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New SYAC Up!
Hey guys, new strip for SYAC is up today and we've added a new character! Come check it out! syacartoonist.com/ There will likely be a couple new episodes going up in the next few days as we introduce this new character and what he's about.

CGI Zelda Movie Shut Down... 6 Years Ago

Imagi Animation Studios, the company responsible for the CGI Astro Boy and TMNT movies, made a 1 minute test reel to show to Nintendo trying to pitch for a Legend of Zelda movie. The pitch made in 2007 was ultimately turned down by Nintendo, likely due to Nintendo being extraordinarily squeamish about letting an American animation company handle one of their properties after the abysmal failure of the live action Super Mario Bros movie. And hopes that this project would ever be looked at again were rendered null and void when the american branch of the animation company was shut down back in 2010.

But the good news for everyone is that you can see this 1 minute pitch reel Imagi showed Nintendo now online after it got leaked recently. Keep in mind this was just a pitch, not actual movie footage and designs could've changed over the course of production (and it also looks like they were using assets from their TMNT movie to help). So enjoy the demo for what could've been The Legend of Zelda's first big budget movie.

The Omni

I want this... with Minecraft. I want to exercise while playing video games and avoiding creeper deaths. This is the closest thing to a holodeck that I've seen thus far. Now all they need to do is add Disney's aireal tactitle feedback system ( www.gizmag.com/disneys-aireal-… ) to it and we'd have a working prototype for one of the most immersive holodeck experiences EVER! The future is SOON!
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Rymisa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I love watching you on here, you give me all sorts of cool info that I wouldn't have found out about, keep it up please! ^_^
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Maplestrip Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Advertisement character, hehe. I like him already. Well, in an artistic way :p

After seeing the animation they made, I can't say I am surprised that it was turned down. I have no idea how these reels usually look, but I can't say I really liked what they did with it.
That being said, I am still waiting for a really good big-budget Nintendo movie. If this could have resulted into that, then it's too bad it was never accepted. I hope someone else will try to do it sometime!

This. Looks. Epic.
Seriously, if these things would get cheap enough for anyone to buy... Just imagine this as the next gen console 0.o A way to walk without moving is EXACTLY what motion gaming needs. I hope this will get big.
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Kaiba-kins Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Oh doood... I can see this being in arcades like at the movies or places like that one laser tag area I went to once... that one had a really sick tank VR game.
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Digi-fish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reason the Super Mario Bros movie sucked was because it didn't stay true to the games. I think a live action Zelda movie would be awesome if it stayed true to the source material.

Of course I understand Nintendo being reluctant about it. Usually game adaptations aren't very good.
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Rosewolf12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Years ago, I told my friend they needed to do this with a Pokemon game.  I'm very excited to see this finally coming to life, not so much for Pokemon, but for everything :)
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Phyllipa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like the design of the new character, great personification :D
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Naki-dono Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I have mixed feelings about that whole CGI Zelda movie. Obviously nothing's gonna happen with it, but I dunno. I think it would have been done well, but perhaps a slight butcher. After Hollywood tried to turn The Last Airbender into a live action film, I fear for all things geeky to be turned into a motion picture by North America. We'll never know I suppose.
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orangespore Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
that trailer looks nice but the only problem i have with it is that link looks off.
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Passin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I'm going to be awkward and point out that VR has been the 'future' for some time now. Much like fusion, it's always just around the corner. Yes, I know the system is on sale now, but...I'll hold judgement until we know more. However, fingers crossed.

As for the Zelda movie...well lets just say that games have a poor history with cinema. Would you really want a crappy Zelda film?
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ddyana Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist
i kinda like that zelda movie trailer thing... the desing are actually interesting for me, except link's hiar..( it looks weird.. maybe is too long, i'm not sure what's wrong )and ganondorf ( he doesn't look like ganondorf at all.) but those are thing that could hve been changed, and for what it is, i think it looked good.
at the same time... i'm not sure i want to see a zelda movie, so i'm not sad that was cancelled.
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