If you grew up through the 1980s, some of you likely thought that Nintendo and The Muppets were the coolest things in the world. Well, it turns out that the two companies admire each other as well.
Mario, Zelda, and Star Fox creator Shigeru Miyamoto recently paid a visit to the Jim Henson Studios, and Nintendo just shared a video of his tour. The clip shows the legendary game designer getting a first look at his own Muppet as well as a conversation he had with Jim Henson Studios chairperson Brian Henson. It’s clear that Miyamoto was thrilled to get a close look at where Muppets are made.
Check it out in the video below:
Miyamoto’s tour of Jim Henson Studios came as the result of Nintendo enlisting the children’s entertainment company for help with its annual Digital Event. As part of the Electronic Entertainment Expo industry trade show earlier this month, Nintendo asked Jim Henson Studios for help making a funny video to introduce some new games. That led to puppet versions of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, as well as Miyamoto. Additionally, Jim Henson Studios also crafted Muppets of characters from the Star Fox games.
You can see the result of that partnership in the video below: