Nintendo is running with its former president's proposal for an animated film studio.
Nikkei News confirmed Thursday that Nintendo is internally making an animated film for 2006.
Hiroshi Yamauchi announced his plans to found a new film production studio in September; it appears his proposal last month garnered support from Nintendo's major investors.
The initial story drafted plans for a movie based the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu poems. Nikkei now reports that Nintendo is considering a movie based on one of its own game franchises instead.
The new Nintendo team will also be responsible for executing a cross-promotional program for the next Pokémon movie and Nintendo DS, announced by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in October. Movie watchers with Pokémon games in their Nintendo DS systems will receive special content wirelessly.