Remember, last year, we learned that Nintendo intended to buy Dynamo Pictures, a Japanese company specializing in 3D animation and accustomed to short films and other advertisements. One year after the start of the merger, the animation studio belongs entirely to Nintendo, as of October 3, 2022. A total acquisition that allows the Kyoto firm to rename the studio to Nintendo Pictures, with the primary objective and total to focus on the production of visual content dedicated to in-house licenses. On the official website of Dynamo Pictures, it is written that through their videos, they are committed to bringing Nintendo’s characters to people around the world and creating unique videos that will remain forever etched in their memory.
Be careful all the same, it is not Dynamo Pictures which is currently working on the animated film Super Mario, but Illumination Studios which has also announced that the first trailer will be released during New York Comic-Con on October 6. next. In contrast, Dynamo Pictures is known for its work done on Yuri on Ice, Aya and the Witch and the second season of Netflix’s Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045. The company also worked on the CGI for Final Fantasy XIII-2 and provided all motion capture for titles such as Death Stranding, Nier Replicant, Monster Hunter World and Persona 5. Nintendo had previously called on the company for the CGI cinematics of Metroid Other M, and even produced a series of Pikmin short films in collaboration with Shigeru Miyamoto for the promo campaign on Wii U and 3DS. After PlayStation Productions and today Nintendo Pictures, we know that video games are not enough for these manufacturers who rely on cross-media to emulate each other more.