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The Mario franchise is a video game franchise published and produced by Nintendo starring the fictional Italian character Mario. The franchise's other forms of media include several television series and a feature film. It was originally created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto with the arcade Donkey Kong, released on July 9, 1981.
Connections with Other Fandoms
Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog had a famous rivalry during the 90's console wars, however it dissipated once Sega stopped making consoles. Now, since the two franchises have crossed over on many occasions since then, their fandom's have become much friendlier toward each other.