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!![[Franchise/SuperMarioBros The series in general]]:
* AdoredByTheNetwork: ''Really?'' The top-selling video game series starring Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s mascot is also the one most beloved and heavily marketed by the company?
* CashCowFranchise: ''Mario'' is the best-selling video game franchise of all time, by a MASSIVE margin. ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', which is in second place, only has half the sales (though it is close to beating the main series in sales).
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto was not pleased with the original ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels Super Mario Bros. 2]]'' due to it being a blatant rehash of the original game, as well as too difficult for its own good. He much preferred the USA ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
* CrossDressingVoices:
** Bowser was voiced by Japanese soul singer Akiko Wada in ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach''.
** Lani Minella voices Larry, Lemmy, and, [[TheBrute perplexingly enough]], Morton in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii''.
** Delores Rogers and [[TheOtherDarrin Caety Sagoian]] have provided Bowser Jr.'s voice.
** Similarly to Morton, Boom Boom is voiced by Lani Minella, despite being a big, tough brute.
* DawsonCasting: Mario and Luigi are estimated to be 26, and Wario and Waluigi are around the same age. Charles Martinet, who voices all four, is in his 60s, and started voicing Mario in his 40s.
* DevelopmentGag:
** Mario's (and Luigi's) character design is one, as the mustache and overalls were only designed by Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto as a greater contrast for players due to the 8-bit graphical limitations of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.
** Right in Yoshi's character design this whole time. According to Takashi Tezuka in "[[AllThereInTheManual Super Mario History 1985-2010]]" (which was bundled with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioAllStars [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Limited Edition]]''), the reason Yoshis have saddles in the first place is because it's a visual leftover from the time in development they were meant to be a type of Koopa, originally making it their shells. As a result, their saddles have been stated to be shells on occasion.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto is famous for his belief that video games are at their best when they focus on gameplay and [[ExcusePlot have as little story as possible]]. This ideology often sets him at odds with fans and other ''Mario'' developers who wish to put more story and lore into the series. The reason ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' had less plot than their predecessors was because he decided it was unnecessary, as opposed to the development teams who wanted the games to continue to have a larger focus on story.
* FandomLifeCycle: Stage 5, because the Mario series is basically the most well known, popular video game series in history. Especially true of the 'Mario Mania' years, wherein American children knew Mario better than WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse.
* FlipFlopOfGod:
** Surprisingly enough, the exact relationship between Mario and Peach. Given that in most games, the whole point is to rescue Peach from Bowser. Some games all but outright state that they're an OfficialCouple while others only have them as {{Implied Love Interest}}s. Other characters like Luigi and Daisy also muddy the situation.
** Sources aren't really sure if Wario and Waluigi are brothers or not. They also aren't sure if Toad and Toadette are siblings, love interests, or entirely unrelated.
** Is Yoshi a dinosaur or a dragon? Most sources state dinosaur, but at least one instance (the Japanese "Nintendo Kids Space" official site) has denied it.
** Do Mario and Luigi have last names? Over time the official word has flipped between "no, they don't" to "yes, and it ''is'' 'Mario'".
** 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.
** Is Rosalina a [[TheHighQueen queen]] or a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence goddess]]? What we only know that she is the "Mama" of the Lumas, with her clothing designs related to royalty, but her LongLived lifespan suggests [[TheAgeless agelessness]]. She's been stated to be a princess in the official guides of ''Super Mario Galaxy'' and its sequel as well as online material for ''Mario Kart 8'', but unlike Peach and Daisy, she's almost never referred to as Princess Rosalina.
* KillerApp: Along with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', this series is usually the one to get the ball rolling in terms of console sales.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** Nintendo gave Luigi [[TheYearOfLuigi a whole celebration]] of the 30th anniversary of his debut in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' A year-long one.
** The 30th anniversary year of ''Super Mario Bros.'' saw the release of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', 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. U''. A downgraded port was also release to Nintendo 3DS the following year.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Mario's voice in ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'' was none other than [[{{WesternAnimation/TheTransformers}} Optimus Prime]] himself, Creator/PeterCullen.
** Creator/ToruFuruya provided the voice for Mario in ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'' OVA. [[PlayingAgainstType Surprised?]]
