History Trivia / SuperMarioBros

17th Oct '17 6:54:16 AM ClintEastwood
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* FakeAmerican: Say whatever else you will about this film, Bob Hoskins played one so well that between ''Mario'' and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', many American kids were genuinely surprised to learn he was actually British.

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* FakeAmerican: Say whatever else you will about this film, Bob Hoskins Creator/BobHoskins played one so well that between ''Mario'' and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', many American kids were genuinely surprised to learn he was actually British.British.
* FakeNationality: The Puerto-Rican Creator/JohnLeguizamo plays the Italian (or Italian-American) Luigi.
17th Oct '17 6:52:12 AM ClintEastwood
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* ActorInspiredElement: When The King turns back into a human, it was Creator/LanceHenriksen's idea for him to cough up fungus. Henriksen used Rice Krispies in his hand to achieve the effect.



* ExecutiveMeddling: The script by writers Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais was so clever that it inspired Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper, and Fiona Shaw to sign onto the project. However, the producers feared it wasn't kid-friendly enough, so they forced heavy rewrites and barred directors Jankel and Morton from contributing to them.

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The script by writers Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais was so clever that it inspired Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper, and Fiona Shaw to sign onto the project. However, the producers feared it wasn't kid-friendly enough, so they forced heavy rewrites and barred directors Jankel and Morton from contributing to them.



* OrphanedReference: There's a puddle of slime on the floor of the de-evolution chamber. This is left over from a deleted scene where a technician is de-evolved into slime.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/LanceHenriksen met his second wife Jane Pollack on the set.



* TroubledProduction: As Dennis Hopper 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 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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* TroubledProduction: As Dennis Hopper 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 I was supposed to go down there for five weeks, and I was there for seventeen. It was so over budget."



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Multiple figures were once involved in the project, from the directors wanting Creator/KevinCostner for Koopa, Dustin Hoffman lobbying for the chance to play Mario [[SoMyKidsCanWatch as a treat for his kids]], and Creator/HaroldRamis, the producers' original choice for director (contrary to popular rumor, Creator/DannyDeVito was never a choice for the role of Mario).
** 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.

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Multiple figures were once involved in the project, from the directors wanting Creator/KevinCostner for Koopa, Dustin Hoffman lobbying for the chance to play Mario [[SoMyKidsCanWatch as a treat for his kids]], and Creator/HaroldRamis, the producers' original choice for director (contrary to popular rumor, Creator/DannyDeVito was never a choice for the role of Mario).
** As far as casting Mario, Tom Hanks Creator/TomHanks 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.
15th Oct '17 11:49:42 AM lalalei2001
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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 (of course) by the Super Mario franchise, in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Katzenberg and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] were also working with Creator/{{Se|ga}}[[ArchEnemy g]][[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a]] to a limited degree for the same reasons with the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames video game]],[[note]]Also, 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 FBI 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).
*** Disney's treatment of the film as well as that of Nintendo possibly [[LaserGuidedKarma came back to haunt them later on]]. Cue 2015, when Disney's theme park rival Creator/{{Universal}} successfully [[https://blog.universalorlando.com/whats-new/nintendo-partnership/ negotiates and secures]] a theme park license to use Nintendo properties in their [[Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks]].[[note]]Ironically, Universal themselves sued Nintendo to block ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' from circulation more than thirty years before over claims that the game infringed on ''Film/KingKong''. Universal lost that suit, but the legal settlements between the two likely helped warm relations over time.[[/note]] If the rumors are true, Nintendo's executives still knew/remembered [[NeverLiveItDown how poorly Disney treated them decades ago and were determined to keep Disney from EVER getting a piece of that pizza]].

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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 (of course) by the Super Mario franchise, in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Katzenberg and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Animation]] were also working with Creator/{{Se|ga}}[[ArchEnemy g]][[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a]] to a limited degree for the same reasons with the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames video game]],[[note]]Also, 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 FBI 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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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Mojo Nixon, who played Toad, has stated in interviews
that of Nintendo possibly [[LaserGuidedKarma came back to haunt them later on]]. Cue 2015, when Disney's theme park rival Creator/{{Universal}} successfully [[https://blog.universalorlando.com/whats-new/nintendo-partnership/ negotiates and secures]] "...I'm not really an actor. I was a theme park license to use Nintendo properties in their [[Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks]].[[note]]Ironically, Universal themselves sued Nintendo to block ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' from circulation more than thirty years before over claims that the game infringed on ''Film/KingKong''. Universal lost that suit, but the legal settlements between the two likely helped warm relations over time.[[/note]] If the rumors are true, Nintendo's executives still knew/remembered [[NeverLiveItDown how poorly Disney treated them decades ago and were determined to keep Disney from EVER getting drunk musician playing a piece of that pizza]].drunk musician."
15th Oct '17 9:15:30 AM HarpieSiren
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** No, Nintendo didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people into believing they did. They said that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go". So they, in fact ''debunked'' the idea that Mario abuses Yoshi.

