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Nintendo To Make 3D Movie


Super Mario Bros creator Shigeru Miyamoto has produced some of the world’s biggest video game hits over the past three decades, and now he has added film producer to his long list of credits.
Miyamoto announced his latest project, Pikmin Short Movies at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the weekend – a 3D short animation based on the Nintendo game characters of the same name.
After years of turning down requests to make films with Nintendo characters, he felt that as technology advanced that this would be a path he would be interested in getting involved in. However, he has no intentions to transfer completely into the film business.
The colourful plant-like Pikmin creatures dodge obstacles and battle monsters in video game and now also on film.The Pikmin game series was launched in 2001, following an astronaut Captain Olimar and multi coloured plant like Pikmin creatures as they collect items while dodging obstacles and battling monsters. It is no in its third edition on the Nintendo Wii U console.

 Pikmin Short Movies is a 23-minute omnibus comprising the stories The Night Juicer, Treasures in a Bottle, and Occupational Hazards. Miyamoto described the film as a project aimed at expanding the world of video games and giving more life to the Pikmin characters. Theatrical distribution plans remain undecided.

Miyamoto said there were no plans now for further films based on Pikmin or other Nintendo characters but he left the door open, saying that “technically, there are various things we can do”.
Still, video games remain his true love, and after 30 years in the business with blockbusters like Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Star Fox to his name, Miyamoto shows no sign of slowing down.
“Every day is still fun,” he said with a big smile, noting he was working on various projects for the Wii U with several titles due to come out next year he stated in an interview
When asked about the years ahead he implied that he plans to be in the gaming industry for a long time.
I don’t know if I’ll be making Mario but in 10 or 20 years I think I’ll still be doing something” Miyamoto said.