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Encyclopedia > The Mighty Kong
The cover of the 1998 animated feature film.
The cover of the 1998 animated feature film.

The Mighty Kong is a 1998 animated, musical adaptation of the classic King Kong story. Jodi Benson and Dudley Moore (in his last role before his death) headed its cast of voice actors. It features original songs by the Sherman Brothers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... The original 1933 King Kong model. ... Jodi Benson (born Jodi Marzorati on October 10, 1961) is an American voice actress and singer of Greek decent, best known for providing both the singing and the speaking voice of Disneys Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequels. ... Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ... Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman at the London Palladium in 2002 during the premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical. ...

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Plot Summary

The film begins with Ann Darrow, a down on her luck actress looking for work, when she meets Carl Denham who offers her a job in a new movie. They board the Venture to leave and the monkey that lives on board causes trouble. They arrive on the island and the natives who are friendly and ask that they leave Ann so they can sacrifice her. Ann is then sacrificed and King Kong gets her and they fight a dinosaur and are off the island in five minutes. The film follows the rampage of New York City and the not so tragic end. Fay Wray as Ann Darrow in the 1933 version of King Kong. ... Carl Denham (born 1896 in New York City died in 1957 in California) is a fictional film director in the films King Kong and Son of Kong (both released in 1933), as well as in the 2005 remake of King Kong, and a 2004 illustrated-novel titled Kong: King of... The original 1933 King Kong model. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Similarities and Differences

In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn) is a 1976 American motion picture produced by Dino de Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. ... The Empire State Building. ...

Critical Reception

  • The film was panned by critics and fans of the Kong films. The movie was an attempt to cash in on the release of Godzilla (1998 film). The film was a dud resulting in low sales, but has developed a cult following.

Godzilla is an American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starred Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Cast

There are currently no plans to release The Mighty Kong on DVD. Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was an Academy-Award nominated British comedian, actor and musician. ... Carl Denham (born 1896 in New York City died in 1957 in California) is a fictional film director in the films King Kong and Son of Kong (both released in 1933), as well as in the 2005 remake of King Kong, and a 2004 illustrated-novel titled Kong: King of... Jodi Benson (born Jodi Marzorati on October 10, 1961) is an American voice actress and singer of Greek decent, best known for providing both the singing and the speaking voice of Disneys Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequels. ... Fay Wray as Ann Darrow in the 1933 version of King Kong. ... Jack, as portrayed by Bruce Cabot in the 1933 original film Jack Driscoll is a fictional character in the 1933 film King Kong and its 2005 remake. ...


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