Let’s hope Key says, “Thank you, Mario, but our princess is in another castle.”

While Chris Pratt and Seth Rogen practically use their regular voices for Mario and Donkey Kong in the upcoming Super Mario Bros

Movie, Keegan-Michael Key developed his own interpretation of Toad’s classic high-pitched voice for the CG-animated film

It was a fun challenge. It just took like, you know, a gallon of Earl Grey tea with some honey and some lemon and some really tight pants

That’s what it [takes] to get up there,” Key told IGN with a laugh during a recent interview.

The actor then revealed his technique for maintaining Toad’s voice

What I had to do is just literally use my imagination and tell myself, all right