Created in 1981 by famed nintendo game designer shigeru miyamoto, it mainly consists of platform games and action puzzle games, but has branched out into other genres, including rhythm games, racing games, and edutainment. Donkey kong and his sidekick, diddy kong, star in a computergenerated rendition of the classic video game. Did you know there is a bad boy of donkey kong, controversy in arcade record keeping, and a hero who has a family who talks about how he has never won in life. Im steve wiebe, a twotime donkey kong world champion and the first person to hit 1,000,000 points.
Based on the eponymous nintendo video game franchise and inspired by the 1998 television series of the same name. The character first appeared in the novelization of the 1933 film king kong from rko pictures, with the film premiering a little over two months later. Apr, 2018 donkey kong world record holder and documentary star billy mitchell is stripped of his title save billy mitchell centre in the 2007 documentary the king of kong credit. A fistful of quarters, a documentary that is beyond strange, follows two archenemies in their grim, longterm rivalry, which involves way more time than any human lifetime should devote to donkey kong.
Donkey kong or extensively donkey kong country is a american fantasy adventure film directed and produced by jon favreau, produced by nintendo, and written by justin marks. Donkey kong makes an appearance in the film in his original form from donkey kong. This documentary follows the assault on the record by steve. Steve, basically, is an excellent film about a rivalry that says a lot about competition in our culture. The making of donkey kong country for the snes, narration by austin mackert in this episode we explore the development process behind a gaming icon of the 16bit era. The film from director seth gordon follows two expert gamers who are racing for the record to be the first player to ever reach 1 million points on the classic arcade game donkey kong.
Not just a fascinating documentary about classic video games and the players, this film is more a. It could be game over for a onetime king of donkey kong the. A fistful of quarters is streaming, if the king of kong. May 27, 2017 the making of donkey kong country for the snes, narration by austin mackert in this episode we explore the development process behind a gaming icon of the 16bit era. Arriving in arcades in 1981, donkey kong quickly became popular to all. A documentary about the champ and his challenger, king of kong begins by establishing mitchells nearinvincibility, then segues from a boastful monologue about his achievements to an unlikely usurpermodest, introverted science teacher steve wiebe, who used a recent stretch of unemployment and a lifetime of obsessive tendencies to sharpen. Two diehard gamers compete to break the world record on the classic video arcade game donkey kong. Donkey kong country was one of the earliest television series to be entirely animated with motion capture technology. The ny post reports that he was officially stripped of his donkey kong and other video game high scores and banned from submitting his best attempts to. In the cutthroat world of donkey kong, only one can rule. Famed donkey kong player stripped of high scores, banned. King of kong star billy mitchell cheated, is banned from.
In japan, donkey kong country took over the tv tokyo 6. It was discharged in pakistan on october 2018 by geo films and talisman studios. Donkey kong champion billy mitchell is truly the douchebag champion of the world the story of the donkey kong championship and the pathetic lengths some people go to. For some, gaming represents no more than a pleasant diversion. They trade donkey kong records throughout the film, and even then, mitchell was accused of submitting sham tapes of his wins. A fistful of quarters dvd in the cutthroat world of donkey kong, only one can rule. This is a french exclusive movie realeased on vhs in 1997. This documentary follows the assault on the record by steve wiebe, an earnest teacher from. Its a documentary about two champion players of donkey kong, the classic video game that mesmerized and frustrated a generation. Steve and billy engage in a crosscountry duel to see who could set the high score and become the king of kong.
Further donkey kong high scores and the king of kong. The film uncovers the word of competitive gaming and some of its icons such as billy mitchell who held the record of the most points acquired during a game of donkey kong. Donkey kong and diddy kong as they appear in the movie. Media appearances edit wiebe was interviewed about the documentary the king of kong. Exploring the world of competitive classic arcade gaming pacman, centipede, qbert, donkey kong the film looks at the rise of arcade gaming in the 1980s and the quest of middle school teacher steve wiebe to become the high score champion of donkey kong and gain the respect of his fellow gamers.
