The Facts are These:
The series follows the two Italian plumbers Mario and Luigi as they travel between their store in Brooklyn (Live-Action Segment) and the Mushroom Kingdom (Animated Segment). Together they solve the problems of the people of Brooklyn as well as the problems of the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom.
This series feels old and tired. I am a fan of animation in general, I collect series of shows that I find interesting, but this show was a regrettable buy. This show stinks of the 90’s and I am a 90’s kid. The show is stagnant and not something that can be completely understood by all ages. What I found the most interesting thing about this show was the live action segment. You do not see that nowadays, and it is cool to see it again.
Behind the Scenes:
The show is based off of the game of the same name, distributed by Nintendo and created by Shigeru Miyamoto. Shigeru Miyamoto’s other works include Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. The series was produced by DIC Entertainment and was distributed by Viacom Enterprises. The series was later distributed by SHOUT! Factory, until 2012 when their deal with Cookie Jar Entertainment (They merged with DHX and DIC to become DHX Cookie Jar Inc.) expired.
Here is the intro of the show for you to enjoy…
A Brief View of the World:
The show takes place in two places, Brooklyn New York and the Mushroom Kingdom. Brooklyn New York, is different from the one you may know because in this Brooklyn celebrities from Hollywood visit regularly to a New York Plumbing Service. The Mushroom Kingdom is a magical place ruled by the Princess Toadstool. The Kingdom is constantly under attack by the evil King Koopa.
This series is dated and feels old, though that is part of the charm. It is not as timeless as the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Not saying it is timeless, just less then this show), but it is an interesting piece of TV history and a part of peoples childhoods.
GOD NO! DON’T REWATCH THIS!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – For a another slice of the 80’s that I fondly enjoy.
Animaniacs – For an interesting and quirky cartoon that is extremely fresh.
I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Nintendo and DIC Entertainment.