Nintendo has announced the cast of its upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie which includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen.
Super Mario Bros. animated cast:
- Chris Pratt will provide the voice of Mario
- Charlie Day will voice Luigi
- Anya Taylor-Joy is voicing Princess Peach
- Jack Black is voicing Bowser
- Keegan-Michael Key is voicing Toad
- Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong
- Fred Armisen is Cranky Kong
- Kevin Michael Richardson is Kamek
- Sebastian Maniscalco voices Spike
Super Mario Bros. gets released on Dec. 21, 2022
Word about the flick first became known last year from a Nintendo investor report that offered the film will be a "Super Mario CG-animated movie," with it also made known during Thursday's announcement that the Super Mario Bros. movie will be released on Dec. 21, 2022.
Details include the movie will be directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic who previously collaborated on the animated series Teen Titans Go! and the film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
The screenplay of the film will be written by Matthew Fogel, whose credits include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru animated movie.
Universal and Nintendo are producing with Illumination Founder and CEO, Chris Meledandri and Representative Director and Fellow of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto.
"Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date,” said Meledandri who is also an outside director of Nintendo.
“We are collaborating with Chris and his experienced team to not just create a character licensed film, but a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros. to life on the screen, and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game. The production so far is constructive and going very well, and both parties are learning a lot from each other. We humbly ask that fans wait just a little longer for the premiere, and we hope they look forward to seeing the unique characters from Super Mario Bros. on the big screen,” said Miyamoto in a statement.