Nintendo only allowed Donkey Kong in Pixels if treated with respect

by Daniel VuckovicJuly 24, 2015

Nintendo and Hollywood don’t have the best relationship, after Mario Bros who can blame them. So when Chris Columbus wanted Donkey Kong in Pixels he had to work for it.

Speaking to Wired he has said “I was excited because the script had a Centipede sequence and a Pac-Man sequence, but what the first draft of the script did not have was Donkey Kong”

It seems it took a lot of convincing to get Nintendo to let him in “After months and months of meeting with the board of Nintendo they agreed that we were going to treat Donkey Kong with respect and the proper gameplay, which was very important, and bringing Donkey Kong into the film was a slam-dunk for us.”

Pixels hasn’t been getting the best of reviews so far, but least we know the Donkey Kong action will be authentic. Hopefully this doesn’t sour Nintendo any further on Hollywood.

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  • Blake
    July 24, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Disney did a fantastic job with Bowser in Wreck-It Ralph. I guess they thought Happy Madison would do the same with DK.

  • Adam
    July 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    So it’s basically a poor rip-off of that Futurama episode with a DK, Pac-Man and Space Invaders segment?

  • Soeroah
    July 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Is it against the terms of use to post a comment consisting solely of all-caps “OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH”?

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