Nintendo's CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed an earlier report that Nintendo will be working with Universal Pictures' Illumination Entertainment to produce a Super Mario animated film.
On Twitter Nintendo of America announced that the planned Super Mario animated film will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri. Illumination produced both Despicable Me and its Minions spinoff films.
Nintendo and Illumination are partnering on a movie starring Mario, co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri! pic.twitter.com/wVRPLIzcGJ— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
The animated film was first reported by the Wall Street Journal back in 2018 that said Nintendo and Universal were close to a deal on a new Super Mario movie. One that won't be so weird and live-action.
The film is another collaboration between Nintendo and Universal which previously worked together to bring famous Nintendo characters and IP to Universal Studios amusement parks.
There is currently no release date announced for the Super Mario animated movie.