animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! © DIC Entertainment / Saban / Nintendo Co Ltd
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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Mario and his brother Luigi find themselves in the Mushroom Kingdom after falling into a drain in a bathtub. There they rescue Princess Toadstool and her mushroom servant Toad from King Kooper and set about trying to find a way to free the kingdom from his rule and get themselves back to Brooklyn.

see also: The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)
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Created by: DIC Entertainment, Saban, Nintendo Co Ltd
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Lou Albano ... Mario Mario
Harvey Atkin ... King Bower Kooper
Jeannie Elias ... Princess Peach Toadstool
John Stocker ... Toad, Koopa Troopa
Danny Wells ... Luigi Mario
Directed by: John Grusd, Dan Riba and Steve Binder
Produced by: John Grusd and Troy Miller
Executive Producers: Andy Heyward and Steve Binder
Musical Score by: Shuki Levy, Haim Saban and Eric Allaman
Writing Credits: Roger Eschbacher, Eleanor Burian-Mohr, Jack Hanrahan, Andy Heyward, David Schwartz, Phil Harnage, J. Larry Carroll, Bob Forward, David Ehrman, Sean Roche, David Carren, Tony Marino (II), Perry Martin, Martha Moran, Jeremiah Bosgang, Rick Cunningham, Vic Davis and Michael A. Medlock
Based on: The videogames by Nintendo.

animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! © DIC Entertainment / Saban / Nintendo Co LtdHalf of this half-hour show was set in live action, where Mario and Luigi (played by the same two who did their voices), now back in the 'real world' would come up against some sort of problem to solve: the series live-action scenes had cameos from other Dic characters (i.e. Inspector Gadget). Also, the opening and closing titles were a mix of live-action against an animated backdrop, the end credit being notable for having “Captain” Lou Albano inviting the viewers to ‘Do the Mario.’

In the US, the animated part of the show generally aired Mario on Monday to Thursdays. Another cartoon segment, The Legend of Zelda was aired on the show on Fridays. The Legend of Zelda would be aborted completely after the thirteenth episode.

The animated version of this show was based around the video games Super Mario Bros. 1 and Super Mario Bros. 2. Future animated Mario series (sans the live action segments) followed the settings of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World retrospectively.

Mario, Nintendo’s oldest and most iconic mascot, was created in 1981 for the arcade game Donkey Kong (although in that game he was known as Jumpman). He was designed by game designer/producer/director Shigeru Miyamoto. The Brooklyn Italian-American plumber has become one of the most successful and iconic videogame characters in the medium’s history.

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