The first teaser trailer for The Super Mario Bros. animated movie looks absolutely incredible and Jack Black has already blown me away as Bowser gets a voice and instantly feels like a genuine threat in this colourful and wonderfully animated feature.
From Nintendo and Illumination comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros.
Bowser himself voiced by Jack Black is certainly the star of this particular trailer as Chris Pratt is well.. playing Chris Pratt as Mario. He’s just using his own voice whereas Jack Black at least is genuinely putting effort into his voice acting (sorry Chris).
Hopefully, Chris just doesn’t dial in a performance here as this would be doing the animators a disservice. This feature looks absolutely outstanding and on a big IMAX screen, oh my, it’s going to absolutely pop and then the 4K home entertainment release, damn, sign me up!
The Super Mario Bros. animated movie is being produced by Nintendo in conjunction with Illumination Studios. The same studios behind films like The Lorax and the Despicable Me and Minions franchises.
I haven’t been this hyped since Detective Pikachu was announced!
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.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sebastian Maniscalco
Screenplay: Matthew Fogel
Directors: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Shigeru Miyamoto