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There were three cartoons based on the Super Mario Bros. franchise.

First was The Super Mario Bros Super Show, a 1989 animated/live action Di C production was an Animated Adaptation of Nintendo's flagship games, featuring the adventures of those plucky plumbers from Brooklyn. The show ran four days a week in syndication, with Fridays reserved for a cartoon based on The Legend of Zelda.

Saturday morning cartoons titled The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World were later made (without live-action segments) and would air alongside Captain N: The Game Master on NBC. All three shows are now available on DVD. See also Super Mario Bros the Parody Series for the Abridged Series version.

Ironically, the shows are (relatively speaking) about as accurate to the spirit of the game than any other Mario adaptation on either side of the Pacific.

For tropes unique to one of the three shows, see their respective articles.

Tropes present on more than one show:


  1. Ludwig
  2. Peach
  3. Morton Koopa Jr.
  4. Wendy O.
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