Hannah Hurst, Contributing Graphic Artist
On July 31, 1989, Nintndo released the Game Boy in North America. One of the world's largest video game companies, Nintendo was originally founded in 1889 as a company that manufactured playing cards in Japan. Today the company holds some of the best-knwn and top-selling video game franchises, such as "Mario," "The Legend of Zelda" and "Pokemon." In November 2017, it was reported that Nintendo would be teaming up with Illumination Entertainment, an animation division of best known for the "Despicable Me" enterprise to make an animated "Mario" film.