Mario All Stars

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This article is about the television series. For the baseball team, see Mario Sunshines. For other uses, see Super Mario All-Stars (disambiguation).
The Mario All Stars title card

Mario All Stars was a compilation TV show that was released in 1994 on cable television, first airing on The Family Channel (now Freeform), then later in edited reruns on the USA Network. It featured forty episodes of the animated segments from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and all thirteen Super Mario World episodes with time-compressed footage and no live action segments. No episodes from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 were used, likely due to it instead airing on the USA Network at the time. Advertisements for the series which stated the episodes to be "40 brand-new adventures".[citation needed] The show was produced by Nintendo in association with DIC Entertainment, like with the previous Mario cartoons.

Mario All Stars was most likely named after Super Mario All-Stars, another compilation of past Mario-related works (although games rather than television episodes, in Super Mario All-Stars's case). When this show aired on the USA Network, it was mistakenly advertised as Super Mario Brothers All Stars.[citation needed]

The introduction to the show contained scenes from the Super Mario Bros. opening segment from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (where Mario and Luigi get pulled down the Warp Drain and roll into the Koopa Troopas), and also clips from the opening to Super Mario World. The opening theme music was actually a slightly shortened version of the ending credits theme from Super Mario World.