History Trivia / SuperMarioBros

18th Jun '16 1:58:45 AM jameygamer
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** The biggest one was the reason Jeffrey Katzenberg bought the rights to this film for Creator/{{Disney}}. Had the film been successful, the Walt Disney Company would have then started efforts to market Nintendo and their franchises, led by the Super Mario franchise, of course, in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Katzenberg and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] were also working with [[Creator/{{Sega}} Se]][[ArchEnemy g]][[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a]] to a limited degree for the same reasons with the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames video game]][[note]]And the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon series were distributed by Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo on VHS and LaserDisc through Creator/DiC Toon-Time Video (these tapes start with the green F.B.I. warning screens that also started this movie's VHS and which first appeared on the ''Walt Disney Studio Film Collection'' video series; they appeared on all tapes after the ''Walt Disney Classics'' video of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''), long before Sonic appeared in the Disney Animated Classic ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.[[/note]], and both attempts virtually faded when Katzenberg departed the company the [[Creator/DreamWorks next]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation year]] (the anti-film mandate from Nintendo also helped thwart Katzenberg's end goal for the movie).

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** The biggest one was the reason Jeffrey Katzenberg bought the rights to this film for Creator/{{Disney}}. Had the film been successful, the Walt Disney Company would have then started efforts to market Nintendo and their franchises, led by the Super Mario franchise, of course, in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Katzenberg and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] were also working with [[Creator/{{Sega}} Se]][[ArchEnemy g]][[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a]] to a limited degree for the same reasons with the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames video game]][[note]]And the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon series were distributed by Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo on VHS and LaserDisc through Creator/DiC Toon-Time Video (these tapes start with the green F.B.I. warning screens that also started this movie's VHS and which first appeared on the ''Walt Walt Disney Studio Film Collection'' Collection video series; they appeared on all tapes after the ''Walt Disney Classics'' WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics video of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''), long before Sonic appeared in the Disney Animated Classic ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.[[/note]], and both attempts virtually faded when Katzenberg departed the company the [[Creator/DreamWorks next]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation year]] (the anti-film mandate from Nintendo also helped thwart Katzenberg's end goal for the movie).
16th Jun '16 8:18:11 AM PkMARIO
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16th Jun '16 8:13:08 AM PartyEscortBotBeans
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** Is Yoshi a dinosaur or a dragon? Most sources lean towards "dinosaur".

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** Is Yoshi a dinosaur or a dragon? Most sources lean towards "dinosaur". As it turns out, he's a T. Yoshisaurus Rex.
30th May '16 2:15:40 PM Saurubiker
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** ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' was based on the game that launched the Super Nintendo console. It couldn't have come out in any year other than 1991.

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** ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' was based on the game that launched the Super Nintendo console.NES. It couldn't have come out in any year other than 1991.
20th May '16 3:45:39 AM Hjortron18
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** Music/GeorgeClinton's cover of Was (Not Was)'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733O0xJDx8o "Walk the Dinosaur"]], later CoveredUp by Queen Latifah for ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'', which [[ActorAllusion coincidentally]] also featured John Leguizamo.

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** Music/GeorgeClinton's cover of Was (Not Was)'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733O0xJDx8o "Walk the Dinosaur"]], later CoveredUp by Queen Latifah for ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', which [[ActorAllusion coincidentally]] also featured John Leguizamo.
28th Apr '16 4:26:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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* CreatorBacklash: Semi-averted. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. Ultimately played straight with Hoskins, Hopper and Leguizamo.
** However, in recent years, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5S0v_lrGlg according to this video]], Leguizamo has warmed up to the film.
* CreatorKiller: Roland Joffe (''Film/TheKillingFields''), the producer of the film, never really recovered from the film's failure, though his adaptation of ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' certainly didn't help.
** Also, the directing team of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, whom Bob Hoskins called "arrogant" in 2007, have not been involved with any other theatrical release since this movie.

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* CreatorBacklash: Semi-averted. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. Ultimately played straight with Hoskins, Hopper and Leguizamo.
** However, in recent years,
Leguizamo (who eventually warmed up to the film, per [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5S0v_lrGlg according to this video]], Leguizamo has warmed up to the film.
video]].
* CreatorKiller: Roland Joffe (''Film/TheKillingFields''), the producer of the film, never really recovered from the film's failure, though his adaptation of ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' certainly didn't help.
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help. Also, the directing team of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, whom Bob Hoskins called "arrogant" in 2007, have not been involved with any other theatrical release since this movie.
28th Apr '16 9:21:12 AM nitro1995
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* CreatorBacklash: Averted. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. It was played straight with Hoskins and Leguizamo, however.

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* CreatorBacklash: Averted.Semi-averted. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. It was Ultimately played straight with Hoskins Hoskins, Hopper and Leguizamo, however.Leguizamo.



