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Nintendo's Mario Wants Games On The Walk of Fame

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PST

Video game giant Mario appears in Los Angeles to deliver a proposal to create a new Interactive Entertainment category on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The new category honoring video game heroes would supplement the current Walk of Fame categories for Film, Television, Recording, Stage and Radio to allow the stars of interactive entertainment to receive stars on the Walk of Fame.

All the way from the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario will deliver his proposal on March 30 to Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

VISUALS: Mario and supporters rally for the cause

Mario and supporters submitting proposal to Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant who will deliver it to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

WHERE: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Blvd.) Hollywood, CA

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The video game industry is giving Hollywood a run for its money with nearly $10 billion in revenue last year. Contributing to that figure is the strength of franchise characters such as Mario, whose game sales have jumped beyond the most bankable of Hollywood legends.

Mario is leading the charge on behalf of the video game industry to get video game icons recognized and honored with stars on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. Video game fans have taken up the cause as well with an online petition that calls for an Interactive Entertainment Category to be added to the Walk of Fame. The petition has more than 3,000 signatures and is available at www.petitionspot.com/petitions/walkoffame.

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