It's funny what crops up on YouTube. Packed among the videos of funny cats and "Fail" compilations you'll find hidden gems like Super Mario & Three Russian Bogaturs, a short animated film which stars Nintendo's famous mascot and three bumbling bogaturs (best described as Slavic knights).

Check out the crazy video below and let us know what you think - the ending is especually amusing, given Mario's whiter-than-white reputation.

EDIT: The video has now been pulled from YouTube for copyright reasons, but you can still watch it here.

[via nintendo-gamer.net, youtube.com]