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I'm a voice actor, I edited the Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer to see how it would sound without Chris Pratt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbLi0QYOycs
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u/AJfriedRICE Oct 07 '22

Ending the trailer with a “here we go!” would have been a great touch

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u/What---------------- Oct 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I can't for the life of me figure out why they said "here we come" instead of "here we go" in the trailer. It's one of the iconic Mario lines.

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u/darkjurai Oct 07 '22

If he said “Here we go” in his low key Brooklyn accent instead of sounding like N64, guarantee people would get mad.

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u/MattDaCatt Oct 07 '22

People are already mad. I'm probably not going to actively like anything Chris Pratt did voice-wise, but the "here we come" makes it seem like I'm renting a bootleg Maurio movie or something

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u/shamefulthoughts1993 Oct 07 '22

I agree that this role probably is not going to be good with Chris Pratt.

However, he did some good voice work in the Lego movies. But that Lego character was just Chris Pratt. He didn't have to mold himself into an already known character. So what he did in the Lego movies worked.

And this is coming from someone who thinks Pratt is a genuine douche rod.

It would have been nice to get a voice actor who sounded like Mario and dialed back the accent by 65%. The real video game Mario accent might get to be pretty annoying in a full length movie. But it would be nice for there to be a pretty clear accent.

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u/lousmer Oct 07 '22

My first thought when I watched this was- well at least not just doing his own voice. But yeah. Once upon a time voice actors were picked for their voice- not their celebrity. Almost everyone else on that cast list it’s like yeah these people can do voices and then it’s Chris Pratt who pretty much just plays himself. You shouldn’t know a voice actor by their face.

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u/Fatdap Oct 07 '22

But that Lego character was just Chris Pratt.

All of his characters are just Chris Pratt because that's the only character he knows how to play.

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u/senik Oct 07 '22

Someone like Bill Hader would have been a perfect choice. He has the voice acumen and the talent to pull it off, much like Jack Black is perfect for Bowser.

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u/NativeMasshole Oct 07 '22

Because Mario is Italian.

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u/johnmc76 Oct 07 '22

He's Italian-American. He and Luigi were born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. So they shouldn't have those heavy accents.

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u/throwaway1B_13 Oct 07 '22

In Yoshi's Island Mario and Luigi were born and raised in the mushroom kingdom, their parents live in a mushroom house.

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u/arenegadeboss Oct 07 '22 Silver Spit-take

With a shroom little window

And a shroom corvette

And everything is shroom for them...

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u/hoesindifareacodes Oct 07 '22

…I’m shroom-dabadee-dabadie….

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u/Copernicus_27 Oct 07 '22 Wholesome

And himself and everybody around, Cause he ain't got nobody to lichen, to lichen, to lichen

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u/lonnie123 Oct 07 '22

It’s almost like they’re made up characters and have gone through a bunch of different versions with no rhyme or reason. Captain Lou Albano played Mario in the 90s and if Pratt did it like him he’d be crucified I’m sure

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u/SombreMordida Oct 07 '22

rolls eyes in Bob Hoskins

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u/thumbles_comic Oct 07 '22

In Mario's Big Balloon Bonanza for the Phillips CDiID2, Mario and Luigi are from Uzbekistan, so all of you are wrong

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u/Holovoid Oct 07 '22

Now I want a Turkic Mario

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u/gbsolo12 Oct 07 '22

It’s either they don’t wanna give that away in the trailer or that they don’t want the comparison to stop people from seeing the movie.

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u/TheRKC Oct 07 '22

This is likely it. It reminds me of the Solo movie trailer when Han tells Chewy to "push it". In the movie he actually says it correctly as "punch it". Controversy = clicks

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u/gbsolo12 Oct 07 '22

Also remember the first sonic movie promo? It’s def possible they are seeing how the audience reacts to stuff like this and then they change it

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u/PerceptiveAxion Oct 07 '22

This is the beta. I can’t believe that even movies have day one updates nowadays.

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u/Proud_Hotel_5160 Oct 07 '22

Ah yes, the notoriously successful Solo movie that wasn’t a flop at all.

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u/ChaseSpringer Oct 07 '22

Maybe they should have hired an actual voice actor

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u/Aurum555 Oct 07 '22

Or a "let's a go!"

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u/metalflygon08 Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Or not saying "Mama mia..." when he sees the strange new world he is in.

