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So this is my own thoughts on Miyamoto's thoughts on wanting to be as big as Disney.

Mostly the fact that expanding on the concept is something Disney's been doing recently, and I think that Nintendo could do a pretty good job at it. Particularly if they want to circumvent video game issues from parents.

For example Star Wars: I mean we all hear the issues with things like Solo and Last Jedi, but there are of course the side materials. Their E.U. As listed on TV tropes. 

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  • The Mandalorian (2019) - Follows a lone gunslinger after the fall of the Empire.
  • Untitled Cassian Andor series (TBA) - A spy thriller starring Cassian Andor before the events of Rogue One.
  • Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series (TBA) - A series following Obi-Wan's exile set roughly a decade before A New Hope.
Animated Shows
Web Series
Video Games
Due to the player-centric nature of these games, most are pseudo-canon unless stated otherwise.
Books
  • Master and Apprentice (2019) — focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi's time as Qui Gon Jinn's apprentice.
  • Queen's Shadow (2019) — covers the transition of Padmé Amidala's political career from queen to senator.
  • Dark Disciple (2015) — a novel staring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos that is based on an unproduced story arc of The Clone Wars.
  • Catalyst (2016) — a prequel tie-in to Rogue One centered around the Erso family, Orson Krennic and the early days of the Death Star project before the reign of the Empire.
  • Ahsoka (2016) — focuses on Ahsoka Tano in the early years of the Empire.
  • Adventures in Wild Space (2016) — A young readers' series. Milo and Lina Graf, the two children of frontier explorers, go on a journey through Wild Space to find their parents, who have been abducted by Imperial agents.
  • Lords of the Sith (2015) — takes place between Revenge of the Sith and Rebels, detailing how Darth Vader and Darth Sidious take action when a rebellion on Ryloth threatens the newly-established Empire.
  • Tarkin (2014) — featuring the character from A New Hope, battling a rebel cell, five years after the rise of the Empire.
  • Lost Stars (2015) — follows two friends who find themselves on opposing sides over the course of various historical events; from the rise of the Empire to the Battle of Jakku.
  • Thrawn (2017) — the origin story of Grand Admiral Thrawn and his early career with the Empire.
  • Flight of the Falcon (2018-?) — A series of young reader novels about the Millennium Falcon during various points in history.
  • Most Wanted (2018) — A prequel to Solo, showing Han and Qi'ra in their youth on Corellia.
  • Last Shot (2018) — A prequel to Solo while jumping to after Return of the Jedi, telling of an encounter Han had with a criminal.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) — The film novelization of Solo, by Mur Lafferty.
  • A New Dawn (2014) — a prequel to the Rebels TV series showing how series protagonists Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla met.
  • Servants of the Empire (2014-2015) — focuses on the adventures of Rebels character Zare Leonis, as he goes undercover in the Imperial Academy to find out what had truly happened to his missing sister, Dhara.
  • Ezra's Gamble (2014) — a prequel to the Rebels TV series starring Ezra Bridger and bounty hunter Bossk, who team up to find a wanted bounty on Lothal, and end up discovering a conspiracy regarding the local garrison.
  • Rise of the Rebellion (2014) — the junior novelization of the Rebels series premiere episode, "Spark of Rebellion".
  • Star Wars Rebels chapter books (2014-2015) — junior novelizations of Rebels Season 1.
  • Leia, Princess of Alderaan (2017) — focuses on the story of Leia Organa as she grows up as royalty under House Organa on Alderaan and subsequently becomes a young leader of the Rebellion.
  • Rebel Rising (2017) — a young adult prequel tie-in to Rogue One centered around Jyn Erso during her days as a Partisan.
  • Thrawn: Alliances (2018) — A sequel to Thrawn, where the Grand Admiral teams up with Darth Vader.
  • The Mighty Chewbacca (2018-?) — a young reader's series about Chewbacca.
  • Thrawn: Treason (2019) — the third novel focusing on Thrawn. Thrawn comes to odds with Director Krennic and is forced to make an impossible choice between his loyalty to the Empire, or to his homeworld.
  • Guardians of the Whills (2017) — a middle-grade prequel tie-in to Rogue One following Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus after the Empire's takeover of Jedha and Saw Gerrera's arrival.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) — The film novelization of Rogue One by Alexander Freed.
  • A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (2015) — The first in a new series of film novelizations, by Alexandra Bracken. Adapts A New Hope.
  • From a Certain Point of View (2017) — An anthology of forty stories from numerous viewpoints of characters present in A New Hope, each story written by a different writer/author in the Star Wars franchise.
