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Trivia[]

  • This is the first Illumination film to be based on Nintendo games, as well as the first to based on video or mobile games overall.
    • Nintendo is the second brand to have Illumination film adaptations, Dr. Seuss is the first.
    • If this movie is successful, then this will mark the beginning of Nintendo's collaborations with Illumination, with Donkey Kong and (presumably) Luigi's Mansion films in the works.
  • This is the fourth Illumination film to be produced at 2.39:1 aspect ratio after Despicable Me 3, The Grinch, and Minions: The Rise of Gru.
  • This is the second Illumination film to be produced with another company, first one being Hop.
    • Coincidentally, this is the first time an Illumination film is released in April since Hop.
  • This is the second Illumination film to use the song "Take On Me" by A-ha after Despicable Me 3.
    • This is also the second Illumination film to use the song "No Sleep till Brooklyn" by Beastie Boys after The Secret Life of Pets.
    • Additionally, "No Sleep till Brooklyn" was later used in another 2023 film starring Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" from Marvel Studios.
    • Coincidentally, Mario's Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, German and European Spanish voice actors, Raphael Rossatto, Philippe Martin, Leonhard Mahlich and Guillermo Romero are also the voices of Star-Lord and the recurring voice actors of Chris Pratt.
    • High Evolutionary's European Spanish voice actor, Fernando Castro, also voiced Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, making his second 2023 antagonist in a film starring Chris Pratt.
    • Mantis' European Spanish voice actress, Laura Pastor, also voiced Peach in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
    • Peter's grandfather's European Spanish voice actor, Fernando De Luis, also voiced Cranky Kong in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
  • The film will feature Mario speaking in an American accent for the first time instead of Italian.
  • This is the first and only Illumination film to have the title card appear at the end of the film instead of the beginning.
  • This is the first Illumination film to have the mid-credits scene after the credits rolled.
  • The sixth animated film with 12 minutes of end credits, after Kung Fu Panda 3, Zootopia, Frozen II, Raya and the Last Dragon and Strange World.
  • This by far is the only Illumination film to have a pre-credits scene.
  • In the European Spanish dub, Mario and Luigi's voice actors, Guillermo Romero and Rafa Romero, are brothers in real life just like the plumbers.
  • Charles Martinet provides the voice of Giuseppe in many languages asides from English.
    • This also applies to Mario and Luigi's father except with less dubs compared to Giuseppe.
  • This is the final Mario-related media to feature Charles Martinet before becoming the Mario Ambassador in August 2023.
  • Kenny James, Bowser's voice actor from the games, can be heard in the movie. However, since Bowser is voiced by Jack Black, Kenny does only a few grunts and a roar which are reused from Mario games.
  • Yuya Takezawa, who voices Lumalee and the Lumas in the games can be heard as some reused sound effects where Lumalee makes scenes.
  • Nate Bihldorff reprises his role as the Shy Guys from the games as reused audio.
  • Kazumi Totaka reprises his role as Yoshi from the games as reused audio too.
  • This is the first Illumination film not to be accompanied by a short film on home media.
  • This is the only Minion-based stuff done in promoting the Mario movie.
  • This is the second Illumination film to have an unused logo before using a different logo in the final version, after The Secret Life of Pets.
  • Chris Pratt and Charlie Day previously worked together as Emmet and Benny in The LEGO Movie duology.
  • Jack Black and Seth Rogen previously co-starred in the Kung Fu Panda films.
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