Illumination and Nintendo Launch ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer

New animated film is based on the world of Super Mario Bros.
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October 7, 2022

Mario as featured in “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”
Mario as featured in “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”Illumination

Illumination and


have launched the first trailer for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”, the new animated film based on the world of

Super Mario


“We are thrilled to finally share the very first look at ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie,’” says Chris Meledandri, founder and chief executive officer, Illumination. “Nintendo’s Mario and Luigi are the most iconic and beloved characters in the gaming universe and it has been an incredible honor to work with Miyamoto-san over the past few years to bring this story to film in a way that is authentic to its roots.” 

"What kind of movie should Super Mario Bros. be?” says Shigeru Miyamoto, representative director, Nintendo. “We have been working for a very long time with Chris of Illumination thinking about this question. We are now able to have everyone get a peek at the film. With not just the story itself, but through the characters’ look, their emotions [and] various gestures, we have built a Super Mario world using the language of film. Please

enjoy the unique Mushroom Kingdom experience spread widely on the theater screen. Also keep an eye out for the characters and memories from Nintendo games sprinkled in small parts of the screen throughout the film. The release is just around the corner, and we are in the fine-tuning phase finalizing all the details, just as we do with a Nintendo game. It is a film for all ages to enjoy, and I ask everyone to please cheer for Mario at the theaters.” 

The movie stars Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Seth Rogan and is produced by Chris Meledandri of Illumination and Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo. It will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and released worldwide by Universal Pictures. Illumination is behind animated films such as “

Despicable Me

”, “

Dr. Seuss’

The Lorax”, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” films. 

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