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Chris Pratt's Mario Voice

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Chris Pratt's Mario Voice refers to the voice acting performance actor Chris Pratt gives in the 2023 Super Mario Bros. Movie as the title character, Mario. When his casting was initially announced in September 2021, fans were trepidatious about what he might sound like as the character, who for decades was iconically voiced by Charles Martinet. After the film's first trailer was released in October 2022, many fans expressed disappointment in his performance, expressing that it sounded too much like Pratt's normal speaking voice, inspiring commentary and memes shortly after.


On September 23rd, 2021, Nintendo announced that an animated Super Mario film was in development and that Chris Pratt had been cast as Mario. The casting concerned some fans who felt Pratt did not have the voice acting talent to bring the character to life. This was partially expressed in meme templates including Super Mario Bros Film Cast Announcement Parodies and Chris Pratt Voices Everyone.

In June 2022, Pratt stated he was very proud of his performance as Mario, and said it was like "nothing" viewers had "ever heard before." This did little to assuage audience fears, as many felt the most likely outcome is that Pratt's performance would simply be Pratt's voice.

Mat . @MatttGFX Chris Pratt confirms that he will be doing his best possible Chris Pratt voice for the upcoming Mario movie Wario64 @Wario64 Jun 23 Chris Pratt on voicing Mario - "I'm providing a voice for an animated character, and it is updated and unlike anything you've heard in the Mario world before." : closely with the directors and trying out a hing that I'm really proud of and can't wait β€˜att said. β€œIt's an animated voiceover narrat e. I'm not gonna be wearing a plumber suit oice for an animated character, and it is up you've heard in the Mario world before."

On October 6th, 2022, Nintendo debuted the first trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which showcased some of Pratt's performance as Mario.

Online Reactions

In the immediate wake of the first trailer release on October 6th, 2022, many felt that Pratt's performance didn't fit the character and that his Mario voice was too similar to his regular speaking voice. For example, that day Twitter user @Nibellion[1] recalled Pratt's interview saying his Mario voice would be like "nothing we'd ever heard before," joking, "I guess technically we haven't heard Chris Pratt's normal voice in the Mario world." Their tweet gained over 3,800 retweets and 25,000 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, left). Twitter user @Kirawontmiss[2] then posted an image captioned "A toofpick changes everythang" to joke about how little difference there was between Chris Pratt's normal voice and his Mario voice (shown below, right).

Nibel @Nibellion I guess technically we haven't heard Chris Pratt's normal voice in the Mario world Chris Pratt Says His Super Mario Bros. Voice Is 'Unlike Anything You've Heard in the Mario World' (EXCLUSIVE) By Marc Malkin V THE TERMIN ILAMIY LIST Michael Buckner for Variety 4:15 PM . Oct 6, 2022. TweetDeck prime video : kira @kirawontmiss Chris Pratt's normal voice vs his Mario voice A TOOFPICK CHANGES EVERYTHANG ... A ADAMS

As the trailer went viral, many also joked about how Pratt's voice sounded like the character Linda from Bob's Burgers. For example, on October 7th, 2022, Twitter user @DavidToons_ posted an animation of Linda saying Pratt's lines, gaining over 7,600 retweets and 40,000 likes in eight hours (shown below).

Others discussed if Mario's longtime voice actor Charles Martinet should have gotten the role. Some, such as Twitter user @StorySlug,[3] argued that while Martinet's voice is iconic, it would become grating over the course of a full-length film (shown below, left). Others, such as user @Possqueen[4] contested that point, arguing Martinet could have made it work with his talents as a voice actor.

Have You Seen The Ghost Of Sean @StorySlug If we're being super-honest with ourselves, Charles Martinet's voice is best-suited for small doses like brief catchphrases and sound effects, and probably would get irritating over the course of an entire movie - kinda like how Mickey Mouse is best suited for 5-minute shorts. 10:12 AM . Oct 7, 2022. Twitter Web App POSS IS INFINITE @possqueen "martinet couldnt voice mario in the movie his voice would get grating really fast" you realize that charles martinet is a professional voice actor who has been voicing mario for decades and has incredible vocal range? 4:55 PM Oct 6, 2022 Twitter Web App

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – @Nibellion

[2] Twitter – @kirawontmiss

[3] Twitter – StorySlug

[4] Twitter – possqueen

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Charles Martinet's Mario is so universally well received that Nintendo easily slotted it into the GBA ports of Mario 2, Mario 3, and Mario World and for many people that feels more natural than the original games that lacked the voices.

Like, imagine if Sonic Orgins features the sound clips from Sonic Advance 3. Even if it was an optional feature, tons of people would have stated their disgust for it. Even as someone who likes those voices, I would have turned such a feature off.

The point is that Martinet's voice fits the idea of Mario so well that anything even slightly off is noticeable, as indicated by the thousands of internet parodies that fail to capture the same pitch and accent perfectly. Chris Pratts lackluster performance here only magnifies this issue, and I would much prefer one of those many internet parody voice actors instead.


I'm not upset about it not being a Charles Martinet-style wahoo voice. Bob Hoskins and Captain Lou showed that Mario can work just fine with a deep Brooklyn accent. The problem is that Pratt's voice, at least based on what we heard of it so far, doesn't sound like a deep Brooklyn accent. It sounds like Chris Pratt half-assing a deep Brooklyn accent.
I saw someone put the contrast between Jack Black as Bowser and Chris Pratt as Mario very succinctly: Jack's Bowser performance has some depth and effort to it. It's a performance that makes you go "wow, who's playing Bowser? Oh, it's Jack Black!" You hear Pratt's Mario, though, and you're just immediately like "yep, that's Chris Pratt."


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