This Strange Russian Cartoon Shows Mario's Nasty Side

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.