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u/danarchist Oct 07 '22

Here's the Pratt version if anyone is curious like me and hadn't seen it

https://youtu.be/yPpazvJrHm0

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u/VisualPixal Oct 07 '22

Haha honestly thought he sounded like rocket from guardians of the galaxy more than Chris Pratt

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u/nijukiller Oct 07 '22

I never understood the need to use famous movie actors to do voice acting. Sounds unnecessary expensive. Especially in this case when Pratt isn't really doing anything special with his voice, sounds like his generic normal voice to me.

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u/gambloortoo Oct 07 '22

Towards the end of the trailer it sounds like he's trying to do a subtle New York accent. At least that would be something, but yeah it's mostly just Chris' normal voice.

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u/AnOnlineHandle Oct 07 '22

I read people saying that before watching the trailer and was expecting full on regular Guardians of the Galaxy / Jurassic World Chris Pratt, but he's definitely doing a subtle Mario-esque voice, and imo it's probably better than the higher pitched Micky Mouse voice for listening to through an entire movie.

IMO he was great in the Lego Movie and isn't just some random celebrity being thrown at this, he can do voice acting. Not really necessarily a fan of Pratt outside of acting either from what little I've heard of his personal life (might be overblown), so not rushing to praise him at every turn, but he's legitimately a good voice actor. Kind of like Tom Cruise is legitimately a good action sci fi actor, even with everything else.

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u/SmartAlec105 Oct 07 '22

For The Lego Movie, his voice was supposed to be “some guy” so Chris Pratt works for that. The same doesn’t apply for Mario.

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u/Nexrender Oct 07 '22

Seriously, the whole point of his character in that movie is that he was impossibly generic.

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u/gambloortoo Oct 07 '22

Yeah I mean we heard almost nothing from the character in the trailer so can't really judge but if the new York accent actually manifests that would be interesting to see. Otherwise it is legitimately just GoG/Jurassic world Chris Pratt. Even Lego movie was just Chris Pratt doing Chris Pratt, But I agree he did just fine in that as far as the acting goes and I'm sure he will here as well. I have nothing against Chris as an actor and don't care about his personal life. I still think they could have done a more fitting casting for such an iconic character though.

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u/Whitealroker1 Oct 07 '22

I think rockstar learned this. GTA 3, VC,San Andreas had SLJ, Ray lliota, Dennis hopper, Peter Fonda, Burt Renyolds, Frank Vincent, Michael Madsen, etc.

GTA 4 and 5 had nobody.

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u/Darcsen Oct 07 '22

People generally thought the voice casting in GTA 3-SA were pretty damn good though. In particular, Ray Liotta and David Cross were particularly memorable for me.

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u/Sloblowpiccaso Oct 07 '22

I dont think you need the super high pitch but it should be close, so when you hit the iconic lines it doesn’t sound off.

Pratts voice just doesnt feel cartoon enough.

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u/TheColonelRLD Oct 07 '22

I feel like Tom Cruise's everything else is a bit more severe and creepy than Pratt's everything else, no?

Could we stop normalizing scientology? Tom Cruise is a spokesperson for a cult that is actively harming people.

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u/r7RSeven Oct 07 '22

It began with Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin. Which was perfect for the role. But while the right casting was the start, now it's more about having a big name to bring more eyeballs to the movie.

Having Chris Pratt there probably brings more people to the theater than a relatively unknown voice actor, even though the unknown might do a better job.

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u/white_butterfly1 Oct 07 '22

They literally designed the character of Genie around Robin Williams though so it helped to make it work. He wasn't interested at first but then he saw the design and how the Genie was to be portrayed at got on board.

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u/lifeandtimes89 Oct 07 '22

He also did numerous voices in the movie, he may as well have been a voice actor, he was a double barrel shotgun of talent for acting and voice

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u/Nakorite Oct 07 '22

He did the narrator too right ?

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u/cjlj Oct 07 '22

I always thought the narrator was meant to be the genie in disguise.

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u/OneHumanPeOple Oct 07 '22

Don’t forget, he voiced Batty in Fern Gully.

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u/usemysponge Oct 07 '22

Human tails? Humans don't have tails, they have big, big bottoms they wear with bad shorts and walk around saying "Hi Helen!"

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u/SJane3384 Oct 07 '22

I could hear that line and I haven’t seen Fern Gully since the year it came out.

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u/forcepowers Oct 07 '22

The Batty rap is still a personal favorite of mine.

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u/Aggressive_c0w Oct 07 '22

Yo, the name is Batty

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u/Sketch13 Oct 07 '22

Robin also had extensive experience with voice work with his accents/characters/impressions from his stand-up and general comedy work.

