A little while back, the main voice cast was announced for Illumination’s Super Mario movie, and many memes were born. Amongst the names was Seth Rogen voicing Donkey Kong.

Now comes word that while we don’t even have a confirmed title for that Super Mario movie yet, Nintendo’s classic big ape – as voiced by Rogen – is already set to get his own spinoff movie. Yep, the Nintendo Cinematic Universe is go, it would seem.

There’s no date as yet because multi-million buck big screen animation takes time and lots of people, but while we’re talking that voice cast, Chris Pratt, who is set to voice everybody’s fave tradie Mario, has also signed up for another animated gig. Mr Pratt will be Garfield, in another big screen adaptation of the life of the lasagne-loving and Monday-hating feline. Good grief! Oops, wrong classic comic strip…

Read more on the Super Mario movie here.

Donkey Kong Country at JB Hi-Fi.