Nintendo buys its own animation studio

Nintendo acquired its own computer-generated animation studio, Dynamo Pictures.

The company made an official announcement on the official website Nintendo of Japan websiterevealing that it had “entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares…of Dynamo Pictures, Inc…and make it a wholly-owned subsidiary”.

Once acquired, Dynamo Pictures will change its name to Nintendo Pictures and “focus on developing visual content using Nintendo IP” as Nintendo’s in-house animation studio.

Dynamo Pictures is a Japanese CG production company that has provided animation for many video games and anime. Some of the most notable video games the company has worked on include Death Stranding, Metroid: Other M, Persona 5, Ninja Gaiden II, and several Dead or Alive titles.

On the way to Dynamo Pictures official site seems to return a 404 error message.

Nintendo is clearly making major changes in the animation space. In 2018 he announced he was working on a CGI Mario move with Illumination Entertainment, the company behind the Despicable Me movies.

It has since been confirmed that Chris Pratt will voice the Italian plumber. No, we still haven’t figured that one out either. The Mario movie is due out next year.

This follows the release of Detective Pikachu in 2019. Nintendo owns a major stake in The Pokemon Company, which co-produced the film.

It’s part of what seems like a new wave of video game movies, with Sony’s Uncharted and Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog both getting the Hollywood treatment in recent years. The question is, will Nintendo bring future Nintendo movies in-house now that it has its own animation studio?

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