Once upon a time, a few years back now, Imagi Animation Studios put together some footage of what an animated movie take on the classic video game franchise The Legend of Zelda might look like in order to pitch the movie to Nintendo. Imagi, for those who don’t recognize the name, was responsible for the 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated flick TMNT, as well as 2009’s Astroboy.
The Zelda movie was pitched back in ’07, and, unless you’ve been in a coma, cryogenically frozen, or are from another planet (in which case, welcome!) you’re probably aware that things did not go well, as the movie does not exist yet.
But what does exist is some footage from that video pitch that was made to Nintendo, and you can see what their vision for a Zelda movie looked like below.
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