In 1989, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! made its debut on television. The part-live-action/part-animated series, was based on the Super Mario Bros. video games from Nintendo, and followed the story of plumbers-turned-adventurers, Mario and Luigi, as they battle King Koopa alongside their friends Toad and Princess Toadstool.

At the time of its release, The Super Mario Super Show! was the first television series to feature Mario and Luigi; however, it was certainly not the last. Due to the popularity of the show, as well as the ever-increasing popularity of the Mario siblings (especially during the early ‘90s), the series was soon followed by additional cartoons.

But how many Super Mario Bros. cartoons are there altogether? For all the mushroom hoppin’ details and more, keep reading!

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A list of the Super Mario Bros. cartoons in order

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To date there are three Super Mario Bros. cartoons:

  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)
  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)
  • Super Mario World (1991)
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Are all of the Super Mario Bros. cartoons part of the same series?

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The Super Mario Bros. cartoons are more-or-less standalone cartoons, which can be watched independently of each other; however, the shows do share many of the same voice actors. The cartoons breakdown as follows:

  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is a part-live-action/part-animated series, based on the Nintendo games, Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2. The show comprises a main Mario cartoon, accompanied by some live-action sequences featuring actors ‘Captain’ Lou Albano and Danny Wells, playing Mario and Luigi respectively.
  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 is an animated series based on the Nintendo game, Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • Super Mario World is an animated series based on the Super Nintendo game of the same name.
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Which is the best Super Mario Bros. cartoon show?

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According to IMDb, the Super Mario Bros. cartoons rank as follows:

  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 – 7.1/10
  • Super Mario World – 6.7/10
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! – 6.2/10
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