Shameless Plug

On June 26, 2007, Shout! Factory will release The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 on DVD.

Why am I excited? I’m excited because it was one of my favorite games. I think my wife bought it for my birthday. I spent countless hours in front of the TV, bouncing, spinning and floating through countless levels while my wife studied for law school.

The Adventures of Super Maio Bros. 3 was also one of the first shows that I worked on as a voice director. It may mean that I’ll receive a check in the mail.

The show was released in 1991. I think I was 15 years old at the time and I consider it some of my best work. If you know anything about animated characters, you know how difficult they are to work with. “What’s my motivation?” Where’s my trailer and my green M&Ms? Where’s my other finger, why do I only have three fingers and a thumb? Why do I have to keep driving past the same house in this scene, over and over again?”. It’s enough to drive a poor animation director mad. Like Hitchcock used to say, “Disney had the right idea, if you don’t like an actor, you can just tear him up!”

The animated series spans three discs with 26 full-length episodes, and will feature tons of bonus materials and extra features. Suggested Retail Price is just $29.98.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 DVD will feature the following bonus materials:

Interactive The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros.® 3 Writers Bible
Learn the backstory of The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros.® 3
Meet the Marios & Koopas
Visit the worlds
View the artwork from concept to final
Hear the original music, and more