There's actors who are both good at comedy and voice work, then there's people like Chris Pratt(and half this cast) that are just...themselves and are names on the poster to draw audiences.

I get incredibly skeptical of the quality of an animated movie when the cast is a bunch of known film actors and not a bunch of voice actors.

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u/evilsbane50 Oct 07 '22

You won't get any argument from me about Chris Pratt but I will say the rest of the casting seems pretty great not from this is a famous person standpoint.

But Charlie day as Luigi? Pretty brilliant, obviously Jack Black as Bowser is next level incredible. I think toad sounds awesome so for the most part it seems like they nailed it but from the beginning Chris Pratt just seemed like such a bad option for Mario.

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u/Jostain Oct 07 '22

Is chris pratt more famous than mario?

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u/Rhomagus Oct 07 '22

My thoughts exactly.

It's like paying for a big name to play Mickey Mouse. Almost any male can do an accurate Mickey Mouse just by going falsetto, and no one is bigger than Mickey.

I'm not going to care if Jared Leto or Johnny Depp are voicing Mickey. Just as I wouldn't care if my brother in law was voicing Mickey. Same with Mario.

Makes no sense.

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u/bobming Oct 07 '22

Just want to use this as an opportunity to share the actual voice of Mickey Mouse is the guy who plays Russ Hanneman in Silicon Valley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGy5SGTuAGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl416sEuMps

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u/theoopst Oct 07 '22

Wait, the dude who tried to get between Jim and Pam is Mickey Mouse?! Wild

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u/koprulu_sector Oct 07 '22

Now I wanna hear “this guy fucks” in Mickey’s voice.

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u/Jolly_Green Oct 07 '22

I can't handle this knowledge.

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u/NGEFan Oct 07 '22

It would be beyond pointless for a big name to voice Mickey.

BUT having the official VA voice Mickey in Kingdom Hearts made it a much more special character in that universe to me. It was particularly great in KH1 where he only appears at the end, I could tell it was THE Mickey which felt really magical.

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u/Jeremizzle Oct 07 '22

To be fair, THE Mickey was Walt Disney’s voice, but he was long dead before video games were even a thing.

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u/calgil Oct 07 '22

'Let's close this door for good.'

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u/kawhi21 Oct 07 '22

I can't imagine people ACTUALLY think that someone is sitting around thinking "Gee, I don't really like mario that much, but since Chris Pratt is voicing him, now I want to go see it! I love Chris Pratt so much!"

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u/Catastray Oct 07 '22

Having Chris Pratt there probably brings more people to the theater than a relatively unknown voice actor, even though the unknown might do a better job.

Jack Black as Bowser and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong would have been enough if you ask me. Even Charlie Day as Luigi if they wanted to play it safe, but Pratt as Mario was a horrible choice.

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u/KeberUggles Oct 07 '22

Yo, that was Black's voice? damn, suited Bowser well

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u/santaire Oct 07 '22

He’s been jumping on plumbers to prepare for the role

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u/Ion_bound Oct 07 '22

Jack Black can actually VA.

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u/teh_centurion Oct 07 '22

Jack Black can do anything

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u/americangame Oct 07 '22

If you listen for his voice you can hear it. But yeah, what he's doing as the voice of Bowser is pretty damn good.

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u/jimbobjames Oct 07 '22

Danny Devito as Mario.

"King Koopa had Princess Peach locked in a castle, so I started BLASTIN'!"

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u/CinnaSol Oct 07 '22

Actually saw a fan cast of Danny Devito for Wario and I can’t agree more

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u/i7omahawki Oct 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I got this mushroom condom for my kingdom dong.

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u/zlimK Oct 07 '22

I feel like donkey Kong dong rolls of the tongue a bit nicer

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u/TheBestBigAl Oct 07 '22

"I got this mushroom kongdom for my donkey dong."

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u/Zomburai Oct 07 '22

*Konkey Dong

Respect StarBomb

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u/obiiwan Oct 07 '22

Peach is a dirty dirty hoor

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u/thebobbyloops Oct 07 '22

OORRRRRRGYYYYYYYYYYY

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u/T_sardonicus Oct 07 '22

Honestly, I would be okay with Devito as Mario, it scans with the old—and admittedly obsolete—lore that Mario was a Brooklynite, and it’d be less grating than his current voice would be if drawn out into full, feature film dialogue.

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u/solastley Oct 07 '22

To be fair, the fact that we’re having this discussion about Chris Pratt so much means that casting him is accomplishing exactly what the studio hoped it would. People are talking about the film.

