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The Next Super Mario Bros. Movie Has A Release Date In Japan

Still no confirmation for Australia, though.

A big, 40-minute Nintendo Direct is set to air tonight but before the main event, Shigeru Miyamoto has taken to the company’s Japanese Twitter account to reveal the release date of the next Super Mario animated film in Japan.

The movie, which was already previously announced to release in the US on April 3rd, 2026, will debut just shortly after in Japan on April 24th.

The tweet reads, “Hello, this is Miyamoto. We will be broadcasting a Nintendo Direct tonight, but before that I would like to make an announcement. The release date for the new Super Mario animated movie in Japan has been set for April 24, 2026. We are working with the Illumination team to make it a fun movie, so please continue to look forward to it.”

The film is once again coming from Illumination, and this time it’s been announced that Nintendo and Illumination staff are working hand-in-hand to produce the movie.

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie, released last Spring, continues to be watched by many people, including over the holidays and into this year!” Miyamoto said in a video accompanying the original announcement of the next movie, which you can watch below.

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“The team at Illumination who worked on the Super Mario Bros. Movie is also producing this new film, together with Nintendo.”

Miyamoto also teased that the world of Mario will be expanded even further with the new film, potentially teasing even more characters and worlds from the wider Super Mario universe making an appearance.

“This is Miyamoto. We are now creating a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. This film is planned for release in theaters on April 3rd, 2026 in the US and many other markets, and throughout the month of April in other territories,” said a separate post from Miyamoto at the time the film was announced.

“We’ll let you know the details once we’re ready to share more. This time too, the staff at Illumination and Nintendo are working together. We’re thinking about broadening Mario’s world further, and it’ll have a bright and fun story. We hope you’ll look forward to it!”