Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
are u sure Billy does Ren?
Billy took over Ren after John K was fired. He's not doing either on the new shows which is sad, but given how bad they are, probably goodfor him. The new Stimpy isn't nearly as good.
The poll isn't really fair in that you have a lead and a characer voice versus two leads. How 'bout Maurice Lamarche and Frank Welker or Phil Lamar or Dave Herman versus Azaria and Shearer...., now that is a battle of brilliantcharacter actors. And a very hard choice.
In Dimagio's defense, He does the character that probably gets the most lines per show, so you don't notice his other stuff as much. On the other hand, since Billy does a lead, a main second character, and the main comic relief, you can't help but notice how good he is (although, I have to admit, Fry and Stimpy basically sound like him).
What really keeps both the Simpsons and Futurama good are the quality of their voice talent. It must help the writers to know you can come up with anything and someone can give it voice. It must also help the animators to have such voices to give them inspiration.