‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie Trailer: Chris Pratt’s Mario Lands in the Mushroom Kingdom (Video)

The animated video game film from Illumination Entertainment opens in the U.S. on April 7, 2023, and in Japan on April 28, 2023

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Mario has landed in the Mushroom Kingdom. The first teaser trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie has arrived, and it shows Chris Pratt as the voice of everyone’s favorite video game plumber and hero meeting Toad, exploring this brand new world and eventually facing off against the King of the Koopas, Bowser.

“Super Mario Bros.” features the voices of Pratt as Mario alongside Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.

In it, we see Bowser leading his massive Koopa army and burning down a kingdom of penguins in order to find a star that will make him invincible. We then hear Mario’s iconic theme music as he lands in a mysterious world and is greeted by Toad to journey on an adventure.

Originally scheduled for release in December, the film opens in theaters in the U.S. on April 7, 2023, and in Japan on April 28, 2023.

Illumination’s Chris Meledandri said in the Nintendo Direct event that the film will complete animation next week and that they are close to finishing the score that will incorporate many of the video game franchise’s classic themes.

Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on “Teen Titans Go!” and “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”), the film has a screenplay from Matthew Fogel (“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” “Minions: The Rise of Gru”).

The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo.

Check out the full teaser via a Nintendo Direct premiere above.