This World Voice Day, prepare to be amazed by the Filipino talents behind the iconic voices of our beloved cartoon characters!

From villains plotting against the avatar to princesses soaring on magic carpets, these Filipinos are making their marks in the global realm of voice acting, showcasing their versatility and skill on the international stage:

1. Dante Basco as Prince Zuko

Voicing the iconic character of Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series, Dante Roman Basco, is famed for his youthful and lively voice. He was also the one who brought American Dragon: Jake Long to life along with other characters such as General Iroh II in The Legend of Korra, and Jai Kell in Star Wars Rebel.

2. Eric Bauza as Marvin the Martian

Inspired by his grandfather’s fondness of the Looney Tunes, Eric Bauza ended up being the voice behind Marvin the Martian! He was also a stand-up comedian and was able to perform at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Further onto his career, Eric became the main character of Netflix’s The Adventures of Puss In Boots.

3. Deedee Magno Hall as Pearl

Who knew Pearl from Steven Universe and Jasmine from Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular were the same? The actress behind their sweet voices was Deedee Magno Hall. She also performed as Kim in Miss Saigon and Nessarose on the first national tour of Wicked.

4. Inka Magnaye as Scarab

One of the Filipino voiceover talents who was able to reach the prestigious DC Universe is Inka Magnaye. She voiced the artificial intelligence and alien technology “Scarab”. Inka became famous for her TikTok content showing off her voiceover videos.

5. Liza Soberano and Shay Mitchell as Alexandra Trese

Alexandra Trese is a character with graceful, strong and hard-set countenance. And who better to voice her than Filipinas who embody the same grace and strength than Liza Soberano and Shay Mitchell? Shay voiced Alexandra in the English version while Liza proudly became her in the Tagalog dub.

6. Lea Salonga as Mrs. Kusakabe

Known as the singing voice of Jasmine and the titular voice of Mulan, Lea Salonga also was the voice behind the ailing mother, Mrs. Kusakabe, in My Neighbor Totoro. Her versatile voice earned her tons of awards and recognitions globally.

Nowadays, voiceover workshops are being held everywhere to enhance your skills in becoming a more adaptable talent that can voice different characters, be it a non-living thing or a superhero. So, don’t give up and let’s all cheer for our proud Filipino talents who are reigning over the voice acting industry!

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