The cast of The Super Mario Bros. Movie teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to cover classic songs from Nintendo games.
Ahead of the release of The Super Mario Bros. Next month’s movie , the cast of the film are using their voice talents once again to celebrate “Mario Day.” Every year, on March 10 (or MAR10), Nintendo fans commemorate the Super Mario Bros. franchise. To celebrate the big day, the voice cast joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show to sing along to classics from the original video game. And by that, it means they do their best to emulate 8-bit video game music with their voices.
Apart from Fallon and also The Roots, this video also features Chris Pratt (Mario), Charlie Day (Luigi), Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach), Keegan-Michael Key (Toad), Jack Black (Bowser), Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong), and Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong). In addition, the creator of Super Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, and founder of Illumination, Chris Meledandri, who was the producer of this film, were also present. Miyamoto even had the chance to recreate the sound of Mario losing his life. You can see the result by watching the video below.
Charles Martinet, who has voiced Mario in video games for decades, will fill the mysterious role in the new film. While there was some criticism of the film’s choice of voice actor, as many video game fans wanted Martinet to reprise the role of Mario, the film’s producers supported Pratt’s casting and promised that fans would be pleased with the result.
The Super Mario Bros. The previous movies have consistently hypnotized their fans with various character teasers, pictures and trailers. The lively animation style closely matches its source material as Mario’s world comes to life with the iconic rainbow ramp, question mark blocks, and Peach’s castle among other things. Various characters from across the franchise will also be making their feature film debuts. Based on Nintendo characters, this film was directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic from a screenplay written by Matthew Fogel.
While not much is known about the plot, the film is supposed to follow the adventures of Mario and Luigi as they explore a dystopian parallel universe to save a princess who was kidnapped by the Browser and his minions. The Super Mario Bros. The film will be released in theaters on April 7.