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Watch the Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer premiere

Tune in to a special Nintendo Direct to catch the world premiere trailer for Super Mario: The Movie.


Following the heavily discussed casting announcement for the Super Mario Bros. movie last September where Chris Pratt was confirmed as the voice of Mario, gamers have been eagerly waiting for Nintendo to drop the film’s first official trailer.

Now, that opportunity has finally arrived with Nintendo announcing that those interested in learning more about the movie can tune in to a special Nintendo Direct on Thursday, October 6 at 1:05 p.m. (PT), 4:05 p.m. (ET).

While it’s unclear just how much the Direct will reveal one thing’s for certain and that’s that the Direct will feature the world premiere trailer for Super Mario: The Movie. Nintendo also noted that no game information will be featured in the upcoming Direct as it’s centered exclusively around the Super Mario Bros. movie.

If you’re interested in catching the Direct and trailer premiere, you can do so on the Nintendo of America YouTube channel, with the stream embedded for your convenience below.

In addition to news of the upcoming Direct, Nintendo also shared a colorful poster for the movie. Quickly recapping some of the known details for you, the Super Mario Bros. movie is being handled by production company Illumination who’ve produced several popular animated films like Despicable Me and Sing.

The movie is being written by Matthew Fogel who previously handled films like Minions: The Rise of Gru, and will be co-directed by Michael Jelenic (Thundercats, Teen Titans Go!) and Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!). As previously mentioned, the film will feature actor Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario. Pratt will also be joined by the likes of Seth Rogen as the voice of Donkey Kong, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Charlie Day as Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek.

The Super Mario Bros. movie is slated to hit theaters on April 7, 2023. For more on the Mario movie, be sure to read through some of our previous coverage including the full voice actor and cast list, and how a Donkey Kong movie starring Seth Rogen could be coming after the Super Mario movie.

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    October 6, 2022 10:38 AM

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      October 6, 2022 1:13 PM

      that was fun!

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      October 6, 2022 1:23 PM

      This movie going to make $$$$$.

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      October 6, 2022 3:49 PM

      The trailer was pretty great… until Mario opened his mouth.

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      October 6, 2022 4:58 PM

      Looks pretty good

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      October 6, 2022 7:48 PM

      They’ve redeemed themselves for the last direct!!!

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        October 6, 2022 7:50 PM

        plenty of time for a farming life simulation part to be added to the movie.

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          October 6, 2022 8:15 PM

          DONT YOU JINX IT

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            October 6, 2022 8:23 PM

            "Gee, it sounds like a demand for life sim RPGs, we need to hold the movie back to add some!"

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              October 6, 2022 8:31 PM

              I gotta getta da groceries fora da princessa

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                October 6, 2022 8:34 PM

                Those mushrooms aren't going to grow themselves!

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      October 6, 2022 7:52 PM

      I'm in.

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      October 6, 2022 7:56 PM

      Well, well, well. If it isn’t my investment thesis.

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        October 6, 2022 7:57 PM

        Always bet on Pratt?

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          October 6, 2022 8:00 PM

          Sure. Or it is that Nintendo is a Pixar in the making.

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            October 6, 2022 8:28 PM

            They just finalized the acquisition and rebranded that studio to make Nintendo Pictures this week, so expect more works along these lines.

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              October 6, 2022 8:30 PM

              Interesting. I'd totally be down a Metroid or F-Zero movie.

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              October 7, 2022 4:09 AM

              The studio that is making the Mario Movie? Sweet.

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            October 6, 2022 8:29 PM

            Well—Nintendo is not getting 100% of the profit for this thing right? Illumination studios actually made it. Or are they working on contract for Nintendo? I’ve got no idea how their relationship works. It’s the same question i have with universal studios. Guess they’re the same parent company.

            It’s interesting that the copy I’ve seen for the movie is Nintendo + illumination. I don’t recall this for say the sonic movies “made by sega and blah blah” I know they acquired a small studio in Japan. Do you think they’re gonna learn a bunch from illumination and then use their internal team to develop the movies 100% internally? Use that team for shorter form media? Anyway to see who is on Nintendo pictures board?

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              October 6, 2022 11:26 PM

              I don’t know the revenue split, so you are correct that it won’t be 100%. But Nintendo Pictures will be in house production. 100%.

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            October 6, 2022 8:36 PM

            You lost me on that one brosef unless you have a Pixartendo system with Super Pixar Brothers 2 in the cartridge slot

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            October 7, 2022 4:10 AM

            I hope so. I love Nintendo and my kids will watch every movie with me too lol

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      October 7, 2022 4:14 AM

      Looks neat.

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