That said, as long as the juvenile show version does not become definitive and dominant, I could not agree more with Eeee-va. Every Duffy is different, and every Duffy is Duffy. There's room for baby Duffy, just as long as that's not the central characterization. That's the problem, as Eeee-va also articulated so well, with any talking Duffy TV project — they will have to choose a voice and persona that runs the risk of having many fans feel, "Hey! That's NOT Duffy!!" …And yet, no matter what that characterization is, it will almost definitely become the dominant public perception of the character unless fans are extremely committed to jamming the message. A world where Duffy doesn't talk is likely the best way to ensure long-term success.
I used to cringe at the voice in the Tokyo shows. But what bothers me more is that I've adjusted to it, and it's affected the way I see Duffy. I now accept the voice…kinda. But I will NEVER accept a version of Duffy that is always confused and all the time having Mickey and Minnie and TippyBlue explain things to him. Even as a baby, the Duffy I love knows secrets and mysteries and magic beyond my wildest dreams, where he walks and Brings Love…and Happiness and Luck.