Just came across an article on behindthevoiceactors.com and saw that they compared Larry Kenney’s Lion-O to Will Friedle’s Lion-O. It’s pretty obvious that the author prefers Larry over Will, which is fine, but I have to say that I much prefer Will over Larry. Even if I didn’t love Will so much, I’d still vote for him because I actually love that he puts more effort into his Ho call. However, at the same time, is there really a comparison?
Back in the 80’s, the cartoons were so cheesy. I almost felt like I was watching one of those horribly dubbed Asian movies where American “actors” would voice over their english, or one of those violent video games they have at the arcade where the main character is talking to his comrades with an unneccessarily overexaggerated fervor. Of course, that was the 80’s and it was completely acceptable back then. Today, I’m not so sure it would fly. Plus, Will has had training in actual acting and Larry’s background is more radio personalities & voiceovers so perhaps that’s where Will is one up on Larry in the acting department? Of course one could argue that given Larry’s background in voiceovers, that he, in fact, has one up on Will.
In the end, it doesn’t matter. To each their own. I’m not going to debate over it because it’s a known fact that I FUCKIN. LOVE. WILL. You can’t change my mind. There will always be people who will love Larry for specific reasons and Will for specific reasons and it’s all good. Anyway, you can judge for yourself here. Oh, and be sure to check out the poll on the right. ;0)