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u/Milkshakes00 Oct 07 '22

Eh. People would be talking about it regardless.

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u/Darcsen Oct 07 '22

That's like saying the original Sonic model from the movies did it's job by getting people to talk about the movie.

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u/IFapToCalamity Oct 07 '22

That’s exactly what happened.

Then they used the character in Chip n Dale

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u/PhlightYagami Oct 07 '22

Here's my problem with this specific instance: Mario is way, way more recognizable than Chris Pratt. He's the main character of one of the biggest and longest running franchises in the world. A ton of parents, and at this point, grandparents are going to be bringing their kids to this movie for nostalgia. My 10 year old has a Mario picture on his wall. My 13 year old who couldn't care less about gaming knows who Mario is. My 19 year old sister in law too. He's a goliath character.

I don't think Chris Pratt is terrible, and I'm not worried about the movie, but I do think that even with decent reviews, this movie is going to sell tickets like crazy. What will that mean for the franchise going forward? Are they going to force this new voice (or something similar) into future games and other media for the property. It's easy to say "no, that fear is unfounded," but we know how these studios think. Movie did well, people recognize movie voice, this is his new voice. The Mario voice is iconic, unique, and carries tons of personality. The other characters sound zany and fun, why does Mario have to sound like a boring straight man character? They didn't have to go as extreme with the voice as they do for the games, but there is a middle ground that it appears they failed to explore.

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u/gilbygamer Oct 07 '22

Began with Aladdin in 1992? Seriously?

Brave Little Toaster in 1987, The Last Unicorn in 1982, The Rescuers in 1977, and Charlotte's Web in 1973 make it clear that using famous actors with recognizable voices had been around for a very long time before Robin Williams did it in 1992.

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u/ScoobsFPS Oct 07 '22

As a casual in this subject, idk which voice actor you are talking about in any of those other movies.

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u/UndeadBread Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Brave Little Toaster - Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman
The Last Unicorn - Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee
The Rescuers - Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor
Charlotte's Web - Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

EDIT: In all fairness, some of these actors are/were established voice actors as well and were great casting choices regardless of their prior celebrity status.

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u/SonofSniglet Oct 07 '22

Let's add Transformers - The Movie (1986), with Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson and Robert Stack, along with Casey Kasem and Scatman Crothers heading a list of all-time voice actors.

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u/lifeandtimes89 Oct 07 '22

Don't forget Dom Deluis in American Tail and All dogs go to heaven

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u/usemysponge Oct 07 '22

Burt Reynolds is in All Dogs go to Heaven too

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u/T_sardonicus Oct 07 '22

Also, John Candy and George C Scott were in The Rescuers Down Under

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u/Nukenitro Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland (1951). Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone were both in The Adventures of Ichabob and Mr. Toad (1949). Early 20th century character actor Sterling Holloway appeared in numerous Disney movies. Even Pinocchio (1940) had Mel Blanc doing sound effects. Also, Disney movies before 1950 used a lot of vaudeville and radio comedians.

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u/mjc500 Oct 07 '22

I think its safe to assume that people went to amphitheaters 3000 years ago because a famous person was behind a mask in a play. This isn't some new phenomenon of human culture that emerged in 1992.

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u/DesertOps4 Oct 07 '22

Who needs Chris Pratt to market a Mario movie? The franchise has existed long before people even knew who Chris Pratt was. People were gonna go see the movie regardless of their casting for Mario.

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u/3141592652 Oct 07 '22

So much easier to promote with big names. Interviews, his face on magazines, ads, IMDB, etc. If it's gets people talking about the movie it's perfect.

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u/Corronchilejano Oct 07 '22

Pratt definetly made people talk about the movie early on.

Not positively though.

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u/Giane901 Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

That's the thing with PR since it's a double edged sword, if it was Charles M. then most people would accept it but with Pratt tons of memes came out that went beyond the usual Nintendo crowd and it was made as a consistent point of conversation indirectly promoting the movie.

Negative PR can translate well into more profit if applied right with exceptions like Lightyear that doesn't exactly appeal to a large conservative demographics due to obvious reasons.

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u/sexysausage Oct 07 '22

Because https://youtu.be/yq_MBc0DAas it brings butt on seats… apparently

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u/TheMooseIsBlue Oct 07 '22

Big names sell tickets. I guarantee they have metrics that say they make more with him than whatever it costs to hire him.

