Targeting a March 2023 release
Image: John Russo, via Nintendo / Nintendo
The Super Mario animated movie starring Chris Pratt as Mario was delayed earlier this year until April 2023. When it does eventually release, it seems there’ll be some merchandise.
A new listing on Amazon (as spotted by @necrolipe) seemingly reveals Mattel is releasing a “Super Mario Bros. movie” UNO set. There are no images of this set, but it’s expected to arrive at some point in March 2023.
“Mattel and Nintendo partner to launch the SUPER MARIO BROS movie-themed UNO card game. in March 2023”
Mattel e Nintendo firmam parceria para lançamento do jogo de cartas UNO temático do filme SUPER MARIO BROS. em Março de 2023
(via Amazon – https://t.co/OE89jc0s32) pic.twitter.com/EM81uVJDtI— 'Necro' Felipe #UnivNintendo (@necrolipe) August 27, 2022
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Super Mario merchandise, card games and board games like this. There’s been Mario-themed Monopoly and even the Game of Life. Mattel has also previously released a series of Hot Wheels Mario-themed cars.
Apart from Chris Pratt as Mario, the upcoming Super Mario animated movie will also feature Charlie Day (Pacific Rim) as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) as Princess Peach, Jack Black (School of Rock) as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as Toad and Seth Rogan (Pineapple Express) as Donkey Kong.
This is Miyamoto. After consulting with Chris-san, my partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film, we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America. My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 26, 2022
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[source twitter.com, via gonintendo.com]