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Over the years, many the Nintendo sagas have gained such popularity that they have reached become great icons of popular culturewho served as source of inspiration for artists from everyone. This inspiration has not only reached video game developers, but has even managed to help them make the leap to the big screen.
One of the people who belong to this latter group is Domee Shi, Network Director, the latest Pixar movie. It was not only seen inspired by various classic animebut was even inspired by various titles developed by Nintendo.
The aesthetics of Breath of the Wild and Pokémon
In interview with the Washington PostShi said, “We love the aesthetics of Nintendo games, like Pokemon or Earthbound. There’s something very appealing about the way they’re able to style their world in such an appealing, bulky, and pretty way.”
Capturing Breath of the Wild
In addition to these two sagas, Shi also said that he paid special attention to the famous The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it comes to implementing all the elements of the film without making it too complex for the audience. According to her, the last title of the adventures of Link and Princess Zelda, knew how to: “establish a beautiful and rich world but without ceasing to simplify it”.
Other red influences
In addition to Nintendo, Domee Shi also said that she has inspired by one of Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda’s most famous works to create your movie. Not only did he inspire him, but he had the opportunity to chat with him during a videoconference organized by Disneyin which Hosoda gave her a very special gift.