The title card.

The Legend of Zelda was an American animated TV series loosely based on the games The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for the NES.

Show premise

Each episode followed Link, the hero, and Princess Zelda as they defended the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, the evil wizard. Most episodes featured Ganon or his minions attempting to capture the Triforce of Wisdom from Zelda, kidnap Zelda or use another method to conquer the kingdom. Link and Zelda may also be accompanied by Spryte, the cute and beautiful princess of the Faeries.

A common joke in the series was Link trying to get Zelda to kiss him for his heroic deeds. When they were about to kiss, something bad would happen.

Zelda had more of a protagonist role in the show than the games. Where she mostly battles with Link mainly with a bow and arrow.

Link usually met Zelda's obstinate rejection with his trademark sarcastic catchphrase, "Well! Excuuuuuse me, Princess!".

The show was canceled along with The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Both have been released on DVD in North America. The Super Show originally advertised new episodes of The Legend of Zelda, but were removed when the Super Show was in reruns. The previews were retained on the DVD set.

The intro revealed that "those who held the Triforce of Wisdom and the Triforce of Power would rule Hyrule forever". This appears to exclude the Triforce of Courage.


# Titles Original airdate(s) Prod. #
1 "The Ringer" September 8, 1989 101
2 "Cold Spells" September 15, 1989 102
3 "The White Knight" September 22, 1989 103
4 "Kiss 'N Tell" September 29, 1989 104
5 "Sing for the Unicorn" October 6, 1989 105
6 "That Sinking Feeling" October 13, 1989 106
7 "Doppelganger" October 20, 1989 107
8 "Underworld Connections" October 27, 1989 108
9 "Stinging a Stinger" November 3, 1989 109
10 "A Hitch in the Works" November 10, 1989 110
11 "Fairies in the Spring" November 17, 1989 111
12 "The Missing Link" November 24, 1989 112
13 "The Moblins Are Revolting" December 1, 1989 113

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