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** No, Nintendo the developers of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people into believing they did. They said that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go". So they, in fact ''debunked'' the idea that Mario abuses Yoshi.
14th Oct '17 9:27:04 PM HarpieSiren
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** Nintendo never {{Retconned}} anything about Mario being a plumber in 2017, in fact, they never made any meaningful statement about his job at all. All that happened was the Japanese twitter linked to a profile that happened to refer to him being a plumber in the past tense, referencing the original ''VidoeGame/MarioBros.'' game, which was one of the few times he's actually done a plumbing job.
** No, the developers of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people to believe that they did. What they actually said was that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go". The interview didn't confirm it, it ''debunked'' it.

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** Nintendo never {{Retconned}} {{retcon}}ned anything about Mario being a plumber in 2017, in fact, they never made any meaningful statement about his current job at all. All that happened was the The Japanese twitter Twitter linked to a profile that happened to refer to him being a plumber in the past tense, but this was specifically referencing the original ''VidoeGame/MarioBros.'' ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' game, which was one of the few times he's actually done a plumbing job.
** No, the developers of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' Nintendo didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people to believe that into believing they did. What they actually They said was that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go". The interview didn't confirm it, it So they, in fact ''debunked'' it.the idea that Mario abuses Yoshi.
14th Oct '17 11:18:00 AM lalalei2001
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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. Ultimately played straight with Hoskins, Hopper and Leguizamo (the last of whom seems to have eventually warmed up to the film, per [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5S0v_lrGlg this video]]).

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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto actually admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties. Ultimately played straight with Hoskins, CreatorBacklash: Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo (the last of whom disliked the film, though the latter seems to have eventually warmed up to the film, per [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5S0v_lrGlg this video]]).video]].


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* CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto admitted that he liked how the movie took creative liberties, preferring it to the anime ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'' which he felt was too close to the games.
10th Oct '17 9:37:57 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** The Koopalings' relation to Bowser. From their introduction in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' to as late as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', they were explicitly stated to be Bowser's own children. Then in 2012 Shigeru Miyamoto went on record say Nintendo's "current story" is that they're unrelated to Bowser; however, they're still high-ranking members of Bowser's army [[AFatherToHisMen whom he treats as such]]. Then in 2014, ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U'' shifted the relationship again from a definite "No!" to an ambiguous "Maybe" with some of them being labeled as Koopa royalty and their relationship to Bowser being described as "unknown". Despite a phase in which Nintendo also had a direct hand in historical revisionalism, it has been relented and accepted that the Koopalings are still at least referred to as Bowser's children in re-releases of older material.

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** The Koopalings' relation to Bowser. From their introduction in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' to as late as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', they were explicitly stated to be Bowser's own children. Then in 2012 Shigeru Miyamoto went on record say saying Nintendo's "current story" is that they're unrelated to Bowser; however, they're still high-ranking members of Bowser's army [[AFatherToHisMen whom he treats as such]]. Then in 2014, ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U'' shifted the relationship again from a definite "No!" to an ambiguous "Maybe" with some of them being labeled as Koopa royalty and their relationship to Bowser being described as "unknown". Despite a phase in which Nintendo also had a direct hand in historical revisionalism, it has been relented and accepted that the Koopalings are still at least referred to as Bowser's children in re-releases of older material.
10th Oct '17 9:37:47 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** The infamous ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' episode "Kootie Pie Rocks", where Music/MilliVanilli guest star as themselves. In November 1990, just two weeks after it first aired, Milli Vanilli were outed as lip-syncing their songs and their popularity plummeted. In addition, the series itself is based on one of the bestselling video games of 1990.

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** The infamous ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' episode "Kootie Pie Rocks", where Music/MilliVanilli guest star as themselves. In November 1990, just two weeks after it first aired, Milli Vanilli were outed as lip-syncing their songs and their popularity plummeted. In addition, the series itself is based on one of the bestselling best-selling video games of 1990.
7th Oct '17 3:30:33 AM HarpieSiren
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** No, Nintendo didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people to believe that they did. What they actually said was that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go".

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** No, Nintendo the developers of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people to believe that they did. What they actually said was that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go". The interview didn't confirm it, it ''debunked'' it.
1st Oct '17 6:56:31 PM HarpieSiren
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** No, Nintendo didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi. They said that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go".

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** No, Nintendo didn't confirm that Mario abuses Yoshi. They Yoshi, misleading headlines simply lead people to believe that they did. What they actually said was that while it was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally conceived]] as Mario hitting him, most of the development team found that too mean for Mario and revised it into him simply pointing and telling Yoshi "Go".
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