  • Inferno Squad (2017) — taking place after Rogue One, from the perspective of an Imperial infiltration squad sent to eliminate the remaining Partisans from the Galaxy for once and for all. A tie-in and prequel to the storyline of Battlefront II.
  • Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo Adventure (2015) — Han Solo and Chewbacca fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Heir to the Jedi (2015) — Takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, told by Luke Skywalker in first-person.
  • The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (2015) — Set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores Luke’s first-ever duel with a lightsaber.
  • Battlefront: Twilight Company (2015) — Thematic tie-in to the first Battlefront game.
  • The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? (2015) — The second in a new series of film novelizations, by Adam Gidwitz. Adapts The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (2015) — Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the story follows Princess Leia as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the Empire.
  • Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! (2015) — The third in a new series of film novelizations, by Tom Angleberger. Adapts Return of the Jedi.
  • Alphabet Squadron (2019) — Set after Return of the Jedi, several Rebel pilots flying different classes of starfighters team up to hunt down remaining Imperials after the Battle of Endor.
  • Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy:
    • Aftermath (2015) — Takes place in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Endor while the Rebels consolidate their gains and the Empire struggles to regroup.
    • Life Debt (2016)
    • Empire's End (2017)
  • The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017) — A series of tales from people who claimed to have met Luke Skywalker.
  • Bloodline (2016) — Set six years before The Force Awakens, centered around Leia's political career in the New Republic before the emergence of the First Order and the founding of the Resistance.
  • Phasma (2017) — A novel telling the story of Captain Phasma before the events of The Force Awakens.
  • Join the Resistance (2017-?) — A series about a ragtag group of new, young Resistance trooper recruits who think they're ready to take on the First Order, but things are not as all cracked up as they seemed to be.
  • Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Volume 1: Aliens (2016) — A collection of short stories based around alien characters from The Force Awakens. Four of the stories received a digital release in December 2015, while all six were released in print in April 2016.
    • All Creatures Great and Small — Bobbajo tells how he escaped from and destroyed the Death Star.
    • A Recipe for Death — When his sous chef turns up dead, the cook at Maz Kanata's castle holds an unusual competition to find the culprit.
    • The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku — The Crimson Corsair and his crew race in the hunt for an old Separatist ship after hearing rumors of it housing Count Dooku's treasure.
    • The Face of Evil — The Frigosian cryptosurgeons of Takodana give a criminal on the run just what she asks for.
    • High Noon on Jakku — On Jakku, faithful droid goes rogue and commits a bank robbery, forcing Constable Zuvio to get to the bottom of things.
    • True Love — Unkar Plutt finds love.
  • Cobalt Squadron (2017) — Follows Rose, Paige, and other members of Cobalt Squadron during their service to the Resistance.
  • Force Collector (2019) — Set just before The Force Awakens, a teenager with Force abilities investigates the remnants of the Jedi and the connection they share through the Force.
  • Before the Awakening (2015) — Tells a story in the lives of Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron each before their fateful encounters in the events of The Force Awakens.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - The novelization of the film of the same name. Written by Alan Dean Foster, ghost writer of the original Star Wars novelization and writer of Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the very first EU novel (making this a Remake Cameo gig of sorts).
  • BB-8 on the Run (2017) — A tale about BB-8 on the run on Jakku after the attack on the village of Tuanul and before meeting Rey.
  • Canto Bight (2017) — An anthology of four stories, each telling a tale of characters in Canto Bight.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018) — The novelization of The Last Jedi, written by Jason Fry.
  • Resistance Reborn (2019) — Finn, Rey, Poe and General Leia struggle to rebuild the Resistance after their defeat by the First Order in The Last Jedi.
  • Spark of the Resistance (2019) — Rey, Poe and Rose answer a distress call on the distant planet of Minfar.
  • Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire (2019) - Vi Moradi seeks support for the crippled Resistance in the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu.
  • Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate (2019) - Also set on Batuu, two teens get into trouble and have to go on the run while figuring out their relationship.
Comics
  • Adventures (2017-?) — a series of comics that range from taking place before The Phantom Menace up to The Last Jedi.
  • Forces of Destiny: Adventures (2018) — a five-issue Spin-Off series of the Adventures comics and the Forces of Destiny animated shorts.
  • Darth Maul (2017) — a five-issue limited series set before The Phantom Menace showcasing a younger Darth Maul's descent into the dark side of the Force.
  • Probe Droid Problem (2017) — a mini-comic published in Darth Maul, Part I, set during the events of The Phantom Menace, centered around a DRK-1/Sith probe droid used by Darth Maul while on Tatooine. Bundled with Droid Dilemma and SaBBoTage in Droids Unplugged #1.
  • Obi-Wan & Anakin (2016) — a five-issue limited series set between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones dealing with the early years of Anakin's training in the Jedi Order.
  • Age of Republic (2018-2019) — an eight-issue anthology series with each part focusing on a hero or villain from the Prequel era.
  • Jedi of the Republic (2017-?) — a series of five-issue arcs revolving around different Jedi during the Clone Wars.
  • Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (2014) — a four-issue limited series based on an unused story arc of The Clone Wars. This holds the distinction of being the only canonical comic book to not be published by Marvel Comics.
  • Kanan (2015-2016) — an ongoing series featuring the backstory of one the lead protagonists of Rebels, explaining how the young Jedi was able to go into hiding following Order 66 and was eventually able to strike out as a rebel leader.
  • Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith (2017-2018) — a series exploring Darth Vader's adjustment in the early days of the Empire, transitioning from being a man to the cold & ruthless machine he becomes forever known for.
  • Dark Temple (2019) - A five-issue limited series serving as a prequel to Fallen Order, detailing Cere Junda's transformation from impulsive Padawan to Cynical Mentor.
  • Star Wars: Thrawn (2018) — a comic series adaptation of Thrawn.
  • Star Wars: Lost Stars (2017) — a manga webcomic adaptation of Lost Stars.
  • Rebels Magazine comic strips — (2015-2017) - a series of twelve-page comics released with every issue, telling stories of the Ghost crew and others in between episodes of Rebels.
  • Beckett (2018) — a oneshot about Tobias Beckett's life as a scoundrel before meeting Han during the events of Solo.
  • Lando: Double or Nothing (2018) — a five-issue limited series exploring what Lando and L3-37 were doing immediately prior to their appearance in Solo.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story — a comic adaptation of Solo
  • Han Solo — Imperial Cadet (2018-2019) — a five-issue limited series set during the three-year time skip in Solo, covering Han's time at the Imperial Flight Academy.
  • Vader: Dark Visions (2019) - A five-part series about Darth Vader from the point of view of various minor characters.
  • Target Vader (2019) — a six-issue limited series about Captain Valance, a cyborg bounty hunter with a vendetta against Vader.
  • Tales from Vader's Castle (2018) — a five-part Spin-Off from Adventures about a series of horror stories set in the Star Wars universe.
  • Star Wars: Rogue One — a comic series adaptation of Rogue One.
  • Cassian & K-2SO (2017) — a one-shot special of the Rogue One comic adaptation, featuring how Cassian met K-2SO.
  • Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi (2017) — a four-issue comic series adaptation of The Weapon of a Jedi.
  • Age of Rebellion (2019) — an anthology series with each part focusing on a hero or villain from the Classic era.
  • Star Wars: Smuggler's Run (2018) — a limited comic series adaptation of Smuggler's Run.
  • Star Wars: Story Before The Force Awakens (2015-2016) — A Korean webcomic that acts as a prequel to, and then adaptation of, the Original Trilogy. Considered Broad Strokes canon by Disney. English version available here.
  • Princess Leia (2015) — a five-issue limited series showing Leia Organa's attempt to find and unite all surviving Alderaan refugees following the destruction of the planet.
  • Marvel Star Wars (2015-ongoing) — an ongoing series taking place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, shown from the perspective of several different members of the Rebel Alliance.
  • Darth Vader (2015-2016) — an ongoing series that takes place in the same timeframe as the 2015 Star Wars comic series, showing how Darth Vader rebounded from his defeat at the Battle of Yavin.
  • Vader Down (2015) — a crossover between the Star Wars and Darth Vader series.
