Nintendo has shared the final trailer for Super Mario Bros. , the first animated feature film in the franchise, produced by Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions).


Co-director Aaron Horvath explained that the film will tell how Mario became Super Mario.

As for the animation, it was created by Illumination Paris, based in Paris:

“The look of the animation we wanted to achieve is cartoonish and semi-realistic. There are moments of cartoonish fun, but it’s probably more of an action movie. We wanted it to feel like a big adventure movie, that there’s a lot at stake and that you can believe that these characters can die, so they’re not super-ragged and super-stretched, and we used a lot of volume on the characters to make them feel a little more realistic than what you might see in other animated films.”

Cast and crew:

The original voices are by:  Chris Pratt  (Mario); Anya Taylor-Joy  (Peach); Charlie Day  (Louis); Jack Black  (Bowser); Keegan-Michael Key  (Toad); Seth Rogen  (Donkey Kong); Fred Armisen  (Cranky Kong); Kevin Michael Richardson  (Kamek); Sebastian Maniscalco  (Spike), Anya Taylor-Joy (Peach), Seth Rogen  (Donkey Kong) and surprise cameos ( Charles Martinet ).

Co-financed by  Universal  and  Nintendo , the film is produced by  Illumination  ‘s  Chris Meledandri  and  Nintendo ‘s Representative Director and Fellow  Shigeru Miyamoto .

Directed by  Aaron Horvath  and  Michael Jelenic , who previously collaborated on the animated series Teen Titans Go! and the movie Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
The screenplay is the work of  Matthew Fogel  (The Lego Movie 2: A new adventure, Minions 2 – How Gru becomes very bad).

Super Mario Bros. , produced by Illumination Entertainment  ( Despicable Me, Minions ), will be released in American and Italian theaters from April 5, 2023 .