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The Super Mario Bros. Movie First Trailer Released

The Super Mario Bros. Movie First Trailer Released - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 October 2022 / 2,685 Views

Nintendo and Illumination today released the first trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. It will arrive in theaters on April 7, 2023.

View the trailer below:

Read details on the movie below:

  • Genre: Action-Comedy
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Screenplay: Matthew Fogel
  • Directors: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
  • Producers: Chris Meledandri, Shigeru Miyamoto

From Illumination and Nintendo comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. The film will be released in North America on April 7, 2023 and in Japan on April 27, 2023.  

Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Illuminations’s Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars 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 and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.  

The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo. The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and released worldwide by Universal Pictures.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Kakadu18 (on 06 October 2022)

The animation looks better than Illumination's usual stuff.
Looking forward to it.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 06 October 2022)

Already seeing the usual hating it, fuck i hate twitter.
To me it looks like a fun movie to watch with your kids

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KLXVER ClassicGamingWizzz (on 06 October 2022)

If Twitter hates it, then you know they are doing something right with this movie.

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xMetroid ClassicGamingWizzz (on 07 October 2022)

Wym, i've yet to see much hate on the film, reception has been great. Only thing people seem not so sure on yet is Mario's voice

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gtotheunit91 (on 06 October 2022)

Looks pretty good actually! Although I didn't hear any difference in Chris Pratt's voice lol it was just Chris's voice. Can't wait!

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Imaginedvl gtotheunit91 (on 06 October 2022)

yah this looks amazing. I really like the voices too. Pratt is going to be just fine :) Very happy!

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JWeinCom (on 06 October 2022)

Well that looked better than I expected.

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Leynos (on 06 October 2022)

pretty cliche but nice animation

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TheTitaniumNub (on 06 October 2022)

Looks amazing! Most certainly going to see this, gonna take a minute to get use to Mario talking with Pratt's voice lol

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2zosteven (on 06 October 2022)

to bad my kids are grown, lol! i will give it a shot on a streaming service when it comes.

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Zeruda-Hime (on 06 October 2022)


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Mystro-Sama (on 09 October 2022)

Keegan Michael Key killed it. You couldn't guess he was playing Toad. Kamek's voice is amazing.

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smroadkill15 (on 07 October 2022)

Okay I'm sold.

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KLAMarine (on 07 October 2022)

I'm not used to Chris Pratt at all so I can say I have little issue with Mario's voice.

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anonymunchy (on 07 October 2022)

I think it looks fantastic. Not really sure what people expected from Mario's voice. No one is going to enjoy a high pitched Mario on screen for 90 minutes. Everyone also seems to forget that Mario originated from Brooklyn and got sucked into the mushroom kingdom through a green pipe.
Outside of the games his voice hasn't really had an actual Italian accent.
It very much looks like they want to start fresh with this same concept in mind as Mario has no idea where he is and his design is a bit more human like than in the games.

I think this will not be a problem in the grand scheme of things. I'm going to assume that most people complaining about his voice are around 30 years old or more, people who grew up with multiple Mario games. Christ Pratt is insanely popular at the moment, every teenage fan of his is going to want to see his new movie, perhaps creating a whole new group of Nintendo fans.

I really hope this is the start of a new direction for the franchise. There's a fleshed out world now for Mario to explore. A tie-in game with voiced cutscenes and maybe more of an action adventure genre instead of a pure platformer has great potential. Hopefully they can start working toward a Nintendo Universe and even do a Sonic crossover one day.

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Slownenberg anonymunchy (on 07 October 2022)

Yeah in terms of voices they do sound weird but that is to be expected because Nintendo doesn't do voices in their games. So it's always going to sound weird putting human voices to characters who have never really had a voice.
Like obviously for a movie they aren't gonna do the insanely high absurd voice that you hear Mario use in games for very short phrases. And like Bowser sounds weird because he has only growled so it sounds weird to hear him talk but ya know you have to give him some sort of voice and it sounds fine for what Bowser might sound like with a voice.
So yeah voices sounded fine. It just sounds weird at first because we aren't used to these characters having real voices.

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Azzanation (on 07 October 2022)

Looking good so far. Glad they are actually using source material from the games and not making up random movie crap.

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coolbeans (on 06 October 2022)

Props to Chris Pratt for keeping his promise. I've never heard his voice blended with the mom from Bob's Burgers in this universe before.

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zero129 (on 06 October 2022)

Can i just say it looks freaking great!!

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axumblade (on 06 October 2022)

The movie looks great! The interviews with Chris Pratt and Jack Black were awful but that’s not why I watched the presentation

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TallSilhouette (on 06 October 2022)

So far so good. Still not sold on Mario's voice but maybe I'll get over it.

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Slownenberg (on 06 October 2022)

Looks like a fun movie. The scene with the penguins and bowser reminded me of the sort of comedy from other great animated movies of the past couple decades.
Only thing I didn't like is Mario's face looks weird. Just something a little bit off about it. Kinda looks like its made of clay or something, just looks off and like a slightly different style than the rest of the movie.

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Amnesia (on 07 October 2022)

I have carefully put a thumb down to everyone a bit too much enthusiastic and with too many thumbs high already. NO, this was just correct, I am disappointed, I was expecting a visual surprise, something only Nintendo could still do not so far in the past: "be surprising and original". To me this just looked like any animation movie like we already have in massive quantities, nothing more.

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Zyphe (on 06 October 2022)

So deliciously, freakingly, epically and hilariously awesome fun!!! Never doubted Miyamoto, he's a genius! Can't absolutely wait!!!

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