Several years ago, Imagi Studios (TMNT, Astro Boy) created a concept reel for their proposed CGI animated version of a movie based on The Legend of Zelda video game from Nintendo. Although the project died during the development phase, the original pitch video has now surfaced, featuring characters from the popular game such as Link, Zelda, Ganon, and Epona. While this movie will likely never see the light of day, take a look at what a potential Legend of Zelda animated movie may have looked like from Imagi Studios.
The video game, which was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) 8-bit console in 1986, followed Link, who is tasked with rescuing Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon in the land of Hyrule. The ancient relic known as the Triforce also comes into play heavily throughout the game, a set of three golden triangles that embody the powers of Hyrule's three golden goddesses, Din (Power), Nayru (Wisdom) and Faore (Courage). Over 67 million copies of the game and the sequels it spawned have been sold since the franchise's inception.