King Kong (character)

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King Kong
'King Kong (franchise)' character
King Kong as he first appeared in 1933
First appearanceKing Kong (1933)
Last appearanceGodzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Created byEdgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper
Portrayed byWillis O'Brien (1933)
Shoichi Hirose (1962)
Haruo Nakajima (1967)
Rick Baker (1976)
Peter Elliot (1986)
Andy Serkis (2005)
Terry Notary/Toby Kebell (2017)
Eric Petey (2021)
TBA (2024)
Voiced byMurray Spivack (1933)
Paul Soles (1966)
Peter Cullen (1976)
Peter Elliot (1986)
Dudley Moore (1998)
Scott McNeil (1998-2005)
Lee Tockar (2016-2018)
Frank Welker, Terry Notary (2017)
Seth Green
Robin Atkin Downes (2021)
Full nameKing Kong
AliasesEight Wonder of the World, King of the Apes, Kong Titanus, Strongest Creature of Earth, Mighty Kong
SpeciesGiant prehistoric gorilla
Lady Kong
Baby Kong
Unknown mother
Unkwown father

King Kong is a giant gorilla monster movie character, resembling a huge gorilla. The character first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong and the novel by Delos W. Lovelace. The movie is a classic adventure-fantasy horror monster movie franchise.[1] The film was remade in 1976 and once again in 2005. The character has become one of the world's most famous movie icons.[2] Kong has inspired countless spin-offs, comic books, team ups with other monsters and more.[3] There was even a stage play.[4] His role in the different movies varies, ranging from a rampaging monster to a vegetarian or anti-hero monster who only wants to be left alone.[5] other animated films include, The Mighty Kong, Kong: King of Atlantis and Kong: Return to the Jungle. television series include, The King Kong Show, Kong: The Animated Series, Kong: King of the Apes, Skull Island: The Series. other influences of those films, Unknown Island (1948), Mighty Joe Young (1949/1998), Konga (1961), Shikari (1963), The Mighty Gorga (1969), Ape (1976), Queen Kong (1976), Goliathon (1977), Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977), King of The Lost World (2005), The Abominable (2007), Bigfoot (2012), Rampage (2018), Konga TNT (2020), Ape Vs. Monster (2021).

Live-action movies[change | change source]

Animated movies[change | change source]

  • The Mighty Kong (1998)
  • Kong: King of Atlantis (2005)                                           
  • Kong: Return to the Jungle (2006)

References[change | change source]

  1. Tim Dirks. "King Kong (1933)". American Movie Classics Company LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. The Apes of Wrath, ed. Richard Klaw (San Francisco, CA: Tachyon, 2013), p. 81
  3. Keith Phipps (23 February 2012). "King Kong 1976". Onion Inc. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. Boland, Michaela (2009-02-09). "Global Creatures takes on "Kong"". Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  5. Tom Snyder. "Monsters, Madmen and Heroes: How Peter Jackson Emasculated King Kong". Retrieved 20 October 2015.

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