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  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
  • In the Goodfeathers segment "Boids on the Hood" of Animaniacs, Chick Vennera was Pesto's regular voice actor. However, in the brief scene where he discusses his plan with the others to poop on Thaddeus Plotz's car, his voice was provided by Maurice LaMarche, Squit's voice actor. This was probably done after principal recording had been done and Vennera had left for the day, or it could be an error that happened during production.
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  • In later airings of Arthur during the Justin Bradley episodes over half of them were redubbed by his then current voice actor Mark Rendall.
  • A very controversial one happened in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!. Josh Keaton had originally reprised his role from The Spectacular Spider-Man as Spider-Man himself for the episodes "Along Came a Spider" and "New Avengers", plus the series finale, but then it was decided to have Drake Bell, who voices the character in Ultimate Spider-Man, redub the lines. Between this, Grey DeLisle reprising the role of Betty Brant, and what little lines he had as a cop, evidence also points to Daran Norris, Keaton and DeLisle's costar on Spectacular, also having reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson and similarly being redubbed with J. K. Simmons, who played the character in the Sam Raimi films and on Ultimate.
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  • Before Mark Hamill took over, Tim Curry was in fact the voice of The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. Depending on who you ask, either Curry didn't make it through three episodes without hurting his throat or he was dropped from the show because his performance legitimately terrified the rest of the staff to an excessive degree. Either way, Hamill took over the role once Curry left, becoming well received for his work in "Heart of Ice" and going on to be viewed as the definitive voice of the Joker.
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command originally premiered with a TV movie entitled The Adventure Begins, with Tim Allen reprising his role as Buzz from the Toy Story movies. Patrick Warburton, who voiced Buzz in the series, originally voiced him in the movie to begin with, but Allen dubbed over Warburton's dialogue when it was released. When it was edited into syndication as a multi-part episode, Warburton's dialogue was left unchanged.
  • Averted in a deliberately conspicuous fashion by the Clarence episode "Pilot Expanded", which takes footage from the show's pilot and adds in a Framing Device and one extra scene. This included keeping the voice work Jason Marsden did in the pilot as Sumo and Belson, even though they were recast in the series as Tom Kenny and Roger Craig Smith. Kenny still voice Sumo in the added scenes (Smith did not do the same because Belson was not in said scenes).
  • The Donald Duck cartoon "Mr. Duck Steps Out" featured the debut of Daisy Duck, where she was originally voiced by Donald's actor, Clarence Nash, talking in a similar garbled voice as Donald but pitched differently. However, there is also an altered version which has a voice actress dubbing over Nash's dialogue for Daisy and having her speak clearly as she did in all other appearances.
  • In the reruns of The Fairly OddParents! shorts from Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Tara Strong redubbed Timmy's lines, presumably out of respect for Timmy's original voice actress, Mary Kay Bergman, who committed suicide in 1999. The original shorts with Bergman as Timmy can be seen in the Season 1 DVD release of The Fairly OddParents!.
  • Family Guy
    • The "Time for Timer" cutaway gag in the episode "Petarded" was originally supposed to have Timer's original voice actor, Lennie Weinrib, reprise his role. Seth MacFarlane ended up voicing him instead because Weinrib was very ill at the time, to the point where he didn't even remember recording his lines when they were played back to him. Weinrib had retired from voice acting at the time and ended up dying about a year after "Petarded" aired.
    • "It's a Trap" was to have Paul Reubens himself voice Pee-wee Herman in a cameo. According to Seth MacFarlane, the results weren't what the staff wanted so MacFarlane dubbed over the lines with his voice.
  • In the original 1969 broadcast of the classic Christmas special Frosty the Snowman, June Foray voiced Karen and some of the other children, while Paul Frees voiced some of the boys. For the 1970 broadcast, however one Suzanne Davidson was brought in to re-record all of Foray's dialogue as Karen. A real boy was also brought in to re-record some of the dialogue of a couple of the young boys. However, much of Foray's dialogue still remains in the current version, as some of her dialogue for some of the additional kids weren't redone, and a couple of her lines as Karen ended up slipping through.note  Foray had no idea why this was done, and the special is still broadcast with the redubbed Karen today.
  • In Futurama, the character of Zapp Brannigan was originally created with Phil Hartman in mind, and he got at least as far as successfully auditioning for the role. His tragic murder meant he had to be replaced with Billy West for the actual show.
  • Mark Evanier stated in one episode of Garfield and Friends Lorenzo Music was too ill to come to the recording session so he had Frank Welker record Garfield's lines for that episode. Once Lorenzo was well again, he re-dubbed the lines Welker had recorded. Evanier stated Welker did such a good job impersonating Music's voice he and the sound editors could barely tell them apart so a couple of Welker's lines as Garfield may have made it into the final cut. Welker eventually succeeded Music as Garfield a few years after the latter's passing.
