For the past 30 years, Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. has been one of the most popular video games in the world. This year, Illumination—an animation studio known for Despicable Me and other films—is bringing Mario’s story to the big screen with The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The designs in this UT collaboration, inspired by the 3D animated film, tap into the reasons behind Mario’s lasting popularity.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie tells the story of Mario and his brother Luigi, two plumbers from Brooklyn, New York, who go on an adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom. Along the way, they join forces with Princess Peach and Toad as they prepare to face their nemesis, Bowser. The tale of courage and friendship is packed with fun scenes that pay homage to the many games that originated their story, from Super Mario Bros. to Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D World, and Super Smash Bros. The characters are voiced by a star-studded cast featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, making this a highly anticipated film for gamers and movie buffs of all ages and genders.
The exciting world of the film is captured in this UT collaboration, in which all of the T-shirts come with a special sleeve tag bearing the familiar image of a warp pipe. Some designs are available in both adults’ and children’s sizes—they’re perfect for when you want to create a sense of unity with your family, just like Mario and his friends! Now, pull on your T-shirts and head off to the movie theater. Let’s-a go!
Introducing each character!
Mario: In the movie, Mario is a plumber from Brooklyn who retains his trademark large nose, bushy mustache, and overalls.
Chris Pratt: Born in 1979 in Minnesota, Chris Pratt is best known for his role as Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy series. A fan of the Mario franchise since he was a boy, he says that this role was “a dream come true.”
Princess Peach: Princess Peach has always been the heroine of the Super Mario series. Will we see her fighting in this film?
Anya Taylor-Joy: Anya Taylor-Joy was born in 1996 in Florida. After working as a model, she decided to pursue acting and soon found success with the horror film The Witch. Fans have dubbed her the scream queen of a new generation, so we are curious to see if she will scream in this film!
Luigi: Luigi is Mario’s brother and partner. He is somewhat timid compared to the adventurous Mario, but his heart is bigger than anyone’s.
Charlie Day: Born in 1976 in New York, Charlie Day has mostly worked on comedies and animated films, lending his voice to Monsters University and The LEGO Movie franchise. For some reason, he mostly plays unreliable characters.
Bowser: Bowser, Mario’s nemesis and the king of the Koopa tribe, leads the Koopa Troop to disrupt the peace of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Jack Black: Jack Black, born in 1969 in California, has appeared in a huge number of comedy films such as School of Rock. News of his role in this film was widely applauded, with fans saying that he was born to play Bowser.
Toad: Toad, a peace-loving resident of the Mushroom Kingdom, can be counted on to support Mario and his friends in their adventures.
Keegan-Michael Key: Born in 1971 in Michigan, Keegan-Michael Key has stood out as a comedian since the early 2000s. He and Jordan Peele co-created and co-starred in the sketch comedy series Key & Peele prior to Peele’s directorial debut film, Get Out.
The splashy, colorful movie logo on the front of this T-shirt draws the eye.
Mario and Luigi strike a heroic pose against the backdrop of Brooklyn—their hometown in the movie.
If Mario and Luigi’s plumbing company in the movie sold T-shirts, this would be the perfect design!
This tribute to Mario’s friend Toad features his courageous words from the movie on the front.
This design of Mario making his signature jump is sure to cheer up anyone who wears it.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie｜Will the bond of two brothers save the world? Twins Mario and Luigi, who are both plumbers working in New York City, stumble upon a mysterious pipe that transports them to a magical new world. Although they become separated, the bond between the brothers helps them confront a crisis threatening the world. The film was directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, co-creators of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. Matthew Fogel, who previously worked on hit films Minions: The Rise of Gru and The Lego® Movie 2: The Second Part, wrote the screenplay. The producers are Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, and Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director and Fellow at Nintendo, with worldwide distribution by Universal Pictures. The film will open in Japan on April 28, 2023.
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