The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- This article is about the 2023 animated film. For the 1993 live-action film, see Super Mario Bros. (film).
|The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Voice actor(s)||Chris Pratt|
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Country of origin||United States of America|
|Runtime||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Release date||March 22, 2023 (Belgium)|
March 23, 2023 (Germany, Serbia)
March 24, 2023 (Sweden, Norway)
March 29, 2023 (France)
March 30, 2023 (Australia, New Zealand, Central America, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, Denmark)
March 31, 2023 (United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Nigeria)
April 5, 2023 (Netherlands)
April 6, 2023 (Italy, Greece, Finland, Slovenia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Singapore, Thailand )
April 7, 2023 (United States, Canada, Latvia, Turkey, Vietnam)
April 28, 2023 (Japan)
May 3, 2023 (South Korea)
May 26, 2023 (Poland)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is an animated movie produced by Nintendo in collaboration with Universal Pictures and Illumination, co-produced by Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination co-founder Chris Meledandri. It was first announced during a financial briefing on January 31, 2018, and is scheduled for theatrical release on April 7, 2023 in North America, April 28, 2023 in Japan, and various other dates in spring 2023 in the rest of the world. It is the third feature film to be based on Mario, following the Japan-only animated film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (1986) and the largely unsuccessful Super Mario Bros. live-action film (1993). The film's plot will focus on Mario, Princess Peach, Toad, and others as they venture to stop Bowser from taking over the world.
A teaser trailer for the film was broadcasted in the form of a Nintendo Direct presentation online and at New York Comic Con on October 6, 2022 at 16:00 ET. A second trailer was released in a dedicated Nintendo Direct on November 29, 2022 at 17:00 ET.
Reports on the supposed existence of the film circulated as early as November 2017; Nintendo's then-president, Tatsumi Kimishima, stated in January 2018 that a deal had not been finalized, but that an announcement would come soon. By the end of January 2018, Nintendo affirmed that the film would indeed be moving forward.
Several days after the deal was made, Miyamoto explained why Illumination was chosen for the project over other animation companies, saying he has been interested in producing an animated film for quite some time, and contrary to popular belief, making a movie and making a game are completely different procedures. Miyamoto wanted someone with experience in the film industry to co-produce the film, and after talking with numerous directors and producers, he was introduced to Illumination through Universal Parks & Resorts, with whom Nintendo was making a theme park. Miyamoto also stated that when he begun talks with Meledandri, the latter read numerous interviews about him and felt that they had a similar approach in creation. Miyamoto describes Meledandri as having experience in the field of animation beyond Illumination, being executive producer of Ice Age and other animated projects for 20th Century Fox, as well as Meledandri being "extremely cost-conscious and time-conscious in his quest to make successful movies." Miyamoto also mentioned that Nintendo and Illumination had mutually agreed to call the deal off if neither company could think of an interesting premise, but also noted that the screenplay had been hashed out a number of times and discussions were in progression, hoping to provide more information once the schedule had been ironed out. Miyamoto would later state, in early 2020, that the idea for this film came from bringing Nintendo's legacy content to services such as the Virtual Console; such transitions took time for the company, and Miyamoto viewed that as an opportunity to develop Nintendo's content business even further by combining its long-beloved software with that of video assets.
On November 6, 2018, Meledandri said that he was glad the 1993 film Super Mario Bros. was not well-received, citing the primary reason being that the producers did not involve Nintendo, whereas Illumination is "embracing" Miyamoto and keeping him "front and center" in the film's creation. He said that Illumination's Mario film is in "priority development," and hoped to release the film by 2022. Meledandri also noted that developing a Mario film is "an ambitious task," citing the challenge of adding depth to Mario that would simultaneously compromise generations of fans and feel organic to his iconography as well as supporting a three-act structure. By February 1, 2019, production of the film had formally begun; according to Nintendo, the funds for the production process are being jointly supplied by it and Universal.
Before details on the cast list were formally announced, Sebastian Maniscalco offhandedly mentioned in a YouTube podcast uploaded on August 5, 2021 that he would be voicing the character Spike from the 1985 game Wrecking Crew, portrayed in the movie as "[the brothers'] boss."
The September 23, 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation featured a message from Shigeru Miyamoto announcing the movie as being scheduled for release in the 2022 holiday season and revealing its cast list. On the same day, the press release also announced that Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are directing, with Matthew Fogel writing the screenplay. On April 25, 2022, a post on Nintendo of America's Twitter account announced that the movie's release would be delayed to spring 2023.
Following criticism of Chris Pratt's casting as Mario, Chris Meledandri was quoted as saying that "All I can tell you is the voice that he's doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal," and that Pratt's performance would not attempt to replicate the "tenor" of Charles Martinet's portrayal, adding "We cover it in the movie. So you'll see we definitely nod to that."