Donkey kong country is a 2020 computergenerated television series and the revival of the 1997 tv show of the same name new characters. Hes charged with protecting the orb of power, the crystal coconut, from king k. Patrick schwarzenegger as donkey kong, the main protagonist cayden boyd as diddy kong, donkey kong s sidekick alice morelmichaud as candy kong, donkey kong s love interest jeremy suarez as funky kong, a hip gorilla martin sheen as cranky kong, an illtempered gorilla. All three of billy mitchells donkey kong scores of greater than one million have. Early in the film, mario as he appears in super mario bros. Animated pakistani film the donkey king will push you to follow your dreams. I am a donkey kong world record holder and starred in the documentary the king of kong. Rools constant attempts to steal it in his quest to rule the island though he often seems more interested in luscious candy kong, who works in the barrel factory. Watch the video to know more about the creators of the donkey kong tv show, series and movie.
This entertaining documentary follows the weird twists and turns in a grudge match between two top donkey kong aces. The story is the perfect amount of campy and engaging. Will cooper donkey kong is the main antagonist of both the game of the same name and the 2015 movie, pixels. Donkey kong isnt too smart, but he is the strongest monkey on the island of congo bongo, thanks largely to his diet of bananas. Disgraced king of kong cheater billy mitchell vows to prove.
The movie portrays billy, the donkey kong champion, doing everything in his power to keep his record and to deny steve wiebe weebee the title of world record holder in donkey kong. King kong is a giant movie monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since 1933. Obsession and the pursuit of excellence push diehard gamers to break world records on classic arcade games like qbert, joust, pacman, and donkey kong. Animated pakistani film the donkey king will push you to. But a microscopic look at the competitive arcadegaming scene reveals high levels of anxiety, rivalry, and bad blood. Dec, 2016 donkey kong champion billy mitchell is truly the douchebag champion of the world the story of the donkey kong championship and the pathetic lengths some people go to. The king of kong, a terrific documentary produced by ed cunningham and directed by seth gordon, details the rivalry between billy mitchell, an arcade. Jun 17, 2009 why obtaining the true 121st star in super mario 64 will be the hardest challenge yet duration. A fistful of quarters is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. The donkey king is a 2018 pakistani pc energized satire movie coordinated by aziz jindani. Donkey kong haunts brenner as the one game he sucks at.
However, the director, aziz jindani, has insisted that the movie was meant to be a social commentary instead. Donkey kong is a video game franchise that follows the adventures of an anthropomorphic gorilla named donkey kong and his various friends. This documentary follows the assault on the record by steve wiebe, an earnest teacher from washington who took up the game while unemployed. Join donkey kong, the peaceloving ape with a big heart as he teams with bestfriend diddy kong to take on king k. In the film, which was directed by seth gordon, wiebe attempts to wrest the world high score for the donkey kong arcade game from mitchell. Rent the king of kong 2007 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Donkey kong world record holder and documentary star billy mitchell is stripped of his title save billy mitchell centre in the 2007 documentary the king of kong credit.
Steve wiebe is an actor, known for four christmases 2008, horrible bosses 2011 and pixels 2015. Itll make you laugh here and there, and youll have a good time but. There had been doubts ever since before the documentary. The film follows a middle school science teacher as he battles a hot sauce mogul for the guinness world record on the arcade classic donkey kong.
The film begins with sam brenner playing the original donkey kong game and being beaten by eddie plant peter dinklage, who uses a cheat code despite the fact that the actual game does not feature cheat codes and doing so would be counterproductive for an arcade game. Donkey kong country brings all your favorite apes to life in stunning cgi animation. The king of kong fistful of quarters full movie youtube. Donkey kong world record holder and documentary star.
Join novice gamer steve wiebe on his quest to destroy the top score gaming legend billy mitchell, the uncontested champion of the donkey. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. King of kong star billy mitchell loses donkey kong. Twin galaxies decision replaces mitchell with weibe as. Pixels is a 2015 science fiction action comedy film coproduced and directed by chris columbus and written by tim herlihy and timothy dowling, from a story by herlihy. So began the bitter rivalry that lies at the heart of this curiously compelling documentary. Apr, 2018 seth gordons 2007 documentary, the king of kong. Liveaction donkey kong short film brings the game to life. Following the success of the donkey kong land series and the gbc port of donkey kong country, ports of the original trilogy were released for the game boy advance in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and a handheld port of donkey kong country returns was released for the nintendo 3ds in 20. A featurelength adaptation of french director patrick jeans 2010 short film of the same name, the film stars adam sandler who also coproduced the film, kevin james, josh gad, peter dinklage, michelle monaghan, brian cox.
