Super Mario film industry goes back to the 13th of September, 1985. It was the date when the first game produced by Nintendo Company was issued. The popularity of this game made producers think about cartoons, movies and sequel issuing. From 1985 till 2021, the games about Super Mario adventures were being produced, among which there were Super Mario Bros, Super Mario World, Super Mario Run and many others.  The first American-Canadian animated series based on this small funny main character from the games were created from 1989 to 1990. However, the producers didn’t limit themselves to only these Mario projects and further new cartoons and even films were released. Read the article to find out all the details of Super Mario film industry changes, that are happening right now and what to expect in close 2023.

Super Mario Games

Since 1985, when the first game Super Mario Bros appeared and boosted the game market, a lot of different projects appeared. Apparently, these games deserve the attention of so many people all over the world due to a very good combination of game plots based on adventures, kindness and comedy. Basically, the purpose of the adventure is to rescue a beautiful princess, but it changes from one game to another. The last product of the game industry appeared in 2021, it has the name Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which was a cool integration of Mario’s story into a 3D format and made this game one of the most favourite for different generations. Nowadays, gamers all over the world play and enjoy not only video games but even casino slots. Super Mario slot machines are cool entertainment for real Mario fans. The up-to-date innovation is that this game can be also found in the best bitcoin casino. Just imagine, in 2022, it is possible to play the game of your childhood and win cryptocurrency.

Super Mario Cartoon

It is hard to believe, but for now there are 117 episodes of the Super Mario Show, among which 52 are animated. The show was based on the all adventure story from the game, the episodes were small, up to 30 minutes and they were shown on the TV from Monday till Friday in 1989. Here is a short program for that day:

The date The name of the episode
04.09.1989, Monday “The Bird! The Bird!”
05.09.1989, Tuesday “King Mario of Cramalot”
06.09.1989, Wednesday “Butch Mario & The Luigi Kid”
07.09.1989, Thursday “Mario’s Magic Carpet”
08.09.1989, Friday The Legend of Zelda, episode – “The Ringer”

The cartoon appeared to the world and became very popular due to great cooperation of DIC Entertainment and Nintendo companies. Nintendo was the company that produced the game and together with Shigeru Miyamoto, they owned a whole Super Mario franchise, while DIC Entertainment was an animation company, extremely popular with a lot of their works, like Sailor Moon and The Real Ghostbusters.

Super Mario Film Industry

“Super Mario Bros.:The movie” appeared in 1993 and it was not as successful as it was expected. Moreover, it was called a financial failure because of the comparison of the budget of 42-28 million dollars and the income of about $39 million. The film was about two plumbers from Brooklin, who had a mission to rescue a beautiful princess. Though the film didn’t overcome its budget, many people liked it and the Super Mario story was never forgotten. Even nowadays, people love this adventure a lot and it is possible to see Mario souvenirs or people in the costume of the main character all over the world. Furthermore, despite the financial loss, some people really liked the film and couldn’t understand why it gathered so little money income.

Super Mario Updates in 2022

You will be shocked to find out that right now the new animated film about Mario’s adventures is being shot. It is being produced by Nintendo and Illumination companies and it is distributed by Universal Pictures. After the failure of the previous film in 1993, the owner of all the Mario content, Shigeru Miyamoto, decided to think about licensing its properties for film adaptations. He wanted professionals to be involved in the movie-making. Looking for partners started in 2014, and only in 2017 it was known that there was a cooperation of such big studios as Nintendo, Illumination and Universal Pictures. According to the cast, the movie will be definitely worth your attention. Among the famous actors and actresses, you can find:

  • Chris Pratt,
  • Anya Taylor-Joy,
  • Charlie Day,
  • Jack Black,
  • Keegan-Michael Key,
  • Seth Rogen,
  • Fred Armisen,
  • Kevin Michael Richardson,
  • Sebastian Maniscalco,
  • Charles Martinet.

Two countries are being taken part in the movie creation. The release in the United States is planned for the 7th of April and the 28th of April 2023 in Japan. Moreover, the idea of taking other country professionals involved in creating this movie made other producers think about Super Mario sequels, so probably after we see this planned movie in 2023, we will expect new more movies about this nice and kind story.


People who were teenagers in 1980-1990 had the chance to enjoy this game, being not spoilt with all nowadays graphics, the game seemed to be something blowing minds. Nowadays, for facing competition with other games, the companies started issuing Super Mario games with modern graphics according to the first game story. Probably, it is the only game, which can be played and liked by different generations at the same time. But computer games are not the only option to entertain Super Mario fans. Nowadays, Mario’s story includes games, cartoons, films and even slots. Moreover, we expect the new film to be issued, with the latest modern graphics and technologies included.

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