Chris Pratt says he’s “really proud” of his voice work in the animated film adaptation of Super Mario Bros.


Universal and Illumination’s Nintendo Movie Great mario Brothers about famous video game plumbers, kart drivers and turtle crushers is moving from its scheduled release date of December 21 to April 7, which is Easter weekend 2023.

Chris Pratt will be the voice of the video game’s titular character who will be a new version of Mario compared to the old voice actor Charles Martinetwhich has voiced Mario, Luigui, Wario and Walugi since 1992. In an interview with Varietythe actor mentions that he has worked with directors Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath to differentiate themselves from previous iterations of the character.

“I worked very closely with the directors and tried a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” Pratt said. “It’s an animated voice-over story. It’s not a live action movie. I’m not going to wear a plumber’s suit everywhere. I’m providing a voiceover for an animated character, and it’s updated and unlike anything you’ve heard before in the Mario world.

Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on The Teen Titans Go! and The Teen Titans Go! To the movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The Lego Movie 2 and next summer’s Illumination movie Minions: The Rise of Gru), Great Mario Brothers stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.

The film is produced by Illumination Founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo. The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.


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