** In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 1'' and ''2'', the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/MarioKart 64'', and "VideoGame/MarioKartSuperCircuit", Luigi is voiced by a Frenchman called Julien Bardakoff. His take on Luigi is completely different from Martinet's. You can hear him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzUZjqDMfNw here]]. In those same games, German localizer Thomas Spindler voices Wario, so he has a slight accent. It even caused the infamous "D'oh I missed!"/"So ein mist!" {{Mondegreen}}.
** Peach had a much lower voice in the International versions of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'', provided by Nintendo Localization Director Leslie Swan. This 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.
** In both ''Galaxy'' games and in ''Mario Kart Wii'', Rosalina was voiced by Mercedes Rose, but from ''Mario Kart 7'' onwards, she is instead voiced by Kerri Kane. Her voice actor changes yet again to Laura Faye Smith for ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.
* TalkingToHimself: Yes, most characters are {{Heroic Mime}}s, but nonetheless, Creator/CharlesMartinet voices both Mario brothers, their baby versions, both "Wario brothers", and Toadsworth.
* ThrowItIn: [[AscendedGlitch Blocks which release multiple coins were originally the result of a glitch and not intended to be in game, but were kept since they were liked.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Considering how long the series has been around, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/SuperMarioBros quite a few examples exist]].
* TheWikiRule: [[http://www.mariowiki.com/ The Super Mario Wiki.]] It also has extensive information on the {{Spinoff}} games such as ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' and ''VideoGame/WarioLand'', and related series' such as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
* WordOfGod:
** Mario creator Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto infamously stated in a 2012 interview that the Koopalings aren't Bowser's children, as described above.
** The nicknames the developers respectively gave the Blue and Yellow Toads are, ''allegedly'', Buckenberry and Ala-Gold.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Charles Martinet (talking in-character as Mario) confirmed the Mario last name at Comic Con 2012, prior to the FlipFlopOfGod finally settling on same. Mind you, he also confirmed that Mario's mother is named "Mama Mia Mario", so how seriously you take his statements in that role is up to you.

!!!The series is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* BigBoosHaunt
* DivergentCharacterEvolution (Originally named "Luigification" due to this process happening to Luigi)
* {{Faceship}}: Named from Lubba's {{Pun}} describing [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Starship Mario]].
* TheGoomba
* GoombaStomp
* GoombaSpringboard
* GoKartingWithBowser
* GroundPound
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits (Named for a line in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'')
* IFellForHours (From the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon)
* ItemGet
* JackOfAllStats (formerly "The Mario" since he almost always has average stats, right across the board)
* LethalLavaLand
* MacroZone
* MinusWorld
* OneMarioLimit
* PipeMaze
* PoisonMushroom
* ShiftingSandLand
* SpaceZone
* SphereFactor (Named after a minigame in ''VideoGame/MarioParty 7'')
* TheSpiny
* ToyTime
* WarpWhistle
* WarpZone
* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing (Named after a series of videos of Luigi winning ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' mini-games by doing nothing)
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle ([[BeamMeUpScotty even if those aren't the exact words]])

!!!This series is the ImageSource for:
* General
** DivergentCharacterEvolution
** TheGoomba
** HypnotizeThePrincess
** MutuallyExclusivePowerUps
** OneMarioLimit
** OverlordJr
** PrimaryColorChampion (bottom-center)
** PrincessesPreferPink
** RenaissanceMan
** VideoGameLongRunners
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes
** TheManyDeathsOfYou
** RuleSixtyThree
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''
** VeryFalseAdvertising
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon''
** WeaponsThatSuck
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart''
** JackOfAllStats
** RacingGhost
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''
** LargeAndInCharge
** VacuumMouth
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''
** TheDragAlong
** HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
** MinecartMadness (middle-right)
** SiblingTeam
* ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers''
** TomboyPrincess
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''
** TheSpiny
* ''VideoGame/PaperMario''
** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer (column 1, row 1)
** HeavilyArmoredMook
** OminousFloatingCastle
** PopQuiz
** RecurringBoss
** ShiftingSandLand
* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''
