Footage From Cancelled "Legend of Zelda" Movie Pitch Surfaces

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  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's oldest and most celebrated franchises. Link is one of Nintendo's most iconic protagonists, only second (well, arguably) to Mario himself. So, naturally, there have been many attempts for the franchise to branch out of video games.

    They ended poorly.

    Still, a history of failure has never deterred Hollywood, and so in 2007, a studio put together a pitch for a proposed feature-length Legend of Zelda animated film. It has finally surfaced online. Seriously, it's in the Youtube video below and everything. Check it out.

    :arrow: Awesome Robo!

    (Before commenting, it's worth mentioning that the pitch was more of a rough approximation of what the studio would be aiming for than anything else, and was in no way, shape, or form "finished.")

    There was a disheartening lack of ,"Well, excuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!" in that presentation. "ruin_final" is right. 0 Stone Ganondork Jaws out of 5, more like Legend of Zeldumb A Link to the Ass, would not pitch again.

    Then again, that's just me. I have stupidly specific standards when it comes to these sorts of thing.

    So, what do you think? Would you have liked to see more from this studio, or *some LoZ joke or something here but it's late and I don't even like the franchise so whatever, change Link's name to "Stink" and call it a night*?
  2. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
    United States
    Huntersville, NC
    Not to be confused with the porno of the same name =w=

    MAXLEMPIRA Legends are Made from True Stories...

    Jun 24, 2012
    Kanto <- Hyrule -> Unova
    and now I know why it was cancelled, and thank god, it is a really poor quality video (characters, movement, etc) *snip* maybe some group project with high expectations ?

    and.. that Ganondorf is even worse than "Toon" Ganondorf, I feel it like a Disney Movie "Tangled" hahaha
  4. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Although I appreciate the effort, and Link himself didn't look terrible, the art style just does not fit what we've come to expect. The character models couldn't quite seem to get it right (why did Zelda look 12? why did Ganondorf not look anything like his OoT or Wind Waker or Twilight Princess iterations?). If someone is going to handle an LoZ movie, ever, I'd rather it be an animation studio that won't butcher it like this would have.
  5. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    Link looks too much like an elf.
  6. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    United States
    I didn't like the art style.
  7. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

    May 27, 2013
    United States
    happy land
    The Legend of Stink? Or more accurately, The Legend of Zelda: A Stink to the Past, or, A Stink to be Remembered. That's a catchier movie title, methinks.

    But anyway, if they do make even an animated movie, it'll definitely be better than that Mario movie *shudders*
  8. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    For those who care the original video is here
    I don't remember it looking so low resolution last time I saw the video.
  9. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    Can you give us a non-embedded link? Vimeo has disabled streaming this vid when it's off-site.
  10. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    The forum automatically turns Vimeo/Youtube links embedded automatically ;)
  11. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    why did the guy on the horse look like Mr Winters from the TMNT movie?

    and the girl in the hood look like the leader of the footclan from TMNT?

    is this the same studio??

    Edit: looks like you edited the OP. so yes, yes it is.
  12. Isaac

    Isaac American

    Dec 8, 2012
    United States
    Here? Right here? What about, say... over there?
    I hate it already.
  13. MarioFanatic64

    MarioFanatic64 The guy who does things

    Sep 13, 2009
    It stopped them from making Super Mario Bros. 2.

    But this Zelda pitch looks more cheaply done than SMB, so I don't blame Nintendo for turning it down.

    On the other hand, why hasn't there been an attempt to do a CGI Mario?
    If they made a 90 minute Galaxy-esque cutscene I would go see it 6 times, buy a shady pirated copy and then buy the 2-Disc Blu-Ray Collector's Edition on day one.
  14. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

    Apr 19, 2007
    Look at the Flag...
    Looks very Dreamwork-ish.
  15. PatrickD85

    PatrickD85 GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 4, 2012
    in front of a screen...
    Please keep in mind ... pitch released in 2007 (which is roughly 6 years back).
    Sure a redone version would probably be better ...

    But slightly off-topic who can recall :

    I would love to see both styles ... and why has a simple reason;

    We have seen cartoon link, we have seen game link ... but we have never seen a more realistic link.

    Sure I would love to see below become reality but doubt it ... if not take my money now:

    On the subject of cartoon link:

    This would also get the take my money now response ;)
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  16. Xenirina

    Xenirina Scener

    Aug 26, 2012
    I like the look of it.
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  17. CropUpAnywhere

    CropUpAnywhere Advanced Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    240p? that's the best they can do? That HD fake trailer for a Majora's mask film was in HD and it wasn't even created by some big studio!

    That aside I'd have loved to see a full length and surely it's only a matter of time before a full-length CG fan-film is made.
  18. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Dec 2, 2007
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    Zelda would make a terrible movie. Grill me.
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  19. Flame

    Flame Me > You

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    Jul 15, 2008
    you never know... that's what people thought about Batman.
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  20. Obveron

    Obveron GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 5, 2010
    A Zelda movie could never work due to the lack of vocal dialogue. Nobody has ever heard Zelda or Link speak and that shouldn't change.
  21. Par39

    Par39 The Life Hacker

    Aug 13, 2011
    Why couldn't they talk? It might not be a bad thing, if the voices are good. Also, have you ever watched The Legend of Link live action fan movie? They pulled it off with a mute Link really well. It didn't seem forced.
    Ammako likes this.
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