Nintendo Shuts Down Fan-Made Zelda Movie
from the that's-not-connecting-with-fans dept
techflaws.org was the first of a few to point out that Nintendo, for some bizarre reason, decided to completely shut down a fan made film based on the immensely popular classic video game The Legend of Zelda. Apparently the fan-made film took a few years to produce, but once it was done, it was released and even shown in a few theaters before Nintendo flipped out and broke out the lawyers. The moviemakers caved and as a “concession” the movie was allowed to be shown online but only through the end of last year.
I’m at a loss to see how this makes any sense for Nintendo at all. Here were a bunch of fans who were helping to promote Nintendo games for free, by putting a ton of work and effort into it. And Nintendo’s response is to shut them down? In what world does it make sense to stomp out your fans putting in so much time and effort to help promote your work?