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Capt. N & The New Super Mario World Game for DVD

Shout! Factory and DIC Ent. have released CAPTAIN N & THE NEW SUPER MARIO WORLD in a two-DVD set today, Nov. 13, 2007.

CAPTAIN N & THE NEW SUPER MARIO WORLD originally aired for one season on NBC in the fall of 1991. Each half-hour episode was split into two unrelated segments. CAPTAIN N aired on its own for two seasons before being paired with SUPER MARIO WORLD for its third season. SUPER MARIO WORLD followed closely on the success of previous Mario Bros. cartoons THE SUPER MARIO BROS. SUPER SHOW and THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER MARIO 3. CAPTAIN N & THE NEW SUPER MARIO WORLD set will sell for $29.99.

Based on the hit video game of the same name, THE NEW SUPER MARIO WORLD chronicles the animated adventures of Nintendo's iconic heroes -- the Super Mario Brothers (Mario and Luigi), Princess Toadstool, and their dinosaur friend Yoshi, who band together on Dinosaur Island to fight King Koopa and the Koopa kids.

In CAPTAIN N: THE GAME MASTER, ordinary California teenager Kevin Keene becomes Captain N, the hero of Videoland -- a universe where Nintendo videogames are real. Captain N and his dog Duke join the N Team, which consists of fellow crime fighters Princess Lana, Simon Belmont, Kid Icarus and Game Boy. The N Team must duke it out against Mother Brain's most heinous henchmen: King Hippo, the Eggplant Wizard, Count Dracula, and Dr. Wily. Their quest is to fulfill an ancient prophecy and bring the evil villainess Mother Brain to justice once and for all.

Bonus features include Storyboard To Screen: Opening Title Sequence and Original Concept Art: Yoshi.

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