It has recently been known that Nintendo is now generous with the expansion of its brands. There are collaborations with fast-food chains, sneaker collections, or the most recently largest collaborations with LEGO and Universal Studios. Working with the latter brings not only an amusement park but, as is well known, a movie as well.
A Super Mario animated film was announced as early as 2018, which will be produced in collaboration with Illumination Entertainment (including Pets 1 & 2, Ich – Einfach deserbernlich). A recent interview with Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa now shows that other brands are also thinking about screen implementations:
“Animation, in general, is something that we [Nintendo] are looking into, and not just this franchise.”
To what extent we can expect a Netflix series about Kirby or a Zelda film soon remains uncertain. At least one seems to be open to such ideas at Nintendo.