Miyamoto Responds to Mario Film Claims

By Jorge Ba-oh 20.12.2014 4

Miyamoto Responds to Mario Film Claims on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The father of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, has responded to claims that an animated Super Mario Bros. film is on the way.

When asked about the possible Avi Arad-produced flick in an interview with the Associated Press, Miyamoto noted how that many studios and producers have "come to us on a fairly regular basis" over 20 years to gain approval for the potentially lucrative license to creating Super Mario Bros. movies.

Some of the pitches "end right when they bring them to us" and other times "we'll listen," said Miyamoto.

The film idea, he reveals, is "not very unusual", but he doesn't "particularly have a vision that the next iteration of 'Mario' is going to be in film."

It doesn't rule out a possible Mario film down the line, however.

Do you think an animated Mario film is a good idea?

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I would not claim it being an impossibility as there is already an animated Mario movie and several TV shows. If Nintendo sees potential to gain a lot of money out of it, while not hurting the Mario brand (IMPORTANT considering the quality of the non-animated movie), so do I see it as a likely move.

The difference between illusion and reality is vague to the one who suffers from the former and questionable for the one suffering form the later.

I know about the shows but what animated Mario movie are you referring to? Also if they decide to to a full length animated film they should team up with Disney (access to Pixar AND Lucas Film) or DreamWorks with well done titles like How to Train your Dragon, Box Trolls & Iron Giant (I think they did those 2) as well as other impressive animated works.

It is not wise to speak on subjects you do not know all facts about, nor is it smart to judge a game based on looks alone. PSN: Nintendo_Gamer 3DS: 4296-3029-7422

Vorash Kadan said:
I know about the shows but what animated Mario movie are you referring to? Also if they decide to to a full length animated film they should team up with Disney (access to Pixar AND Lucas Film) or DreamWorks with well done titles like How to Train your Dragon, Box Trolls & Iron Giant (I think they did those 2) as well as other impressive animated works.

I am not surprised you have not heard of it. It is called Sūpā Mario Burazāzu: Pīchi-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (Super Mario Bros: The Greate Rescue To Save Princess Peach) It is not a famous movie and was only officially released in Japan 1986 and is therefore only available in Japanese (beside fandubs and subs on youtube).

There is also reasons why this movie is not famous. It is not really an exceptionally good movie, but it does not have the horribly and straight out blatant low quality of the non animated Mario movie which kept it from becoming a cult classic. It is pretty much just a mediocre movie starring Mario. It is well worth a watch if you are a Mario fan and want some history. Smilie

It is a decent movie and fun Mario curiosity not known by too many outside of Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iW6E549yLI

Here is a link to it.

It is a pretty rare and obscure film not known to many considering it is a Mario movie.

The difference between illusion and reality is vague to the one who suffers from the former and questionable for the one suffering form the later.

Thanks for the information! Smilie

It is not wise to speak on subjects you do not know all facts about, nor is it smart to judge a game based on looks alone. PSN: Nintendo_Gamer 3DS: 4296-3029-7422

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