** Also, the directing team of music video makers Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, whom Bob Hoskins called "arrogant" in 2007, have not been involved with any other theatrical release since this movie.

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** Also, the directing team of music video makers Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, whom Bob Hoskins called "arrogant" in 2007, have not been involved with any other theatrical release since this movie.



** In the end, over twenty minutes of footage was cut to get Mario and Luigi into the parallel world sooner while the atrocious animated intro was inserted to make up for it.

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** In the end, over twenty minutes of footage was cut to get Mario and Luigi into the parallel world sooner while the atrocious atrociously animated intro was inserted to make up for it.



* MoneyDearBoy: The reason this film has one of the highest Embarrassed Actor Quotients of recent times. Apparently many very good actors were having critical shortages of money around the same time both Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins admitted they did it for the paycheck.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The reason this film has one of the highest Embarrassed Actor Quotients of recent times. Apparently many very good actors were having critical shortages of money around the same time both Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins admitted they did it for the paycheck.paycheck (In Hopper's case, it may have been a joke).



* StillbornFranchise: The movie's troubled production, box-office failure, and resulting mandate from Nintendo ended the production of a sequel, and dashed studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's dreams of bringing Nintendo products into Disney's business model. More drastically, it put Nintendo off licensing their products for live action films to this day.
* TroubledProduction: As Creator/DennisHopper put it, "It was a nightmare, very honestly, that movie. It was a husband-and-wife directing team who were both {{control freak}}s and wouldn't talk before they made decisions. Anyway, I was supposed to go down there for five weeks, and I was there for seventeen. It was so over budget."

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* StillbornFranchise: The movie's troubled production, box-office failure, and resulting mandate from Nintendo ended the production of a sequel, and dashed studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's dreams of bringing Nintendo products into Disney's business model. More drastically, it put Nintendo off licensing their products for live action live-action films to this day.
* TroubledProduction: As Creator/DennisHopper put it, "It was a nightmare, very honestly, that movie. It was a husband-and-wife directing team who were both {{control freak}}s and wouldn't talk before they made decisions. Anyway, decisions...I was supposed to go down there for five weeks, and I was there for seventeen. It was so over budget."



** An early draft of the script shows that Bowser only disguises himself as a human in his first two scenes, the Princess character is named Hildy and Bowser wants to marry her in attempt to obtain the Crown of Invincibility with which to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Actual game enemies such as Piranha Plants and Thwomps make appearances, Toad accompanies the Mario brothers throughout their journey as a main character, a baby dinosaur named Junior thinks Mario is his mother, Luigi gets Raccoon Power at one point, one of Bowser's lackeys (a possible prototype for Kamek) tells Mario "YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle", Mario and Luigi sing a VillainSong for Bowser, [[spoiler:Bowser [[DisneyVillainDeath ends up falling into a pit of lava]]]] In other words, this draft is much more faithful to the games.

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** An early draft of the script shows that Bowser only disguises himself as a human in his first two scenes, the Princess character is named Hildy and Bowser wants to marry her in attempt to obtain the Crown of Invincibility with which to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Actual game enemies such as Piranha Plants and Thwomps make appearances, Toad accompanies the Mario brothers Marios throughout their journey as a main character, a baby dinosaur named Junior thinks Mario is his mother, Luigi gets Raccoon Power at one point, one of Bowser's lackeys (a possible prototype for Kamek) tells Mario "YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle", Mario and Luigi sing a VillainSong for Bowser, [[spoiler:Bowser [[DisneyVillainDeath ends up falling into a pit of lava]]]] In other words, this draft is much more faithful to the games.
28th Mar '16 1:41:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Hip and Hop Koopa are [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Timmy Turner]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] among many, many others.
** Kootie Pie is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]], whiny voice and all!
** Bully is [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Chief Quimby]] and [[WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s Braveheart Lion]]!
** In the original 1990s Castilian Spanish dub (not the re-dub done in 2010 by Kidsco), a lot of characters were voiced by ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' dubbers. Mario was voiced by Angel Egido, who did Grandpa Simpson for the first eleven seasons before retiring. Hip and Hop were Isacha Mengíbar (Lisa) and Sara Vivas (Bart) respectively. And Luigi was voiced by José Padilla, who provided (and, as of 2013, still does) the voices of Principal Skinner in ''The Simpsons'', and Zapp Brannigan and Dr. Zoidberg in ''Futurama''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: AlternativeRock musician Music/MojoNixon plays Toad.
** Lena is [[Film/HarryPotter Aunt Petunia]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Italian dub: Mario is Franchise/IndianaJones, Luigi is [[Film/MenInBlack Agent J]], and King Koopa is [[WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey Principal Pixiefrog]].
** Creator/DanCastellaneta narrates the film's beginning.
** Creator/FrankWelker provides many of the vocal effects, including the Goombas and Yoshi.
18th Mar '16 11:31:55 AM BananaPancakes
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** The 30th anniversary year of Super Mario Bros. saw the release of ''Super Mario Maker'', a level-creating and -sharing game for the Wii U allowing players to make levels in the style of ''SMB'', ''SMB 3'', ''Super Mario World'', or ''New Super Mario Bros.''

