It took four years for The Hero of Time
, a fan-made Zelda movie, to be made. Last month, it finally became available for viewing on Dailymotion. Before you drop everything and rush over there, though, be aware that it's no longer there. Nintendo has pulled the plug on the whole thing.
Here's the explanation from the people behind The Hero of Time:
Hey, everyone. We just wanted to let you know that Dec. 31 was the last day that The Hero of Time was available for viewing. We came to an agreement with Nintendo earlier this month to stop distributing the film. 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, but not past 2009. We understand Nintendoís right to protect its characters and trademarks and understand how in order to keep their property unspoiled by fanís interpretation of the franchise, Nintendo needs to protect itself ó even from fan-works with good intentions.
It's sad that fans won't be able to watch such a painstakingly-made labor of love anymore. I guess it was only just a matter of time before Nintendo stepped in, so at least some people were still able to watch it. You can still check out some trailers here