Ready to see our favorite plumber in the big screen?
Mario Movie, coming to theaters near you
Nintendo surprised everyone with a tweet on the 1st of February, 2018. The announcement? A new Mario movie is coming out, produced by one of the world’s largest video game companies.
The Mario movie will be in partnership between Nintendo and animation studio Illumination. Illumination Entertainment is an American film studio known for its animated movies. Illumination is known for top-grossing films like Sing, Minions, and the Despicable Me series.
Miyamoto and Meledandri in one project
The movie will be co-produced by Nintendo’s co-Representative Director Shigeru Miyamoto and film producer Chris Meledandri.
Shigeru Miyamoto is known as the creator of some of Nintendo’s popular titles, including The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Mario.
Chris Meledandri, on the other hand, rose up to fame and became known for producing Despicable Me, the highest-grossing animated film franchise.
According to the news release from Nintendo’s Japanese website, this decision to venture to film is still in line with the company’s objectives.
With this project, Nintendo will pursue its goals of effectively leveraging its intellectual properties in mediums outside of video games, and of bringing smiles to people around the world.
The movie starring Mario will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide.
More announcements from Nintendo
While the Mario movie might have been the biggest Nintendo announcement on the 1st of the month, it sure isn’t the only one that surprised the fans.
Aside from a movie, Mario will also be appearing in another mobile game! Super Mario Run won’t be the only Mario game on your smartphones, as Mario Kart Tour is now being developed by the video game company!
In another platform, the online service for the Nintendo Switch will be coming late September this year!
We’ll be on the lookout for more announcements from Nintendo!