The Adventures of Super Mario Bros

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Episode 1 "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas"

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The opening title curtain for The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Produced by DiC Entertainment
First episode launch September 8, 1990
Last episode launch December 1, 1990

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 was the second Mario television cartoon produced by DiC Entertainment, and was based on Super Mario Bros. 3. An apparent continuation of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, this series served as a bit of a turning point for the DiC version of Mario.

Unlike The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, which was broadcast five days a week in syndication, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 was aired on Saturday mornings on NBC, alongside Captain N: The Game Master for the 1990-1991 season. The two shows originally aired in a one-hour package entitled Captain N & The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, which consisted of a half-hour episode of Captain N: The Game Master sandwiched between two fifteen-minute Mario episodes. The two shows were then split up for later airings. [2][3]The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3's title screen, when it aired alongside Captain N: The Game Master.While The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! mainly dealt with Mario and Luigi helping Princess Peach Toadstool and Toad trying to stop King Bowser Koopa from taking over the Mushroom Kingdom and other lands, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 took place some time later, after the events of the game, when the Mushroom Kingdom was in a more peaceful state. [4][5]Luigi, Toad, Mario and Princess Toadstool.As it was based on Super Mario Bros. 3, the feel of the Mushroom Kingdom changed to better resemble the game. The various worlds of Super Mario Bros. 3 were visited regularly, and new Power-Ups such as Super Leaves and Frog Suits appeared. King Koopa also changed his army, losing Wart's minions, but gaining more of his own, including Boom Booms, Boomerang Bros., Sledge Bros., Dry Bones, and many more. Although characters continued to call him King Koopa like they did on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, his full name, Bowser Koopa, was mentioned in a few episodes. [6][7]King Bowser Koopa.One notable addition to the cast was Bowser's seven Koopalings, who were given alternate names for the show. Although DIC has never properly explained why different names were issued for the Koopalings, they hadn't been named by Nintendo of America when the show began production. Because they needed names for the characters, the writers had to make up names of their own. [8][9]The Koopalings. Back row from left to right: Hop, Kootie Pie and Hip. Front row: Bully, Big Mouth, Cheatsy and Kooky.Other locations in the show included Toad's House and the Mushroom Castle, where the protagonists often resided between their adventures. The Koopa family took up residence at Kastle Koopa, located in the heart of Dark Land. In many episodes, the Koopas would use their Doomship to launch their attacks.

The series has been released on DVD by Shout! Factory and MRA Entertainment, as well as the Super Mario World cartoon series.


[hide] *1 Back Story from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers Bible

Back Story from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers BibleEdit

The Mushroom Kingdom was finally free of King Koopa's tumultuous troublemaking. Mario and Luigi had chased the rascally reptile into a Banishment Zone and sealed the entrance with ten-thousand bricks. Then, after posing for hero statues and being feted with a kingdom-wide gourmet victory feast, our brave plumbers returned home to Brooklyn. But when the peaceful Mushroom People least expected it, King Koopa escaped. Vowing to finally get his villainy right this time, Koopa blasted back to the Mushroom Kingdom in his flying battlewagon, the Doomship, and revealed the wildest, weirdest, wackiest danger any Nintendo world has ever faced: King Koopa's kids. Bully Koopa, Big Mouth Koopa Jr., Kooky von Koopa, Cheatsy Koopa, Kootie Pie Koopa, and the last of the litter, twins Hip and Hop. Now, it was Koopa plus seven Koopalings, and the peaceful Mushroom Kingdom faced seven-hundred times the pandemonium. Princess Toadstool sent an urgent call for help. Only the Super Mario Bros. could stop the royal Koopa and his obnoxious offspring from wreaking their half-baked havoc. And Super Mario 3 [sic], the Super Marios' super mirthful adventures had begun.

Meet the Marios and the Koopas from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers BibleEdit

Our stories can start in several ways. First, they can begin with our heroes and heroine: Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad. I.e. they set out to rescue a troubled Mushroom Kingdom citizen, or on a personal quest, and then quickly find their lives complicated by King Koopa and his kids. Or, we can start our stories at Kastle Koopa, when King Koopa announces his latest wicked and wacky scheme, then selects which one of his Koopalings he'll take along as his assistant. Depending on the specific evil talent required for the Koopa caper, à la Mission Impossible. And then it's up to our heroes to stop them.

Since there's never been a more rivalrous group of siblings, the Koopalings clamor to win King Koopa's favor, and sabatoge one another in order to be chosen. When the riot ends, King Koopa and the kid, or kids of his choice, set out to create havoc in all the rich, new levels of the Mushroom Kingdom. From Grass Land to Desert Hill, Water Land to Giant Land, Sky Land to Ice Land, and Pipe Land to Dark Land.

And it's not just the good folk of the Mushroom Kingdom who are in danger. Loading up his giant, flying battlecraft, the Doomship with Koopa Troopas and Paragoombas, King Koopa and his off-the-wall offspring even mount occasional surprise assaults on the un-Mushroom Kingdoms of the Real World's New York City, Hollywood, Fort Knox, London, Paris, or Hong Kong.

