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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    A lot of people on Twitter are also expecting Chris Pratt to fall flat as far as doing an Italian accent. Then again, he might surprise everyone.

    Here is some interesting trivia. The last nae Pratt apparently comes from Anglo-Saxon meaning Trickster or Joker. Seems to fit him pretty well.
    Clown or slapstick bumps are also called ‘pratfalls’ for that reason. And ‘prat’ is a bit of an (outdated) insult in the UK (it was still heavily in use in the 80s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkerbob View Post
    Well, you know a Mario movie couldn't possibly sell itself, especially not to children, if you didn't slap popular celebrity names on the poster.

    I mean, just think of all the money they could have saved on celebrity budgets while still giving professional voice actors a Big Movie Budget payout. That would just be criminal.
    Remember, this is the industry that paid Vin Diesel to not sound like Vin Diesel and essentially just say “I am Groot.” (with the occasional “We are Groot.”).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    Remember, this is the industry that paid Vin Diesel to not sound like Vin Diesel and essentially just say “I am Groot.” (with the occasional “We are Groot.”).
    See, it makes a bit more sense for me if a live-action movie with a ton of celebrity actors has the occasional animated character voiced by another celebrity actor.

    A fully animated movie, though, it'd be nice to see the usual Saturday Morning Cartoon Crew getting some spotlight.

    Ah, well, I'm not saying normal actors can't do a decent VA job, it just reeks of cynical marketing sometimes.

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    Every generation, one of more actors became the It actor, the one that has the name recognition and that every director wants them in their movie or project.

    Chris Pratt has the enviable or unenviable position of being on the short list of go to actors this time around.

    For example, in the 1980's, Harrison Ford was in that list, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sigourney Weaver.
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    I'm just reminded of a Billy West interview from a while back, where he points out that he did voices for several of the Looney Tunes in Space Jam, and yet, the poster says "Starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny". Like, I get why, that's the joke of the movie, and Bugs is an iconic character who's had multiple voices, but still, he points out, that his name isn't anywhere in the promotion, and he and the other VAs didn't even get invited to the big debut showing at the main theater, despite voicing most of the major characters of the film who weren't Michael Jordan.

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