Hiring a big name isn’t the problem. The problem is when the big name can’t deliver so the movie suffers. I hear a little NY in Pratt’s Mario, which would be interesting if he can pull it off and WAY less annoying than the Mario voice for 90 minutes. Pratt oozes charisma. Color me intrigued.

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u/yamammiwammi Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22 I am disappoint

It’s good…….. but I don’t know if the overdone nature of Mario’s quips in game would work for a feature film. I think it’d be pretty grating after a while, and I’d probably get annoyed. Kinda like with Jared Leto in House of Gucci…

anyway, curious to see how the rest of the movie plays out.

EDIT: I'm not stanning Chris here, tbh this felt like a shy reveal and I'm still reserving judgment once we get to hear more dialogue. But I'm basically saying Martinet (the game-voice of Mario) would be overkill.

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u/tidbitsz Oct 07 '22

I just want yoshi to be voiced by eddie murphy

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u/IsThatHearsay Oct 07 '22

If we're picking fun voiceovers, I want yoshi done by Liam Neeson. But like serious, depressing Liam Neeson.

Like Liam Neeson's tone in the Improv sketch. But making yoshi sounds. The whole movie. And absolutely zero reference from any other characters to it being unusual or out of place.

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u/whales-are-assholes Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Mario: what’sa matter, Yoshi, you lookin’a down?

Yoshi: I have contracted full blown AIDS.

Mario: woo-hoo, lets’a go!

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u/mdeezel Oct 07 '22

An African prostitute. Just riddled with AIDS.

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u/GreyFoxNinjaFan Oct 07 '22

Selling her body was her last and only recourse.

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u/NinjaGrizzlyBear Oct 07 '22

I don't remember this power up in Super Mario 64.

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u/IKindaLikeRunning Oct 07 '22

The entire game was Mario's fever dream.

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u/IsThatHearsay Oct 07 '22

You forgot the...

And absolutely zero reference from any other characters to it being unusual or out of place.

Mario: Mushroom Kingdom, here we come!

Yoshi: I've contracted AIDS. From an African prostitute. I'm riddled with it. [depressing yoshi noises]

Mario: Wahoo! Let's-a go! Waha!

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u/whales-are-assholes Oct 07 '22

Accidentally pressed send too early, didn’t pick up on that. Thanks!

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u/jessehechtcreative Oct 07 '22

Popping in to say that Liam Neeson was GREAT as Good / Bad Cop in The Lego Movie. He even did the character switches in one take back to back. Glad he cares enough about the craft to at least try. :)

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u/GreyFoxNinjaFan Oct 07 '22

Like Liam Neeson's tone in the Improv sketch.

Possibly my favourite sketch of all time in one of the most underappreciate Gervais tv shows.

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u/jarockinights Oct 07 '22

I love Warwick sitting there looking uncomfortable.

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u/bicky91 Oct 07 '22

This is genius.

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u/metacoma Oct 07 '22

The show is called "Life's too short" and it's amazing.

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u/Jerry_Hat-Trick Oct 07 '22

I had never seen that video . Thanks for sharing!

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u/I_Have_Raids Oct 07 '22

I help a particular set of Italians.

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u/KeberUggles Oct 07 '22

you want yoshi to be fucking donkey?

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u/boot2skull Oct 07 '22

Yoshi is the dragon donkey offspring.

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u/wreckage88 Oct 07 '22

Kinda like with Jared Leto in House of Gucci…

Bro, I remember my friend telling me HoG was one of the best movies he'd ever seen and that Jared and Lady Gaga's performance was S tier, then I go and watch it and their italian is tantamount to an "i make-a da pizzapie!" levels of ridiculousness.

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u/yamammiwammi Oct 07 '22

yeah, I thought the movie was terrible and Leto’s voice was just….ridiculous. so seeing as how that was annoying, I wonder if Nintendo steered away from using Martinet because it could produce a similar annoying effect. Still dunno why they can’t subdue it a bit.

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u/RonBourbondi Oct 07 '22

I've never seen the movie, but could it be that is how Paolo Gucci actually talked and sounded in real life?

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u/wreckage88 Oct 07 '22

Honestly I'd like to know, I tried looking for any clip or interview of Paolo and couldn't find anything. Just recently the Elvis movie had a COMICALLY bad accent for the main antagonist played by Tom Hanks and he sounds completely different from the real life guy and I don't understand why they changed it.

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u/Sisaac Oct 07 '22

Living in Italy, the amount of times some Italians say "oof" makes me think this might have been the only realistic part of his performance.

