How To Watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie At Home

UPDATE: The film will be streaming exclusively on Peacock starting August 3, 2023. The original story continues below.

"The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is not a film many people asked for specifically, but it is one that delivers exactly what you would want out of an Illumination animated adventure based on the iconic video game. This is a fun, fast-paced animated movie with tons of jokes, a bright and colorful world, recognizable characters, and lots and lots of popular songs.

It is also a movie that's resonated deeply with audiences of all ages. "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" was not only a hit, it was a massive victory for Nintendo and Illumination. Everyone's favorite plumber crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office in only 26 days and has grossed $1.2 billion at the time of writing. This is partly because PG-rated movies have been slowly disappearing from theaters in recent years, forcing families to wait longer than usual for new releases their kids can obsess over — and "Super Mario Bros." is just what they needed.

Besides, this movie also gave us the first true contender for Best Original Song at next year's Academy Awards with the certified banger "Peaches." The song, performed by Jack Black's Bowser, King of the Koopas, is a love song to his true love, Princess Peach, and also outright hilarious.

Now, "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is coming home. Universal Pictures has announced that the film will be available to own or rent on digital platforms starting tomorrow, May 16, 2023, so let's-a go!

Mamma mia!

UPDATE: "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" will arrive on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 13, 2023. Here's a list of special features. 

  • Getting to Know the Cast – In these short behind-the-scenes pieces we get up close and personal with the stars of the film and learn what they leaned on to inhabit their on-screen persona.
  • Leveling Up: Making THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE – Bringing one of the world's most beloved video game characters, and the world around him, to life was no easy task! Filmmakers and cast give an in-depth look into the making of the film.
  • THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Field Guide – Join the cast of THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE as they take viewers through the various Power-Ups and Bonuses that appear in the film. This immersive video will allow the cast to interact with custom on-screen graphics as they select a Bonus or Power Up specific to their character and then explain what it does, how to use it and its effects.
  • "Peaches" Lyric Video – Jack Black is known for his big personality and really no one else could play the part of Bowser, so get ready to sing-along to his big musical number as he serenades Princess Peach.
  • Leadership Lessons with Anya Taylor-Joy – Let's face it: being a princess isn't easy. Thankfully, we have Anya Taylor-Joy, custom graphics and movie clips to give us Princess Peach's guide to being an awesome leader. We'll provide some real-life tips and power-ups that kids of all ages can use in their daily lives.

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There's no information about price yet, but given that "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is still playing in theaters, it is likely it will only be available at the premium VOD level for the time being. That means $19.99 for a 48-hour rental or $24.99 to purchase digitally, as is the case for most big studio movies nowadays.

Though releasing such a successful film on digital platforms while it's still playing in theaters might seem like a bad idea, this has worked well for Universal Pictures in the past. "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" stayed in the top 10 on the box office charts for 13 weeks straight even after the film hit both VOD and streaming. It's clear families are hungry for movies that young kids can watch, as the market is dominated by PG-13 films. Lately, though, it seems getting to watch those movies at home has only served to further bolster ticket sales.

Here's the film's official synopsis:

The movie tells the story of two Brooklyn plumbers who are brothers and best friends: Mario, the brave one with the "let's-a go" attitude, and the perpetually anxious Luigi, who would prefer to go nowhere.