Contact Us

Super Mario Is Finally Getting An Animated Movie

Nintendo
Nintendo

Major news from the intersection of video games and movies: The Wall Street Journal reports that Super Mario Bros., one of the most venerable franchises in all of gaming, is getting an animated cinematic adaptation from Universal Pictures and Illumination, the animation company behind Despicable Me and Minions. If the movie does happen, it will bring together two of the biggest brands in popular culture.

And good news! We’ve already got an exclusive look at the trailer!

Subscribe to 107.5 Zoo FM on

Okay, so that is the trailer for the original Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993, the live-action boondoggle starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. So Mario has made it to the screen before … sort of; as the trailer indicates, the movie bore little resemblance to any of the games. Presumably this version, which will be animated and feature major input from Nintendo, will be a more faithful (and less terrible) adaptation.

The Verge notes that Nintendo hasn’t officially confirmed this report, and that the Journal previously reported on a Legend of Zelda movie that never materialized. But Universal and Nintendo already have a relationship, thanks to the rides and lands themed to Nintendo properties that Universal is adding to their theme parks around the world in the next few years. So this partnership makes a lot of sense. (So does Illumination, which has shown a knack for appealing to the tastes of young audiences that also make of the core Mario fandom.) They have nowhere to go but up from the last Mario movie.

Subscribe to 107.5 Zoo FM on

Nintendo Rides Are Coming to Universal Parks

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1075zoofm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Zootown VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Zootown VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.