Nintendo has announced its acquisition of a Japanese visual production company called Dynamo Pictures, which appears to be a work-for-hire studio focused on planning and producing CG animation assets for film, TV, and video games. Dynamo Pictures will be renamed
Nintendo says that the acquisition will help it ‘strengthen the planning and production structure of visual content in the
It’s unclear whether the studio will assist in the planning and development of
It’s perhaps more likely that the Tokyo-based Dynamo Pictures will be more involved in the production pipeline of
Few details have surfaced about the Mario movie so far aside from its production house, Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Sing), and its star-studded cast, featuring Chris Pratt, Anya-Taylor Joy, and several other Hollywood A-listers. Much speculation has been poured over Chris Pratt’s performance of Mario.
The film was delayed from its original release window of the end of 2022 to early 2023. It’s also been reported that
Nintendo’s acquisition of Dynamo Pictures will close on 3 October 2022.