Nintendo is known to have very strange company policies, and this seems to be no exception. According to US comedian Adam Conover on The Serf Times podcast and later relayed by Eurogamer, Nintendo had canceled multiple projects after one of them, a live-action Zelda series for Netflix, had leaked.
Not only did Nintendo cancel the Zelda Netflix series, but they also canceled a Star Fox claymation collaboration project with CollegeHumour that had been in the works around the same time. Nintendo never acknowledged either project actually happening. In fact, 2 weeks after the Zelda Netflix leak happened, Nintendo said that the reports of the leak had been incorrect.
But Adam Conover said that “suddenly there were reports Netflix wasn’t going to do its Legend of Zelda anymore. I was like ‘what happened?’ And then I heard from my boss we weren’t doing our Star Fox anymore. I was like ‘what happened?’. He was like, ‘someone at Netflix leaked the Legend of Zelda thing, they weren’t supposed to talk about it, Nintendo freaked out… and they pulled the plug on everything, the entire programme to adapt these things”.