Nintendo fan, Jon Crabtree, recently attended a voice over artist panel at Indiana Comic Con back in June where he got to ask the voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, what Shigeru Miyamoto was like. In the clip which I’ve included below, Martinet spends a good amount of time praising Miyamoto and also explains just how much he loves to work at Nintendo. Here’s a transcript from the clip:
“He is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. Shigeru Miyamoto is (the creator obviously of Mario and Zelda) and took games from being this simple place, from being non-existent to existing with a plot, and a character, and a through-line for the first time, and then brought on side-scrolling, and then three dimensions.
It’s remarkable the amount of joy and happiness and work and fun he’s brought to the world. And he’s the nicest most kind considerate thoughtful wonderful human being you could ever hope to meet”.