The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

A Brooklyn Plumber named Mario, travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with a Princess named Peach and an Anthropomorphic Mushroom named Toad to find Mario’s Brother, Luigi, and to save the world from a ruthless fire breathing Koopa named Bowser.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is an computer-animated fantasy adventure comedy film based on the Mario video game franchise published by Nintendo, being based primarily on the mainline Super Mario series of platforming games. Produced by Illumination, co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo, and distributed by Universal, it is the third feature film adaptation of the video games, following the Japanese anime film Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach! (1986) and the American live-action film Super Mario Bros. (1993). The film is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (in Jelenic’s feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel. The film’s ensemble voice cast features Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario, and also includes Anya Taylor-JoyCharlie DayJack BlackKeegan-Michael KeySeth RogenFred ArmisenSebastian ManiscalcoCharles Martinet, and Kevin Michael Richardson.

After the critical and commercial failure of the 1993 film, Nintendo was reluctant to license its intellectual properties for film adaptations. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto became interested in developing another film when Nintendo was bringing its older games to the Virtual Console service, and through Nintendo’s work with Universal Parks & Resorts to create Super Nintendo World, he met Illumination founder Chris Meledandri. By 2016, the two were discussing a Mario film and in January 2018, Nintendo announced that it would collaborate with Illumination and Universal to produce it. Production was underway by 2020. A teaser trailer for the film and the first official trailer were shown via Nintendo Direct presentations on October 6, 2022, and November 29, 2022, respectively.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is scheduled for release in the United States on April 7, 2023, and in Japan on April 28.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)