Super Mario Movie voice actor for Toad ‘improvised a song’

Super Mario Movie

Not long after Nintendo finally shared the first teaser trailer for Super Mario movie, we’ve learned the film will have an improvised song.

Toad voice actor Keegan-Michael Key was asked if Toad gets to sing in the movie, to which Key confirmed the living, speaking mushroom sings.

“He does,” Key said to Variety. “I got to improvise a song in Super Mario Bros., which was an absolute blast. That was just a stick of fun, that whole thing.”

Mario voice actor Chris Pratt has gotten some criticism over the initial sound of his playing of the titular plumber, which Key noted they worked together on trying to find the right voice for such iconic characters.

“I was working on the voice with my partner and trying to find the voice through the internal journey of the character,” Key said. “And then with the directors, we sprinkled some things in, we moved it around.”

The actor noticeably used a high-pitched voice to play the role of Toad in the Super Mario movie, which, hilariously, is quite similar to how Toad’s voice actor has been historically both in the games and the TV shows.

“There was something about the timbre,” he said. “I wanted it higher and higher and higher. And that’s where we ended up, and I’m really happy with where we ended up.”

Per our previous report the full cast is as follows:

  • Chris Pratt – Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy – Peach
  • Charlie Day – Luigi
  • Jack Black – Bowser
  • Keegan Michael-Key – Toad
  • Seth Rogan – Donkey Kong
  • Charles Martinet – Surprise Cameos
  • Kevin Michael Richardson – Kamek
  • Fred Armisen – Cranky Kong
  • Sebastian Maniscalco – Spike

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is set to premiere on April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America

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