Nintendo in its attempt to further expand its gaming empire has how acquired CG production company Dynamo Pictures which will later be renamed “Nintendo Pictures”.
The announcement came was made official by the company and says the subsidiary will “focus on the development of visual content utilizing Nintendo IP” and the “planning and production of visual content including CG animation.”
Nintendo is reportedly in a plan to release the most significant cinematic release in years; an animated movie based on the Super Mario Bros. franchise that will star Chris Pratt.
In fact, the movie is scheduled to release in the spring of 2023 – after about thirty years after the last major cinematic adaptation: 1993’s live-action Super Mario Bros. that starred Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo.
A live-action adaptation of Detective Pikachu based on the Pokémon franchise was released in 2019.
With multiple adaptations of video games being turned into movies and TV shows like Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Nintendo is also intending to do the same.
Nintendo’s notice to shareholders says it’s acquiring 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Dynamo Pictures, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the video game company. It expects the acquisition to close on October 3rd, 2022.