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What day and time will 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' release? And everything you need to know about animated movie

From gaming consoles to movie screens, the plumber brothers are back on a quest to save Princess Peach
Chris Pratt will be voicing Mario in 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney,  and YouTube/ Universal Pictures Australia)
Chris Pratt will be voicing Mario in 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney, and YouTube/ Universal Pictures Australia)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The world of gaming respects and bows down to the OG Super Mario Bros, so much so that Nintendo's gaming masterpiece has not lost its relevance even after 40 years since its inception. Italian plumber duo Mario and Luigi have become household names and were slid in various pop-culture media, most notably an array of different gaming genres. The constant development and evolvement helped the Super Mario Bros franchise hold its position for over four decades now. Carrying forward the legacy, Nintendo and Universal's Illumination Entertainment announced in 2018 that the Mario franchise will release its first animated film titled 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie'. If you aren't familiar with Illumination, then you should definitely watch Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, or Despicable Me to understand the animation quality that this studio has to offer.

After 2018, there was a void till 2021 by Nintendo Direct regarding the developments. Fans were elated and social media was flooded with raising questions, memes, and more. So read till the end to know everything we got for you so far.


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When will 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' be released?

'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' will premiere on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. The initial release date for the US was supposed to be December 21, 2022, but to avoid market clashes with 'Avatar: The Way of Water', it was rescheduled to be released in April. Though one more revision confirmed the final release date, we really hope this date stands. 

How will I watch 'The Super Mario Bros Movie'?

'The Super Mario Bros Movie' will be released across all theaters in the US and worldwide.


What is the plot of 'The Super Mario Bros Movie'?

As fans of the game know, 'Super Mario Bros' is about two Italian plumbers who set out on an adventure to save their beloved Princess Peach from the inferno-breathing evil King Koopa, Bowser. The sequences in the movie might show a world outside of Bowser's den and Princess Peach's castle. 

The official synopsis of the movie, which does not reveal much, reads, "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."

Who stars in 'The Super Mario Bros Movie'?

'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt is set to win our hearts one more time as he will be voicing the loveable Italian plumber Mario. Pratt wasn't shy of expressing how surprised and excited he was about the movie on his Instagram, and also how much he adores the Mario franchise. Charlie Day will be playing the clumsier and goofier counterpart, Luigi. Anya Taylor-Joy will portray the role of Princess Peach. Given the limited scope for a character like Princess Peach, it will be interesting to see how this character has been developed, if at all, for a longer on-screen time. We will also hear Jack Black as he is a recipe for success for a comedy. He will be voicing the fire-breather, Bowser. Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Seth Rogen pledge allegiance to the Mushroom Kingdom as Cranky Kong, Toad, Spike, and Donkey Kong, respectively. To top it off, we have legend Kenneth Michael Richardson as Kamek, the Magikoopa, and Charles Martinet voicing several other characters.

What is the buzz around 'The Super Mario Bros Movie'?

'The Super Mario Bros Movie' will be strongly directed at children. The originality of the franchise has not been tampered with, as stated by Illumination's Chris Meledandri. “We are keeping him front and center in the creation of this film. I’ve rarely seen that happen in any adaptation where the original creative voice is embraced like we’re embracing Miyamoto,” he said in an interview with Variety.


You can watch the trailer of the movie below.


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