I though it was good and nicely animated, but I do feel that the writing was poor for it. It felt as if you guys only had to work with what you got and couldn't improve it. The voice acting suited it to save it (and I would like to know who voiced it), but I didn't get why it was so fast paced. I'm guessing it was how the original story was and you guys are just reusing.
I don't know. I don't play Mario much. I'm just a koala.
(I did enjoy the voice acting though. Kudos for that!)