Super Mario Bros 3 Cartoon (and to a lesser extent, the game) Back Story

So I have two posts for you today, one retro and one brand new (to follow)

Ever wondered what led up to the events of SMB3? Well, wonder no more.

You can watch the full series of the SMB3 TV Show at http://www.themariobros.net/adventures-of-super-mario-bros-3-episodes