King Kong (character)

fictional character, a giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla

King Kong is a giant movie gorilla 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] other animated films include, The Mighty Kong, Kong: King of Atlantis and Kong: Return to the Jungle. other influences of those films, Konga (1961), The Mighty Gorga (1969), Ape (1976), Goliathon (1977), Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century (1977), Bigfoot (2012), Rampage (2018).

King Kong
'King Kong (franchise)' character
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King Kong as he first appeared in 1933
First appearanceKing Kong (1933)
Created byEdgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper
Portrayed byWillis O'Brien/Murray Spivack (1933)
Shoichi Hirose (1962)
Haruo Nakajima (1967)
Rick Baker/Peter Cullen (1976)
Peter Elliot (1986)
Andy Serkis (2005)
Terry Notary/Toby Kebell, Frank Welker (2017-2020)
Information
SpeciesGiant prehistoric gorilla
GenderMale
RelativesKiko
Lady Kong
Baby Kong
Unknown mother
Unkwown father


Live-action moviesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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"". Variety.com. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  5. Tom Snyder. "Monsters, Madmen and Heroes: How Peter Jackson Emasculated King Kong". CBN.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015.

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