News Nintendo Closes Patreon for Fan-Made Super Mario Brothers/Sonic Animation
posted on 2016-02-18 17:10 EST
Creator crowdfunding platform Patreon removed the page for Alvin-Earthworm's "Super Mario Bros. Z" animation project after receiving a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notice from Nintendo.
The animations feature characters and sprites from the Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. and Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchises, and also parodies Dragon Ball Z. Alvin-Earthworm, also known as Mark Haynes, began the series in 2006. He posted the first episode of a reboot of the series this year after opening the Patreon in September. The episode is still streaming on YouTube.
Source: My Nintendo News