After film leaks Super Mario Bros. on social networks this weekend, Nintendo took over the controls and broadcast a Direct last night to lift the veil itself on the animated feature film dedicated to the mustachioed firefighter. The opportunity for the Japanese firm to offer us a second trailer that clearly makes our mouths water. Here are 5 things to know about Super Mario Bros. the film for Mushroom Kingdom aficionados.
The film will be released on March 29, 2023 in cinemas
Since 1981, we can say that our dear Mario has traveled miles and experienced countless adventures. The success of the video game character is such that he is quickly entitled to adaptations: several animated series as well as a live-action film in 1993. This feature film is a huge flop. He is criticized for a lack of fidelity to the Mario universe but also for acting that is far from satisfactory.
But in 2017, the Illumination Entertainment studio wants to offer an adaptation worthy of Nintendo’s license. After more than five years of work, the animated film Super Mario Bros. arrives very soon in our dark rooms. The meeting with Mario and his friends is fixed at March 29, 2023.
The whole world envies our French version of Super Mario Bros.
Last month, Nintendo presented the very first trailer for Super Mario Bros. the film. To say that the fans were waiting for him at the turn is an understatement. If the feedback is mostly positive, many Mario aficionados are disappointed with the choice of Chris Pratt to double the mustachioed Italian-Japanese firefighter that we know well.
On the other hand, the French version of this first trailer is unanimous around the world. The voice of Pierre Tessier to bring Mario to life seduces Internet users. On social networks, fans have expressed their desire to watch the film in French rather than in the original version. So we are lucky…
An avalanche of references to video games
Of course, Super Mario Bros. the film will have its share of references to the famous Nintendo franchise. Our favorite plumber hasn’t been idle for 41 years and this animated film intends to pay tribute to his rich career. In the second trailer unveiled by Nintendo last night, there are a number of references: the famous Rainbow Road of Mario KartMario’s unmistakable Tanuki power or his debut in donkey kong. Something to reassure the fans and make us want to go see this future nugget.
Beautiful people behind the scenes
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have not hesitated to call on big names to offer an animated feature film worthy of the name for fans. At the production, we find Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath, who notably offered us Teen Titans Go! while the scenario is entrusted to Matthew Fogel, who worked on that of the film Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru. Finally, the composition of the soundtrack is delivered to the good care of Brian Tyler, who has already delighted our ears with his work on Assassin’s Creed IV or Far Cry 3.
The animation studio is French
Cock-a-doodle Doo ! The realisation of Super Mario Bros. the film is entrusted to the French studio Illumination, which has already worked on Me, Despicable Me, All on Stage or minions. It is one of the hottest European animation studios of the moment. One of the most anticipated animated films of 2023 at the hands of a French studio? It is always good to know.