** EvilMakeover
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''
** ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''
** DamselInDistress
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''
** RemilitarizedZone (bottom)
** {{Wutai}}
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''
** BuildLikeAnEgyptian (middle-left)
** FreeRotatingCamera
** HatOfFlight
** StayAheadOfThisIndex
** UrbanLegendOfZelda
** VideoGameFlight
** KingMook
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1''
** BossBattle
** FinalBoss (top-left)
** KillStreak (''Super Mario All-Stars'' remake)
** LawOfOneHundred
** NostalgiaLevel (top half)
** PlatformGame
** {{Sizeshifter}}
** SuperNotDrowningSkills
** UndergroundLevel (top left, ''Super Mario All-Stars'' remake)
** VideoGameLives
** WarpZone
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''
** AsteroidsMonster
** SlippySlideyIceWorld (top-left)
** UnwinnableByInsanity
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''
** AirborneMook
** BuildLikeAnEgyptian (bottom-right)
** InfiniteOneUps
** InvincibilityPowerUp
** PowerUp
** RemilitarizedZone (top)
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
** {{Fireballs}}
** HailfirePeaks
** OxygenMeter
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''
** FakeDifficulty
** InCaseOfBossFightBreakGlass
** MacroZone
** FaceShip
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''
** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer (column 2, row 2)
** BigBulkyBomb
** FlunkyBoss
** FoeYay.VideoGames
** GangplankGalleon (bottom-right)
** TheMaze
** PlayerParty (4th row)
** SaveThePrincess
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''
** AmusementPark
** GroundPound
** ItemGet
** WallJump
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
** BigBoosHaunt
** DelayedExplosion
** DramaticDisappearingDisplay
** GangplankGalleon (bottom-left)
** GretzkyHasTheBall
** PowerUpMount (top-left)
** RemovableShell
** SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom
* ''VideoGame/KaizoMarioWorld''
** KaizoTrap
** ThatOneLevel
* ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong''
** FunSize

!![[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros The Cartoon Series]]:
* ChannelHop: ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' aired in syndication. The latter two cartoons aired on Creator/{{NBC}}.
* CrossDressingVoices: Hip and Hop Koopa.
* FanNickname: Particularly within WebVideo/TheAnnotatedSeries, the song "Mega Move" is known as "the surf(ing) music" because of its first appearance during a beach scene in ''Super Mario Bros. 3''.
* TalkingToHimself: Hip and Hop, literally, since Tara Strong talked for both of them.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The latter two cartoons qualify.
** 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.
** ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' was based on the game that launched the Super NES. It couldn't have come out in any year other than 1991.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''
** DartboardOfHate

!![[Film/SuperMarioBros The film]]:
* TheAlcoholic: Creator/JohnLeguizamo admits in his autobiography that he and Creator/BobHoskins got through production mostly by being drunk off their asses and (pardon the pun) doing shots in-between shots. In one case, Leguizamo was forced to drive the van while being so drunk that when he swerved, the sliding door [[{{Fingore}} crushed Hoskins' hand]], hence the inexplicable pink cast Mario has.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $42 million (not counting marketing costs), $48 million (counting them). Box office, $20,915,465.
* BreakawayPopHit: Featuring the hit single "Almost Unreal" by Music/{{Roxette}}.
** Which, supposedly, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was going to be used for the soundtrack that was not for this film but for]] ''Film/HocusPocus''.
** Music/GeorgeClinton's cover of Was (Not Was)' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733O0xJDx8o "Walk the Dinosaur"]], later CoveredUp by Queen Latifah for ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', which [[ActorAllusion coincidentally]] also featured John Leguizamo.
* 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]]).
* CreatorKiller: Roland Joffé (''Film/TheKillingFields''), the producer of the film, never really recovered from the film's failure, though the similarly InNameOnly adaptation of ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' he directed that was released two years later certainly didn't help. Also, this is the last theatrically released film with which the directing team of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, of whom Bob Hoskins said "[their] arrogance had been mistaken for talent" in a 2007 interview, have been involved to date.
* DeletedScene: Nearly a half-hour of footage was cut to give the movie a proper running time. Deleted scenes include:
** An extended sequence of Koopa chasing Daisy's mother in New York, which featured him gazing admiringly at the buildings which would later inspire his warped construction projects in Dinohattan.
