Martinet Stepping Away from Voicing Mario (
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threaded - newest on 21 Aug 2023 19:56 next collapse

Say sike right now on 21 Aug 2023 20:29 collapse

@MyFairJulia I wish but let's be real, dude is old, he would retire sooner or later. It will be so difficult to top him though, but perhaps someone was already found as Mario's voice in Wonder sounds slightly different. on 21 Aug 2023 21:00 collapse

Do they even need to replace him though? There's a 25-year back catalog of recorded voice lines to recycle, and most of those consist of "Let's-a-go" and "Yahoooo!" I think the most complex sentace I've ever heard Mario speak in game is "Thank-a-you so much for playing my game". Combine that with AI voice recreation, and there's literally no reason to ever hire a replacement. Just cut Martinet a big-ass check for perpetual use of his voice, and they're golden. on 21 Aug 2023 21:13 next collapse

Think they already have replaced him, listen to the voice carefully in the wonder trailer on 21 Aug 2023 21:16 next collapse

They'd probably prather not pay likeness fees, and there are a LOT of legal considerations Martinet would have to consider as signing the rights away to his own voice brings a lot of considerational challenges. on 21 Aug 2023 22:05 next collapse

That sounds awful. I rather they give the work to a new, younger voice actor instead of hogging the role forever with AI on 22 Aug 2023 07:23 collapse

I feel like I used to have a Mario card game on my 90’s Macintosh? We played go fish in the back of a limo or something… I recall he had pretty complex voice lines in that game.

edit:'s_Game_Gallery on 22 Aug 2023 08:27 collapse

I'm pretty sure all the edutainment titles predate Charles Martinet as the voice of Mario, and I don't think Nintendo would ever make a game like that these days. on 22 Aug 2023 10:26 next collapse

The wiki page literally says Charles Martinet voiced Mario in that game. on 22 Aug 2023 10:40 collapse

The CNN article says Martinet started with Mario Teaches Typing in 1994. on 21 Aug 2023 20:03 next collapse

Itssa byyyeee from meee, mariooo. on 21 Aug 2023 20:37 collapse

Thank-a you for-a enjoying da show 🪠 on 21 Aug 2023 20:09 next collapse

I hope Chris Pratt replaces him on 21 Aug 2023 20:57 next collapse

i hope youre fucking joking on 21 Aug 2023 21:12 collapse

Me too.

Obviously the better choice would be Charlie Day. on 21 Aug 2023 21:34 next collapse

You’re saying I have a high voice?! Lmao charlie would be perfect on 21 Aug 2023 22:05 collapse

I have a high voice?? Your voice is crazy sounding! on 22 Aug 2023 04:52 collapse

I think you mean Danny DeVito. on 21 Aug 2023 21:14 next collapse

I hope Chris Pratt replaces him

I hope Chris Pratt replaces him but actually doesn’t want to. He just didn’t realize the contract also stated he would voice the character in video games in perpetuity. on 21 Aug 2023 21:59 collapse

after learning of this

“Mama mia!” In a thick Brooklyn accent on 22 Aug 2023 01:17 collapse

How do I delete someone else’s lemmy comment? on 21 Aug 2023 21:12 next collapse

Saw this coming when i first saw people realise it seemed like a different voice for Mario in the Wonder trailer. on 22 Aug 2023 01:56 next collapse

Chris Pratt must have a viscous agent on 22 Aug 2023 03:51 collapse

Like castor oil, or…? on 22 Aug 2023 01:12 next collapse

I literally said “oh NOooo” aloud in a Mario-like cadence without even thinking when I read this headline. It’s sad to see him go, he was such a perfect fit for the job in every way. on 22 Aug 2023 01:37 next collapse

If they announce the crispy rat as the new voice actor, I think I’ll commit seppuku. on 22 Aug 2023 06:03 collapse

Such a great guy. I love voice actors. They literally talk in character to make you smile. This guy loves being Mario for people. on 22 Aug 2023 06:36 collapse

That being said, this part of Conan’s remote was so god damn funny on 22 Aug 2023 06:37 collapse

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