  • In Gravity Falls, the Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity seen in the first part of the series finale (released in Fall 2015) was voiced by comedian Louis C.K.. When sexual misconduct allegations against him came out at the tail end of 2017, his dialogue was redubbed by series creator Alex Hirsch, which carries over into future airings and releases on all media outlets.
  • All of the classic Gumby episodes were redubbed in 1988 so they would match up with the then-new Gumby Adventures TV series. In addition to replacing John Seely's stock music with a synthesizer score, all the voices were rerecorded by the then-current voice cast. Gumby had quite a few voice actors and actresses in the original episodes, including Dick Beals, Ruth Eggleston, Dallas McKennon (in the early 1960s) and Norma MacMillan (in the late 1960s). In the redubbed versions, Dallas McKennon voiced Gumby in all the episodes.
  • In the original seven-minute pilot of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Ami and Yumi were voiced by actual Japanese women whose identities remain unknown. For the series proper, they were instead voiced by Janice Kawaye, who is of Japanese descent, and Grey DeLisle.
  • Inspector Gadget:
    • The pilot of Inspector Gadget, where Gadget has a mustache, had three versions: one with Gary Owens as Gadget, one with Jesse White as Gadget, as well as a third one that used most of White's dialogue, but with Frank Welker redoing one line to explain why Gadget had a mustache (this one ended up being the final version). Otherwise, they are completely identical. Ironically, neither Owens nor White went on to become Gadget's voice for the final series (which was Don Adams).
    • For the production of the first season, it was initially thought that Frank Welker wouldn't be able to reprise his role of Dr. Claw, as DiC had moved the ADR recording from Los Angeles to Toronto (save for Don Adams, who recorded in LA). Don Francks was cast in the role of Claw and recorded dialogue for about 35 episodes before it was decided that Welker could voice the character after all in the same studio used for Don Adams. Welker redid most of Francks' dialogue, and voiced Claw for the rest of the series, but there were four episodes that the studio didn't get to, and Francks' voice remained in place for them.
  • The Jetsons:
    • In the original series, Lucille Bliss had recorded six weeks' worth of dialogue for Elroy Jetson before she was fired following a dispute between her agent and the producers over her salary and billing.note  Bliss subsequently fired her agent, but it was too late. The part had already been recast with Daws Butler, and the character's age was slightly raised, and the episodes with Bliss were completely re-recorded with Butler. According to Bliss, the original recordings with her as Elroy were destroyed.
    • Morey Amsterdam and Pat Carroll were originally cast as George and Jane Jetson, respectively. They each recorded one episode before sponsor conflicts with their other television commitmentsnote  forced them off the show, which made way for their replacements George O'Hanlon and Penny Singleton. Amsterdam and Carroll unsuccessfully sued Hanna-Barbera for breach of contract over this.
  • In the Johnny Bravo episode "Bravo Dooby Doo", which features a cross over with the cast of Scooby-Doo, Greg Burson was originally hired as the voice of Scooby but the executives at Cartoon Network thought he didn't sound enough like him so they hired Hadley Kay to replace him.
  • In the King of the Hill episode "My Own Private Rodeo", Charles Nelson Reilly was the original voice of Dale Gribble's estranged gay father Bug. After the story was rewritten, David Herman did Bug's voice instead.
  • In The Legend of Korra, while Rob Paulsen had recorded dialogue for adult Aang, he ended up being replaced by D.B. Sweeney.
  • For the Looney Tunes short "The Bashful Buzzard", Kent Rogers recorded most of his lines for Beaky Buzzard. However, when he was shipped off for combat in World War II, and subsequently killed in action, Bob Clampett recorded his remaining lines.
  • In The Looney Tunes Show, Grey DeLisle was billed to reprise the role of Petunia from the Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction movie. However, the character ended up being voiced by Katy Mixon.
  • In the Mike, Lu & Og episode "Roller Madness", Lu was voiced by Kath Soucie instead of Nancy Cartwright for a couple of lines.
  • Andrew Francis was thought to be the voice of Braeburn in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Although he did record lines for the part, in the final cut, they used the voice of Michael Dangerfield instead.
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes:
    • Stephanie Nadolny was the voice of K.O. in the pilot "Lakewood Plaza Turbo". When the show was greenlit a couple years later, Nadolny was initially kept on as the voice of K.O., but due to scheduling conflicts, she was replaced by Courtenay Taylor. At least one of the episodes that the former recorded was redubbed by the latter.
    • Throughout the episode "Legends of Mr. Gar", K.O.'s voice randomly switches back and forth between the two, presumably due to an oversight.
  • In the British English dub of PAW Patrol, Katie's voice actor occasionally changes, such as in Pups Save a Stowaway, where her voice changes at the start. We hear her normal voice later in the episode.
