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Post Let's Imaginate! Casting (Game, I guess)
So, I was struck with an idea for a fun diversion.
Basically, the concept is to cast an Imaginate production of something we probably won’t see in the comic.

Mine is just a cast list, as I can’t draw and am not much of a writer.

Here’s the one that got me started, I’m casting based on personality.

Let’s Imaginate! Les Miserables.
Cast list:
Jean Valjean: Peanut
Javert: Sgt. Ralph
Fantine: Tarot, or Grape
Cossette: Sasha
Marius: Fox
Eponine: Natalie
Thenardier: “Four Finger Discount” Jack
Madame Thenardier: Elaine
Enjolras: Kevin
Gavroche: One of Rodney’s cubs maybe, Or King but I have a hard time seeing him agree to it

That’s all the main and supporting characters, there is an extensive list of extras and ensemble that would need filling out. I have only 1 suggestion there.
Grantaire: Other Daryl (He’s the only choice)

This started because I had the idea of Jack and Elaine as the Thenardiers, and spiraled from there. Fantine is hard to cast, for me anyway. I also had some thoughts about Marius, I knew I wanted Sasha as Cossette, so at first I thought that would put Kevin as Marius, and while I think he could pull it off, personality wise he is perfect for Enjolras. I think Fox is a good choice, I could definitely see him emoting to Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.

Any thoughts or comments are welcome! Ideally this is kind of like a game, so go nuts with it.

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Seems interesting. Let's see how it goes.

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When i first saw this topic i wanted to try something but i didn't know what but when an anime that i followed updated i got an idea. That particular anime is Boku No Hero Academia and I decided to cast Peanut as the protagonist Izuku Midoriya also known as Deku

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a few other's I'm planning on sketching on my free time right now are Bino as Deku's Rival Katsuki Bakugo, Mungo as Deku's mentor figure All Might and maybe King as Eraser Head

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I was actually thinking of how much I'd love an Imaginate of Hamilton (despite the fact it would never happen).

My cast would be:
Peanut as Hamilton
Grape as Burr
Tarot as Angelica
Sasha as Eliza
Max as Laurens
Fox as Laufayette
King as Mulligan
Ralph as Washington
Duchess as Maria
Bino as Jefferson
Zach as Madison
Keene as King George


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Imaginate Dear Evan Hansen.

Peanut as Evan Hansen
Fox as Connor Murphy
Tarot as Zoe Murphy
Joey as Jared Kleinman
Grape as Alana Beck
King as Larry Murphy
Bailey as Cynthia Murphy

I'm a bit stumped as to who should be Heidi Hansen. Sabrina is old so she could fill the role, but I'm finding it hard to imagine her as Peanut's mother hahah.

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Phantasy Star IV:

Peanut as Chaz Ashley
Grape as Alys Brangwin
Zach as Hahn Mahlay
King as Rune Walsh
Tiger as Gryz
Sasha as Rika
Tarot as Demi
Fox as Wren
Maxwell as Raja
Bailey as Kyra Tierney
Res as Seth
Bino as Zio The Black Magician
Keene as Juza
Pete as Dark Force

Final Fantasy VII:

Peanut as Cloud Strife
Kevin as Barret Wallace
Grape as Tifa Lockhart
Tarot as Aeris Gainsborough
Fox as Red XIII
Sasha as Yuffie Kisaragi
Maxwell as Cait Sith
King as Vincent Valentine
Tiger as Cid Highwind
Pete as Sephiroth
Spirit Dragon as Jenova?
Zach as Zack (Lol)
Bino as Rufus Shinra
Lester as Tseng
Joey as Reno
Dallas as Rude
Squeaky as Elena (Lol, the nerds are the Turks)
Keene as Joe (The dude whpo rides the Black Chocobo)
Mungo as Mukki (The NPC bodybuilder guy)

I have no idea who could be Hojo, though. There's no one evil enough to be him. I also don't know who Bailey and Fido could be.

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Let's Imaginate Hello Dolly.

