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Nintendo has announced that it plans to acquire Japanese CG company Dynamo Pictures.
The Tokyo-based company specialises in the production of CG for movies, animation, games and television, as well as motion capture work and video distribution.
Nintendo plans to acquire 100% of Dynamo’s outstanding shares and make it a wholly owned subsidiary, in a deal which is expected to close on October 3.
Following the acquisition, Nintendo plans to rename the company Nintendo Pictures Co, Ltd, at which point it will “focus on development of visual content utilising Nintendo IP”.
In the past the company has produced CG for a number of movies and TV shows, including Yuri on Ice, Aya and the Witch and season two of Netflix‘s Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045.
Though the initial instinct would be to assume this acquisition will result in more Nintendo animated movies and TV series in the future, it should be noted that Dynamo also specialises in developing visual content for games too.
It has also worked with Nintendo in the past. The company helped with the CG cutscenes in Metroid: Other M, and produced a series of Pikmin ‘short movies’ in collaboration with Shigeru Miyamoto for display on Wii U and 3DS.
The planned rebranding to Nintendo Pictures is not to be confused with Nintendo Studios, which recently appeared on copyright listings for the upcoming Super Mario animated movie.
Although the listings didn’t give any further information on the company, it appears that Nintendo Studios may be a new subsidiary set up by Nintendo to handle future visual entertainment such as movies or TV shows.