From Nintendo and Illumination comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros.
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, 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.
We have been hearing about this film for a while, especially after casting news began to drop. Many online were not thrilled with the person chosen to voice the lead role of Mario. This isn’t the first time they have attempted Mario films. Many want to forget the 1993 film, but it exists. Everything I have seen from this teaser so far has me feeling a lot better about the film than I was going into it.
The film hits theaters on April 7th, 2023.
So what do you think? Here is what the cast looks like:
- Chris Pratt – Mario
- Anya Taylor-Joy – Princess Peach
- Charlie Day – Luigi
- Jack Black – Bowser
- Keegan-Michael Key – Toad
- Seth Rogen – Donkey Kong
- Fred Armisen – Cranky Kong
- Kevin Michael Richardson – Kamek
- Sebastian Maniscalco – Foreman Spike