How we Built SUPER MARIO & LUIGI for Nintendo’s Super Mario World in 2001…

This commercial was really fun. Although we used the previous YOSHI from another spot, MARIO and LUIGI were built new again for this Super Mario World Gameboy Commercial shoot in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Also shot on stage in Hollywood.)

Fireball was Super Mario and Yoshi and Bob Clark (our sculptor) was Luigi.

But Mario had two head versions. One normal and one that needed to breath underwater. So a bubble system was rigged to be able to blow bubbles out his mouth. It was cool…

MARIO FACT! The Camera Housing broke on the first day, resulting in the shoot being delayed by 3 days. So we spent 3 extra days out of the 9, lounging. Pretty awesome.

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