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‘Super Mario’ creator flirts with film, games still true love

TOKYO- “Super Mario Bros” creator Shigeru Miyamoto has produced some of the world’s biggest video game hits over the past three decades, and now he has added film producer to his long list of credits.

Miyamoto unveiled his latest project, “PIKMIN Short Movies”, at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the weekend – a 3D short-animation film based on Nintendo game characters of the same name.

He said he had balked for years at requests to make films with Nintendo characters but warmed to the possibilities of film making given technological advances, though he has no intention to shift from games to the movie business.

“I haven’t moved over. But as computer graphics have gotten better, I started to feel that it’s something that I could get involved with,” he told Reuters in an interview.

“Making films in the past was something that was made with a completely different skill set but now I feel that it’s rather similar,” said Miyamoto, a senior managing director at Nintendo.

(Reuters)

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