List of television series and films

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This is a list of the television series and films that are part of the Super Mario franchise and other related series.

Television series

Name Year(s) Episodes Image Produced by Description
Saturday Supercade 1983-1984 97 Saturday Supercade title card as seen in the opening. Ruby-Spears Productions An animated television series based on the many different arcade games popular at the time. There were different segments for different games, like Frogger. The series included Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. segments which featured Mario, Pauline, Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989 65 Title card for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! DIC Entertainment The first Super Mario cartoon produced by DIC Entertainment, the show featured both a live segment and an animated segment. The show was mainly based around Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2. On Fridays, the show would play an animated Legend of Zelda segment featuring characters from the games like Link and Princess Zelda, but would still have live action Super Mario segments.
Captain N: The Game Master 1989-1991 34 Super Mario Worlds title screen, when it aired alongside Captain N: The Game Master. This cartoon featured the character of Kevin Keene being sucked into Videoland, where many different Nintendo characters and elements from several series made an appearance. Characters from the Super Mario franchise such as Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. were featured.
King Koopa's Kool Kartoons 1989-1990 N/A King Koopa's Kool Kartoons A live action show featuring a man dressed up and playing the role of King Koopa, the show featured a live audience which consisted of children. At the end of the episode, the man in the suit would give away prizes to winners, such as a Power Glove.
Club Mario 1990 65[1] Club Mario During the summer of 1990, during broadcasts of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the live action segments were replaced by Club Mario, which featured a group of teenage Mario fans.
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 1990 26 The title card for The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 A continuation of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the series was based off the Famicom and NES title of Super Mario Bros. 3. It introduced the Koopalings to the DIC Entertainment line of Super Mario cartoons, and included countless new elements from Super Mario Bros. 3, which had been released in North America that same year.
The Super Mario Challenge 1990-1991 N/A The Super Mario Challenge N/A This game show of sorts featured John Lenahan dressed as Mario, and having children complete against one another in the first three Super Mario games.
Super Mario World 1991 13 The title intro for the Super Mario World television series DiC Entertainment A continuation of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, this show was the last actual animated series produced by DIC. It featured characters and elements from Super Mario World, which had been released in North America just a month before the show started broadcasting. It introduced the character of Yoshi to the cast.
Captain N & The Video Game Masters 1992-1993 86 Captain N & The Video Game Masters A compilation TV show produced for syndication, which consisted of some of the Nintendo based cartoons DIC had produced: Captain N, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.
Mario All Stars 1994 40[citation needed] Mario All Stars Cartoon title screen To coincide with the recent release of Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES, DIC released another compilation TV show, which mashed up the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and Super Mario World.
Donkey Kong Country 1996-2000 40 Donkey Kong Country Title Screen (TV Show).PNG Nelvana Based off the first three Donkey Kong Country games, this Canadian-French-Chinese CG-animated series ran for two seasons and forty episodes. The plot revolved around Donkey Kong and the Kongs protecting the Crystal Coconut from King K. Rool and his minions.
Donkey Kong Planet 1996-2000 N/A Title logo of La planète de Donkey Kong. Medialab A children show featuring part of the Donkey Kong Country cast, Donkey Kong Planet consisted of airing of children's series interspersed with comedic skits. It was aired exclusively in France.


Name Release date Image Description
Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! July 20, 1986 (Japan) VHS cover of Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! A Japanese-only animated movie, based off Super Mario Bros.. Running for approximately one hour, it was directed by Masami Hata, written by Hideo Takayashiki, and produced by Masakatsu Suzuki and Tsunemasa Hatano. Additionally, it was produced by Grouper Studios (in co-operation with Nintendo) and distributed by Toei Company/VAP Video. It was one of the first film adaptations of a video game.
Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros. August 3, 1989 (Japan) The cover of the Super Mario Momotarō OVA (original video animation). A series of three Japanese-only Mario animated films based on fairy tales. It includes the following three films: Super Mario Momotarō, Super Mario Issun-bōshi, and Super Mario Shirayuki-hime, which are based off Momotarō, Issun-bōshi, and Snow White, respectively.
The Wizard December 15, 1989 (US) The Wizard Poster.jpg This action comedy film stars two teenage boys, Corey and Jimmy, who sneak out their home and set off on a trip across the country. After meeting up with a young girl, Haley, they discover that Jimmy, the emotionally disturbed little brother, has a gift for playing video games, and they enter a video game competition in California. The movie features several references to video games, and in the film's climax, Jimmy plays Super Mario Bros. 3 as part of the competition.
Super Mario Bros. May 28, 1993 (US) MoviePoster.jpg A live-action film adaptation of the Super Mario franchise, it features Bob Hoskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi, and was made on a budget of $42 million. It is the first live-action film adaptation of a video game, as well as the first film adapted from the Super Mario franchise to be released outside of Japan.
Mario Kirby Meisaku Video 1993 (Japan) Box art of Mario Kirby Meisaku Video An educational Japanese-only video, split into two segments: a Super Mario segment, and a Kirby segment. The Super Mario segment is based off of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, and it is educational in the sense that it attempts to teach Japanese children Kanji. This extremely rare tape was released on VHS, only in Japan, by Shogakukan in 1993.
Pixels 2015 (US) Theatrical poster of Pixels. A live-action film starring Adam Sandler as Sam Brenner, a former arcade game champion who defends against aliens who attack Earth in the form of arcade games. Donkey Kong appears, with the aliens attacking in the form of Donkey Kong in the climax.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie April 5, 2023 (US)
April 27, 2023 (Japan)
Q1/Q2 2023 (Worldwide)
New poster for The Super Mario Bros. Movie An animated film in partnership with Illumination, co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri (founder and CEO of Illumination), featuring Chris Pratt as Mario and Charlie Day as Luigi. It was initially theatrically released on April 5, 2023.

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See also


  1. ^ The Fifth Estate May 28, 1990 page 53. Retrieved October 21, 2020
  2. ^ [1] [VHSRIP] • ABC|Super Mario: ABC no Utau Video (YouTube channel Cabbusses's Retro Obscurities)