The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Question: Why is the Princess called Peach instead of Toadstool and why is the main villain called Bowser instead of King Koopa?

Answer: "Princess Toadstool" was used in the original English-language manual, but she was Peach in the original Japanese, and that name continued in later versions, being combined with Toadstool. Bowser was originally called "Kuppa", but presumably the English-language version resonated more with people, plus removed any confusion of "Kuppa, King of the Koopas", so the English version stuck.

Continuity mistake: When Mario first consumes the Blue Mushroom, he emits a light that causes Donkey Kong to shield his eyes. However, later in the movie, when Peach forces Bowser to consume the same mushroom, no light is emitted. (00:49:15 - 01:21:22)

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Princess Peach: There's a huge universe out there. With a lot of galaxies. They're all counting on us.

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Trivia: Nintendo originally started out in the late 1800's as a company that produced a style of playing cards called "hanafuda." In the scenes taking place in Brooklyn, you can see a billboard for hanafuda playing cards as a reference to Nintendo's more humble beginning.

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