The film was released in theatres and premiered on Koopatroopaman Studios Network on January 29, 2014 while other networks premiered the film later. Tie-in promotions were made with several companies, including McDonald's, GoGurt and Best Buy, which perched selected stores with Koopatroopaman plushes for $12.50. The film was a box office success, grossing over $80 million, and received mostly positive reviews. It will launch a franchise with a series of films, including a sequel titled The Koopatroopaman Movie 2, which will be released in theatres on March 2, 2016. A third film is in development for a May 4, 2019 release, which will be the first Koopatroopaman film to be released in IMAX 3D format.
The film opens with Koopatroopaman, Koopatroopamon, Partybross, Koopa Blob and Fries seeing The Koopatroopaman Movie in a movie theater. As the film begins, Partybross asks who Nadjib M. is as Koopa Blob replies that he is the coolest guy ever. In the film proper, it cuts to Partybross and Koopa Blob in a cave.