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My Initial Thoughts on Nintendo/Illumination Deal for New Mario Animated Film

Richard of gXp writes, "As news started breaking that Nintendo Co., LTD and Illumination Entertainment (Universal Studios/NBCUniversal) have partnered together to bring Mario and company to the big screen in an untitled Super Mario Bros. animated film, I couldn’t help but cringe just a bit at the prospect of another animated film being developed by Illumination. While I thought that the first Despicable Me film and Sing were beautiful animated films, I have found that the rest of the Illumination filmography – which includes Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and Despicable Me 3 – have been far less of a wonder than what other animated film studios have been producing as of late. And with rehashed films like Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Sing 2, Minions 2, and Despicable Me 4 all on Illumination’s immediately scheduled future, it does nothing to assuage how I feel about them handling one of my favorite video gaming properties of all time."

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