“Chris Pratt is Mario. Chris Pratt is Garfield. Your doctor? It’s Chris Pratt.”
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As Vanity Fair notes, the role has gone to a man who “probably likes Mondays and only eats lasagna on cheat days.”
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And, as you might expect, the internet’s reactions to the Garfield casting news went over about as well as the 42-year-old’s voice role as Mario. Here are some of the best reactions below:
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imagine being chris pratt seeing the reaction for being cast as mario knowing it was about to be announced you were also cast as garfield
09:33 PM – 01 Nov 2021
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THE FACT THIS HAPPENED ON A MONDAY HELP GARFIELD WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG https://t.co/7GdQaYlv9V
09:36 PM – 01 Nov 2021
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In the beginning, animated movies starring Chris Pratt were spaced by 24 weeks, then 12, then six, then every two weeks. The last one, with Garfield, was a week. In four days, we could be seeing new casting announcements every eight hours, until they’re coming every four minutes.
09:39 PM – 01 Nov 2021
Twitter: @draculavoice / Via Twitter: @draculavoice
Chris Pratt is Mario. Chris Pratt is Garfield. Your Doctor? It’s Chris Pratt. The person you married thirteen years ago? It’s been Chris Pratt the whole time. A cool breeze whispers through an ancient forest, each of the thousands of conifers part of the Pratt consciousness.
08:59 PM – 01 Nov 2021
Twitter: @Astute_Faloot / Via Twitter: @Astute_Galoot
by the transitive property where lasagna is italian and garfield eats lasagna chris pratt is now an honorary italian and can play mario fine now https://t.co/9FbVVm8oBy
08:38 PM – 01 Nov 2021
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we need to launch a full federal investigation into what kind of dirt chris pratt has on hollywood executives https://t.co/c5sCBxcllx
08:40 PM – 01 Nov 2021
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BREAKING NEWS: Chris Pratt has reportedly signed on to voice Clippy in the upcoming Microsoft Cinematic Universe
08:59 PM – 01 Nov 2021
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HOWEVER, on the bright side, Garfield will see director Mark Dindal and screenwriter David Reynolds reunited after having worked together on The Emperor’s New Groove. The former also directed Chicken Little, while the latter wrote the screenplay for Finding Nemo.
So, about that new Garfield movie…
A lot of people are fixated on the news that Chris Pratt will lend his voice to the cat, yet I’m celebrating that Mark Dindal, the director of Cats Don’t Dance and The Emperor’s New Groove, will be back in the director’s chair after so long.
09:35 PM – 01 Nov 2021
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