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Right. Reminds me of the new Ghostbusters. That movie did well in terms of box office but it had a ridiculously large budget at $185 million, which made it not very profitable and ruined (as far as I know) chances to continue the series. Keeping a reasonable budget can only be a good thing.

Also, nowhere near the amount of designwork needs to be done on this compared to most new animated franchises. Nintendo can just give the studio their models to tweak. The thing that held back recent Illumination movies like Secret Life of Pets for me (which, remember, was a monster hit) was the script. A budget doesn't really effect the quality of the script in the sense that there's no such thing as a $80 million script. (Though Amazon just licensed LotR from the Tolkien estate for like $100 million, so... There's USUALLY not such a thing.)


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