It seems like every year Legend of Zelda fans have their hearts crushed by an empty promise of a Zelda movie or TV series. Who could forget when IGN fooled the masses by releasing a live-action Zelda trailer on April 1st or the rumors (confirmed to be untrue) of Nintendo working with Netflix to create a show based on the beloved series? The original 90s cartoon is fun to laugh at with friends, but fans continue to seek a work of art, animated or otherwise, that embodies the adventure and emotion of the video games. Well, the wait has finally come to an end.
Ember Lab, a VFX and animation studio in Orange, Calif., has graced us with a breathtaking film based off of the franchise’s creepiest entry: Majora’s Mask. This 4-minute film tells the story of how Skull Kid comes to find Majora’s Mask, a heart-shaped face cover imbued with ancient dark magic. Fans of the series will appreciate the beloved character appearances like the happy mask salesman and a couple of others. Enjoy this amazing film below in 4k, if you got it like that.
The film features reorchestrated pieces from the original game, composed by Theophany and available now for a “pay what you want” fee. The music comes from Theophany’s project Time’s End, a valiant effort to make orchestral remixes of the entire soundtrack from Majora’s mask.
Strangely, though the Deku scrub version of Link was teased on the website, he does not appear in the film. Could this perhaps mean that there is a second part of the film in the works? Or maybe even a full-feature? All I know is that when the day comes when Nintendo wants to actually make a Zelda movie, I want Ember Lab to be the ones to make it.