The Super Mario Bros. Movie: Easter Eggs and All References

Our growing list of The Super Mario Bros. Movie Easter eggs features references from throughout the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond.

Nintendo’s first attempt at a full-length animated film with The Super Mario Bros. Movie is looking impressive, and that’s before you consider how the film is ridiculously packed with various nods and cameos to all sorts of Mario games and characters. The movie is a love letter to the Mario series and its 40-year history, and that’s why we’re cataloging every reference and Easter egg we can find on one nifty page. Keep checking this page for updates!

Now that the film has officially launched, please proceed with caution and be wary of SPOILERS!

People have questions, so let’s answer some of the most common questions before diving into all the references and cameos. When does The Super Mario Bros. Movie release? On April 5, 2023 in most countries. Other countries will see the film release the same weekend or a few weeks after. Does The Super Mario Bros. Movie have a post-credits scene? Yes, there is both a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. Will there be a The Super Mario Bros. Movie sequel? Nothing is confirmed, but Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, has stated future films will depend on the success of the current film.

Each section of our The Super Mario Bros. Movie Easter eggs and references page focuses on a different yet shared aspect of both the film and the games. Categories include characters, power-ups, objects, worlds and levels, music, and different events. We also have an extra section on references to each individual game as well as references to other Nintendo properties. Because we are updating this page regularly as more information comes in, we’ll keep you posted on our most recent changes and additions here:

4/6/23 Additional characters added.
3/14/23 Character section added.

Use these jump links to hop around our The Super Mario Bros. Movie Easter eggs and references page:


First we’ll list all the main characters, then we’ll give the characters with smaller roles a spotlight. This includes characters that appear in blink-and-you-miss-it moments or are merely mentioned in some way. Then the enemies!

Main Characters

Mario Princess Peach Bowser
Luigi Toad Donkey Kong
Kamek Foreman Spike Cranky Kong

Other Characters

Red Toad Blue Toad Yellow Toad
Green Toad Purple Toad Toadette
Diddy Kong Dixie Kong Funky Kong
Kiddy Kong Chunky Kong Swanky Kong
King Penguin Penguin Yoshi
Lumalee Pauline Giuseppe
Baby Mario Baby Luigi Baby Peach
Mario’s Mother
Mario’s Father Uncle Tony
Uncle Arthur Other Family Members  


Koopa Troopa Koopa Paratroopa Dry Bones
Goomba Goomba Tower Bob-omb
Shy Guy Snifit Piranha Plant
Spiny Buzzy Beetle Biddybud
Hammer Bro Sledge Bro Chain Chomp
Cheep Cheep Spiny Cheep Cheep Urchin
Blooper Jellybeam Bramball
Bat King Bob-omb  King Boo 



Only a select few power-ups from throughout the series are actually used by characters in the film, but that won’t stop us from showing them off!

Image Power-Up Used By
Super Mushroom from The Super Mario Bros. Movie Mushroom
  • Mario
Mini Mushroom from The Super Mario Bros. Movie Mini Mushroom
  • Mario
  • Bowser
Fire Flower from The Super Mario Bros. Movie Fire Flower
  • Princess Peach
  • Donkey Kong
Ice Flower from The Super Mario Bros. Movie Ice Flower
  • Princess Peach
Super Leaf
  • Mario
Super Bell
  • Mario
Super Star from The Super Mario Bros. Movie Super Star
  • Mario
  • Luigi

Once we are able to take screenshots of the film, we’ll update this post with a gallery of the power-ups in action.


Objects and Items

So many classic objects and recognizable items from throughout the entire Mario series. Too many, even!

Unused Power-Ups

 Turnip Super Crown  Gold Flower 
Fruit POW Block Super Bell
Super Bell Hammer Boomerang
P Switch Power Balloon Lakitu Cloud

Mario Kart Items

Banana Green Shell Red Shell
Blue Shell

Obstacle Objects

Other Objects and Items


Levels and Worlds

Coming soon!


Coming soon!


Coming soon!

List of Games

Coming soon!

Nintendo References

Coming soon!

Have you seen an Easter egg or reference in The Super Mario Bros. Movie that we haven’t listed on our page? Let us know in the comments!

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