Who Is The Most Recognizable Voice In TV Animation: Yogi Bear Vs. SpongeBob

Sep 29, 2022

Who’s the most recognizable voice in animated TV and movies? Voices, the world’s largest voice over marketplace, did the experiments to find out – and they also checked popular voice actors from video games.

Who Is The Most Recognizable Voice In TV Animation: Yogi Bear Vs. SpongeBob

Do you know Yogi Bear’s favorite type of ice cream?

It’s Basket Robbins…

Okay, maybe you’ve heard that one before – but did you know that Yogi Bear also has the most recognizable cartoon voice in America?

Voices, the world’s largest marketplace where producers can find voice actors for their projects, conducted a big experiment where they asked over a thousand people to listen to clips, and try to name that voice.

Yogi Bear, though not even in the top 3 for Millenials or Gen Z, has been found the most recognizable cartoon character voice, after being recognized by 55% of participants. According to their experiment, 54% of participants recognized the voice of Bugs Bunny, while only 36% recognized the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Visit https://www.voices.com/company/press/reports/whose-voice-is-that to learn more about the most recognizable voices, or the Voices marketplace.

Voices experiment highlights the generational differences in voice over work, as Generation Z found SpongeBob SquarePants to be the most recognizable voice. Another generational divide showcased in the report has to do with Homer Simpson, who is the most recognizable voice to the Millenial generation, but hardly recognized at all by Generation Z.

Their results also break down the percentage of participants that recognized many other popular voices from cartoons and animated films, including Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Mickey Mouse, Shrek, and Charlie Brown. It also lists the emotions participants most commonly associated with popular voices, such as showing that Bugs Bunny is considered the funniest voice, while Simba from the Lion King is thought to be the coolest.

Voices also asked participants to listen to sound clips of voice over actors from video games, while ensuring none of the clips included any catchphrases or slogans. It found the most recognizable voice actor for video games is Ashley Johnson, the voice of Ellie Williams from The Last Of Us franchise.

When asked to describe which emotions were associated with video game voices, participants responded that while Sonic the Hedgehog is the most friendly voice, and Mario the funniest, the Joker is the most annoying.

The analysis concludes with an exploration of the voice actors participants would most like to hear in upcoming productions, finding Tom Holland and Antonio Banderas in the lead for animated films, and Morgan Freeman topping the list for future video games.

Voices is the world’s largest marketplace for voice over actors and audio production services, with over 2 million members and over 15 years of experience connecting voice actors with producers.

They help producers access vocal talent from more than 160 different countries, in over 100 languages, so it’s no surprise they have the right voice for every project. Use their customizable search feature, free quotes, and custom auditions to find the voice you’re looking for.

Visit https://www.voices.com/company/press/reports/whose-voice-is-that to see the full list of most recognizable voices, or to find the perfect voice for your next project.

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