Fan film "Hero of Time" is out of time

Hero of Time

The 4-year project that was the live-action fan film "Hero of Time," an homage to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, was pulled from it’s official site per instructions from Nintendo. Last month, GamerNode highlighted this feature-length film, providing a link to the movie’s official site,

However, fans will no longer be able to find "Hero of Time" online, due to a formal request from Nintendo to the film’s creators to remove it from their site. The creator’s response was gracious, as Nintendo apparently allowed the site to continue hosting the film through the end of 2009, but with the new year also comes Nintendo’s crackdown. The creators stated that they respect the right of Nintendo to protect its trademark characters and games from various fan interpretations, no matter the amount of effort or time put into that interpretation.
For those who missed it, pieces of the film can still be found on Youtube.  The real question for most fans of the Zelda series and the film, however, is whether or not Nintendo is being a little too protective of their intellectual properties.


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Author: Dan Crabtree View all posts by
Dan is Managing Editor for GamerNode and a freelance gaming writer. His dog is pretty great. Check him out on Twitter @DanRCrabtree.

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