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New animated Super Mario movie in the works.

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New animated Super Mario movie in the works.

Post by Valigarmander » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 pm

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The day many thought would never come has arrived. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has made a deal with Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio that makes the Despicable Me movies (as well as recent hits Sing and The Secret Life of Pets) to do an animated Mario movie.

According to the report, the companies have been in negotiations for a year and the fact Universal (which finances and distributes Illumination’s movie) has partnered with Nintendo for several theme parks was helpful. Right now, the deal is one for one movie, but there is potential for more.

Of course, Nintendo is almost laughably protective of their intellectual properties, especially after the disastrous 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. movie. They’ve made Pokémon movies but, beyond that, rumors of movies based on Mario and The Legend of Zelda have been around for years. This is the vide game company’s first big move forward in a long time, and the implications are extremely significant.

The animated Super Mario Bros. film is currently in “early development,” which doesn’t mean much. Animated films, especially ones as important as this, tend to take a long time to make, so don’t even bother to start holding your breath yet. But still... wow.
I'm not a big fan of Illumination, but as long as they keep their fart jokes and Minions out of it, it might end up being decent.

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Post by Random User » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:01 pm

The only thing about Illumination that makes it seem like they'd be the right company for this is how they've managed to write expressive characters that don't exactly speak English. I agree, hopefully the writing isn't total trash. Miyamoto's looking beyond his lifetime to secure Mario's position as a cultural icon lately.

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Post by Bomby » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:33 pm

So... does this mean I might get to make a Metroid movie?

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:24 pm

^absolutely, nintendo's very supportive of metroid fan products

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Post by Jere » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm

One thing is for sure is that they can't make it worse than the last one!

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Post by Mario500 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:59 am

Jere wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm
One thing is for sure is that they can't make it worse than the last one!
Were you referring to the one named "Super Mario Bros." (I had always liked that one)?

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Post by Artemis008 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:52 pm

Of all the companies they could have choose, why illumination? How many GOOD films did they make?

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Re: New animated Super Mario movie in the works.

Post by PataPanfan » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:30 pm

Illumination is an... interesting choice for studio, but I'll give it a chance.

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Re: New animated Super Mario movie in the works.

Post by Random User » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:08 pm

To be fair, I thought the first Despicable Me movie was pretty nice.

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Re: New animated Super Mario movie in the works.

Post by Artemis008 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 pm

Random User wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:08 pm
To be fair, I thought the first Despicable Me movie was pretty nice.
And literally everything after that was pure garbage.

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Re: New animated Super Mario movie in the works.

Post by Random User » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:24 am

That's also a fair point.

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