Did you know there was almost a Zelda CGI movie in 2007? The above is the pilot.
The Legend of Zelda CGI movie that never was
A pitch reel from Imagi Animation Studios for a CGI The Legend of Zelda film, proposed in early 2007 and subsequently turned down, has made its way online. It was supervised, shot and edited by animator Adam Holmes, who thankfully posted it to his online portfolio for us all to see – well, not here. Embedding has been disabled on the video.
Imagi Animation Studios, formed in 2000, is the outfit that produced TMNT, the studio’s first major feature release. Two years later, Imagis followed up TMNT with Astro Boy, which reportedly lost money on its initial $65 million production budget.
The concert features a full-length four-part symphony of Legend of Zelda music performed by a full-sized orchestra. Reviews on Ticketmaster’s site are great so far, so if you’re interested in seeing the show you’d better send that boomerang out to grab them quickly.