Nintendo Was Reportedly Making a Star Fox TV Show
According to an interview in The Serf times with Adam Conover, Nintendo and College Humor were working together on a Star Fox TV show.
The Legend of Zelda TV show is one of the most infamous and long-running, yet generally fruitless Nintendo rumors. According to an interview with Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything, Zelda wasn’t the only show in the works. College Humor was reportedly working with Nintendo on a Star Fox TV adaptation.
After the initial rumors and leaks from the Zelda TV show first emerged, Nintendo allegedly pulled out of all of their TV deals, Star Fox included.
According to Conover, Netflix had reportedly leaked the information themselves, prompting Nintendo’s sudden decision to end things with College Humor. He starts talking about the project around the 39-minute mark of the interview.
According to the interview between the Serf Times and Conover, the series was going to be in claymation, similar to Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Apparently, people Conover worked with were even in Direct contact with Shigeru Miyamoto and other higher-ups at Nintendo.
Netflix’s relationship with Nintendo was short-lived but the streaming giant has gone on to make multiple successful video game adaptations. Game franchises like Castlevania and The Witcher have crossed over and become some of the most popular shows on Netflix.
Since Nintendo’s relationship with Netflix went south, there haven’t been many Nintendo-related game-to-film/TV adaptations. Outside of the Pokemon TV shows and the Detective Pikachu movie, Nintendo hasn’t been attached to any released adaptations since the infamous and highly meme-able Donkey Kong Country TV series.
Right now, they’re working with Illumination, the studio behind the Despicable Me and Minions movies, on a new Mario movie. Nintendo and Illumination have been predictably hush-hush about the project aside from its September 2022 release date. Because the film industry has been so deeply impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it could easily get pushed back.