Super Mario Animated Movie Delayed By Universal Pictures

Super Mario Animated Movie

With theatrical movie releases steadily returning and finding success, it has been clear so far this year that video game movie adaptations will be a big part of that formula. Two of the most successful films at the box office so far this year have been live-action adaptations of the Uncharted and Sonic the Hedgehog video games. The next big video game movie that gamers have been anticipating has been the Super Mario animated movie by Illumination. However, it seems that fans will have to push their patience a little further, as the film has been delayed past its expected 2022 release date.

Nintendo of America recently made the announcement to delay the Super Mario animated movie on its official Twitter account. The tweet actually came from none other than Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, who personally delivered the news on the social media site, stating that he and Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri made the difficult decision together. The film was initially scheduled to release during the holiday season of 2022. but now the film is slated to release on April 28th in Japan and on April 7th in North America.

While the announcement may have upset some, Twitter users were quick to respond and meme-ify the tweet announcement, especially the aspect of it being from Miyamoto’s perspective. Miyamoto is well known for putting quality in his art above all else, with delays of his games being fairly common to assure the best work is put out. Hopefully, fans remember how good Miyamoto’s games are, and how much of his handiwork will be seen through his involvement with the film. Let’s just hope Illumination doesn’t use this extra time to put more Minions in the Super Mario animated movie.

What do you guys think about the Super Mario animated movie getting delayed to 2023? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Nintendo news, such as the expected release windows for the US versions of the Super Nintendo World theme parks, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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