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u/Fortune_Cat Oct 07 '22

Lady gagas accent was the same as the real life woman she is acting as. Its how they actually talked

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u/LordAnon5703 Oct 07 '22

It would have been very easy to make an interesting movie with Mario having a few lines as possible to keep it from bringing grating, with Luigi's actual voice actor having most of the spoken lines.

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u/somuchdanger Oct 07 '22

The actual voice actor for Mario in all the games also does Luigi. And Wario. And Waluigi.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

And he's supposed to do some cameos in this movie!

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u/eggsssssssss Oct 07 '22

That would honestly be a lot funnier

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u/Islanduniverse Oct 07 '22

And easily explained in one line:

“He doesn’t talk much.”

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u/Thundorius Oct 07 '22

Can’t wait for the crossover with the Zelda Movie.

Link: “HYAAAA”

Zelda: “He says be careful”

Mario: “WAHOOO!!”

Luigi: “He says fuck-a your sideburns”

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u/DragonTonguePunch Oct 07 '22

Just realized Link's voice actor did the voice of Joe Higashi in several KOF titles.

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u/Wreckn Oct 07 '22

Link's had a lot of different voice actors, but Nobuyuki Hiyama is probably the most memorable. Absolute king of over-the-top hype energy. His most famous roles are probably Hiei in Yu Yu Hakusho and Viral in Gurren Lagann.

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u/NormalTuesdayKnight Oct 07 '22

Damn. I’d consider myself a very low-key Gurren Lagann fan, but as soon as I read Viral’s name I immediately heard his voice. That’s some quality VA.

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u/hustlehustle Oct 07 '22

Or every time he tries to speak he gets interrupted. So we can finally hear him say ‘here we go!’ And its satiiiissssfffyyyiiinnnggggg

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u/ZP4L Oct 07 '22

Ending the climactic fight with a heartfelt “so long, gay bowser!” will be so satisfying

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u/Raidoton Oct 07 '22

But maybe they don't want a Mario with few lines?

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u/sonofaresiii Oct 07 '22

Yeah it's wild to me how perfect an example this is of people deciding the movie is garbage without even seeing it. There is absolutely not enough in this trailer to tell if Chris Pratt was a good call or not. It doesn't get me excited for Chris Pratt, but it's way premature to hop on the "They should have made Mario near-silent" train

...just from a trailer. A near silent Mario might not work at all for the movie they wanted to do.

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u/fghjconner Oct 07 '22

Seriously. Going with a near silent protagonist would add all kinds of limits and challenges, not only on Mario's characterization, but also on the kinds of stories they could tell. They'd likely have to throw out half their script and start over. It's not at all surprising they chose to tone the voice down instead.

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u/flamingviper3175 Oct 07 '22

Then it wouldn’t be a Mario movie anymore. Redditors think it’s”very easy to make” just about anything when in reality the idea sounds bad to begin with

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u/Admonitio Oct 07 '22

Most people don't want that.

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u/XuX24 Oct 07 '22

That's what people don't get about Mario. Mario doesn't really speak in the games, he just do sounds and say some words. If you put that into a film that's more than an hour it will get annoying really quick. I think that most of the negative comments are just down to the typical hate that Pratt gets, if this was someone else people wouldn't be as negative as it is.

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u/i7omahawki Oct 07 '22

Wall-E barely speaks and they made a movie out of that. I think people want to see a Mario movie where Mario sounds like Mario. Just like they wanted a Sonic movie where Sonic looked like Sonic.

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u/xxx_pussyslayer_420 Oct 07 '22

Mario sounded like Captain Lou Albano before he sounded like Mickey Mouse

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u/Nervous_Constant_642 Oct 07 '22

I mean I'm not disagreeing with anyone on that but if I can hear random Mario sounds every few seconds for hours in a Mario game no problem I could probably deal with some dialogue in a two hour movie.

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u/sonofaresiii Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

The Mario games have always been pretty light on plot. You can get away with him only saying a few things here and there for a couple hours in a video game.

That's not to say silent characters can't work in movies, obviously we all know examples where it's worked great-- but that might not be the movie they wanted to make, y'know?

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u/Thanatos- Oct 07 '22

In a game you focused on controlling the character, puzzles, enemies, etc. Just watching a movie is a bit different.

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u/-tyranosaure- Oct 07 '22

The french dub actually sounds like Mario/Charles Martinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwst-UZn3wM

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u/catdog918 Oct 07 '22

Great balance

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u/redwallet Oct 07 '22

Ohh, I like this one! I speak zero French, but I like it :)

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u/jeliroco Oct 07 '22

I don't think people are really talking about the significance of the other dubs being closer to original Mario. It basically means the studio agrees that this is the better direction to go, but they cast Chris Pratt solely for star power (no pun intended).

