Monday, August 5, 2013

CG Legend of Zelda Movie Pitch (Video)

From the Youtube page:
Thought I'd put this up in between my proper videos (new GYCW currently in the works)
Anyhoo, this is footage from a 2007 movie pitch to Nintendo for a Legend of Zelda Movie by Japanese animation studio, Imagi (you may know them for the CG TMNT and Astro Boy movies a few years ago)
As you can probably tell, Nintendo instantly shut the project down, but this is all that remains of the original pitch to them.
I sincerely doubt it's down to the character designs being more akin to Imagi's style, rather than the more familiar Ocarina of Time/Twilight Princess/Skyward Sword look of the Zelda cast, but Nintendo from the early 90's onwards have always been pretty ruthless at declining any Movie for their properties, especially American, (they're possibly still bitter after the car crash that was the live action Super Mario Bros movie) but it's an interesting thing of what could have been!
Also extra kudos points for the fact Link is still a south paw in the video!

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