Nintendo confirms its working on a Mario movie with the studio behind Minions
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Mario, meet Minions. Today Nintendo confirmed reports that its working on an animated Super Mario movie with Illumination, the animation studio behind movies like Despicable Me and Minions. The Wall Street Journal previously reported on the deal back in November. Theres little in the way of details about the film, but its being co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto the creator of Mario and many other iconic Nintendo characters and Chris Meledandri, best-known for his work on the Despicable Me franchise.
Theres no word on when the movie will hit theaters, but Super Mario fever is at a high following the successful launch of Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch, which the company says has sold more than 9 million copies since its…