No Italian accent in Mario animated movie
Chris Meledandri, co-producer of the upcoming Super Mario animated movie, both relieved and disappointed Mario fans by stating that Chris Pratt will not be putting on an Italian accent and that the voice he has developed is “phenomenal”.
“All I can tell you is the voice that he's doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal," Meledandri told TooFab. "Yeah I can't wait for people to hear it."
- Charles Martinet, who voices Mario in the games, will make a cameo appearance
- Anya Taylor-Joy plays Princess Peach
- Bowser will be voiced by Jack Black
- Seth Rogen likely to star in upcoming Donkey Kong flick
Heritage: “As an Italian American myself, I understand," he remarked. "You know, I understand the comments." Luigi co-star Charlie Day “actually comes from Italian heritage. Yeah so that's our nod."
Self-aware: The movie will acknowledge the sudden absence of Mario's iconic accent, but it is “not the tenor of the performance throughout the film.” The new animated film will debut on December 21st next year.