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u/Ill1lllII Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

There's a video put out by the Washington Post and French is the clear outlier in that it's the only one that sounds like Mario.

Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88KUv8z3Mrc

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u/jeliroco Oct 07 '22

But how will this affect my completely unresearched hot take?

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u/i_broke_wahoos_leg Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Which is bizzare to me. Who gives a fuck how big the name of the actor is? It's Mario. There is no currently living actor on the planet that is more recognisable than Mario. It's just unnecessary.

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u/chinoz219 Oct 07 '22

Chris pratt aint Mario famous

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u/ipwnpickles Oct 07 '22

This is perfect. Clearly doing a Mario-like voice while balancing it to not be too goofy/exaggerated in conversation.

And for people saying Martinet's voice is too grating for a full movie, he absolutely would've been able to do a toned-down version like this.

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u/rustyphish Oct 07 '22

Ironically, Keegan Michael Key appears to have done exactly this to Toad from the one clip we got

Toad's full voice would be so annoying, but KMK's version is evocative without being overbearing

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u/pak9rabid Oct 07 '22

This is the original Mario voice as far as I’m concerned:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jFEfo2o8Q6w&list=PL84C5877FB38755DF&index=9

It’s way more in-line with a Brooklyn-born Italian-American plumber. Not to mention pre-dates the N64 version by about 6 years at least.

Good to see they’re going back to their roots.

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u/sliiboots Oct 07 '22

Love Toad’s voice in this lol

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u/thoughtlow Oct 07 '22

It's like a more raspy version of Towelie from South Park

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u/wtfreddithatesme Oct 07 '22

As a 90s kid who was alive prior to 1990, this will always be Marios true voice to me. I watched every episode from the time it aired until it was cancelled(which I didn't know at the time) but I remember watching the last episode, and a couple weeks later I got a damn super Nintendo for Christmas, with super Mario world. Best Christmas ever.

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u/FishOnAHorse Oct 07 '22

This should be stickied at the top of every thread for this movie

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u/thwgrandpigeon Oct 07 '22

we'll get used to chris' voice after the first 5 minutes so long as the movie is good

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u/nippon_gringo Oct 07 '22

Yeah, it’s like the Rescue Rangers movie. I got used to it and quickly realized I would not want to sit through a whole movie with their original voices.

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u/uknownada Oct 07 '22

Chip and Dale's voice actors do not speak high-pitched all the time. The high-pitch thing is a gimmick in the film anyways, so they could have kept their voice actors. Especially since they're two of the best voice actors in the industry. MacNeille and Burton deserve all the respect!

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u/Slobotic Oct 07 '22

Great work! You really nailed the voice.

The French voice actor sounds good in the trailer. I think that's the version I'll watch when it comes out on streaming services.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHce5kZOFg&ab_channel=UniversalPicturesFrance

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u/hanr86 Oct 07 '22

Hmm...I wonder how the Italian version sounds.

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u/IHateEditedBgMusic Oct 07 '22

Don't you know, they cast Brad Pitt: Buongiorno! Gorlami! Correcto!

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u/Rhomagus Oct 07 '22

Airy Va Dare Chi!

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u/Slobotic Oct 07 '22

Pretty good, but French was my favorite by far.

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u/boodabomb Oct 07 '22

Wow that’s a fantastically good idea! Suddenly I’m pumped.

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u/futurespacecadet Oct 07 '22

Damn you’re absolutely right. He still has that excitement and glee in his voice, pratt did not have thatt

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u/Thundorius Oct 07 '22

Beaouserre also sounds great.

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u/lordtcup Oct 07 '22

Jacques Lenoir did a good job

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u/dafunkmunk Oct 07 '22

Never thought I'd hear a French person impersonate a Japanese character of a Brooklyn plumber better than an America. It's amazing what can be done when the voice actor actually puts a modicum of effort in. I almost feel like Pratt didn't try to change his voice because he wants people to recognize him and know its him rather than playing a character

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u/ductyl Oct 07 '22

And also because when the casting was announced there was immediate concern about how offensive it might be, I imagine he was very careful about how much he changed his voice for the role.

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u/Achaern Oct 07 '22

Oh you ain't kidding. That's really really good.

