Shigeru Miyamoto is making a film about Pikmin

Shigeru Miyamoto has turned his talents towards film-making, debuting a short film about Pikmin at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.

Some of the Pikmin who may feature in Miyamoto's film

Some of the Pikmin who may feature in Miyamoto’s film

The film started out as a simple character study, exploring ideas that could not be represented fully in the game series, and has taken on a life of its own. It’s now a longer piece of CG animation with 3D elements, based on the original Pikmin game from 2001.

Japanese newsletter Cinra reports the film – titled simply Pikmin Short Movie – is broken into three chapters: Midnight Juice, The Treasure Inside the Bottle, and One Tough Day.

At this stage, we have no idea whether the film will be shown outside of TIFF, or whether Nintendo is planning on distributing the project… but we’ve got our fingers tightly crossed.

This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival is set to open with Disney’s latest animated film Big Hero 6, the first Disney movie to be made featuring Marvel comic characters.

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