Nintendo reportedly cancelled Zelda TV Netflix series, claymation version of Star Fox following after leak
Posted on February 2, 2021 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors
Back in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo and Netflix were teaming up on a live-action TV series based on The Legend of Zelda. Nothing ever came from those rumors. If US comedian Adam Conover is to be believed, that was due to the original leak.
Conover shared the reported news during The Serf Times podcast. He also claimed that a Star Fox claymation project inspired by Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox movie adaptation was planned as well in partnership with CollegeHumor..
“I worked at CollegeHumor and we had a secret project where we were going to make a claymation version of StarFox with Nintendo. I know this because Shigeru Miyamoto came to our office, and I remember that because I asked my boss if I could be in the office that day – ‘cos it was the weekend – because I just wanted to watch Shigeru Miyamoto walk by. He told me no and I’m still mad at him…
Then, a month later, suddenly there were reports Netflix wasn’t going to do its Legend of Zelda anymore. I was like ‘what happened?’ And then I heard from my boss we weren’t doing our Star Fox anymore. I was like ‘what happened?’. He was like, ‘someone at Netflix leaked the Legend of Zelda thing, they weren’t supposed to talk about it, Nintendo freaked out… and they pulled the plug on everything, the entire program to adapt these things.”