With the Mario movie going smoothly, Nintendo acquired Dynamo Pictures, which it planned to change its name to Nintendo Pictures.
Nintendo’s cinematic history has taken a turn for the worse since the release of Super Mario Bros in 1993, which is considered by many to be one of the worst video game adaptations of all time. This presumably prevented Nintendo from licensing the intellectual property to the movies since their release. Now, however, the company is taking steps to bring its assets back to the big screen and has just announced the acquisition of Dynamo Pictures, soon to be known as Nintendo Pictures.
The release of the 1993 film Super Mario Bros., directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, was met with widespread negative reaction from audiences and critics, with many arguing that the film failed to succeed. respectfully adapting the series. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto even commented on this once in an interview, claiming that the movie spent more time referencing the game than it was actually an entertaining movie. This prompted Miyamoto to begin negotiations with the studio that made “Moon Thieves” – Illumination in 2016, renewing interest in the Super Mario Bros animated film currently in production and due to be released next month. April 2023. Miyamoto will act as producer on the film.
With a renewed interest in its film and TV adaptations, it looks like Nintendo is prepared to start working on more projects like the upcoming Mario movie. One of those could start with building an in-house studio, at least if their latest acquisition of Dynamo Pictures is anything to go by. Nintendo announced the acquisition of Japanese production company CG yesterday, which will change its name to Nintendo Pictures when the deal closes in October. Nintendo previously partnered with Dynamo on the Pikmin Short Movies franchise. and the studio supported the development of Metroid Other M.
While it’s easy to assume that the newly formed Nintendo Pictures will primarily focus on adapting Nintendo products to movies and other media, it’s also possible that Nintendo is acquiring Dynamo Pictures for a boost. CG work for both the game and its marketing. Many publishers have in-house studios primarily dedicated to CG animation, such as Square Enix’s Image Studio Division, which has created cutscenes for games like Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Shadow. of the Tomb Raider, along with major film projects like the previously mentioned Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15.
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