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We got our first look at Illumination’s take on Mario in a teaser shared during New York Comic Con in October, and now NBCUniversal has dropped the full-length trailer for one of 2023’s most highly anticipated animation feature releases.

The new trailer also features quite a bit more of Chris Pratt’s voice performance as Mario, which has been the source of consternation among many Mario fans since the actor’s involvement was first announced. Social media reactions to Pratt’s work have been mixed since the new trailer was released, although fans are gushing over its lush visuals and Princess Peach’s transformation from damsel in distress to fearless leader ready to fight for her Mushroom Kingdom.


Film details:

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie is directed by multi-Emmy-nominated Teen Titans Go! showrunners Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part), co-writer of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, this year’s biggest animated hit at the global box office.
  • It’s produced by Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto. It is co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and released worldwide by Universal Pictures.
  • Along with the trailer, Illumination has released a series of posters for the film’s main characters, seen below.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie was originally supposed to launch in December of this year but was pushed back to April 7, 2023.
  • Nintendo recently purchased its own cg animation studio, Dynamo Pictures (now called Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd.), however, this film was made by Illumination at Illumination Mac Guff in Paris.
  • The film’s key voice cast includes 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 Spike, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek. Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario, is also involved in the film.
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