He is a living game design legend: back in the early 1980s, Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto inspired the public with Mario and Luigi. The two brothers are not only part of about 250 video games, but can also be found on stickers, clothes or pinball machines as well as in comics and series. So it's no wonder that there will soon be an animated film adaptation of the Super Mario Bros. could be.
If you believe the rumor mill, Nintendo is to make an animated film version of the Super Mario Bros. directed by Game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto. plan. The world-renowned film studio Illumination Entertainment, which is responsible for animated films such as “Ich, einfach unesserlich” or the “Minions”, is to support this project.
What's true about the rumors?
Currently, neither Shigeru Miyamoto, nor Nintendo or Illumination Entertainment have commented on the rumors. In addition, both fans and well-known game designers are extremely sceptical about the headlines, as the former Super Mario films tended to work “for a quick buck” and didn't have much in common with the colorful cartoon worlds. Accordingly, it remains to be seen whether it is really a Super Mario Bros. Animated film directed by Shigeru Miyamoto.
But what do you think Nintendo could do with a new Super Mario Bros. Animation film to the success of “Super Mario Odyssey” or “Mario Kart Deluxe”? After all, the latest Nintendo Switch games appeal to all ages.