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Submitted by ChaosKnight 898d ago | news

Nintendo Quashes Fan Made Metroid Movie On Kickstarter

Hardcore Gamer: Unfortunately for those excited by this project, grumpy old bully Nintendo stopped by today and kicked over the kid's sandcastle with their DMCA notice. Apparently Metroid and Samus Aran are "copywrties" Nintendo "owns" and this movie was "infringing material" that violated these copywrites. Who would've guessed you couldn't just use other people's characters and trademarked intellectual property and do your own thing with it? (Culture, Kickstarter)

Godlovesgamers  +   898d ago
Nintendo: "if we're never going to do something cool with that franchise movie-wise, you sure as hell aren't going to either".

Love,

Reggie and the Gang

P.S. be sure and buy two copies of Pikmin 3 and Windwaker HD when you get a chance :)
Y_5150  +   898d ago
Nintendo needs to redeem themselves and make a new Super Mario Bros. movie! :)
mydyingparadiselost  +   898d ago
No, they need a Jim Henson styled muppet Star Fox movie. Yea.........
PSNintyGamer  +   898d ago
These guys were asking for money to make it, in return for a copy of the final film and, depending on the tier, other things such as pieces of the armour and such which is a pre-sale. The money they were asking for was to buy equipment and hire actors, essentially allowing them to set up a nice little studio and make ties with actors using the money they made which is profiting from the project.

Basically they were making a profit off the project and selling a product based on an IP they do not own or have permission to use. Nintendo were right to shut it down.

If they made it with their own money and stuck it online for free, unless it grossly misrepresented the franchise in a manner that could prove damaging, they'd have no problem with it. There are plenty of self-funded fan films and animations out there, that's fine. Crowd-funding and profiting from such a project is very much not fine
tigertron  +   898d ago
Nintendo are terrible when it comes to fan treatment.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   898d ago
So let fans have full control of their IPs that what you want.
BlaqMagiq24  +   898d ago
So shutting down someone's project that is illegally using your IP is improper fan treatment?
ElementX  +   898d ago
Any other company would've done the same. There are so many instances of cease and desist orders for fan games, movies, etc I'm surprised these people even tried.
Baka-akaB  +   898d ago
Idiotic idea to even start that . It's like those group knows they will be shutdown but seek fame of some kind for later endeavours
mydyingparadiselost  +   898d ago
The warp pipe toilet sounds amazing. It would go well with my piranha plant print toilet paper.
Chapter11  +   898d ago
Fan movies happen all the time. Metal Gear Philanthropy, Fallout Nuka Break, Casey Jones The Movie. Companies almost never care, sometimes even supporting the effort. This is an absurd move by Nintendo.
Goldenarmz  +   898d ago
You dont get it, those movies are made by fans and their OWN money and then set online for free..the companies do not care about those. The diff with this one is they were making money from a property they do not own. And that is where the problem lies.
The_Truth_24_7  +   898d ago
Those damn "copywrties"!
Tei777  +   898d ago
Did they intend to commercialise this?
Misaka_x_Touma  +   896d ago
yes since they tried to get money

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