Watch: Mario movie cast performs Super Mario Bros theme with Miyamoto
The film will arrive in the US and UK on April 5
The cast of the upcoming Super Mario Movie has performed an acapella version of the Super Mario Bros theme with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
Appearing on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Keegan Michael-Key, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Fred Armisen performed a medley of music from the original game.
The song concludes with Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, performing the melody that plays when a player dies in the game.
The video can be watched below:
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & The Super Mario Bros. Movie Cast Sing the Super Mario Bros. Theme Song
Fallon, who currently hosts the largest talk show in the US, is a known video game fan, having previously included “Game Week,” segments on his former show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Nintendo Switch also made its TV debut on Fallon’s show, with Reggie Fils-Aime demonstrating the console’s handheld and docked switching feature for the first time in front of its studio audience.
Nintendo is celebrating today, March 10, with further Mario-related announcements. According to Nintendo’s list of ‘Mario Day’ events, Lego will be hosting a ‘big reveal’ on its YouTube channel.
It’s not clear whether the reveal will relate to more Lego Super Mario playsets, a more ‘premium’ Lego Nintendo product or something else like a discount on existing Mario sets.
Wave 4 of DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also now available, adding eight more courses and the return of Birdo as a playable character (along with five blank character slots, suggesting more are to come).
The final trailer for The Super Mario Bros Movie was also released yesterday. The new trailer includes more footage of the Rainbow Road section, as well as a Luma from Super Mario Galaxy. It also shows Donkey Kong getting a Fire Flower and gaining its powers.
Originally set to release on April 7, The Super Mario Bros Movie release date has now been moved forward to April 5 in “the US and in more than 60 markets around the world”, including the UK.