** Mario and Luigi actually confronting the "Scapelli brothers", Mike and Doug, in the River Front Café. They threaten the café's owner, Pascal, by invoking their boss' name. Pascal takes Mario aside and offers him and Luigi a free lunch to make it up to them, which leads to:
** An alternate scene of Mario and Luigi eating. Daisy enters the café and uses the payphone inside, slipping on a wet floor as she leaves. Luigi catches her and the movie continues that way.
** Mario and Luigi getting ready for their dinner date, during which Luigi expresses embarrassment at being a plumber. Mario chastises him and tells him he has no "family pride."
** An extended sequence in the de-evolution chamber, during which one of the devo technicians is de-evolved into slime. A puddle can still be seen on the floor in the final film.
** Iggy and Spike get drunk at the Boom Boom Bar and rap, which Lena cites later to Koopa as them "preaching your overthrow."
** Various assorted scenes, including additional sequences from the cut "family pride" subplot.
* DevelopmentHell: Went through a rapid version of this, with over a half-dozen different writers, three sets of directors, and both Creator/TomHanks and Creator/DustinHoffman expressed interest in playing Mario before executives rejected them. In the end, the script was almost entirely rewritten on set with mutual silence between the cast, director, producers, and Nintendo brass. Then, allegedly due to drinking on set, Jankel ran into Leguizamo with a car, breaking his leg. You can even see the cast in some shots of the movie.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Mojo Nixon, who played Toad, was legitimately terrified of Creator/DennisHopper's performance as Koopa, particularly the scene where he was de-evolving and strapped to the chair.
* 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.
** Further changes to the script in terms of special effects and character-development severely limited their vision even further.
** In the end, over twenty minutes of footage was cut to get Mario and Luigi into the parallel world sooner while the atrociously animated intro was inserted to make up for it.
* 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.
* GenreKiller: For video game-based movies as a whole, for it was one of the first such films of this kind and set a very low standard for future such films to come.
* MoneyDearBoy: The reason this film has one of the highest Embarrassed Actor Quotients since 1990. 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 (in Hopper's case, it may have been a joke).
-->'''Dennis Hopper''': I made a picture called ''Super Mario Bros.'', and my six-year-old son at the time hes now eighteen he said, "Dad, I think youre probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy King Koopa in ''Super Mario Bros.''?" and I said, "Well, Henry, I did that so you could have shoes," and he said, "Dad, I dont need shoes that badly."
* OldShame: John Leguizamo's first leading film role (at least he got the worst out of his way early on). He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'', the next movie in which he appeared. Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper regretted it as well, though they were both well established.
** As noted under CreatorBacklash, Leguizamo, who became OlderAndWiser, is far less negative about the movie nowadays.
** Conversely, many of the non-leads have stated it was one of their favorite movies to work on. Some even say it ''is'' their favorite movie.
* PrimaDonnaDirector: Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. As per being the creators of ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', they saw ''Super Mario Bros.'' as a subversive, gritty sci-fi film à la ''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.
* SequelGap: The webcomic began publishing two decades after the original film's release.
* SequelHook: Daisy dressed as [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ripley]]. According to co-writer Parker Bennett, this was literally lifted from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* 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 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."
** This [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/11/interview_rocky_morton_on_the_chaos_of_directing_the_super_mario_bros_movie interview]] reveals more of this film's troubled production.
** To cut a long story ''extremely'' short, it's safe to say that literally everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The script changed several dozen times, including by the day during filming, the directors and writers being forbidden from interacting, the directors being ''locked out of the editing booth'' during the editing process until they got the Writer's Guild to back them up, and gigantic amounts of ExecutiveMeddling.
* 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.
** 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 order 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 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.
** Five early scripts, including the aforementioned Fantasy script, can be read on [[http://www.smbmovie.com/SMBArchive/preproduction/script.htm The Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive's Scripts page]].
** According to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguidesimpsons5.html this]] issue of ''Magazine/TVGuide'', the movie was originally planned to be released in 1991 and would have been animated.
** Music/JerryGoldsmith was attached to score the film but pulled out due to scheduling conflicts (Music/AlanSilvestri filled in).
** Mario's character was written differently before Bob Hoskins was attached to the role. Screenwriter Parker Bennett described him as "Creator/BillMurray-esque", closer in age to Luigi,[[note]]Hoskins and Leguizamo were twenty-two years apart.[[/note]] and that they had Bruno Kirby in mind for the role.
--->[]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 (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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