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The full version of The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been uploaded to Twitter

The full version of The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been uploaded to Twitter

The video spent hours on Twitter before it was taken down.

An illegal copy of The Super Mario Bros. Movie was uploaded to Twitter and raked up millions of views before it was taken down.

According to Daily Mail, Twitter user @OMGitssAshley posted the 92-minute movie to social media in two threads, which accumulated over nine million views.

However, another user by the name of @vidsthatgohard re-uploaded the original post after it was pulled.

In the words of Mario, 'Mama mia!'

But ultimately, the film was taken off the social media giant once again.

Universal/Nintendo

It comes months after Twitter announced that Twitter Blue subscribers can now upload videos up to 60 minutes long. Previously, users could only upload 10-minute videos maximum.

The announcement was made after CEO Elon Musk dissolved the Trust and Safety Council and Musk during the company's mass firings.

However, the recent scandal looks like it won't affect the computed-animated as it has just passed the USD USD $1 billion (AUD $1.5b) mark at the global box office.

The computer-animated film following Nintendo’s Mario franchise has become the year's highest-grossing film, clipping Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and John Wick: Chapter 4.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the 10th animated film to cross the USD $1 billion mark and the first animated movie to do so since pre-pandemic times.

In an interview with ScreenRant, Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri said that Nintendo and Illumination's collaboration has been 'really rewarding' and hinted at possibly 'working together' again.

Universal/Nintendo

"We are so focused right now on this movie, all the way up to Wednesday, and how the audience engages with the film. Nintendo and Illumination have had a really rewarding collaboration,” he said.

"Mr. Miyamoto and his colleagues have invited me to join the board of directors of Nintendo, and we're working together into the future with me in that capacity. But it's hard for us to talk about anything else at this time."

Let's just hope that by the time the sequel rolls out, Twitter has more of a grasp on its automated copyright system.

However, The Super Mario Bros. Movie isn't the first film to be illegally uploaded to Twitter.

The Verge reported that Avatar: The Way of Water was also leaked, as well as The Fast And The Fast Furious: Tokyo Drift, which was uploaded in two-minute segments over around 50 tweets.

Whatever happened to just waiting for movies to be released via streaming services?

Or hell, pay for a ticket and choc top and see it in the theatres, you stingy folk.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo/Illumination

Topics: News, Film and TV, Super Mario, Social Media, Twitter