the Zelda The cartoon series has its fair share of criticism, but like so many shows of the era, there are almost as many fans fighting tooth and nail to keep anyone from saying anything, even remote negative about it. If you fall into the latter camp, you’ll no doubt be interested to hear that Eve Forward – one of the show’s writers – has talked about her work on the show.
Talk to @kzinssiebroiler on Twitter, Forward – who also worked on GI Joe and Mars biker mouse during his career – explains how DIC, the company behind the series, focused on the Super Mario Brothers Super Show, which gave Team Zelda a lot more wiggle room when it comes to scripting and character design.
With a relatively thin “ show bible ” to use, Forward and the other writers had a lot of leeway to develop the series as they saw fit, which led to the creation of the fairy character, Sprite – who, in a fun way, was spawned Forward’s childhood obsession with Tinkerbell’s butt in the Disney movie Peter Pan.
Forward also reveals that the now iconic “Excuse Me, Princess” line that Link uses throughout the series was imposed on him by Robbie London, vice president of creative affairs at DIC. The gag was based on a Steve Martin routine that was popular at the time, and Forward was so dismissive of the line that she decided to poke fun at London by including it in every episode – which, ironically, made was one of the most popular. and the most cited elements of the series.
While we’re on the subject of the show, have you checked this out amazing Zelda x Beavis and Butt-Head mix again?