  • On Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja , the voice of the title character, as explained at 3:50 in this video , was done by James Arnold Taylor for some of the early episodes. In the actual show, Ben Schwartz was cast as the official voice and rerecorded over his dialogue.
  • The second season of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest brought on Don Messick to reprise his role of Dr. Quest. Messick was in frail health and suffered a career-ending stroke early in production (and a fatal one the next year). The producers brought on John de Lancie to replace him.
  • In a similar example to the X-Men series, some of the early episodes of The Real Ghostbusters were redubbed for syndication with Kath Soucie, Buster Jones, and Dave Coulier performing the respective roles of Janine, Winston, and Peter. The Time Life DVD set has the original versions, also making the redone versions a rare collector curiosity for the fans that would want them. Sony included the redubbed version of "Slimer, Is That You?" on one of their cheaper DVDs, at the expense of the original. Phelous created a comparison between the un-dubbed and redubbed versions of the episode, which also reveals that the latter aired first: Columbia originally produced it for the syndicated package, with Lorenzo Music and Laura Summer still voicing Peter and Janine. However, ABC instead premiered it during the cartoon's second Saturday morning season, with Coulier and Soucie vocals.
  • Ryan O'Donohue was originally cast as the voice of Gus Griswald in Recess, and had recorded for Gus's debut episode, "The New Kid". However, he was re-cast, and Courtland Mead dubbed over his lines for the broadcast version. O'Donohue continued to voice Randall and Dave, among other characters.
  • In Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Carl Banas voiced the Head Elf using a deep, gruff voice. However, in the scene where he conducts the choir for "We Are Santa's Elves", he is voiced by a different actor using a high pitched nasally voice.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • This bizarrely happened in a well-known episode of The Scooby-Doo Show from 1977, "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats." A suspicious bit character named Mr. Drackle was voiced by Casey Kasem. However, in a version of the episode that appeared on the Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales VHS, he is instead voiced by Frank Welker. The difference between Kasem's sinister voice and Welker's rather relaxed and straight-forward version, which defeats the purpose of the character, is very jarring. Apparently, the version on the Spookiest Tales tape is believed to be a workprint version that was put on there by mistake, and it features various other differences from the real version, which include laughably bad animation mistakes, missing shots, no zooming, different or missing sound effects, no laugh track, unpolished dialogue, and the end result can be a strange experience, especially for those already familiar with the episode. In Mr. Drackle's case, since Kasem was also voicing Shaggy in the same scene, Welker filled in during the recording sessions, which were done as a group, since he wasn't voicing any other characters in the scene. This explains the lack of "performance" behind his voice. Kasem later came back and recorded the Mr. Drackle dialogue, but it's Welker's version that's on the workprint. Fortunately, the finished version is on iTunes and can be seen in DVD releases.
    • In Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Heather North was originally set to reprise her long-running role of Daphne, but after recording began, producers decided they wanted a fresher take on the role, and Mary Kay Bergman was cast, re-recording all of North's dialogue. North would still go on to voice Daphne two more times in 2003 with Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Some Enchanted Evening",note  Christopher Collins, better known as Chris Latta of The Transformers and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero fame, besides voicing a TV host, recorded Moe's lines before the episode underwent last minute revisions and the voice was dubbed over by Hank Azaria, who assumed the part from that point on. Collins also was the original voice of Mr. Burns in the episode "Homer's Odyssey", which was Burns' first appearance in production order but not broadcast order. In broadcast order,note  it's either the Christmas Episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"note  or "There's No Disgrace Like Homer".note  Collins had recorded for a few episodes as Burns, but was replaced and redubbed with Harry Shearer (as Collins had a falling-out with James L. Brooks and the show's production conflicted with his stand-up comedy).
    • Dana Hill was originally cast as Nelson Muntz and she participated in the read-through for his debut episode, "Bart the General." Hill failed to appear for the recording session, so the part was quickly reassigned to Nancy Cartwright, who has played him ever since.
    • Phil Hartman had been cast as Disco Stu in his debut episode "Two Bad Neighbors". But when the animators had to do a model change, Hartman wasn't available, so Hank Azaria played Stu, and has done so ever since.
    • Towards the end of "Mother Simpson", when Mona gets in the van, accidentally hitting her head and saying "D'oh!", Pamela Hayden voices her because Glenn Close couldn't say "D'oh!" properly.
  • South Park:
    • Karri Turner was originally supposed to be the lead voice actress for South Park and appeared in the unaired pilot as Wendy, Ms. Crabtree, and the other female characters. She wound up replaced by Mary Kay Bergman in the series proper, as the creators felt her voice wasn't distinct enough. Interestingly, the first choice before Turner was Nancy Cartwright, who refused to work on the show due to its crude content. This may have been for the best, given what happened with fellow Scientologist Isaac Hayes, Chef's voice actor, after "Trapped in the Closet".
