MOVIE NEWS – Cat Mario finally makes an appearance in the latest trailer for Super Mario Bros.
“Woohoo! Meow!” Over the weekend, Nintendo and Illumination released The Super Mario Bros. Mario the Cat made his first appearance in a surprise 30-second trailer for Illumination’s Super Mario Movie, and fans also got to hear the voice of Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong for the first time.
The clip, which aired during Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles, included additional footage from the scene seen in Nintendo’s November 2022 trailer.
After Mario (Christ Pratt) dons his famous catsuit, first introduced in 2013’s Super Mario 3D World, the voice of Donkey Kong is heard for the first time. In the clip, Rogen’s Donkey Kong starts laughing and says, “You got the cat box! I’m sorry. Now you die.”
You can watch the full 30-second clip at the end of this article. Following the release of the second trailer for the film by Nintendo and Illumination, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Donkey Kong’s model had been redesigned for the first time since the character debuted in 3D in 1994’s Donkey Kong Country.
“We’ve also changed his design for the first time since he became a 3D Model in the original Donkey Kong Country game.”
“For this movie, we seized the opportunity to give him a comical personality and design reminiscent of the original character,” Miyamoto explained, according to The Gamer.
The film is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic from a script by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part) and stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, alongside Pratt as Mario and Rogen as Donkey Kong.
With Sunday’s 30-second clip, Nintendo and Illumination have now given fans a chance to see The Super Mario Bros. Super Super Bros. Movie.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be released in theatres on April 7, 2023.
— The Super Mario Bros. Movie (@supermariomovie) January 29, 2023