Detective Pikachu Fan Video Makes the Case for Danny DeVito

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[UPDATE] The petition has now surpassed 25,000 signatures, and GameSpot's Mary Kish has made a video showing what a Danny DeVito-voiced Pikachu might look like in real life.

If you watched the Detective Pikachu trailer thinking it would be amazing to have Danny DeVito play the sleuth mouse, then you aren't alone. One YouTuber created a video featuring the classic Pokemon voiced by the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, and now a petition has been started to get him the gig.

YouTuber Teahollow1 dubbed the original Japanese trailer with DeVito's voice (via Kotaku). Along with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, it also features audio from DeVito's role as The Penguin in Batman Returns. You can see the video in the embed above.

The Change.org petition "Get Danny DeVito to voice the English version of Detective Pikachu" has received over 20,000 signatures, and it's only a few thousand away from its goal of 25,000. Of course, it's not going to happen just because the petition reaches its goal, but a person can dream.

The petition reads as follows:

"There are a number of us that feel as though Danny DeVito would be a prime fit for the voice acting role of the Detective Pikachu. We want to make this happen."

Danny DeVito has had past experience playing officers of the law. He played a cop in 2000's Drowning Mona and a stripper dressed as a cop in an episode of Friends titled "The One Where the Stripper Cries."

Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo is a recently-revealed 3DS game set for a Japan-only release at this time.

More details about Detective Pikachu have appeared, revealing that he sucks at being Pikachu.

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I'd totally buy that :D

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Its over 31,000 signatures. The funny part is that if this happens it sells millions. Especially if there is a mobile version.

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I'm already wanting to pay money for a Nintendo game that isn't an HD or 3D remake, I will pay twice as much if Pikachu is played by Danny DeVito.

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@nikolaculpa: Having Danny Devito voice act Pikachu makes no sense at all.

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@0diN_7: And the deep throaty voice they have him in the Japanese does?

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@0diN_7: It makes just as much sense as the ridiculously deep voice they gave Pikachu in the actual commercial, so why not?

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Put a dollar sign before that number and add a couple more zeros at the end and maybe then you'll get your man.

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Your mother, is dead!- Detective Pikachu

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Signed. I know its probably not going to happen, but signed anyway.

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I had to read that title twice, it's just bonkers, seriously =P

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I know I'm probably making too many comments on one topic, but I just have to say this:

If they DO hire Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu, I really hope with all my being that they never tell him he's voicing a tiny animated mouse mascot, so that he voice acts with all the bravado and authority he can muster. And only after all is recorded do they show him slides and clips of Pikachu.

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No, this is a bad choice (regarding the petition). It *has* to be an Englishman to retain the Sherlock Holmes vibe, with a similar vocal pitch as the Japanese version.

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25000 people can dream, but they might as well sign a piece of toilet paper and wipe their ass with it.

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Dang it, for some reason i thought this was about Pikachu Detective Amiibo.

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Best idea EVER, but... knowing Nintendo well, they won't give a crap about this or what we want in general

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Ok on one of the last articles I said that this pikachu is creepy mainly because of his expression with that deep voice. But with Danny DeVito's voice it just works!

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This is really a no-brainer. DeVito as the English-speaking Detective Pikachu works on every level.

Every level.

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