  • Droid Dilemma (2016) — a mini-comic published in Marvel Star Wars #25 — The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part V, centered around R2-D2 as he gets caught up in miscellaneous activities in the settling of a temporary rebel base on Reamma in his attempt to meet up with Luke when they're assigned a mission. Bundled with Probe Droid Problem and SaBBoTage in Droids Unplugged #1.
  • The Misadventures of Triple-Zero and Beetee (2016) — a mini-comic published in Darth Vader 20: End of Games, Part I, featuring Triple Zero and Beetee, who visit a workshop for supplies on Aphra's behalf, only to turn against the owner when he tries to steal the Triple Zero's personality matrix for a high bounty.
  • Doctor Aphra (2016-beyond) — a series that takes place after Darth Vader Issue #25, centered around Doctor Aphra going into hiding and attempting to return to her life of archaeology, while simultaneously dealing with her debts to Black Krrsantan and keeping her droids under control.
  • The Screaming Citadel (2017) — a crossover between the Star Wars and Doctor Aphra series.
  • Lando (2015) — a five-issue limited series showing Lando Calrissian before he became Baron Administrator of Cloud City, in which he steals a starship that turns out to be Emperor Palpatine's personal yacht.
  • Han Solo (2016) — a five-issue limited series revolving around Han and Chewbacca on a mission for the Rebellion to investigate the murders of rebel informants, doing so by participating in the Dragon Void Race.
  • Chewbacca (2015) — a five-issue limited series about Chewbacca getting temporarily stranded on a planet while on a mission for the Rebellion, finding himself getting mixed up in the local crisis.
  • Storms of Crait (2017) — a oneshot spin-off of the main comic series, about Leia and Luke as they come across Crait in their search for a new rebel base after the Battle of Yavin.
  • Empire Ascendant (2019) — a special one-shot crossover between the Star Wars, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, and Target Vader series. It acts as a Crossover Finale for Marvel's Star Wars comic series and directly leads into the events of The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Shattered Empire (2015) — a prequel to the events of the The Force Awakens, showcasing Poe Dameron's parents in the immediate after of the Battle of Endor.
  • TIE Fighter (2019) - a mini-series that follows an elite TIE Fighter squadron known as Shadow Wing that are tasked to protect Imperial points-of-interest.
  • The Rise of Kylo Ren (2019-?) — a four-part miniseries that details the backstory of Kylo Ren's fall to the Dark Side.
  • Star Wars Special: C-3PO (2015) — a oneshot story explaining how C-3PO got his red arm by The Force Awakens.
  • Age of Resistance (2019) — an anthology series with each part focusing on a hero or villain from the Sequel era.
  • Galaxy's Edge (2019) - a tie-in miniseries for the titled theme-land at Disney Theme Parks, where relic dealer Dok-Ondar describes how he acquired some of his rare goods.
  • Poe Dameron (2016-2018) — a series that follows Poe Dameron and a squadron of Resistance pilots as they search for Lor San Tekka.
  • SaBBotage (2016) — a mini-comic published in Poe Dameron #1 — Black Squadron, Part I, centered around BB-8 on D'Qar, helping a tech officer confess her feelings to her crush, an X-Wing pilot. Bundled with Probe Droid Problem and Droid Dilemma in Droids Unplugged #1.
  • Captain Phasma (2017) — a series taking place from the perspective of Captain Phasma at the end of The Force Awakens to the beginning of The Last Jedi.
  • DJ (2018) — a oneshot about a day in the life of DJ and his backstory, taking place before the events of The Last Jedi.
  • Allegiance (2019) — a series about General Leia reaching out to her old allies, the Mon Calamari, for help to rebuild the Resistance after The Last Jedi.
Audio Plays
  • Dooku: Jedi Lost (2019) — an audio book delving into the hidden past of Count Dooku.
Reference Books
Treated as in-universe material
  • Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy (2016) — a worldbuilding guide that explores propaganda used in the conflicts seen up to The Force Awakens.
  • The Rebel Files (2017) — A series of rebel documents from throughout the Galactic Civil War, spanning from Rebels to Return of the Jedi, with footnotes written by members of the Resistance in the time leading up to The Force Awakens. The continuation of a Legends series of similar annotated documents that includes The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty Hunter Code, and Imperial Handbook.
  • Scum and Villainy: Case Files of the Galaxy's Most Notorious (2018) — A selection of documents on various criminals in the galaxy collected by the Divo family over decades.
  • Smuggler's Guide (2018) — The next annotated document book following The Rebel Files; a journal started by Maz Kanata and passed between a number of smugglers over the years.
  • YT-1300 Millennium Falcon: Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual (2018) — A crossover with the Haynes series of vehicle manuals, this is a new edition of a Legends book that is updated to include features of the Falcon that were seen in the sequel films and Solo.
