Production of the new animated Super Mario Bros. movie “is moving ahead smoothly”

Nintendo has reportedly confirmed that production on a new animated Super Mario Bros. movie “is moving ahead smoothly”.

Given its very much early days not much is known about the project, but according to a recent report by Esquire (thanks, GQ Australia), it’s thought Nintendo has joined forces with production company Universal Studios to jointly-fund the movie.

It’s not clear if this is the same project that was first mentioned back in 2018 or an entirely new venture, but the striking similarities – Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto will reportedly serve as co-producer, along with Illumination’s Chris Meledandri, who brought us the animated Minions and Despicable Me movies – suggest it’s very possibly one and the same.

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