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Would cartoons or anime series based on Nintendo's traditional properties ( Mario, Zelda, etc.) increase their appeal to today's kids?

Yes 9 69.23%
No 2 15.38%
I don't know. 2 15.38%

Watching the Pokemon Special Event on Cartoon Network this morning, it struck me that Nintendo should release cartoons based on their biggest properties including Mario, Zelda, and Metroid to increase their Street Cred with today's younger gamers.  

Pokemon seems to be perrenially popular with younger gamers, and one reason would be the immediacy that kids feel to the series due to its longrunning cartoon series; however, even with Nintendo's recent ad campaign featuring kids pitching Wii U's to their parents and extolling the virtues of being ableto play Super Mario 3D Worlds and The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker on Wii U, I think that today's kids probably don't have the same connection to those games that kids of the past did.  They've probably only heard about those series due to having parents that played Nintendo games in the 1980s and 1990s but probably don't really have a coonection to those games on a personal level and this could be seen from the fact that many of today's younger gamers would rather play Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Halo, or Gears of War on their older sibling's game console than any of Nintendo's offerings.

I feel that if today's kids had high quality cartoons or animes based on the classic Nintendo properties ( the Pokemon ones always seem to be pretty good to excellent  in my estimation ) that they could watch on Cartoon Network, for example, that that would actually go quite a ways in increasing today's kid's personal connection to games like Mario, Zelda, and Metroid and that that could be very beneficial to Nintendo in the long run.  Maybe even creative ideas from the games and animes / cartoons could eve cross bleed into each other and bring new ideas into both future cartoons and games as seemingly to me with the Pokemon Series.

What do you think?  Would cartoons based on their biggest traditional properties help Nintendo better connect with today's younger gamers?

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Ahhhh... We had that before... Mario and Zelda
My personal answer:

Just keep the games great

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Two Fire Emblem OVA's did wonders for the series in Japan in the 90's...
It wouldn't hurt them to improve their brand recognition...
I bet they could make a great Metroid series that would appeal to older audiences...
And they could definitely make something fun with Pikmin...
Reviving the F-Zero anime may just revive F-Zero...

Have a nice day...

Already did Mario (through a western company), Kirby (I think western too), Pokemon (currently running), Donkey Kong (in 3D by a western company).

Now we need a REAL Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Fire Emblem anime. I think a FE anime will do well.


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Part of it has to do with the diminished status of NoA to provide any sort of content. An NoA with broader marketing power could reach out to American animation houses to get something like a Zelda cartoon going in cooperation with Disney (i say Disney since they're doing the new Star Wars one and it seems like the right kind of fit, cgi epic fantasy, just medieval instead of space)

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      It's not a big franchise , but there is a Bayonetta anime that is coming out soon..

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Kid Icarus Anime on Nintendo Video was soo good imo, They should make more animes like that, would be awesome to see!


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I remember loving this Kirby Cartoon and DK 3d cartoon(BANNANAAAAA SLAMA!) when I was a kid back in the day. I'm sure if I watched them both today It would be crap, but as a kid I loved those show. Same for that Sonic cartoon where Sonic, Amy and their green friends had a rock band.


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Well excuuuuuuuuse me if I don't agree.

I grew up when Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and other video game properties had cartoons and "90% of the time" it was pretty painful to watch. I won't let this happen again.

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