Looking to promote its new 3DS gaming system, Nintendo has signed a deal with DreamWorks Studio to offer two free 3-D animated movies to users.
Dreamworks Animation SKG will offer two animated 3D shorts for Nintendo 3DS owners to watch anytime, anywhere, without the need for 3D glasses.
The first title to be released is called Night of the Living Carrots, timed appropriately for the Halloween season. The second one is a short based on the three little pig characters from Shrek, called The Pig Who Cried Wereholf.
Both are exclusive to the 3DS, at least for now.
The 3DS can only handle clips of several minutes in length. The Night of the Living Carrots, thus, is split into two separate files even though it’s only 13 minutes.
The animated features are just part of Nintendo’s quest to offer streaming content to users on the 3DS system.
The company has also partnered up with 3net, the first 24/7 3D television network that launched on DirecTV shortly after the first commercially available 3D TV sets launched in 2009.
In addition, Nintendo plans to offer exclusive 3D streaming content from Netflix.