Nintendo have a chequered past when it comes to animated cartoons as, on the one hand the Pokemon series and the Animal Crossing Movie were both pretty good efforts, while the less said about The Legend of Zelda the better. Despite this hit and miss record Nintendo are about to have another crack at cartoons with, according to Shigeru Miyamoto a series of animated shorts based around the Pikmin universe.
“We really just want to take advantage of the Pikmin characters, We have started selling Shaun the Sheep videos, so we’re continuing to look at ways to expand the eShop offerings. The Nintendo 3DS is great for viewing 3D video content so we wanted to look at ways to expand that offering.” Said Mr. Miyamoto before outlining his vision for one of the early episodes.
“When Olimar first discovered the Pikmin he named them based on the PikPik brand carrots in his home world, so he clearly loves carrots. I thought it would be fun to have a scenario where it seems like he is going to eat the Pikmin. So it’s kind of dark, but he doesn’t eat them.”