With The Super Mario Bros. Movie coming soon, Universal and studio Illumination released a rather interesting dedicated website.
The site, which you can find here, is fashioned after the fictional ad of Mario and Luici's plumbing business. It even has a number to call or text (you can try and see what happens), and comes with a an ad that will prove rather nostalgic for many.
Not only it shows the two strapping plumbers in action, but it brings back the catchy theme song from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show which aired at the sunset of the eighties. That's certainly a nice little Easter Egg.
Funnily, the site even features a one-star review from Foreman Spike complaining about Mario and Luigi's lack of loyalty.
You can check out the video below.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie was officially announced in 2018 and is co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto himself. Animated by Illumination, it's based on a script by Matthew Fogel and it stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek.
The traditional English voice of Mario Charles Martinet is also going to appear with cameos, but his role has not been detailed further.
The movie will debut on the silver screen in the United States on April 7, 2023, while Japanese fans will have to wait until April 28. Other regions and countries have their own release dates. If you're curious, you can also check out the poster of the movie.
The film is based on the Super Mario Bros. franchise, which is arguably Nintendo's most popular video game series ever. It debuted in 1985 with Super Mario Bros and includes a whole lot of video games on basically every Nintendo platform, which culminated in 2021 with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury for Nintendo Switch. Semi-recently, Nintendo Has started letting other developers take a stab at it, resulting in Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids franchise, albeit we recently learned that sales of the second game, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope released late 2022, were disappointing.