Hello there! So recently, someone has found a Mario Anime called Traffic Safety. It is on YouTube right now as the link is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfObkj-sU7YT The plot is about Mario is guiding how to not get injured showed in the anime. Most of the anime clips are lost as some have been found on footage. Here is a picture of the clip.
And the one who mentioned that they were in schools in Japan. If you work in Japan in a school, then they might have it or not. Lets all contribute to find the whole anime! Thanks for viewing!
Wow, I was completely unaware of the very existence of this short until you posted this. Seriously, it's that obscure, I don't even recall the Mario Wiki ever having anything on this.
It's a PSA only purchasable by schools, so that makes sense.
Can someone write an article about this?
It's neat to see that there is actually more anime related to the Super Mario Bros.franchise than the 1986 Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach anime movie (which was made 7 years before the very loosely-based 1993 live action film adaptation) and other stuff that was only released in Japan. Like senshium said, this appears to be a PSA so it could only be used in Japanese schools and is most likely the reason why the Mario Wiki doesn't know stuff like this exists (also probably due to its obscurity).
But if we are trying to find the rest of the anime, we have to be very careful as Japan has one of strictest copyright laws in the world and can easily land you in jail if you get caught violating the country's copyright laws.
This film is indeed meant for a PSA. It was shown in schools during the time.
You could either rent a copy of the 16mm film reel, or a vhs copy to screen. I was the person who helped GTV find out about this, btw. Here is a new clip if anyone is still interested in this topic. There was also a second PSA style video called Super Mario Fire Safety. I had the only copy of it uploaded to my old channel. If anyone wants it back up just ask.