One morning in the jungle, Donkey Kong wakes up to discover that his prized banana horde has been ransacked. With his helpful sidekick Diddy Kong in tow, he sets out on a roaring rampage of revenge. In this scene, he takes out his aggression by hurling a gigantic steel keg at the world's unluckiest beaver, while Diddy Kong watches in horror.
The sprites from Donkey Kong Country are different from most other SNES games because they were 3D rendered rather than hand-drawn frame by frame. As a result, this shadow box looks better far away rather than up close, sort of like a retro Monet painting. By the way, I learned about the 3D rendering from a promotional VHS video that Nintendo sent me some 20 years ago! (And I learned about Monet paintings from Clueless)
This glass-framed shadow box measures 10x12.5 inches and the viewport matches the 4:3 aspect ratio of the original scene. All of the images are printed on high-quality gloss cardstock and laser cut for precision. The sprites are layered and raised to create a three-dimensional image that brings the scene to life. Pictures do not do it justice!