Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment Officially Announce Animated Super Mario Movie

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Nintendo has officially announced a new Super Mario animated movie, produced in collaboration with Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me and Minions).

The producer on this project will be shared by Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri and Nintendo company director Shigeru Miyamoto. Previously, we reported on rumors that this deal was coming close to being inked – now they’re ready to start production.

Universal Pictures and Nintendo are funding the movie, and Universal Pictures is set to distribute the film worldwide.

Super Mario Odyssey is now available for the Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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