Shigeru Miyamoto to Unveil ‘Pikmin’ Movie at Tokyo Festival

Pimkin creatures from Nintendo

HONG KONG – The Tokyo International Film Festival will unveil the premiere of “Pikmin Short Movies” an animated film from Nintendo.

The film was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, as part of a research project for the giant Japanese games company.

Miyamoto, the game developer known as the creator of “Mario,” “Donkey Kong” and “The Legend of Zelda,” will hold a presentation with Nobuo Kawakami, chairman of Dwango and producer-trainer at Studio Ghibli.

Pikmin game characters are midway between animal and plant life and first appeared in 2001. They most recently appeared on Wii U in 2013.

The film is a compilation of three shorts “The Night Juicer,” in which Captain Olimar makes his favorite juice; “Treasures in a Bottle,” in which Pikmin meet a strange treasure; and “Occupational Hazards,” an adventure at a construction site.

The Tokyo International Film Festival runs at Roppongi Hills and various venues around the city Oct. 23-31.

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  1. Pimp King says:

    It should be Pikmin not Pimkin and The latest game was on the “Nintendo Wii U” not Wii. Otherwise I’m looking forward to seeing them.

  2. yopo says:

    “Pimkin”? Seriously?
    And Pikmin 3 came on Wii U!! Not Wii…

  3. Touree says:

    No one cares. More crappy juvenile Japanese children’s cartoons. Just awful.

  4. krillinpopo says:

    It’s Pikiminon not Pimkim. And it’s Wii Chu not Wii. Also, Shigeru-ouji Miyamoto-sama please.

    Dude get your facts straight.

  5. This is a horribly researched post. It’s Pikmin, not Pimkin.

  6. David says:

    Wii U, not Wii.

  7. Pin King says:

    I saw my name mentioned on here, so I wanted to leave a comment.
    Although I don’t know what I have to do with this.

  8. Captain Olimar says:

    I got this guys, I was the first to discover them.

    They’re called Pikmin.

  9. Captain Reggie says:

    And I think it’s called Wii U, not Wii

  10. Anthony says:

    Major typo: It’s called “Pikmin,” not “Pimkin.”

  11. Captain Alph says:

    I think its called Pikmin.

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