In the Nintendo Direct presentation in October 2022, it was announced that Brian Tyler is composing the score for the film, which will include themes from the Mario games, in collaboration with series composer Koji Kondo.
- Chris Pratt as Mario
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
- Charlie Day as Luigi
- Jack Black as Bowser
- Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
- Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
- Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
- Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
- Eric Bauza as Koopa Troopa soldiers
- Khary Payton as the penguin king
- Charles Martinet has also been confirmed to make cameos in the film.
- Mamoru Miyano as Mario
- Arisa Shida as Princess Peach
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Luigi
- Kenta Miyake as Bowser
- Tomokazu Seki as Toad
- Koopa Troopas
- Koopa Paratroopas
- Dry Bones
- Cheep Cheeps
- Spiny Cheep Cheeps, Jellybeams, Bloopers, and Baby Bloopers
- Shy Guys
- Buzzy Beetles
- Piranha Plants
- Goombas and Goomba Towers
- Sledge Bros
- Hammer Bros
- Banzai Bills
- Little birds
In addition to English, the movie is confirmed to be dubbed into the following languages:
- Canadian French
- European French
- Taiwanese Mandarin
- Brazilian Portuguese
- European Portuguese
- European Spanish
- Latin American Spanish
Additionally, a version of the movie in English with Japanese subtitles will be released. The movie will also be available in English as an option in many other territories where English is not a native language, with locally translated subtitles.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Names in other languages
Za Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Mūbī
|The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Arabic||سوبر ماريو بروس، الفيلم
Super Mario Bros. Al-film
|Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Bulgarian||Супер Марио Bros.: Филмът
Super Mario Bros.: Filmŭt
|Super Mario Bros.: Movie|
Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì Dà Diànyǐng
|Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì Diànyǐng Bǎn
|Super Mario Bros. Movie Edition|
|Croatian||Super Mario Bros. film||Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Czech||Super Mario Bros. ve filmu||Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Danish||Super Mario Bros. Filmen||The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Dutch||The Super Mario Bros. Movie||-|
|Finnish||The Super Mario Bros. Movie||-|
|French||Super Mario Bros. Le Film||Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|German||Der Super Mario Bros. Film||The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Greek||Super Mario Bros. Η Ταινία
Super Mario Bros. I Tenía
|Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Hebrew||האחים סופר מריו הסרט
Ha'Hakhim Super Mario Ha'Seret
|Super Mario Brothers The Movie|
|Hindi||द सुपर मारियो ब्रदर्स मूवी
Da Supar Māriyo Bradars Mūvī
|The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Hungarian||Super Mario Bros.: A film||Super Mario Bros.: The Movie|
|Icelandic||Super Mario Bros. bíómyndin||The Super Mario Bros. movie|
|Indonesian||The Super Mario Bros. Movie||-|
|Italian||Super Mario Bros. Il Film||Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Korean||슈퍼 마리오 브라더스
Syupeo Malio Beuladeoseu
|Super Mario Bros.|
|Latvian||Super Mario brāļi: Filma||Super Mario brothers: Movie|
|Lithuanian||Broliai Super Mario. Filmas||Super Mario brothers. The Movie|
|Malay||The Super Mario Bros. Movie||-|
|Norwegian||Super Mario Bros. Filmen||The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Polish||Super Mario Bros. Film||Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Portuguese||Super Mario Bros. O Filme||Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Serbian||Super Mario braća film||Super Mario brothers movie|
|Slovak||Super Mario Bros. vo filme||Super Mario Bros. The Movie|
|Slovenian||Brata Super Mario film||Super Mario brothers movie|
|Spanish||Super Mario Bros: La Película||Super Mario Bros.: The Movie|
|Swedish||Super Mario Bros. Filmen||The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Thai||เดอะ ซูเปอร์มาริโอบราเธอร์ส มูฟวี่
Dexa Sūpexr̒ Mārixo Brāṭhexr̒s̄ Mūfwī̀
|The Super Mario Brothers Movie|
|Turkish||Süper Mario Kardeşler Filmi||Super Mario Brothers Movie|
- Official websites: (United States) (Canada)
- Universal Pictures web pages: (United States) (Canada) (Mexico) (Brazil) (United Kingdom) (Ireland) (France) (Italy) (Australia) (New Zealand) (Japan)
- Illumination web page
- Illumination Mac Guff web page
- Facebook account
- Instagram account
- Twitter account
- Official teaser trailer: (United States) (Canada) (Mexico) (Brazil) (United Kingdom) (Ireland) (France) (Italy) (Australia) (New Zealand) (Japan)
- Official trailer: (United States) (Canada) (Mexico) (Brazil) (United Kingdom) (Ireland) (France) (Italy) (Australia) (New Zealand) (Japan)
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- Main poster without the characters
- Poster of the movie featuring Donkey Kong and an audience of Kongs
- Poster of the movie featuring Mario, with a Bramball in the background
- Poster of the movie featuring Mario and Luigi. Pauline can be seen in the background along with other humans.
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