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Peppermint is a potential movie by user Our Green Tornado, depicting the Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., a case heard by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Judge Robert W. Sweet. In their complaint, Universal Studios alleged that Nintendo's video game Donkey Kong was a trademark infringement, or "cheap ripoff" of King Kong, the plot and characters of which Universal claimed as their own. Nintendo argued that Universal had themselves proven that King Kong's plot and characters were in the public domain in Universal City Studios, Inc. v. RKO General, Inc.

Sweet ruled that Universal had acted in bad faith by threatening Nintendo's licensees and that it had no right over the name King Kong or the characters and story. He further held that there was no possibility for consumers to confuse Nintendo's game and characters with the King Kong films and their characters. Universal appealed the case, but the verdict was upheld.

The case was a victory for Nintendo, which was still a newcomer to the U.S. market. The case established Nintendo as a major player in the industry and arguably gave the company the confidence that it could compete with the giants of American media. The case was selected as number 20 on GameSpy's list of the "25 Dumbest Moments in Gaming".

Plot

Kira Spearman, 6-year-old daughter of lawyer Frank Spearman, hears that a serious charge had been made against her favorite game, Donkey Kong. Hell-bent on proving that Donkey Kong is innocent, Kira gains access to the Internet without the knowledge of those around her, and soon finds out that this case has more than meets the eye.

Soundtrack

  1. Surrender-Cheap Trick(Main Theme)
  2. What's Love Got To Do With It-Tina Turner(End Credit Song)
  3. Down Under-Man At Work
  4. When Doves Cry-Prince
  5. Mamma Mia-ABBA
  6. Eye Of The Tiger-Survivor
  7. Another One Bites The Dust-Queen
  8. Stayin' Alive-Bee Gees
  9. Piano Man-Billy Joel
  10. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go-Wham!

Score

  1. Useless
  2. Xerox
  3. Pro Bono
  4. Classified
  5. Annabelle
  6. On The Plume
  7. Chicken Fat Lady
  8. Lymphocytes
  9. Miss Wichita
  10. Two Wrong Feet
  11. What About You
  12. Chromium 6
  13. Malign
  14. Holding Ponds
  15. No Colon
  16. Occasional Tombstones
  17. Technically A Woman
  18. Water Board
  19. 333 Million
  20. Redemption Day

Trivia

  • Kira Spearman shares a name with Kira Kaiser, protagonist of the director's other movie.
  • The ending scene shows a middle-aged Kira Spearman watching Pixels and making a comment about how Donkey Kong was depicted in the movie.
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