Nintendo wants to start making its own movies


In a new interview with a Japanese newspaper, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed his company is looking into producing their own movies as a way to generate new avenues of income. We’ve already seen some licensing deals struck with Nintendo in the form of Wreck-It Ralph and Pixels, but according to the interview, this new effort would see Nintendo remain in creative control of the movies it produces.

According to Kimishima, none of the projects being considered are live-action films and Nintendo is looking at several different studios around the world to find the perfect partnership for this new venture. Kimishima confirmed that this new effort with movies and shows is a way to promote Nintendo’s catalog of characters outside of games.