"Do The Mario" On DVD, Zelda Too
June 14, 2005
UPDATE: There's been a delay.
"Hey paisanos! It's The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" Animated News has a report stating that the complete series of the 1989-90 cartoon/live action programs The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and Friday special The Legend of Zelda are headed to DVD this coming October in 4-volume and 3-volume sets respectively. A "best of" Super Mario DVD has been available for some time, but die-hard fans out there can now finish off their collections.
Like most young Nintendo fans of the era, I was hooked on these cartoons when they originally aired (despite the corny live action Mario and Luigi segments and off-model animation). My family had a satellite dish at the time and every Sunday afternoon when the show's syndicator would air the week's episodes for the affiliates to record in a three hour block I'd plop myself down in front of the TV and watch. Good times. I can't say that I'll be picking up these DVDs, but it's good to know that the shows will be available for today's young fans.