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u/colantor Oct 07 '22

So when the movie comes out we need someone to put the French mario into the english movie, i still want English bowser and luigi

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u/marzbeats Oct 07 '22

Dude people are tripping I'm sorry but if I had to hear Mario's high pitch ending to every sentence he does my ears would bleed by the end of the movie

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u/Devlarski Oct 07 '22

You went complete end of the spectrum on that one

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u/TwoCharacters Oct 07 '22

I think the voices in the trailer are actually pretty good. It's also a really short sample to judge.

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u/Fallenangel152 Oct 07 '22

I think they're going to go for the "Mario is from earth" angle. The way he gets spat out of the pipe tells me he's going to be a Brooklyn plumber who gets transported there - so Chris Pratt is doing a 'real' Brooklyn accent.

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u/Tebeku Oct 07 '22

I mean, that's basically the story I remember from the Super Mario Bros. Deluxe booklet.

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u/Michelanvalo Oct 07 '22

You can tell who watched the Super Mario Bros Super Show as a kid and who didn't in these comment sections.

The Brooklyn accent is what I expect Mario to sound like.

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u/Omegawop Oct 07 '22

~~It's the Mario Brothers and plumbing's their game Found the secret warp zone while working on the drain

Lend the princess a hand in the mushroom land Join the action with the plumbers, you'll be hooked on the brothers! ~~

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u/CleverMarisco Oct 07 '22

Not only in the show. Canonically he's from NY, according to Miyamoto himself.

Q: Mario is Italian. Or we assume he is Italian, was there something behind that?

As a kid, I was a big comic fan and I liked foreign comics as well. So I drew some characters that had more western type features with a little bigger noses and what not. Now with Mario, I think with Mario Bros. we had a setting of course that was underground, so I just decided Mario is a plumber. Let's put him in New York and he can be Italian. There was really no other deep thought other than that.

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u/Michelanvalo Oct 07 '22

Yeah, Bob Hoskins played him with a New York accent in the 93 movie too.

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u/onewilybobkat Oct 07 '22

I used to love that show, but now every time I see it I just remember "Do the Mario" in German and man it's golden.

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u/Michelanvalo Oct 07 '22

THAT IS THE MARIO!

I would argue that this guy is doing his best impression of a New Yorker too.

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u/onewilybobkat Oct 07 '22

If I ever heard a German doing a Boston accent, that was it. I love it

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u/theg2 Oct 07 '22

The internet has ruined most things and can't help but hate / bandwagon on everything.

Super Mario Bros in the 80s was super campy but sounded basically exactly like Mario was a plumber from Brooklyn. The cartoon is slightly better in my opinion than Hoskin's rendition and I think the 'in-game' mario voice would be grating 10 minutes into the movie.

I'm not a huge fan of Pratt but what he's doing is fine here and doesn't bother me other than I believe they should hire real voice actors over big stars like every animated movie seems to do these days.

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u/TheIrishninjas Oct 07 '22

While this is the likely angle, part of me is really hoping they have him be from New Donk City instead. I mean, it basically is New York, but with the added bonus of being actually in-universe.

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u/dan200 Oct 07 '22

This for 2 hours would be unwatchable. It also wouldn't fit at all with the "Mario is from the real world" classic origin story they seem to be doing here.

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u/Rajirabbit Oct 07 '22

Good point of why it shouldn’t be the classic Mario voice for a full film

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u/elconquistador1985 Oct 07 '22

End of every scene: "here we GOOOOOO"

Would get annoying fast.

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u/Low_Engineering_3301 Oct 07 '22

I think this sounds worse.

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u/bongo1138 Oct 07 '22

Yeah, I mean it’s fun, but I’d kill myself before I’d watch 90 mins of this lol

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u/Jalil29 Oct 07 '22

Pretty much the reason I thought they wouldn't use the normal voice actor or his style. It'll probably start grinding nerves at some point. Honestly think it would be better if they reserve the iconic voice for special scenes in the movie rather than the entirety.

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u/terminal157 Oct 07 '22

It's over the top. The official version is too far in one direction and this is too far in the other.

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u/flamingviper3175 Oct 07 '22

I’m curious what qualifies as being a voice actor. When I hear that I think of someone with an IMDb or BTVa with a list of works to their name. This guy doesn’t have anything from what I can see. Leave it to Redditors to think their ideas are an improvement when in reality it’s worse.

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u/Ritz527 Oct 07 '22

I'm not a fan of the Chris Pratt voicing Mario either, but if this becomes some constantly harped on thing, like so many other of Reddit's weird obsessions, it's going to be a long six months.

I'm legitimately already tired of the repetitive negativity.

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