Mario Animated Film to Release Holiday 2022, Chris Pratt and Charlie Day to Voice the Mario Bros.

It'sa me, Chris Pratt as Mario!

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While Nintendo outright said that today's direct was going to only be about games, and games that were to be released through the Winter season, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on the stream to give us more information on the upcoming American animated Mario film from Minons' production company Illumination.


Mario film


Miyamoto revealed the star-studded casting for the Mario film, which includes Chris Pratt (Starlord) as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queens Gambit) as Peach, Charlie Day (The Lego Movie 2) as Luigi, Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda) as Bowser, Seth Rogen (Monsters vs. Aliens) as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key (Hotel Transylvania 2) as Toad, Fred Armisen (The Smurfs) as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson (Teen Titans Go!) as Kamek, and finally Sebastian Maniscalco (The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature) as Spike. The original voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, will somehow be involved in the film in “surprise cameos.” 



Watch the announcement from the direct below (Mario movie news starts at 57:57):



Writing the Mario film will be The Lego Movie 2 scribe Matthew Fogel, with Teen Titan's Go! To the MoviesAaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic co-directing the animated movie, and Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri at Illumination producing for a Universal Pictures distribution. The Mario film is set to be released on December 22, 2022, in North America with the rest of the world in Holiday 2022.


Sources: Nintendo Direct, Variety


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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