Dolly Levi: Sabrina

Horace Vandergelder: Fox

Cornelius Hackl: Peanut

Barnaby Tucker: Joey

Irene Molloy: Tarot

Minnie Fay: Sasha

Ambrose Kemper: Max

Ermengarde: Natalie

Ernestina Money: Custom Ink

Rudolf Reisenweber: Fido

Waiters: Mice

Mrs. Rose: Grape

Judge: Ralph

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CanzetYote Wrote:
Final Fantasy VII:

Peanut as Cloud Strife
Kevin as Barret Wallace
Grape as Tifa Lockhart
Tarot as Aeris Gainsborough
Fox as Red XIII
Sasha as Yuffie Kisaragi
Maxwell as Cait Sith
King as Vincent Valentine
Tiger as Cid Highwind
Pete as Sephiroth
Spirit Dragon as Jenova?
Zach as Zack (Lol)
Bino as Rufus Shinra
Lester as Tseng
Joey as Reno
Dallas as Rude
Squeaky as Elena (Lol, the nerds are the Turks)
Keene as Joe (The dude whpo rides the Black Chocobo)
Mungo as Mukki (The NPC bodybuilder guy)

I have no idea who could be Hojo, though. There's no one evil enough to be him. I also don't know who Bailey and Fido could be.

Well Bailey isn't evil enough to be the Krampus so anyone is fair game ;)

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The Breakfast Club:

Kevin as Andrew Clark
Sasha as Claire Standish
Zach as Brian Johnson
Daisy as Allison Reynolds
Bino as John Bender

Wander Over Yonder:

Peanut as Wander
Grape as Sylvia
Bino as Lord Hater
Fox as Commander Peepers
Maxwell as Emperor Awesome
Duchess as Lord Dominator

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Post Re: Let's Imaginate! Casting (Game, I guess)
ALICE in WONDERLAND The Lewis Carroll original, the book.

ALICE ... BAILEY. She's calm, gentle, open-minded, a good foil for all the weirdos and dingbats Alice meets.

DINAH, her cat ...MARVIN.

ALICE'S OLDER SISTER ... DAISY.

THE WHITE RABBIT ... ZACHERY. Anxious, kind, always seems on the verge of being overwhelmed, but also resourceful and trustworthy.

THE DODO ... SASHA. What could possibly go wrong... HeeHeeHeeHeeHee....... !!!

THE MOUSE with the "tail" tall ... SQUEEK. Poetic soul and snarky attitude...

Animals in the CAUCUS RACE ... Cory, Ink, Falstaff, Truck, Trinket, the Deer, other "Ferals".

THE CATERPILLAR ... TAROT. She's got the poise, disdain, diction, and those blazing green eyes. And she'd make a wonderful butterfly.

THE CHESHIRE CAT ... SABRINA. Forget Sterling Holloway's leering, bloated lunatic in the Disney cartoon, Sabrina was BORN to play the Cheshire cat! Sophisticated, elusive, beguiling but oh-so-slightly dangerous, she'll show the world how she keeps Fido's devotion with this performance.

THE MAD HATTER ... PEANUT. Well, it's a bit type-casting, but have you seen that "Puzzle-Master" hat?! He'd certainly be as wildly creative as Ed Wynn (Disney 1952 TOON) without all the posturing schmaltz of Depp (The other two not-toons).

THE MARCH HARE ... GRAPE. Truthfully, I could see her better as, say, the Duchess or especially the Queen OF Hearts. BUT...FUNDAMENTAL RULE OF HOUSEPETS HUMOR-THEATRE-EMOTION ... NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE TWO SANDWICH PETs TOGETHER LIVE, ALONE ON THE SAME STAGE !!! So let the party begin and good luck, Bailey.

THE DORMOUSE ... SPO. A great second-banana, he can hold his own from a teapot.

THE DUCHESS ... BINO. In drag.

THE DUCHESS'S COOK ... JESSICA POSSUM. Like Sabrina, Jessica was born for this part!

THE BABY who turns into a PIG ... TIGER. Type cast but keeps him away from things that go "BOOM!".

THE FROG FOOTMAN ... KEYS.

THE FISH FOOTMAN ... FIDDLER. Gettin' the band back together.

THE GIANT PuPPY ... CERBERUS.

THE PIGEON or MAGPIE ... TRINKET ("Serpent!! Serpent!!")

THE GRYPHON .... KING. Gonna do a little role-reversal here.

THE MOCK TURTLE ... PETE the GRYPHON. Turnabout is fair play, even in a play. King gets even!

