Zelda And Pikmin Cartoon Shorts Coming To Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . October 31, 2013 . 3:58pm

A series of cartoon shorts, including one based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and one based on Pikmin 3, will begin streaming via the Nintendo Video service on November 1st.


If you’ve downloaded the Nintendo Video application to your 3DS, you’ll automatically be able to access the five new shows. Information on the five shows from Nintendo is as follows:


  • The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link: This original series of comedic shorts shows Link, the series’ star, in a new and hysterical light. His surroundings will be familiar to fans of the series, since the shorts are based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD game for the Wii U console.


  • Pikmin Nature Documentaries: These “nature documentaries” explore the wonderful world of the tiny Pikmin. The animations, highlighted by dramatic voiceover work, are a tongue-in-cheek take on safari nature shows.


  • Bravest Warriors: The latest hit show created by Pendleton Ward, the mind behind Adventure Time, follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through galaxies to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. The series is produced by Frederator Studios and launched on the Cartoon Hangover channel on YouTube. New episodes of Bravest Warriors will appear every Friday on Nintendo Video.


  • Wildheart Riukiu: This new series of 3D shorts comes from the creator of Meat or Die, which has already amassed more than 5 million views on Nintendo Video.Wildheart Riukiu incorporates charming 16-bit graphics with some not-so-charming, but hilarious, characters. Think ninja puppets.


  • Bee and PuppyCat: A Cartoon Hangover Shorts fan favorite, this two-part series by Natasha Allegri follows Bee, an out-of-work 20-something who has a life-changing collision with a mysterious creature she names PuppyCat.

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  • AuraGuyChris

    If only the Nintendo Video app was all about video game shorts…

    • Storm

      And if it allowed you to just choose what to watch instead of downloading 4 random videos… I want to watch the Kid Icarus shorts in 3D on my 3DS again, but it doesn’t seem possible. =(

      • Wow that sounds horribly inconvenient.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          They’re on rotation

      • 324234

        Isn’t it possible to back up the four you have from your SD? I happen to still have Medusa’s Revenge on my 3DS, actually.

  • kylehyde

    At last, something to watch on nintendo video. Seriously I was really considering deleting the nintendo video (the temptation was really big when I get that big time rush video). I love brave warriors and I can’t wait for those toon links

    • Lumi

      Actually deleted Nintendo video to get more space on the sd card. Now I guess I have to reinstall it…

    • Big Time Rush isn’t that bad— *gets killed*

  • 07thCrow

    This sounds fun, I’m looking forward to it! I just hope this will be the mute Link we all know and love… and not that “Well excuuuuuse me, Princess!” abomination…

  • JustThisOne

    Haha, I actually thought this was some strange crossover when I read the title.

    I’m seriously looking forward to the Pikmin nature documentaries. Bonus points if the narrator has a “documentary accent”. (That’s either David Attenborough, Bear Grylls or BBC news. They all say things so cool! :>)

  • Just Tim

    Why am I getting the impression that Misadventures of Link will have CD-i-level humor?

  • Mah boi references?

    • Just Tim

      That’s the reason why Nintendo intentionally declared the CD-i games non-canon.

  • This could really be fun to watch! Great idea.

  • doubleO7

    Zelda and Cartoon Hangover shorts? I’m down for that.

  • NimbusStev

    Oh boy, Zelda and a cartoon attempting humor? I think we know where this is going.


    • Göran Isacson

      We speak not of those dark times! We speak… not… of them.

      Except in ironic terms when we look back and laugh at how silly it was, then I guess we can talk about it.

  • Kango234

    Nintendo should really advertise these features more on mainstream TV. I would have loved something like this as a kid

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Nintendo Video is getting useful now, yay

  • Shady Shariest

    The next big talkshow:
    “The Late Night Show With Shield O’Nintendo”

  • Göran Isacson

    Bravest Warriors AND Bee and Puppycat AND a new legend of zelda cartoon AAAAND Pikmin documentaries in faux serious BBC-style? Well that just makes the old ticker swell with wonder and glee, I love all those shows, and hope that snagging them will give Nintendo and the Wii U some more love.

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