Mario Flat Butt comparison between his video game and movie versions.

Mario's Flat Butt

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Updated Oct 06, 2022 at 12:16PM EDT by Zach.

Added Oct 05, 2022 at 05:38PM EDT by Philipp.

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Mario's Flat Butt refers to a viral debate spawned by a movie poster for the untitled 2023 Super Mario Bros. Film showing Mario standing with his back turned towards the camera, his buttocks noticeably smaller than in Super Mario Odyssey and many other Super Mario video games. The size of Mario's buttocks getting toned down became a subject of discussions and memes on social media in early October 2022 leading up to the movie's first trailer release.

Origin

On October 4th, 2022, at 10 a.m. EST, the official Twitter[1] account of Nintendo of America tweeted the first poster for the untitled 2023 Super Mario film. The poster, which shows Mario's back, gained over 21,000 retweets and 108,600 likes in one day (shown below).


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Within two minutes of the poster being posted, the artist RJ Palmer made the first viral tweet[2] mentioning Mario's smaller buttocks size. The tweet (shown below, left) gained over 1,000 retweets and 14,300 likes in one day. Several minutes later, RJ Palmer tweeted[3] a "fixed" version of the poster that received over 2,100 retweets and 13,100 likes in one day (shown below, right).


RJ Palmer Lightbox Expo # 510 @arvalis SOON Mario's ass is too small for all the running and jumping he does. Nintendo of America @NintendoAmerica · Oct 4 Tune in at 1:05 p.m. PT on 10/6 for a #NintendoDirect: The Super Mario Bros. Movie presentation introducing the world premiere trailer for the upcoming film (no game information will be featured). FA : ninten.do/6015dGF55 G 10:02 AM . Oct 4, 2022. Twitter Web App GA Nintendo Direct : nu RJ Palmer Lightbox Expo #510 @arvalis SOON I just care deeply about anatomical plausibility in design. This Mario couldn't even jump 3 feet. Public outrage fixed Sonic, it's not too late to fix Mario. BAD € 10:12 AM . Oct 4, 2022 · Twitter Web App FIXED ...

In the following hours, the size of Mario's buttocks in the movie became a highly discussed topic on Twitter. For example, on that day, Twitter[4] user @SimplyFir made a post comparing the size of Mario's buttocks in Super Mario Odyssey and in the movie that accumulated over 40,600 retweets and 472,000 likes in one day (shown below, left). Later that day, Twitter[5] user @MegaChanRevival then added Luigi to the poster, enlarging his buttocks. The tweet gained over 2,800 retweets and 47,000 likes (shown below, right).


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Tsarius @Tsarius1 Replying to @SimplyFir It does feel weird seeing Mario with a butt that's not 3x as large as his entire upper body. 9:21 PM . Oct 4, 2022 Twitter Web App ... POW MiloDX @supermilobros When a minion has more cake than Mario 2:50 PM Oct 4, 2022 Twitter for iPhone 6. : FA ANTIQUES Nintendo + ILLUMINATION 0. @E GTM T A 10
ANTIQUES 万月 Nintendo 4 ILLUMINATION no HA D 1/2 oo. Make Mario's Ass Right BAD FIXED RJ Palmer started this petition to President Joseph R. Biden On October 4, 2022, Nintendo and Illumination did not make Mario's ass big enough. The minions have fat asses, what gives??? 98,437 have signed. Let's get to 100,000! At 100,000 signatures, this petition becomes one of the top signed on Change.org! Bowser Jr signed 40 seconds ago Frank Cifaldi signed 49 seconds ago Sign this petition First name Spoopy Kristen @kristenkbates You're laughing? They took Mario's butt and you're laughing?? 30 9:30 AM - Oct 5, 2022 Twitter for iPhone Kota

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External References

[1] Twitter – @NintendoAmerica

[2] Twitter – @arvalis

[3] Twitter – @arvalis

[4] Twitter – @SimplyFir

[5] Twitter – @MegaChanRevival

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