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** The 30th anniversary year of ''of Super Mario Bros. Bros.'' saw the release of ''Super Mario Maker'', a level-creating and -sharing game for the Wii U allowing players to make levels in the style of ''SMB'', ''SMB 3'', ''Super Mario World'', or ''New Super Mario Bros.''



** Peach had a much lower voice in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' (provided by Nintendo Localization Director Leslie Swan) and the non-Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''. Her original voice was brought back in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Super Mario 64 DS]]'', complete with newly recorded lines for the ending to take the added playable characters into account... and then she's back to her high voice for the subsequent games.

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** Peach had a much lower voice in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' (provided by Nintendo Localization Director Leslie Swan) and the non-Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''. Her original voice was brought back in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Super Mario 64 DS]]'', complete with newly recorded lines for the ending to take the added playable characters into account... account and then she's back to her high voice for the subsequent games.



* WordOfDante: Several games have had single Magikoopa characters/enemies which were nameless or seemingly generic, but the fandom has universally decided that they are all Kamek. Some examples include the Magikoopa who was going to be in ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'' but was replaced with Donkey Kong; the Magikoopa who blasts Mario away from Peach's Castle in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' (a trading card for ''SMG'' confirms that it was indeed Kamek); the Magikoopa who aids Bowser in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]''; and the Magikoopa who was a boss in ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari''. Two games, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'', do have Kamek in them, but he was unnamed or misnamed in the English versions. Bizarrely, ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party DS]]'' has him named Kamek, but in ''Mario Party 9'' he is named "Magikoopa" in the North American version... but not the European version.

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* WordOfDante: Several games have had single Magikoopa characters/enemies which were nameless or seemingly generic, but the fandom has universally decided that they are all Kamek. Some examples include the Magikoopa who was going to be in ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'' but was replaced with Donkey Kong; the Magikoopa who blasts Mario away from Peach's Castle in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' (a trading card for ''SMG'' confirms that it was indeed Kamek); the Magikoopa who aids Bowser in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]''; and the Magikoopa who was a boss in ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari''. Two games, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'', do have Kamek in them, but he was unnamed or misnamed in the English versions. Bizarrely, ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party DS]]'' has him named Kamek, but in ''Mario Party 9'' he is named "Magikoopa" in the North American version... version but not the European version.



* FakeAmerican: Bob Hoskins does such a good job at playing one that between this movie and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', many American kids were genuinely surprised to discover that he was actually British.

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* FakeAmerican: Bob Hoskins does such a good job at playing played one so well that between this movie and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', many American kids were genuinely surprised to discover that learn he was actually British.



* MoneyDearBoy: The reason this film has one of the highest Embarrassed Actor Quotients of recent times. Apparently many very good actors were having critical shortages of money around the same time... namely, Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins did it for the paycheck.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The reason this film has one of the highest Embarrassed Actor Quotients of recent times. Apparently many very good actors were having critical shortages of money around the same time... namely, time both Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins admitted they did it for the paycheck.



* PrimaDonnaDirector: Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. As per being the creators of ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', they saw the movie as a subversive, gritty sci-fi film à la ''Film/BladeRunner'', while everyone else saw it as a dumb movie based on a video game kids seemed to like. There was even one incident where they poured scalding hot coffee over an extra's head ''simply because they thought he didn't look dirty enough''. The end result of their work fittingly torched their careers.

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* PrimaDonnaDirector: Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. As per being the creators of ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', they saw the movie ''Super Mario Bros.'' as a subversive, gritty sci-fi film à la ''Film/BladeRunner'', while ''Film/BladeRunner''; everyone else saw it as a dumb movie based on a video game kids seemed to like. There was even one incident where they poured scalding hot coffee over an extra's head ''simply because they thought he didn't look dirty enough''. The end result of their work fittingly torched their careers.



* SequelHook: Daisy dressed as [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ripley]]. According to writer Parker Bennett, this was literally lifted from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.

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* SequelHook: Daisy dressed as [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ripley]]. According to writer co-writer Parker Bennett, this was literally lifted from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.



