Super Mario Animated Movie 🍄 3 Most-Asked Questions ANSWERED

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A new Super Mario Animated movie? 

Mario’s empire goes beyond plumbing. He, his brother Luigi and the large crew of characters are among the best known in the whole world.

That’s why it would be weird for Nintendo to not leverage this for cinema, besides games.

So now that it has been confirmed, we will answer the most asked questions about it.



Release Date – Will the be a Mario Movie in 2022? 


A full-lenght Mario movie is being made by Illumination studios (behind “Minions” and “Despicable Me”) and is planned to release in North America in December 21 of 2022.

The release date for other regions is still to be announced.

Althought this filming project was first announced in 2018 during a financial briefing, we just received news about it during 2021’s Nintendo Direct, with Shigeru Miyamoto sharing the news.




Is The New Super Mario Bros. Movie Animated?


The rumors of an upcoming animated Super Mario Bros. movie are true, an animated one. This was confirmed during Miyamoto’s presentation. It makes sense, considering we already saw a live-action taking place not-so admirably.


But despite the proper format being announced, there was something else that divided the community. That would be, the cast selection of voice actors who will be behind our favorite characters. 




Who will voice the Mario Cast of Characters?

Behind familiar characters, there are familiar faces.

We all witnessed a weird approach that might surprisingly end too well.

Here’s the list of actors voicing Mario characters to life: 

  • 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
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike

For some reason, the all-time beloved Mario, Luigi, and Wario voice actor, Charles Martinet, won’t take his main role but instead become a surprise cameo in the animated movie.  

Funny enough, this “hallucinogenic suite of announcements” (as Luke Winkie at Slate likes to call it) has backfired into an entertaining pile of memes, mainly based on “reaction compilations.” You can see a clear example down below.


Some even suggest alternative castings like Robert De Niro as Mario and Jared Letto as Luigi, as well as pin-pointing predictions long before the announcing stream, took place.

Here’s a tweet from a Twitter user called “@general_sthe” suggesting Chris Pratt could be hired for the Role of Mario instead of the original voice actor, Mr. Martinet… In 2020!

Were there signs we didn’t see?… Is he a time traveler?… Or Is this just a big coincidence?

What do you think?