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Super Mario Movie on track for 2022 release date, more Nintendo franchises etc possible

Nintendo announced today during the corporate management policy briefing that the Super Mario Movie is on track for a 2022 release. The movie is being produced and developed by Minions creator, Illumination Entertainment. Here’s what Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa had to say on the matter of Nintendo expanding its offerings in the future.

“Going forward, visual content expansion initiatives may not be limited to film,” he said. “The scale of our investments will vary based on the type of project, but we will continue to invest in these entertainment expansion initiatives to increase the number of people who have access to our IP.”

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa

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7 comments

    1. It’s not unusual for animated movies to take years.

      But since it’s illumination working on it, it’s probably quite unusual since they’ll have to put in some effort this time with Nintendo being involved and -hopefully- them forcing Illumination to actually try to make this look decent. Let’s hope it won’t turn into another cashgrab dumpsterfire like most of their movies.

      1. I guess one or two years for a movie aren’t too unusual, but this feels like it’s approaching game development levels of production time, which does feel rare for an animated film. Maybe I’m wrong, though. I’m not that deep into the matter when it comes to movie production.

  1. Let them take as much as they want. The last thing we need a box office bomb that messes up Nintendo’s great run since Switch’s release.

    I wonder if they’ll make mario talk a lot, it’s not his character.

  2. I remember learning that in Lion King, the stampede scene alone took about 3 years to make, like whaaat. Obviously they’ve learned and tech is better, but they were doing some new stuff back then. I hope Mario movie will push animation forward in some way. CGI can get steril, Spiderverse and Lego movie were very refreshing.

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