|Broadcaster(s)||Cartoon Network, Disney XD, Nickelodeon|
|Genre(s)||Reality show, Parody, Sitcom|
Nintendo's Hollywood Life is a television show that will air on Disney XD in the United States. The show features many Nintendo characters in a live-action environment with many references to popular culture, as well as guest appearances of celebrities and fictional characters. The show, as well as its accompanying Web series that airs on YouTube, is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company International. A movie is also being planned for release.
During the pilot episode, the Nintendo characters report to Nintendo headquarters but are worried about why they were told to do so. The characters are told that they have been offered to stay in a Nintendo-themed resort hotel (later referred to as The Nintendo House) in California for a while. The characters accept the offer, and their Hollywood life begins.
Using the video game Tomodachi Life as inspiration, the show features a live-action environment filmed in California with both live-action and animated characters encountering many weird and comedic situations. There are also a large amount of references to popular culture as well as news. In order to add in Nintendo's rivalries with Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) and Microsoft Studios (Xbox), Sony Pictures Television became the production company. Episodes can also be found on the official YouTube page shortly after premiering on television.
The show have also been subjects of controversy. Some said it puts the Nintendo characters in situations that may damage these family-oriented intellectual properties and questioned Nintendo approving such content.