Then again, they might have been looking at literally every other video game movie to come out during all of those times (that weren't Pokémon movies) and went, "Oh that's why we didn't."
Nintendo's headquarters often seemed.... embarrassed by what their American branch offices (back when there were American branch offices) got up to in terms of licensing. (To be fair, Japan never had a Home Video Game Crash as the US industry did in 1983-1985, so they wouldn't have seen the need to keep brand awareness through breakfast cereals and animation spin-offs to the same degree.) It was an absurdly long time before "Captain N: The Game Master" (with its very unique take on Metroid's Mother Brain, and a then-unknown Venus Terzo voicing the original character of Princess Lana) got a DVD release, for example.And they're probably still sore about that movie gaining a cult following of its own.
I wouldn't be too sure about that.they wouldn't have seen the need to keep brand awareness through breakfast cereals and animation spin-offs to the same degree
Did... did I miss something? Did Nintendo of America close down, and I didn't hear about it?back when there were American branch offices
I don't think Nintendo has much, if any, say in that. I think it's up to Wildbrain or whoever owned the DiC properties on that front, sort of like how Disney is free to re-release and show the first Mario movie as they please.It was an absurdly long time before "Captain N: The Game Master" (with its very unique take on Metroid's Mother Brain, and a then-unknown Venus Terzo voicing the original character of Princess Lana) got a DVD release, for example.
Probably not, if only because the spinning thing was from the anime movie that the rice was marketed alongside.(Sidenote: Did Mario 64 steal the idea of Mario spinning Bowser around by his tail from this furikake/rice topping commercial?!)
Finally saw it. It was pretty simple but looked really good. Pratt was ok but made Mario a little boring?
There's stuff I don't know cuz I didn't play those games. I'm not into racing so the whole Mario Kart stuff flew over my head.
I've seen the wizard major domo with the telekinetic wand but I don't know his name.
There's a Freeze Flower?
I don't know the powers of the cat suit.
Can Donkey Kong power up too? In what game?
Is it for real that the Raccoon tail twirls exactly like Sonic's Tails? From the game, it... wags up and down?
Ooookay I'm not going to date myself by saying the last Mario game I played, haha.
Oh yeah, did Mario always have a huge family? So odd. Oh, I actually remember that other guy Spike from that Mario wrecking ladders game.
Edit - and he hates mushrooms? That seems like a weird thing to put in. It can't be canon, can it?
At times unfortunately, I'd say.I think you're overthinking it. Mario canon has always been deliberately loose. He's Nintendo's Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny, after all. Just a character they can stick in various situations without worrying about continuity or stuff like that.
You're reading too much into that line. He's not a monster because he's a large turtle man, he's a monster because he's a tyrannical despot bent on conquering and/or murdering anyone and anything that gets in his way. Physical ugliness is not the root of all monstrosity.Btw, something that slightly bothers me was Peach saying 'I'll never marry a monster like you' during the wedding. In context of Beauty and the Beast and Shrek, where the ugly guy is considered unworthy of love cuz he's a monster / ugly? I'd have felt better if she said it as 'never marry a bully or jerk or evil person'.
Yeah, they're uncles, from what I heard.Wrecking Crew, yeah, that game.
Wait, I rechecked the family dinner scene and... The three other guys now seem older soooo they're Mario and Luigi's uncles? My original issue was if they were other brothers so it would be weird to have a third, fourth or fifth Mario brother that we don't know about.
Also that odd, excited jumping guy in the background is suppose to be the original Mario costume of the first game?
Agreed.I've been rewatching the movie cuz it's a lot of fun. I would have liked more Luigi screentime but his role as companion buddy was taken over by Donkey Kong.
That's the thing. I dunno. I feel like 'monster' is a race (haha). It'd have been better for me if Peach said 'id never marry a tyrant or despot or murderer like you'. Y'know?You're reading too much into that line. He's not a monster because he's a large turtle man, he's a monster because he's a tyrannical despot bent on conquering and/or murdering anyone and anything that gets in his way. Physical ugliness is not the root of all monstrosity.
Belle even said so to Gaston: "He's not a monster, Gaston. You are!"
Then don't. Bowser's species is "Koopa", not "Monster".That's the thing. I dunno. I feel like 'monster' is a race (haha).
That is Giuseppe.Who's Guiseppe? Is that the background guy who was playing the Jump Man arcade at the start? Who's he?