Nintendo has issued a take down notice to the producers behind the Legend of Zelda: Hero of Time fan movie. The film, which was generally given mixed reviews by fans, is still currently available to watch online.
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 Nintendo’s right to protect its characters and trademarks and understand how in order to keep their property unspoiled by fan’s interpretation of the franchise, Nintendo needs to protect itself — even from fan-works with good intentions.
– Legend of Zelda: Hero of Time producers