Super Mario Bros – The father of the protagonist in the film. Who made his appearance?
In an animated movie Super Mario Bros we meet Mario and Luigi’s family. The games never show their parents or other family members, but it turns out that such plans were taken into account. Blockbuster co-director Aaron Horvath revealed to Polygon that Nintendo gave them character sketches that they had never been able to use in games.
Super Mario Bros – Mario family
“They gave us character sketches that they created years ago but never used. Mario’s father looks almost identical to the original sketch they gave us. It was great to put that into the movie.
There is also a curiosity related to the film father of Mario. His voice is Charles Martinetwho has been the voice of Mario in games since the 1990s. The character plays a key role in the film, as he does not accept that his sons leave their careers to become plumbers.
Mario’s mother was also based on a sketch from Nintendo, but here they allowed themselves to deviate from their original idea a bit and introduce something of their own. They made more changes to the character, but he still thinks it’s close to the idea of the Nintendo team.
This also shows the change in approach of Nintendo, which collaborated on the project. When the live-action movie was made Super Mario Bros. from 1993, not only did not want to do anything with it, they also encouraged the creators to experiment without their approval.