    • TIE Fighter: Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual (2019)
    • Rebel Starfighters: Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual (2019)
Guides
  • Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide (2014) — provides background details for the main characters and villains of Rebels.
    • The Visual Guide: Epic Battles (2015) — a Season 2 edition of the Rebels Visual Guide.
  • Star Wars in 100 Scenes — an illustrated overview of the six films, providing minor details and background info, along with naming many characters who had only been named in Legends.
  • Ultimate Star Wars — a guide based on the DK visual dictionaries.
  • Ships of the Galaxy — a visual guide dedicated to the many starships in the franchise.
  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know(2015) — a reference guide that highlights "anecdotal, quirky and obscure facts" about the franchise.
    • Updated and Expanded (2017)
  • Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded (2016)
  • Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor (2017)
Short Stories
  • "Kindred Spirits" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 159 and a tie-in to Dark Disciple as a prequel, featuring Asajj Ventress having an encounter with the pirate Lassa Rhayme.
  • "Orientation" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 157 that takes place in the middle of Lords of the Sith and features an Imperial officer attempting to assassinate the Emperor.
  • "The Voice of the Empire" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 170 that ties into Catalyst and Rogue One as a prequel, taking place from the perspective of a disillusioned HoloNet news reporter during the second Empire Day.
  • "Mercy Mission" — a short story in the Rise of the Empire omnibus that features Hera Syndulla on one of her first missions as a rebel running supplies to her homeworld of Ryloth.
  • "Bottleneck" — a short story in the Rise of the Empire omnibus that features the first meeting between Grand Moff Tarkin and efficiency expert Count Vidian as they attempt to solve production issues at a vital Imperial factory.
  • "TK-462" — a short story detailing the life of a Stormtrooper, from his childhood to his abrupt death.
  • "The End of History" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 154 which follows a member of the Corellian Resistance on the run from the Empire who encounters a man with several Jedi artifacts.
  • "Rebel Bluff" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 158 and a tie-in to Rebels Season 2 premiere "The Siege of Lothal" as a prequel, featuring Lando Calrissian on the planet Lothal pursuing a young woman who steals the pot of a sabacc game he and Vizago were playing.
  • "One Thousand Levels Down" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 151 that takes place on Coruscant shortly after the destruction of Alderaan, following two refugees from the doomed planet in their attempts to escape persecution from the Empire.
  • "Last Call at the Zero Angle" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 156 which focuses on a group of TIE fighter pilots drinking at the Zero Angle.
  • "Inbrief" - a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 161 featuring Twilight Company during the battle of Allst Prime.
  • "Blade Squadron" — a two-part short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 149-150 which focus on a squadron of B-Wing pilots during the Battle of Endor and their attempt to destroy a Star Destroyer.
  • "The Levers of Power" — a short story in the Rise of the Empire omnibus that shows the Battle of Endor from the point of view of Admiral Rae Sloane.
  • "Turning Point" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 169 set after Return of the Jedi as a tie-in to Life Debt, telling the tale of a tracker named Gorlan Seba, who lived peacefully on the fringes of the Galaxy until the Empire hired him to hunt down rebels.
  • "Blade Squadron: Zero Hour" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 160. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, Blade Squadron rebuilds while struggling to deal with their own relationships with each other before the Battle of Malastare.
  • "Blade Squadron: Kuat" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 168 and a tie-in to Life Debt. Blade Squadron leads an assault on Kuat Drive Yards.
  • "Blade Squadron: Jakku" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 172 and a tie-in to Empire's End as a simultaneous episode. Takes place from Blade Squadron's perspective during the Battle of Jakku.
  • "Scorched" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 165 and a tie-in to Bloodline as a prequel, exploring Greer Sonnel's past with Han before she joined the New Republic and became an ally of Leia's.
  • "Bait" — a short story in Star Wars Insider Magazine 162 that follows big game hunter Grummgar during a hunt on the planet Ithor.
  • "The Perfect Weapon" — Bazine Netal is hired by an unknown employer to retrieve a mysterious package from a retired stormtrooper.

