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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! - Shout! Factory Rescues The Princess: The Legend of Zelda: Complete Press Release!

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Three-Disc DVD Set With All Thirteen Episodes And Bonus Features


LOS ANGELES, CA - Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment bring the complete animated series "The Legend Of Zelda" to DVD for the first time. The three-disc set includes all 13 episodes of the series spawned from the massively popular and influential 1980s Nintendo video game. The Legend Of Zelda: The Complete Animated Series captures the adventure, action and nostalgia of the game, and breathes life into its characters: Link, Princess Zelda and the evil wizard Ganon. Bonus features include two games, a downloadable character sketch gallery, selected original live-action segments from "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" and more. The DVD release reinforces the continued popularity of Zelda properties and adds to the buzz of Nintendo's upcoming new Zelda game release, The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The Legend Of Zelda: The Complete Animated Series will be in stores October 18th for $29.98 (suggested retail price).

"The Legend Of Zelda" animated series originally aired in 1989 in conjunction with the popularity of The Legend Of Zelda Nintendo gaming releases. The 17-minute segment aired on Friday afternoons as part of the weekly-daily broadcast of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" Each "Zelda" episode follows the adventures of Link as he bravely defends the kingdom of Hyrule from the evil wizard Ganon and tries to steal a kiss from Zelda. In addition to the complete series, the DVD boxed set features five of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" original live-action wraparounds, starring Captain Lou¬ Albano (Mario from "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!"), Danny Wells and occasional celebrity guests such as Moon Zappa, Norman Fell and more. Other bonus material includes a Legend Of Zelda trivia quiz, a Legend Of Zelda match game and a downloadable character sketch gallery.

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory is a broad-based audio and home video entertainment company whose cofounders - Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos - share a passion for pop culture of the 20th century and beyond. Video and DVD projects include television programming spanning 75 years, live music concerts, animation and sports collections and special interest documentaries. Audio products from Shout! Factory consist of GRAMMY-nominated box sets, anthologies and "best of" collections, as well as new music, soundtrack releases, deluxe album reissues and quirky compilations. Shout! Factory's catalog features vintage and legendary performances from some of the greatest - and most eccentric - artists of our time. Shout! Factory products are distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.

About DIC Entertainment:
DIC Entertainment, a leading children's entertainment company, is a full-service studio dedicated to creating, developing, producing, distributing, marketing and merchandising family-based intellectual properties. DIC has distinguished itself by building one of the largest libraries of U.S. animation with more than 3,200 half-hours of renowned programming, including Trollz, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Sabrina, Madeline, Liberty's Kids, Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Sonic The Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros and Care Bears. In September 2003, DIC launched the DIC Kid's Network, a unique syndicated programming block designed to meet core FCC requirements and the only network for kids that reaches effectively 100% of U.S. households on over 450 stations, airing in every Designated Market Area across the country. As a pre-eminent supplier of kid's programming worldwide, DIC has developed strategic partnerships with key domestic and international broadcast partners throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia. DIC is headquartered in Burbank, California with international offices in New York, Paris, London and Cologne.

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Price: $29.98 SRP
Release Date: October 18, 2005

Pre-order from for $22.48 (which shows an incorrect release date at this time, but is sure to be corrected soon).

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