Fan-made Zelda movie “The Hero of Time” (trailer after the break) has been taken down to Nintendo’s request. Nintendo made an agreement with the film’s creators, allowing for it to be up over the holidays and until the end of 2009. The Hero of Time was shown at multiple film festivals as well.
“In the spirit of the holiday season they were good enough to let us keep the movie up for you to watch and enjoy through the end of 2009,” the creators wrote on their blog. “We understand Nintendo’s right to protect its characters and trademarks and understand how in order to keep their property unspoiled by fan’s interpretation of the franchise, Nintendo needs to protect itself – even from fan-works with good intentions.”
The team also indicated they are totally cool with Nintendo decision, adding that they have “a real sense of peace bringing the project to a close.” They are also working on a new project, not Zelda-related. “I’m sure our next project will be right around the corner!” they added.