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The Super Mario Bros. Movie: Everything We Know About The Animated Nintendo Film Starring Chris Pratt

Everything We Know About The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. movie that hit theaters in 1993 was nothing like what anyone expected. While the games were bright, colorful, and fun, Super Mario Bros. was a dark, bleak dystopian movie where Goombas were humanoid dinosaurs with shrunken heads, Yoshi was a literal dinosaur, and Bowser–then King Koopa–was a human-dinosaur hybrid played by Dennis Hopper. There’s a possibly apocryphal story of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto watching the movie and smiling at the end and saying that he’s okay with it because no one will mistake it as having anything to do with his games.

Since then, Nintendo has avoided the big screen. There have been rumors of Metroid and Zelda movies being options from time to time, but we didn’t get anything solid until Nintendo announced The Super Mario Bros. Movie, along with its cast, headlined by Chris Pratt. The movie’s casting has received criticism from every corner of the internet.

Actors like Jack Black, Seth Rogen, and Charlie Day have largely been welcomed by fans, but Pratt has been derided by everyone from Mario fans who want to see longtime Mario voice actor Charles Martinet get his time in the sun, to moviegoers who have tired of Chris Pratt’s increasingly uninspired performances in movies like Jurassic World: Dominion, to Super Mario Bros. movie alum John Leguizamo, who has spoken out about the lack of diversity in the cast. Pratt assured fans that his Mario voice wouldn’t be just his normal voice and would be “unlike anything you’ve ever heard,” but fans have found the trailer to suggest otherwise.

What’s the release date?

The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits theaters on April 7, 2023.

Who’s directing?

Aaron Horvath and Michael Jeleinc, who have both worked on the Teen Titans Go series among other things, are directing the Super Mario Bros. Movie for Illumination, the studio best known for the Minions characters.

Who’s starring?

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has a star-studded cast headed by Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy as Mario and Princess Peach. Charlie Day plays Luigi, Jack Black plays Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key rounds out the primary cast as Toad. Seth Rogen and Fred Armisen play Donkey Kong and Cranky Kong respectively. Charles Martinet, who has provided the voice for Mario in the games for over two decades, will have a cameo appearance somewhere in the film.

What do we know about the story?

The storyline appears right now to be a pretty standard Super Mario storyline. Mario is a newcomer to the Mushroom Kingdom and must help Princess Peach defend the kingdom from Bowser.

Is there a trailer?

Nintendo and Illumination debuted a new trailer during the November 29, 2022 Nintendo Directed devoted to the movie, which you can watch here. Additionally, a clip of the film debuted at the 2022 Game Awards.

Will there be more movies?

Nintendo is notoriously protective of its intellectual property. After the strange, dystopian Super Mario Bros. movie was so poorly received in 1993, it took them nearly 30 years to put out another Super Mario movie. If the movie performs well with children and their parents, we imagine that Illumination will be eager to exploit the franchise to the same degree that they have the Minions characters, but Nintendo may have other plans for it depending on that reception.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley: All Character Houses

Disney Dreamlight Valley is overflowing with stuff to do, but few things are as satisfying as making new friends and adding them to your own world. Meeting the various Disney characters in Dreamlight Valley requires a bit of work on your part, of course, asking you to travel to beloved realms, complete quests, and invite them back to live in the valley. But once you get them there, it’s always worth the effort.

Most characters you encounter will have a home that you can place in any of the game’s biomes, giving you an opportunity to decide where they’ll be living out their lives in the valley. Whether you want to have a dedicated neighborhood full of homes or spread everyone out across different areas, the choice is entirely up to you–at least once you’ve paid Scrooge McDuck some coins to build the home, that is.

Granted, not every character has a buildable home. Some characters already have homes in the valley at the start of the game, such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Merlin. Others will take up residence in pre-existing structures, such as Mother Gothel’s cursed tree in the Glade of Trust or Elsa’s ice cave in the Forest of Valor. Additionally, the requirements for bringing some of these beloved friends to your valley may be a little bit difficult to figure out at times, asking you to complete objectives or find special items. Such is the case with Prince Eric and Stitch, especially–both of whom take quite a bit more effort than usual.

We’ve decided to take a stroll around the valley and snap some shots of each character’s home so that you can get a look at what to expect when you befriend each of them. Hopefully, it’ll give you an idea of who you’d like to prioritize unlocking first and where you may want to place their dwelling based on the aesthetics of the structure. Either way, enjoy this look at all of the characters’ houses currently in Dreamlight Valley.

Mickey’s House

Minnie’s House

Goofy’s House

Merlin’s House

Donald’s House

Mother Gothel’s House

WALL-E’s House

Ariel’s House

Prince Eric’s House

Ursula’s House

Remy’s House

Scar’s House

Elsa’s House

Anna and Kristoff’s House

Stitch’s House

Woody’s House

Buzz’s House

Moana’s House

Maui’s House

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History of Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem is widely regarded as one of the premiere tactical role-playing franchises. To celebrate the launch of the latest game, Fire Emblem Engage, here is the history of Fire Emblem.

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Far Cry 7 And Standalone Multiplayer Game Reportedly In Development | GameSpot News

Ubisoft doubles down on Far Cry, fans discover potential Dead Space 2 Remake Easter egg, and new details on The Lords of the Fallen.

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