If that isn't trouble enough, the Koopa Krew has a whole new assortment of malicious and madcap minions to help them harass our heroes and heroine. Boo Diddleys, pesky ghost heads with big teeth and short tempers. Thwomp, a monumental hunk of menacing rock with the ambition to be Mario's tombstone. Ptooies, mouth-headed mercenaries who spit spiked cannonballs. And Rocky Wrench, a sneaky turtle with severe overbite who hides in manholes and ambushes unsuspecting plumbers.

In every corner of this colorful land, we find appealing three-dimensional personalities, who truly deserve a Mario Bros. rescue. No matter how much we want to laugh at the comedic appearances of our Nintendoish cast, they come complete with hearts, minds, dreams, feelings, and all the indentifiable human conflicts essential to rich storytelling.

Broadcast HistoryEdit


  • NBC (1990-1991)
  • The Family Channel (1992-1993)
  • USA Network (1995)
  • PAX Network (1999)


  • Channel 4 (?-1999)
  • The Children's Channel
  • Disney Channel UK
  • POP! (2004–2010)
  • ITV2


  • RTÉ Two (2001-2003)


  • KidsCo (2009-Present)


  • Rede Globo (1991)
  • Rede Globo (2000-2001)

Arab WorldEdit

  • Spacetoon (2007-)

Opening NarrationEdit

It is a legend no one will forget.'Everyone thought King Koopa had left the Mushroom Kingdom.'And then... his Doomship attacked!'King Koopa was back!'With the greatest danger ever known...'His Koopa Kids! Using their new super powers,'The Super Mario Bros. rescued Princess Toadstool,'And beat back the evil Koopa family. King Koopa: I'LL GET THOSE PLUMBERS!==Cast==


  1. Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas
  2. Reptiles in the Rose Garden
  3. Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario
  4. The Beauty of Kootie
  5. Princess Toadstool for President
  6. Never Koop a Koopa
  7. Reign Storm
  8. Toddler Terrors of Time Travel
  9. Dadzilla
  10. Tag Team Trouble
  11. Oh, Brother!
  12. Misadventure of Mighty Plumber
  13. A Toadally Magical Adventure
  14. Misadventures in Babysitting
  15. Do the Koopa
  16. Kootie Pie Rocks
  17. Mush-Rumors
  18. The Ugly Mermaid
  19. Crimes R Us
  20. Life's Ruff
  21. Up, Up, and a Koopa
  22. 7 Continents for 7 Koopas
  23. True Colors
  24. Recycled Koopa
  25. The Venice Menace
  26. Super Koopa

Artistic LicensesEdit

  • The Koopalings were given different names for the show than the ones they had for the game. Also, some of their cartoon designs deviated from their game artwork a fair bit. In the French dub of the show, King Koopa was regularly referred to as Bowser, and the Koopalings went by their game names. Also a few episodes had King Koopa called by his full name "Bowser Koopa", which is his actual game name.
  • Although Nintendo had swapped the colors of Mario and Luigi's shirts and overalls by the time SMB3 was released, DiC never did so in the show. However, the artwork for Shout! Factory DVD set of the show portrays Mario with his updated color swap.
  • There was only one single Airship, which was referred to as the "Doomship".
  • Standard Super Leaves granted near-limitless flight power, as if they were P-Wings.
  • Kuribo's Shoe was referred to as "Karoobi's Shoe".
  • The Mushroom Kingdom and Grass Land were considered one and the same, despite the fact that in the game, Grass Land is a separate land from the Mushroom Kingdom, and is ruled by its own king. This was likely done due to the fact that the Mushroom Kingdom didn't actually appear in the game, and because the two lands were fairly similar.
  • Princess Toadstool received a graphical makeover for the cartoon.


  • [10]The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 The Complete Series DVD box set, released on June 26, 2007.
  • [11]The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 The Complete Series, and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1 double pack, released on December 4, 2007 to tie in with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.
  • [12]King Koopa Katastrophe DVD
  • [13]The Trouble With Koopas DVD
  • [14]What a Wonderful Warp DVD
  • [15]Volume 1 Cover
  • [16]Volume 2 Cover
  • [17]Volume 3 Cover
  • [18]Volume 4 Cover


  • During the credits, a scene of the episode "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" is shown, where Mario and Luigi hit a giant block. In the episode, the block quickly vanishes when the Bros. hit it, however, in the credits, the block still there, even after being hit.

Names in Other LanguagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Las Aventuras de los Super Hermanos Mario* The Adventures of the Super Mario Brothers
Spanish (NOE) Super Mario

Las Aventuras de los Hermanos Super Mario (re-dub)*


The Adventures of the Super Mario Brothers

French Super Mario Bros. 3 -
Portuguese Super Mario Bros. (Brazil)

As Aventuras dos Irmãos Super Mario (re-dub)

Super Mario Bros.

The Adventures of the Super Mario Brothers

  • The difference between the Latin American and the Spain re-dub title of the series is this: In Latin America, they are the Super "Mario" Brothers, with Super being an adjective to "Mario" which is their last name, whereas in Spain, they are the "Super Mario" Brothers, with "Super Mario" being sort of their last name. This difference is one of the minor ones between the two dubs, the Spain re-dub having kept many changes and mistakes (particularly regarding to character's names and episode titles) from the Latin American dub, as opposed to the first Spain dub, which went to their own (and more accurate) translation of the English version.

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