Sunday, January 3, 2010

Nintendo shuts down fan-made Zelda movie

It took four years for The Hero of Time, a fan-made Zelda movie, to be made. Last month, it finally became available for viewing on Dailymotion. Before you drop everything and rush over there, though, be aware that it's no longer there. Nintendo has pulled the plug on the whole thing.

Here's the explanation from the people behind The Hero of Time:

Hey, everyone. We just wanted to let you know that Dec. 31 was the last day that The Hero of Time was available for viewing. We came to an agreement with Nintendo earlier this month to stop distributing the film. In the spirit of the holiday season they were good enough to let us keep the movie up for you to watch and enjoy through the end of 2009, but not past 2009. We understand Nintendo’s right to protect its characters and trademarks and understand how in order to keep their property unspoiled by fan’s interpretation of the franchise, Nintendo needs to protect itself — even from fan-works with good intentions.


Beaucipher said...

I'm sure that a fan fiction movie is going to hurt the Zelda franchise worse than the CD-i games.

Bunch of jerks.

Tobi said...

Did anyone see this? Was it good?

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