The film premiered at the 2007 slamdance film festival and was released in u. Toby, a disillusioned film director, is pulled into a world of timejumping fantasy when a spanish cobbler believes him to be sancho panza. It was important to be able to reference the film because billy was quite aware of that. A liveaction donkey kong short film brings the video game to life with the help of visual effects. In 2004, mitchell achieved a donkey kong high score of 933,900 in front of multiple witnesses at the midwest gaming classic. Theres a donkey kong kill screen coming up from the great. It follows steve wiebe in his attempts to take the high score record for the 1981 arcade game donkey kong from billy mitchell. One of the most beloved video game characters of all time is swinging onto dvd. A middleschool science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vie for the guinness world record on the arcade classic, donkey kong.
Now one fan and filmmaker has decided to bring donkey kong to life in a different way by creating a liveaction short film that imagines a traditional round of the video game as if it played out. Billy mitchell stripped of donkey kong high scores and banned from. In the full documentary heavily implied and i think we can see for ourselves in this clip that brian the guy in orange was doing his best to increase the pressure and distractionsnoise by getting as many people as possible to crowd around steve in the hope it would make steve lose. Movies donkey kong record holder says new flick settles his score steve wiebe hopes king of kong documentary silences critics. In the early 1980s, legendary billy mitchell set a donkey kong record that stood for almost 25 years. Rent the king of kong 2007 starring billy mitchell and steve wiebe on dvd and bluray. Apr 16, 2018 in what came as a shock to absolutely nobody who has seen the king of kong documentary, star billy mitchell was banned from competition and had all of his high scores removed for cheating. Donkey kong documentary nets high score on dvd daily herald. List of mario references in film super mario wiki, the. Kong has been dubbed the eighth wonder of the world, a phrase commonly used within the films. His rival in the movie, billy mitchell, 52, the hotsauce entrepreneur and former. Donkey kong country is a canadianfrench computeranimated television series loosely based on the nintendo franchise donkey kong as portrayed in the donkey kong country video game series by nintendo and rare.
The queen song we will rock you was also remade to fit into the film s donkey kong scenes. A fistful of quarters is a 2007 american documentary film about competitive arcade gaming directed by seth gordon. The film was originally scheduled to be released on may 15, 2015, but on august 12, 2014, the release date was pushed to july 24, 2015. Donkey kong record holder says new flick settles his. The filmmakers have taken a cue from american film studios. King of kongs steve wiebe speaks out after high score. I am a donkey kong world record holder and starred in the. When steve wiebe got laid off, he turned to the classic arcade game donkey kong for solace. A fistful of quarters on the late late show with craig ferguson and on g4 s attack of the show. Top documentary movies list, best documentary movies by filmcrave.
But the truly devoted gamers highlighted in the documentary more than a game live for the thrill of competition. A humble novice goes headtohead against the reigning donkey kong. They are the masters of their domain, and they enjoy a tremendous sense of selfrespect and achievement with every win. Its not mindblowing, but its a fun little experiment. Chunky kong a tough kong, but is afraid of heights. A fistful of quarters being a child of the 1980s, i knew that at the very least, the king of kong would provide me with a sweet dose of nostalgia. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality. One is billy mitchell, the villain here with long, slickedback hair, snazzy clothes, and highprofile chicken bbq sauce and restaurant. Donkey kong champion billy mitchell is truly the douchebag champion of the world the story of the donkey kong championship and the. In fact the movie is for kids it is just a promo, it is for all ages that definitely reflects our po.
A fistful of quarters, received a bonus life this month thanks to the stripping of antagonist billy mitchells donkey kong. Donkey kong is considerable the first mario and pauline game in history. In 2005, newcomer steve wiebe attempted to surpass mitchells score, an event documented in the 2007 film the king of kong. Donkey kong is a 2019 3d animated movie produced by illumination entertainment based off the hit video game series, donkey kong released on november 22, 2019.872 1398 320 755 426 447 629 787 1409 1447 569 660 523 950 1237 1241 632 1078 223 1257 729 166 1103 1464 1116 522 1510 1228 890 1374 1294 1387 90 517 239 116 650 394 1262 187 291 473 623 1481 929 892