OLD FATHER WILLIAM ... RUFUS. He's relaxed, folksy, and he's more than old, he's DEAD.

SON OF OLD WILLIAM ... RES. Sweet, humble, and stressed.

THE THREE GARDENER CARDS: DALLAS (Two of Spades); LESTER (Five of Spades); JOEY (Seven of Spades). The "Painting the Roses Red" trio.

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS ... DUCHESS. Born for this part and ... If I didn't give it to her, she'd hurt me. Bad.

THE KING OF HEARTS ... MAXWELL. King for a day. Max really would bring a sense of fun and panache to the throne, and imagine our favorite alley boy side by side with the conniving snooty saluki.

THE ENCHAINED KNAVE OF HEARTS ... FOX. Brings dignity, melancholy, and a sense of wistful resignation to life's unfairness and defeats, like facing capital punishment over tart pastries.

THE knave's TWO GAURDS ... MUNGO and FIDO. Both look intimidating but, again, good comedians as pofessionals coping with fools.

THE EXECUTIONER ... MILES WOLF for gravitas and a certain bemused detachment; RES could also serve as a sort of reluctant, incongruous sort of headsman.

THE JURY MEMBERS ... Ferrets, Bruno bear, Sophie the Camel, the barn cats, Breel, Jeeves, Thomas and Cecilia Milton

ASSORTED CARDS, COURTIERS, and CROWDFOLK .... K9PD, the Bigglesworth cats, wolves, various humans, Jata, ferals, and (maybe) celestials. Maybe even figures from Pridelands, Spot the Wonderdog, and assorted monsters for forgotten adventures.

Maybe Through the Looking Glass might be a giggle next.
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Since I just did a casting for Alice in Wonderland, might as well round up the crew and do Lewis Carroll's other hallucinogenic masterpiece.

ALICE ... BAILEY. Well, she got an Oscar for the first performance. She's got that sincerity thing going...

SNOWDROP - THE WHITE KITTEN ... RES. Okay, he's a tabby. But he's so beguiling.

THE MISCHIEVOUS BLACK KITTEN ... SABRINA. Cool, mysterious, and shaping-shifting.

THE WHITE KING ... FOX. Gentle, nervous, dignified, and befuddled.

THE WHITE QUEEN ... SASHA. Dotty, kindly, and sweetly bats.

THE RED KING ... MILES the WOLF. He would look regal even flopped out under a tree.

THE RED QUEEN ... GRAPE. DUCHESS would be type-cast for this role but GRAPE is a real star.

TWEEDLEDEE ... DARYL the WOLF.

TWEEDLEDUM ... OTHER DARYL. "Tweedle-dumber".

THE MONSTER CROW ... PETE the GRYPHON. Well, he can fly and he's a monster...

HUMPTY-DUMPTY ... BINO. Grumpy, stuffy, cracked and sulfuric.

THE LION ... KING.

THE UNICORN ... MAXWELL.

HATTA ... ZACH.

HAIGHA ... DAISY.

LEADER OF THE DRUMMERS ... YELTSIN. You gotta have attitude to "drum them outta town, pal !!!!"

THE JABBERWOCKY ... SPIRIT DRAGON.

THE BOY WITH THE VORPLE SWORD ... FIDO.

THE BANDERSNATCH ... BRUNO BEAR.

BOY'S FATHER ... REX.

THE WALRUS ... TIGER.

THE CARPENTER ... MARVIN. Gotta love a good comedy team!

THE KNITTING SHEEP ... TAROT. She gets to be bossy, prissy, row a boat, and shape-shift.

THE ROSE ..: DUCHESS. Haughty, floral, and proud of her roots. Thorny, too.

THE LILY ... TINY TUM. Child actor required.

OTHERS IN THE GARDEN OF TALKING FLOWERS Custom Ink and the Milton Ferrets.

THE FAWN ..: THE (feral) DEER. I think she can talk

THE WHITE KNIGHT ... PEANUT. Read the book and you'll see why. The White Knight was Lewis Carroll's favorites character in the whole story. PEANUT's kinda the Don Quixote type anyways.

THE WHITE KNIGHT'S NOBLE STEED ... MADE OF WIN. This is the horse that Peanut and Grape meet and ride on Reuben Sandwich's farm.

THE RED KNIGHT ... JOEY. He'd look seriously cool in red armor.