*** As far as casting Mario, Tom Hanks was initially hired for the role, but was fired and replaced with Hoskins, whom the executives thought was more profitable. In addition to Costner, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/MichaelKeaton were considered for Koopa.
** An early draft of the script shows that Bowser only disguises himself as a human in his first two scenes, the Princess character is named Hildy and Bowser wants to marry her in attempt to obtain the Crown of Invincibility with which to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Actual game enemies such as Piranha Plants and Thwomps make appearances, Toad accompanies the Mario brothers throughout their journey as a main character, a baby dinosaur named Junior thinks Mario is his mother, Luigi gets Raccoon Power at one point, one of Bowser's lackeys (a possible prototype for Kamek) tells Mario "YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle", Mario and Luigi sing a VillainSong for Bowser, [[spoiler:Bowser [[DisneyVillainDeath ends up falling into a pit of lava]]]]... In other words, this draft is much more faithful to the games.

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*** ** As far as casting Mario, Tom Hanks was initially hired for the role, but was fired and replaced with Hoskins, whom the executives thought was more profitable. In addition to Costner, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/MichaelKeaton were considered for Koopa.
** An early draft of the script shows that Bowser only disguises himself as a human in his first two scenes, the Princess character is named Hildy and Bowser wants to marry her in attempt to obtain the Crown of Invincibility with which to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Actual game enemies such as Piranha Plants and Thwomps make appearances, Toad accompanies the Mario brothers throughout their journey as a main character, a baby dinosaur named Junior thinks Mario is his mother, Luigi gets Raccoon Power at one point, one of Bowser's lackeys (a possible prototype for Kamek) tells Mario "YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle", Mario and Luigi sing a VillainSong for Bowser, [[spoiler:Bowser [[DisneyVillainDeath ends up falling into a pit of lava]]]]... lava]]]] In other words, this draft is much more faithful to the games.



--->[...]what we decided is, "Okay, Mario has a big chip on his shoulder about being a plumber. Hes inherited his dads business [and] its not what he wants to do"; its sort of a ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' thing with Jimmy Stewart at the bank when he wants to be traveling the world.\\
[...] And in the end he learns through the adventure that hes the greatest plumber in the world and he needs his brother and theyre a team together and that was sort of what we were trying to do for that.
** The biggest one was the reason Jeffrey Katzenberg bought the rights to this film for Creator/{{Disney}}. Had the film been successful, the Walt Disney Company would have then started efforts to market Nintendo and their franchises, led by the Super Mario franchise, of course, in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Katzenberg and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] were also working with [[Creator/{{Sega}} Se]][[ArchEnemy g]][[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a]] to a limited degree for the same reasons with the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames video game]] [[note]] plus the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon series were distributed by Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo on VHS and LaserDisc through Creator/DiC Toon-Time Video (these tapes start with the green F.B.I. warning screens that also started this movie's VHS and which first appeared on the ''Walt Disney Studio Film Collection'' video series; they appeared on all tapes after the ''Walt Disney Classics'' video of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''), long before Sonic appeared in the Disney Animated Classic ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' [[/note]], and both attempts virtually faded when Katzenberg departed the company the [[Creator/DreamWorks next]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation year]] (the anti-film mandate from Nintendo also helped thwart Katzenberg's end goal for the movie).

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--->[...]what --->[]what we decided is, "Okay, Mario has a big chip on his shoulder about being a plumber. Hes inherited his dads business [and] its not what he wants to do"; its sort of a ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' thing with Jimmy Stewart at the bank when he wants to be traveling the world.\\
[...] [] And in the end he learns through the adventure that hes the greatest plumber in the world and he needs his brother and theyre a team together and that was sort of what we were trying to do for that.
** The biggest one was the reason Jeffrey Katzenberg bought the rights to this film for Creator/{{Disney}}. Had the film been successful, the Walt Disney Company would have then started efforts to market Nintendo and their franchises, led by the Super Mario franchise, of course, in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Katzenberg and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] were also working with [[Creator/{{Sega}} Se]][[ArchEnemy g]][[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a]] to a limited degree for the same reasons with the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames video game]] [[note]] plus game]][[note]]And the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon series were distributed by Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo on VHS and LaserDisc through Creator/DiC Toon-Time Video (these tapes start with the green F.B.I. warning screens that also started this movie's VHS and which first appeared on the ''Walt Disney Studio Film Collection'' video series; they appeared on all tapes after the ''Walt Disney Classics'' video of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''), long before Sonic appeared in the Disney Animated Classic ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.[[/note]], and both attempts virtually faded when Katzenberg departed the company the [[Creator/DreamWorks next]] [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation year]] (the anti-film mandate from Nintendo also helped thwart Katzenberg's end goal for the movie).
7th Mar '16 12:10:52 PM Pren
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* StillbornFranchise: The movie's troubled production, box-office failure, and resulting mandate from Nintendo ended the production of a sequel, and dashed studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's dreams of bringing Nintendo products into Disney's business model.

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* StillbornFranchise: The movie's troubled production, box-office failure, and resulting mandate from Nintendo ended the production of a sequel, and dashed studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg's dreams of bringing Nintendo products into Disney's business model. More drastically, it put Nintendo off licensing their products for live action films to this day.
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