King Kong (character)

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King Kong as he first appeared in 1933

King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling a huge gorilla. The character first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong. The movie is a classic adventure-fantasy.[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 who only wants to be left alone.[5]

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.