Nintendo has entered an agreement to fully acquire the visual production company Dynamo Pictures, Inc., known previously for its work on the Pikmin Short Movies. Completion of the acquisition is expected to close on October 3rd, after which Dynamo Pictures will be known as ‘Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd.’.
In the official documentation on the acquisition, Nintendo stated the following:
“Nintendo has decided to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares (excluding treasury shares) of Dynamo Pictures and make it a wholly owned subsidiary to strengthen the planning and production structure of visual content in the Nintendo Group.”
What does this mean going forwards? Well, it’s unclear at this stage. Nintendo states that the production company will focus on production visual content for Nintendo IP, which is obvious, but what exactly this will entail is anyone’s guess. Could be be more short movies? Full length features? We’ll have to wait and see, but the long-term implications are interesting!
What do you make of this acquisition? Do you think Nintendo will commence in-house work on full-length movies in the future? Let us know!