THE RED KNIGHT'S NOBLE STEED ... SOPHIE the CAMEL.

THE AGED MAN ... THE HERMIT.

THE GNAT [b] ... TRINKET. Carroll weirds out on bugs and puns.

OTHER INSECTS[/b] ... SQUEEK, SPO, other mice.

THE TRAIN CONDUCTOR ... JESSICA.

PASSENGER DRESSED IN WHITE PAPER ... CILANTRO (CORY) SKUNK.

OTHER PASSENGERS ... Fiddler, Keys, Barn Cats, Lester, the Kangaroos.

FROG GARDENER ... DALLAS.

MASTER OF THE FEAST ... Jeeves.

ROYAL GUARDS .. K9PD.

COURTIERS AND GUESTS AT CORONATION FEAST The Wolves,the Biggleworth cats, humans, and the Ferals.

Regards.


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HIGH NOON

So what would a Housepets! casting for the classic American western be? Realizing, like in any Imaginate, taking this game seriously ignores the predictable reality that the gang will soon make total hash out of the production. Still, attempting a serious flick could be an adventure itself ....

SHERIFF WILL CAINE ... The classic hero standing up for justice against impossible odds. Well, only one salient creature mirrors Gary Cooper and that's FIDO.

Mrs. AMY KANE ... GRAPE. Grace Kelly did the role in the movie so giving this part to GRAPE asks her to play outside her range... But she does get to shoot a bad guy in the back!

HELEN RAMIREZ ... SABRINA ... The logic of the comic would be to switch, pairing SABRINA with her beloved, FIDO as Mrs. Kane and have GRAPE do the Rameirez role. Ramirez, however, is the best female role in the movie; Katy Jurado, one of Mexico's best actresses of the time (and an expert on bullfighting) did the actual movie role. SABRINA could bring a lot of heart and power to the character and, again, she'd be playing against her type. There's also a great confrontation between her and GRAPE'S character and these two would really spark.

DEPUTY HARVEY PELL ... Lloyd Bridges played the part. He tried to get the Sheriff to leave town, and also is jealous of the Kane over Ramirez. FOX would be good in this high angst casting.

MAYOR JONAS HENDERSON ... This is a pivotal role. Addressing a town meeting, the Mayor begins with a powerful statement about the Sheriff's courage, character, and everything the townsfolk owe him. Then he takes a sharp, treacherous pivot, telling the Sheriff that no one will stand with him against Frank Miller's thugs, that the town wants no trouble, and that he and his new bride would do themselves and the town a great favor if he and his wife would just RUN AWAY LIKE A CHICKEN. (walk-on for "that chicken"). Who to cast?
PETE THE GRYPHON if you want snarky and sardonic.
MAXWELL if you want oily and manipulative.
KEENE MILTON Ferret if you want solemn and hypocritical.
MILES WOLF if you want gravitas, dignity, and an unexpected switch to menace. I like MILES.

RETIRED SHERIFF MARSHALL HOWE ... again, casting against type - MUNGO. Howe is an arthritic, burned-out shell of a once monumental lawman. His physical dignity and poise contrast with his bitter words.
MUNGO would convey the bodily strength, but might also project the resignation with conviction.

FRANK MILLER The villain come go town to take back his power and kill the Sheriff who sent him to prison. This major role belongs by right to only one pet .... PEANUT!!!

BEN MILLER ... Frank's gunslinger brother and ally. The movie role was played by Sheb Wooly who later wrote the "Purple People-Eater" song. The stinker for this role ... TIGER

JACK COLBY .... To the role played by Lee Van Cleef ("The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") ... YELTSIN

JIM PIERCE .... The fourth gunslinger, a mean, murderous sneaky sort. Your turn, LESTER.

JUDGE PERCY METTRICH .... he flees town and tried to get the Kanes to join him. If he doesn't play the Mayor should well be MAXWELL.

DEPUTY HERB BAKER ... RES. He slips out on the Sheriff when no one volunteers to stand with him against Miller's assassins. Res does anxiety and indecision perfectly.

REVEREND MANIM ... A pious ditherer who stands forthright on all sides. TAROT.

