This page explains in detail the interactions between the Donkey Kong series and the Indiana Jones series.

La Planète Donkey Kong episode Raiders of the Lost Banana

19969 September 1996


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Title card of the episode.

The fourth episode of the Donkey Kong Country TV show, originally known as La Planète Donkey Kong in France, is titled "Raiders of the Lost Banana" as a reference to the first Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The plot is about Donkey Kong and Diddy finding a golden banana in an ancient temple, and after Donkey takes it to give itto Candy Kong as a gift for their anniversary, a curse falls upon the Kongs, bringing them bad luck. This doesn't seem to directly reference the Indiana Jones movies, apart for the golden banana being found on a pedestal in a trap-filled temple, like the golden Chachapoyan Fertility Idol from the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.


France 2 and Nelvana, that created the tv show, didn't hold any right over LusasFilm's Indiana Jones, in fact they only included a minor reference.