It’s-a happening: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is officially coming to Peacock on August 3, as declared by the streaming platform on Thursday. Fans can also look forward to extra content, including behind-the-scenes interviews featuring the voice cast, an immersive video field guide, and a delightful “Peaches” lyrical video.
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Following its tremendous success at the box office earlier this year, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now making its way to streaming. The film made a notable impact, boasting the year’s most significant opening weekend and raking in $204 million within its first five days of release. It achieved the remarkable feat of being the first movie to surpass the $1 billion milestone in 2023 and has amassed a total of $1.3 billion at the global box office to date.
The film has secured its place as the highest-grossing adaptation from a video game and the second-biggest animated film in history, trailing only “Frozen II.”
Chris Pratt lends his voice to Mario, with Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser. The narrative revolves around Mario and Luigi, Brooklyn plumbers and brothers, as they embark on an adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom.
Variety film critic Owen Gleiberman awarded “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” a Critic’s Pick in his enthusiastic review, noting, “It gives you a wholesome prankish druggy chameleonic video-game buzz; it’s also a nice, sweet confection for 6-year-olds…it takes full advantage of the sculptural liquid zap of the computer-animation medium. Yet it also has a fairy-tale story that’s good enough to get you onto its wavelength.”
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, with a screenplay by Matthew Fogel, the film was produced by Chris Meledandri and Sigeru Miyamoto. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is a notable addition to Peacock’s expanding film lineup, which includes titles like Focus Features’ action comedy “Polite Society,” Universal Pictures’ “Renfield,” and the box office hit “Cocaine Bear.”