The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Teaser Poster
GoAnimate Studio-made "movie" information

Directed by

Brian Sharp
Kade Klodt

Produced by

Eric Nagler
(executive producer)
Brian Sharp
Steven Spielberg

Written by

Leo Benvenuti
Steve Rudnick

Timothy Harris
Herschel Weingrod
Koji Kondo

Music by

Danny Brown
James Newton Howard


Michael Chapman
Brian Sharp


Walden Media
Vertigo Entertainment
Paramount Animation
Nickelodeon Movies
Columbia Pictures
LStar Capital
Screen Australia
Animal Logic

Distributed by

Paramount Pictures
(United States)
Sony Pictures Releasing

Release Date(s)



$150-200 million

See also
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie also known as Super Mario Bros: The Animated Film in some advertisements and outside the U.S. is an upcoming 3D flash/computer animated action-adventure comedy film produced by GoAnimate in association with Nickelodeon Movies and distributed by Paramount Pictures in the US and Columbia Pictures and Toei worldwide, it's based on the videogame series Super Mario Bros. made by Nintendo. The film is directed by Brian Sharp and written by Leo Benvenuti
Steve Rudnick
, Timothy Harris, and Herschel Weingrod. It features the voices of Jaylen K., Charles Martinet, and Jen Taylor. It is set to be the third full-length feature film to be based on the videogame series , the first feature length GoAnimate film based on a videogame, and the first feature film based on the game in 20 years. The film will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the series as well as the 30th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. , and was scheduled to be released on September 13, 2015 (which was the exact day Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan back in 1985) but has been pushed back. The CGI motion capture animation (including the animation for Bowser and some of the other enemies) will be by Weta Digital. Also Animal Logic will animate scenes where the CGI characters are on flash animated scenes as well as various scenes. The film will have a 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D release as well.


When two Italian brother, Mario and Luigi, who are ordinary plumbers get sucked into a pipe that takes them into a land called the Mushroom Kingdom and here's the Princess of that land has been kidnapped by a menacing turtle-like tyrant dictator, they must save her along with her sister. Along the way they find magical items that give them super abilities based on the item and will also have to find friends as well.

Cast and Characters

List of The Super Mario Bros. Movie characters


In 2007, after the death of Lou Albano and the release of Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii, Nintendo global president and CEO, Satoru Iwata thought of the idea of an Flash Animated and CGI Super Mario feature film. He then shown it to the screenwriter, Brian Sharp, He was happy he was shown it too. When presenting their film to studios, Craig stipulated that the film remain under Sharp's control, saying, "We need[ed] to have absolute quality control and keep it under Nintendo’s legacy... You can’t bring people in from the outside and expect them to understand Super Mario." On October 9, 2012, it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures with Nickelodeon Movies were developing a 3D Flash Animated and computer-animated feature film based on the video game series, with Kade Klodt, Jaylen K, and Brian Sharp directing from the screenplay by Leo Benvenuti
Steve Rudnick
, Timothy Harris, and Herschel Weingrod are also producing it. Brian Sharp, claiming there is no one "more protective of the videogame than myself," chose Kade Klodt as director because he showed faithfulness to classics.

The film plot was thought of something that attaches to the series unlike the 1993 film that didn't connect to the videogame series at all and was loosely based on it which was the reason it had a Golden Razzie. They made sure it connected to it completely too. Sharp and his animators spent over a year looking at Nintendo's original drawing style to help translate the "hand-drawn warmth... into the cool pixel-precision of CGI" and flash animation without the fear of something getting lost in translation, such as "how the dot of an eye [conveyed] joy or sorrow so efficiently". In addition, on November 30, 2014, the producers was received the rights to use archive music from the videogames and series as well as scenes from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show to use in some flash back scenes. Classic locations will be featured, such as the mushroom Kingdom, Mario's house, The Flying Ship and Bowser's psychiatrist booth, each retaining their "eternal look of the videogame series." Additionally, it is updated in a 21st Century present day look but still keeping the movie like attached to the videogame series. Some Koopa characters voices are represented by the "wrup wrup" sound, as in previous media while some others have speaking parts voiced by Jaylen K.

On December 31, 2012, Sony Pictures Releasing announced to distribute the film internationally. On January 8, 2013, Leigh Anne Brodsky became the managing director of Super Mario Bros. Worldwide and was set to control all the global deals for the film. In April 2013, Paramount announced that the film would be released in 3D. In October 2013, it was announced that Paul Feig would also produce. In November 2013, production of the film started with Paramount distributing domestically and Sony Pictures Releasing distributing internationally. By April 2015, 75% of the animation was complete, with some footage that debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Because of Satoru Iwata's death in July 11, 2015, TigerMario2002: finished incomplete lines for his characters in the U.S. Version and Tōru Furuya for the Japanese version.

The film will also have 2 post-credits scene which was confirmed after an announcement by Paramount and Sony Pictures Releasing.


This film was confirmed to be rated PG for “fantasy violence, mild action, some language and rude humor” by the MPAA in the U.S. and is rated PG for “Violence and Mild Threat” in the UK by the BBFC.


The Super Mario Bros Movie is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2015 to concide with the 30th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros which was released on the exact day in U.S. theaters. In Japan, It will be released in late 2018. It was originally scheduled for release on January 13, 2015 before being rescheduled to September 13, 2015 in November 2012 then being pushed back and again in 2016. The film will be released as Super Mario Bros: The Animated Adventure Movie in most trailers, commercials, and TV Spots as well as in countries outside the U.S.

Paramount will distribute the domestic release, while Sony Pictures Releasing will release the film in all overseas territories.

The film will also have an IMAX 3D formatted to show 30% more on the screen than standard showings.


A videogame tie-in will be released with the film release as well. This game will be developed by Activision making it the first Super Mario Bros game outside of Nintendo although the released on Nintendo consoles are licensed by the company. The game will also be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS making this the first Mario game to be released on non Nintendo consoles as well. The game also holds a T for Teen rating for Cartoon Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Lyrics, Language, and Crude Humor making this the first official T rated Mario game.

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