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The Legend of Zelda documentary wants to explore the cultural influence of the franchise

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A documentary about The Legend of Zelda's cultural influence, called It's Too Dangerous To Go Alone: The Movie, is seeking funding through a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $50,000.

"From the time most of us first touched the 8-bit cartridge, our lives were changed. As children, the fantasy game contained in that golden plastic NES cartridge was our initiation into our own imaginations," reads the campaign's description. "Years before we were able to delve into and appreciate the worlds of Tolkien, we became the heroes of this adventure story."

The project is headed by Joe Granato, who hopes to tell the stories of those who have been inspired and touched by The Legend of Zelda franchise, and "will examine the pervasive fascination for 8-bit gaming beyond nostalgia."

The campaign, which launched today, features seven different backer rewards, ranging from a personal thank you and a digital catalog of still images from production for $5, up to a copy of the DVD in a custom NES game box, bonus footage and a producer's credit for $250.

The Kickstarter page states that filming is already underway, and they aim to release it in December with "very cool ideas" for the film's distribution. Watch the video above for more information about It's Too Dangerous To Go Alone: The Movie.