Have you seen Disney Pixar's latest movie release, Turning Red, yet? If not, you absolutely should — we might be a Nintendo-focused website, but trust us on this. Director Domee Shi's feature-length debut is an utter masterpiece. It's set in Toronto, Canada in the early 2000s, and manages to pull off a laser-focused period piece about what life was like as a teenage girl circa 2002: Choker necklaces, Tamagotchis, and uncontrollable crushes on boyband members dressed in all white? Yeah, that sounds about right.
It's not particularly surprising that Turning Red's pinpoint nostalgia is triggering other cultural throwbacks, and one of those is video games — which don't really feature in the movie at all, unless you count Mei's ever-hungry Tamagotchi. Here's @REDZ_the_ARTIST's take on Turning Red X Super Mario Bros. 3:
Plus @choiceoxide's redrawing of protagonist Meilin and her three friends, whose colours just happen to match four other beloved characters:
You can even buy a T-shirt of the Turning Red X Super Mario Bros. 3 art right here, if you want everyone to know that you're a nerd with excellent taste.
Have you seen Turning Red yet? Isn't it great? What's your favourite part? Do you still have a Tamagotchi? Leave answers to all these questions and more in the comments!
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