Just last month we got confirmation that Nintendo was teaming with Illumination Entertainment to create an animated Super Mario Bros. movie. The studio behind movies like Despicable Me, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets seemed like an odd choice to bring the Nintendo video game character to the big screen again after all these years, but Nintendo’s co-representative director Shigeru Miyamoto recently explained during an investors meeting why they went with the Universal based animation company.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Update 2: Today, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa revealed that this adaptation is targeting a 2022 release date. No other details were given.
Update: Tonight, Nintendo confirmed that a Mario movie is indeed in the works:
Our original story from November 2017 follows.
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