Books, Video Games (Last Jedi and some gruff), TV shows, Audio Plays....

Heck they should know all about that: Pokemon's series is kind of a thing. 

With that I have to wonder about the potential of Nintendo bringing their material out of video games and into other fields in force as things more than guides and children spin off material, and what ones can work. 

Mario, Kirby, and Animal Crossing can't work for it I think....though given Dora had a successful film and Green Eggs and Ham is apparently good on Netflix maybe it could work. But they do have better franchises. 

Pokemon's the obvious one: given everything from knowing most game players are older to the success of the Generations web series I'm sure that further use of the franchise would work. 

A Pokemon literature universe could be rather interesting, and I somehow doubt money would be a issue. 

Then you have Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem, and Splatoon. We all hear about Castlevania esc takes on them for Netflix, and I'm sure Zelda could, again, support a book universe. Maybe the others in time: though Metroid's a bit niche and Splatoon a bit young. 

Seems an obvious place to start: get a team at Nintendo to start a writing imprint with animation exploration. I doubt it would be a hard sell to get people wanting to write such things for Nintendo. 

Heck you want an example of this: Disney again. 

Rick Riordan, the Percy Jackson guy (whose publisher is owned by Disney) started an Imprint whose basic premise is 'use my name to sell other mythology books'. With editing and forwarding by him, and just the others, books are sold that range from 'Rick style but Hindu' to 'Korean Space Mythology Opera'. 

He had writers come quickly from start until today (and expand their contracts quickly), sold a million books (possibly just in print) in a year, and still gets more. And Rick Riordan is no Nintendo.



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

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To be honest that Pokemon movie didn't really do huge box office itself either, "bigger than Disney" is probably not a realistic goal, though I suspect that wasn't the serious intention.