This fan-made Ghibli-style Zelda animation is wonderful

An image from a Zelda animation in the style of Studio Ghibli from YouTube
(Image credit: RwanLink on YouTube)

The prospect of a Zelda movie is something that has always filled me with a mix of enthusiasm and dread. The unofficial 2009 film The Legend of Zelda: The Hero of Time was terrible and haunts my mind whenever talk of a live-action adaptation resurfaces. I'd much prefer an animated Zelda movie, and it appears that one has just been made – by a fan.

Rwanlink says they have made a Legend of Zelda Studio Ghibli mashup using Unreal Engine 5, and from the glimpse offered in a brief trailer, I'm very intrigued and looking forward to seeing more (see our guide to the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals if you want to get in some Zelda gaming action).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.