There's a juicy rumor going around that Nintendo and Disney are negotiating a massive partnership to for movies, toys, games, and more, and naturally the Nintendo community is lightning up. The rumor suggests Disney wants to use Nintendo characters in their films, games, and more, and that Nintendo is looking to create movies based on their characters so that they can turn some of their less-famous IP into household names like Mario and Donkey Kong (and of course capitalize on those franchises' success as well).
This is one of the many subjects we discuss on
this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, where we've been very vocal in the past that Nintendo should embark on an endeavor like this. First came news that Sony wanted to build a Nintendo Cinematic Universe, with the charge led by the very man behind the huge success of Marvel's cinematic universe, and we thought that was an exciting idea. Later Iwata made it clear that they were looking to expand their franchises into film, and we were extremely enthused about the potential that would open to turn Nintendo back into the cultural phenomenon it was in the late 1980s.
Check out the discussion video after the jump for our thoughts on why this is such a great opportunity, why Disney is the perfect fit, and why we can't wait to see what Nintendo's amazing worlds could bring to the silver screen.