User:LancedSoul/sandbox/Robyn Starling

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Robyn Starling is the dueteragonist of Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

She is voiced by Anndi McAfee who also voiced Phoebe Heyerdahl from Hey Arnold!, Cera from The Land Before Time franchise, and Barbie, Princess Odette, Princess Anneliese, Queen Erika, Princess Annika, and Princess Brietta, who had won the Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress in a Voice-Over Role after this (the only nomination and win for the film).

Bad Qualities

  1. One of the major problems is that the role of protagonist doesn't belong to Robyn, it always belonged to Tom and Jerry, considering the title of the movie.
  2. She has very little personality apart from just being the typical (and also naive) orphan girl who wishes to reunite with her father only so that the film can have a story regardless of who it should focus on.
  3. She is basically a pale of rip-off of Penny from Disney's The Rescuers and Ann-Marie from Don Bluth's All Dogs Go to Heaven, as they wanted to find the parents on the quest, while trying to escape the abusive guardians.
  4. She doesn't have really much character development.

Good Qualities

  1. Despite having very little personality, she isn't annoying at times.
  2. Anndi McAfee was the decent choice for voicing her.

Reception

Despite the fact that Robyn's existence in Tom and Jerry's first movie appears to be nice to the formerly mute duo for that film, the character herself is widely panned by a wide part of the fandom - mainly due to the film having her upstaging Tom and Jerry, thus making Robyn one of the most unpopular Tom and Jerry characters. As a result, the Tom and Jerry filmography, including the classic shorts from 1940-1967, still places Tom and Jerry as the popular characters instead of Robyn in merchandise, thus explicitly dismissing her from the series.