Nintendo Told Disney How Bowser Should Hold His Teacup During Wreck-It Ralph Production
Posted by Andy Green
Milk and two sugars?
Wreck-It Ralph was a worldwide hit when it arrived in cinemas and much of its success can be attributed to the characters involved in the movie.
Obviously there was Ralph, Fix-It Felix and all their buddies, but there were also several cameos from a few members of gaming royalty.
Sonic the Hedgehog and his arch-nemesis Dr Eggman both made an appearance as did M. Bison and Zangief from Capcom's Street Fighter franchise.
Of course, it wouldn't be a movie about video games without including some Nintendo characters and although there was no Mario, Bowser was on hand to represent the Big N.
However, it wasn't all plain sailing for Disney as the movie's producer Clark Spencer revealed in an interview with Edge that Nintendo got in touch as it was unhappy about how Bowser was being used.
What was it that caused such a stir, you ask? Well, apparently the King of the Koopas was holding his cup of tea incorrectly:
We also got a comment back [from Nintendo] saying, ‘Bowser is holding his cup the wrong way; Bowser would hold his cup like this‘ – so we changed it accordingly.
It looks as though this was a bit of a storm in a teacup and we don't think Nintendo was too mad at Disney over the issue. Still, it shows just how much it cares about its characters, especially those from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Director Rich Moore has previously revealed he wanted Mario to be included in the movie but there was no "perfect moment" for him. If a sequel does get made, Moore said to expect to see the portly plumber in some capacity.
What did you think to Wreck-It Ralph? Was it your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments section below.