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Illumination founder Chris Meledandri is set to join Nintendo Board

Chris Meledandri, who is currently the CEO of Illumination Entertainment, has been nominated to be an Outside Director of Nintendo. Mr. Meledandri is now pending approval at June’s shareholder meeting and if accepted will then be part of Nintendo’s board of Directors. This goes to show Nintendo’s confidence in the upcoming Super Mario Bros movie which is produced by Illumination Entertainment and due to be released next year. The crew at animation studio Illumination Entertainment are behind such hits as Despicable Me and Minions.


4 thoughts on “Illumination founder Chris Meledandri is set to join Nintendo Board”

  1. They should hire Genndy Tartakovsky to helm the film, i think he’s the one for the job. comparing his past works some of you can say that indeed he should be the man, also Martinet HAS to voice Mario.

    Dexter’s lab= super mario.

    Samurai Jack= Zelda.

    Primal= Metroid.

  2. This doesn’t bode well for Nintendo. While he comes with vast experience I can’t help but think that he will help Nintendo continue shifting away from IPs that cater to everyone including adults to more of a younger segment who find Minions funny.

  3. Just don’t let him touch Metroid or Zelda. Mario makes sense since those games have almost zero story, and illumination isn’t exactly winning screenwriting awards. They know how to have a dumb fun time, so hope he only influences games that aren’t trying to have story anyway. Also I’m uncertain of what Nintendo’s board of directors do or how that works.

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