Nintendo Making Animated Mario Movie With Studio Behind Minions

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After the weird but strangely handsome disaster that was the live-action 1993 Super Mario Bros movie, it's not hard to believe Nintendo's being a tough negotiator this time around. It will be based on the 32-year-old Super Mario Bros series, about a plumber and his pals saving the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser and the evil Koopas.

In one of the highest profile licensing deals made by a Hollywood studio in decades, Illumination Entertainment have nearly sealed the deal make the animated movie.

With the failure of the live-action movie, it makes sense that Nintendo would choose the animated route. The licensing for Nintendo's wealth of characters, which expand outside of the Super Mario universe, was eyed by other studios, according to the Journal. There's yet to be any official word from Nintendo or Illumination on the deal: Neither side is answering questions. The only plans Nintendo and Illumination Pictures have at this time are for the one Mario movie.

Illumination is one of the world's most successful animation studios, having made more than $3.7 billion from its four Despicable Me films, and enjoyed further success with The Secret Life of Pets in 2016.

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