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Ron teases character return, continues to haggle price for Mojo preview 07 Apr, 2022 / 5 comments

Ronzo is in a saucy mood and decided to tease his legion with confirmation of another reprised character. In fact, the very first character ever seen in a Monkey Island game:

The great Rob Paulsen was in fact the voice of the Melee Island lookout in The Secret of Monkey Island special edition, so it's cool that they're keeping consistency there.

Of course, with all these signs that we're returning to Melee, we're teased with the possibility that we'll get to see what The International House of Mojo looks like, Rex Crowle style. To think, Ron went to all this trouble as an elaborate excuse to supply us with a new logo.

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    Thrik on 10 Apr, 2022, 08:11…
    I think there are definitely voice actors out there who could breathe life into a character like LeChuck, especially as presumably Disney is on hand to help with casting and believes in doing it well.

    Of course, I’d love to hear Boen return. But if an alternative is found, I think I’d prefer them to do their own thing and we get past that jarring change quickly, rather than spending the whole game listening to someone not quite nailing Boen’s take on the character.
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    KestrelPi on 08 Apr, 2022, 09:31…

    St_Eddie

    AlfredJ

    I wonder if they'll get Earl Boen back. He came back out of retirement before, but still, he's 80 at this point.

    Man, this entire thing still feels surreal.




    At this point, there's two things that I need to hear regarding Return to Monkey Island to feel ultra confident in it; the return of Leilani Jones as the Voodoo Lady and Earl Boen as LeChuck. Particularly the latter. Earl Boen IS LeChuck. We've all heard what LeChuck sounds like when voiced by somebody else and it ain't pretty ("HAR. HAR. HAR.").



    I dunno, like. It's a big ask, getting a retired 80 year old back to do a voice. We've no idea whether he WOULD still do the voice and besides that have no idea whether he COULD still do the voice.

    It's sad, but assuming this isn't the last time Monkey Island comes back, then even if it isn't now, it's gonna have to move on from Earl Boen. I didn't think Adam Harrington did a particularly job, quibbles about his laugh aside. Sure, it was a bit of an Earl Boen impression, but he's a pro, he'd eventually grow into the role properly.

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    St_Eddie on 07 Apr, 2022, 22:51…

    AlfredJ

    I wonder if they'll get Earl Boen back. He came back out of retirement before, but still, he's 80 at this point.

    Man, this entire thing still feels surreal.




    At this point, there's two things that I need to hear regarding Return to Monkey Island to feel ultra confident in it; the return of Leilani Jones as the Voodoo Lady and Earl Boen as LeChuck. Particularly the latter. Earl Boen IS LeChuck. We've all heard what LeChuck sounds like when voiced by somebody else and it ain't pretty ("HAR. HAR. HAR.").
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    Glo_kidd on 07 Apr, 2022, 20:51…
    Rob Paulsen is where (at least) two of my greatest fandoms converge; the many voices he played in the SE and then the fact he has voiced 2 different Ninja Turtles in different series including being Raph in the original 80's cartoon and Don in the 2012 clip series then serving as the voice director on the latest incarnation.

    And that's without even counting Animaniacs
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    AlfredJ on 07 Apr, 2022, 19:20…
    That's fun. I started my replay of the series today because the time seems right, and I finally took the effort to patch the remaster voices into classic Monkey 1 (which works beautifully btw), so it was nice to see this right after I talked to the lookout there.

    I wonder if they'll get Earl Boen back. He came back out of retirement before, but still, he's 80 at this point.

    Man, this entire thing still feels surreal.

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