Nintendo has put the final touches on its newest branch, Nintendo Pictures, which will focus on the production of various visual content based on its various IPs. Nintendo acquired studio Dynamo Pictures earlier this year, which it would rebrand to facilitate this goal. Nintendo Pictures has finally done so and launched a website to seal the deal.
What Can We Expect from Nintendo Pictures?
Nintendo Pictures will be focusing on “producing visual content for Nintendo IP”, which seems to entail a variety of genres like movies, TV, and web-based content. A short message on the Nintendo Pictures website gives a more detailed summary of what fans can expect from the new studio, which reads as follows when translated:
“Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd. is a video production company wholly owned by Nintendo Co., Ltd.
We aim to have consumers around the world learn about Nintendo characters through video, and to create unique videos that will remain in their memories forever.
To that end, each and every one of our employees will always think about what our customers around the world will find interesting, and we will work hard to create an organisation that can continue to grow by engaging in video production with interest.
We will continue to challenge ourselves to continue providing unique and surprising images to customers around the world, transcending generations and eras.”
As a result, it seems this new studio will focus on a variety of animated and visual content. The website also includes a contact and recruit page, which seems to allow people to apply for a role within the studio. It currently only has a little over 100 employees, according to the site.
Currently, the only high-profile Nintendo-related film project is the upcoming Mario movie that will be animated by Illumination, which will be receiving its first teaser trailer during New York Comic Con on October 6th, 2022. The film will have Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and have cameos by current Mario voice actor Charles Martinet.