By season 2 Steven's voice had notably deepened, getting closer to his voice actor's natural voice. Season 3 seems to have reverted it as Steven's voice is ''higher'' pitched sounding in episodes like "Steven Floats" than it originally was.

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** By season 2 1A (the exact same time the show [[GrowingTheBeard rise in quality]]) Steven's voice had notably deepened, getting closer to his voice actor's natural voice. Season 3 seems to have reverted it as Steven's voice is ''higher'' pitched sounding in episodes like "Steven Floats" than it originally was.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy had less of a SimpletonVoice in the earlier episodes (particularly when the show was still bundled with ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''). He started sounding dumber as time went on, which is appropriate because he legitimately was [[{{Flanderization}} getting dumber]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
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Billy had less of a SimpletonVoice in the earlier episodes (particularly when the show was still bundled with ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''). He started sounding dumber as time went on, which is appropriate because he legitimately was ''was'' [[{{Flanderization}} getting dumber]].


** Chris' voice was originally a [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Buffalo Bill]] impression, but as time has gone on, it has gotten much higher in pitch.

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** Chris' voice was originally a [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs Buffalo Bill]] impression, but as time has gone on, it has gotten much higher in pitch.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'': In the original shorts, Creator/DonMessick's voice for Boo Boo sounded like he was congested or had a cold. Starting with ''WesternAnimation/HeyThereItsYogiBear'', this aspect vanished, allowing more expression in the voice.

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*** Ed's voice is noticably higher and more raspy in the earlier seasons, and is more restrained compared to the later NoIndoorVoice.


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* Roger Craig Smith's performance as Sonic in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' is a noticably lower and more natural pitch than his voice for the games incarnation.


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*** His performance as Megatron in ''Transformers Prime'' is also much lower in pitch than his performance as the ''Generation One'' Megatron, including the latter's appearance in ''Transformers Devastation.''


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** In the very early episodes of ''Real,'' such as ''Mrs Roger's Neighbourhood'', Egon's voice is noticably much lower than it would be in a few episodes time, such as ''When Halloween Was Forever.''


* ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'':

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* In early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' where [[ComicStrip/USAcres Wade]] sings, he doesn't "sing" to the music, like in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2DQ3T8rvlM this song]] [[note]]He only sings the words "straight" and "do"[[/note]]. In later episodes, he sings perfectly, but something interupts him. In one episode of Season 6, he sang perfectly, but off-key to the background music, and in the last episode where he sings (and the only "perfect" one of Wade's songs), a pig who came to see the show's production interrupted him, causing him to groan.

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* In early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' where ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', [[ComicStrip/USAcres Wade]] sings, he doesn't "sing" to the music, like in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2DQ3T8rvlM this song]] [[note]]He only sings the words "straight" and "do"[[/note]]. In later episodes, he sings perfectly, but something interupts him. In one episode of Season 6, he sang perfectly, but off-key managed to the background music, and in the last episode where he sings (and the only "perfect" one of Wade's songs), a pig who came to see the show's production interrupted him, causing talk-sing during musical numbers. Later episodes have him to groan.actually singing.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'', Andrew Decker used his natural voice for Casey in the first half of the series. By "Haunted Dreams", his voice started to get higher pitched and a bit squeakier.
**In the first episode, Navarro's voice sounded almost identical to the voice Creator/RichardCansino used for [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin]] but with a slight Latino accent. His voice became a bit lower and his accent became more prominent as the show went on.

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