    • Mike Judge was intended to voice Damien and had recorded dialogue for the episode. However, since the plot wound up going through several rewrites, he was unable to commute back to California regularly to re-do his lines. Matt Stone then took the role and dubbed over Judge's existing dialogue, as well as voicing the lines that had been changed or added to the script (Judge still had his day, however, as the unmuffled voice of Kenny in The Movie).
    • In the case of the Latin American dubbing situation, Miguel Paneke was hired to reprise Stan for Season 16 (having voiced the character through Seasons 3 to 7). However, Paneke was let go after recording dialogue for three episodes, by order of MTV executives who wanted Larry Villanueva (Stan's first voice actor, and voice for Seasons 10-15) to return instead. This was especially controversial as Paneke was ultimately never paid for his recording sessions, and he was not informed of the executives' mandate. After MTV failed to get Villanueva back, Orlando Nogeura was cast as Stan and redubbed Paneke's lines. A similar incident happened with Frank Falcón, the original dub actor for Butters, who was brought back to voice his character for the same season. He had also dubbed at least three episodes, but the role was recast with Noguera and Falcón's vocal track went unused.
  • In The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Stretch was voiced by Joe Nipote like in the movie, however in the episode "Ghostfather" one of Stretch's lines when he says "There's the kid, ok my creepy crew let's just Boo it" was done by Rob Paulsen.
  • Squirrel Boy: In the pilot "Kite Makes Right", Rob Paulsen was the original voice of Rodney J. Squirrel. In the series proper, Richard Horvitz filled in.
  • Star Wars Resistance originally cast Rachel Butera as Leia Organa. Less than two weeks before the series premiered, Butera posted a video mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, leading to a swift Internet Counterattack. Butera was quickly replaced by Carolyn Hennesy in time for Leia's debut episode, "Station Theta-Black".
  • Superjail!:
    • In the original recording sessions for the Superjail pilot "Bunny Love", a woman named Melissa Brown was cast in the role of Alice. After one of the executives at Adult Swim didn't approve of her voice, they suggested Christy Karacas voice the part instead. Brown's version of Alice can be heard in the animatic reel included as an extra on the first DVD. It would seem this change came relatively late in production, as her name still appears in the ending credits. She would briefly return to voice Alice's Spear Counterpart Bruce in an early season 1 episode, but that part would later be recast after she retired from voice acting (in the downtime between the first two seasons).
    • In another example of last-minute recasting, Lord Stingray was initially to be played by Chris McCulloch (a.k.a. Jackson Publick). Due to the character's color scheme and voice being too similar to the Monarch (although in actuality he was meant to parody Cobra Commander), Adult Swim told the crew to pick a different voice actor. Eric Bauza was then cast in the role, and re-recorded all of McCulloch's lines. The animatic reel featuring McCulloch's take on the character has yet to ever be made public.
  • Freddie Rodriguez originally voiced Pantha in the fifth season of Teen Titans, as the creative team thought it would be funny for the character to have a masculine voice. For some reason or another, the role switched over to Diane Delano and Rodriguez' two episodes ("Calling All Titans" and "Titans Together") were re-recorded with her vocals. Even so, fans were still confused as to whether Pantha was voiced by a man or a woman.
  • In Tiny Toon Adventures, Joe Alaskey, the voice of Plucky Duck, originally quit the show alongside Charlie Adler, Buster's voice actor, and Plucky was recast with Maurice LaMarche. Joe Alaskey felt bad about what happened, made amends, and recorded over the dialogue that Maurice LaMarche recorded.
  • Ted Schwartz was originally cast as Judd Nelson's replacement for Rodimus Prime following The Transformers: The Movie, but for some reason he was replaced by Dick Gauthier. However, for unknown reasons, his lines were still used in the recap portion of "Five Faces of Darkness Part 2", as well as one line in "Five Faces of Darkness Part 3."
  • Sterling Holloway was supposed to be the voice of Opus in A Wish for Wings That Work, but much to Berkeley Breathed's annoyance, it got changed to Michael Bell.
  • In X-Men, Storm's voice actress changed from Iona Morris to Alison Sealy-Smith for the second season onwards.note  The Season 1 episodes were redone so Sealy-Smith was heard in reruns. However, the DVD releases and Hulu have the lines that were recorded by Morris, making the versions of those episodes with Sealy-Smith as hard to get your hands on as Morris' versions once were. If you don't feel like you have the whole series without having both versions, your work's cut out for you.
  • Brian Drummond was originally going to voice Cyclops in X-Men: Evolution and even recorded his dialogue for the first episode, but the role was eventually recast to Kirby Morrow leading to to everything being re-recorded.


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