SAM and MILDRED FULLER ... Sam's a coward too scared to meet the Sheriff face-to-face, and his wife, Mildred, lies to the Sheriff about his whereabouts. The neurotic KING and SASHA who, having made commercials, has a proven track record performing as a liar.

GILLIS, THE SALOON-OWNER ... An old friend of Frank Miller and all around sleaze-ball. ]l.BINO.

JOE THE BARTENDER ... REX ... has the hang-dog look and looks great in an apron.

HOTEL CLERK ... Another ally of Miller and enemy of Sheriff Kane, whose professional politeness speaks in tones that just shimmer with loathing. JESSICA POSSUM makes sneering an art form.

SAM, MINORITY OWNER IN RAMIRIZ HOTEL ... ZACK RABBIT.

TRAIN STATIONMASTER ... DAISY.

THE BARBER ... MARVIN[/

[b]CHARLIE the DRUNK
... RUFUS.

JIMMY the LAME ... JOEY.

JOHNNY the KID ... Every western in the 50's required a brave kid who wanted to join the hero and had to be sent home. This traditional trope belongs to DALLAS.

COFFIN-MAKER ... delightful, sardonic, and sinister, who else but THE GREAT KITSUNE!

TWO OLD GUYS ON THE HOTEL PORCH ... PETE the GRYPHON and SPIRIT DRAGON.

WEDDING GUESTS ... FIDDLER, KEYS, BAILEY, RACCOONS, CERBERUS, and THE BARN CATS.

TOWNSFOLK in the CHURCH ... BREEL, CILANTRO, TRINKET, THE BIGGLESWORTHS, THE WOLF PACK, and THE HUMANS.

Hope you enjoyed these three cast calls, and my best wishes to all for a first-rate week.

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Yeah, I know, no double posting....
But it's been a while and I got intrigued by a very early strip where Peanut talked about doing Romeo and Juliet with Grape, and how Grape got him to play the role of Juliet. This was before realized the cat was not a male, but was was one of Rick's early forays into gender comedy. It got me to wondering what the play might look like with a full Imaginate cast. So....

PROLOGUE NARRATOR ..... MILES WOLF. You just know he's got baritone for it.

ROMEO ..... GRAPE. She called it. We'll play it her way. She's done drag before.

JULIET .... PEANUT. Experience counts!

FRIAR LAWRENCE ..... MAXWELL. The Friar is a bit of a con.

MERCUTIO ..... RES.

NURSE .... BAILEY. Kinda out of character but she's pretty versatile.

TYBALT CAPULET ... BINO. Resident hot-head, right?

LORD CAPULET .... MUNGO has real stage presence. Breaks stuff, though.

LADY CAPULET .... TAROT.

LORD and LADY MONTAGUE .... FIDO and SABRINA. Keep'n the team together.

BENVOLIO .... FOX. Romeo's pal and a favorite second-banana.

PARIS .... TIGER. Romeo's rival and another nasty.

FIRST SERVANT/WATCHMAN and SECOND SERVANT/WATCHMAN .... SASHA and DAISY. another team.

FRIAR JOHN ... MARVIN.

BALTHASAR .... ZACHERY.

SAMPSON, Capulet Servant .... REX. The dog's an intimidating stage presence needed for the role.

GREGORY, Capulet Servant .... YELTSIN...the perfect wing man to back up Rex!

ABRAM, Montague Servant ... KING. Just the dog to stand up to Rex and Yeltsin. Just not stand very tall.

THE APOTHECARY ... DALLAS. Out of the shadows since his role in Temple Crashers Two.

PETER .... JOEY.

FIRST CITIZEN, Leader of the Citizen Demonstrators .... LESTER. Like Dallas, showing his chops and a role for dog with some bark....

OLD MAN ... THE HERMIT. He's old and he's a man.

THREE MUSICIANS ... KEYS and FIDDLER and DARYL. I don't know what Daryl plays but he'd look handsome with the kitties.

PRINCE ESCALUS, Ruler of Verona ..... KEENE MILTON. He gets the final benediction that closes the play. If the play went pretty serious, having the diminutive ferret get the last words would be rather humorously incongruous. If, like most Imaginates, the play went completely off the rails, having the self-important Keene curtain the mayhem with a dead-pan serious finale would close with an unexpected solemnity and a final moment of textual accuracy purists might find reassuring.

Well, anyhow, I had fun. Regards.


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