|Super Mario Bros. (2014 film)|
|Distributor(s)||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Country of Origin||United States|
| Charles Martinet|
|Theatrical Release Date(s)|
| April 29th, 2012 (UK)|
May 10th, 2012 (US)
May 14th (JP)
|Series|| Nintendo Multiverse|
Super Mario Bros.
|Sequel(s)||Super Mario Bros. 2 (2015 film)|
Super Mario Bros. is a 2014 American CGI-animated film based on the Nintendo video game series of the same name. Serving as the first installment of the Nintendo Multiverse anthology, it is directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Deborah Snyder. Charles Martinet voices Mario, reprising his role from the video game series. It will be released in April 15th, 2014 in American theaters. Europe will see the release in August 27th, 2014 and it will be released in Japan in November 12th, 2014.
Mario and Luigi were two normal plumbers working in Toad Town, the capital of the Mushroom Kingdom. One day, Princess Peach, Mario's childhood friend and ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, is kidnapped by the evil warlord Bowser. Promising to save Peach, Mario and Luigi travel through fantastical realms, engaging in the adventure of a lifetime.
- Charles Martinet as Mario, Luigi and Toadsworth: Director Zack Snyder made an agreement that Charles Martinet would voice Mario in any of his media appearances officially approved by Nintendo. However, Snyder asked Martinet to keep the Mario Bros.' Italian accent to a minimum to avoid offending Italian audiences.
- Dianna Agron as Princess Peach: Agron was chosen from a list of candidates that included Jennifer Lawrence, Teresa Palmer and Amanda Seyfried.
- Hugo Weaving as Bowser: Snyder was impressed by Weaving's voice work as Megatron in the Transformers movies.
- Zachary Gordon as Toad
- Tara Strong as Toadette
- Rob Paulsen as Yoshi: Rob Paulsen was chosen from a list of candidates that included Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, and Jess Harnell.
- Scarlett Johansson as Princess Daisy
- Jason Marsden as Bowser Jr.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Rosalina
- Tom Kenny as Kamek
After the disastrous release of the Super Mario Bros. movie in 1993, Nintendo had lost interest in a Mario movie for several years. However, they began to reconsider after the positive response of Super Mario Galaxy in 2007. Nintendo sold movie rights to the Mario franchise to Warner Bros. Pictures in November 2008. In 2012, Zack Snyder was hired as director and Scott Lobdell was hired as screenwriter. At first, Warner wanted a live-action movie, but Snyder and Lobdell were able to convince them to make the movie in full CGI instead.