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The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a 2023 computer-animated film based on the Nintendo video game franchise Super Mario Bros. directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. Produced by Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo for Universal Pictures, it 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, Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike and Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek.

A follow-up was announced on March 10, 2024 (on Mario Day), and is set to be released on April 3, 2026.[1]

Premise

From Illumination and Nintendo comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros.. The film was released in North America on April 5, 2023 and was released in Japan on April 28, 2023.

Plot

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.
 
— Rotten Tomatoes
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.
 
— IMDB

Cast

  • Chris Pratt as Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
  • Charlie Day as Luigi
  • Jack Black as Bowser
    • Kenny James as Bowser's few grunts and roars (archive audio)
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
  • Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
  • Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike
  • Juliet Jelenic as Lumalee
    • Yuya Takezawa as Lumalee's sound effects (archive audio)
  • Scott Menville as Koopa General
  • Khary Payton as Penguin King
  • Eric Bauza as Toad General, Diddy Kong, Koopa Troopas, and Dry Bones
  • Charles Martinet as Mario and Luigi's father and Giuseppe
  • Jessica DiCicco as Mario and Luigi's mother, Pauline, Baby Peach, a yellow Toad, the woman in the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing commercial, and the baby who bullies Baby Luigi
  • Rino Romano as Uncle Tony
  • John DiMaggio as Uncle Arthur
  • Nate Bihldorff as Shy Guys (archive audio)
  • Kazumi Totaka as Yoshi (archive audio)

Production

In 2018, it was announced that Nintendo and Illumination would create an animated Super Mario Bros. film.[2]

Release

Marketing

The teaser trailer was released on October 6, 2022. Then, the official trailer was released on November 29, 2022, and the final trailer was released on March 9, 2023.

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