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Voice of Chuck E. Cheese loses famous job but hopes people saw Christ in his work

Published: Friday, Aug. 28 2015 9:49 p.m. MDT

This undated handout image provided by CEC Entertainment Inc. shows an image from the company's new Chuck E. Cheese, national ad campaign. The company that operates the chain of children's pizza restaurants is retiring the giant rodent's outdated image and the man who voiced its character for nearly two decades. According to ShowBizPizza.com, a Chuck E. Cheese fan site, the man who voiced the mascot in commercials since 1993 learned of his replacement only after coming across This undated handout image provided by CEC Entertainment Inc. shows an image from the company's new Chuck E. Cheese, national ad campaign. The company that operates the chain of children's pizza restaurants is retiring the giant rodent's outdated image and the man who voiced its character for nearly two decades. According to ShowBizPizza.com, a Chuck E. Cheese fan site, the man who voiced the mascot in commercials since 1993 learned of his replacement only after coming across "Chuck's Hot New Single" online and realizing it was sung by someone else. (CEC Entertainment Inc, Associated Press)

Our take: Duncan Brannan, the voice of children's character and restaurant icon Chuck E. Cheese, was initially tasked with transforming the sometimes raunchy rat character into a family friendly mouse that kids could relate to. During his 20 years as the voice of Chuck E. Cheese, Brannan used his faith in Christ as a way to share the gospel with children and adults.

After serving as the voice of Chuck E. Cheese for nearly 20 years, Duncan Brannan learned recently that he has been replaced. Though shocked by the news, which the company allegedly failed to relay to him, Brannan has no hard feelings. In fact, he says all that matters is that he is a Christian.

"Regardless ... of how all this has transpired, God is faithful and worthy of praise," he stated last week.

Brannan went further to state that he hopes that everyone he interacted with as Chuck E. Cheese "experienced Christ" through him.

"For He is all that matters, now and for all eternity. I hope that you have seen Christ in me," he said in his message to fans.

Chuck E. Cheese's was founded in 1977 and touts its wholesome environment for families. The national chain offers both pizza and games for young children. Its signature mascot is a giant talking mouse. Brannan was the voice behind that character.

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