Nintendo’s Super Mario to Star in Animated Movie

Feb 1, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The plumber who stars in the Super Mario franchise is headed to the big screen, with help from Illumination Entertainment, the U.S. animation studio behind the “Despicable Me” series.

The New York Post reports that the movie is being co-produced with Chris Meledandri, Illumination’s chief executive.

“Nintendo’s star game designer Shigeru Miyamoto told reporters Thursday the script is mostly finished and is promising a ‘fun’ movie, since Meledandri shares his thinking on creative projects,” The Post reports.

The report adds: “The movie, two years in the making after a meeting between Meledandri and Miyamoto, is set for global distribution through Universal, which co-owns Illumination, according to the Kyoto-based maker of Pokemon games and the popular Switch machine.”

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