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Merian C. Cooper, Willis H. O'Brien, Ernest B. Schoedsack, and Fay Wray in King Kong (1933)Willis H. O'BrienWillis H. O'BrienIan Batchelor, Primo Carnera, Karl 'Killer' Davis, William 'Wee Willie' Davis, Henry Kulky, Man Mountain Dean, Sammy Menacker, Terry Moore, Willis H. O'Brien, Phil Olafsson, Ivan Rasputin, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Sammy Stein, and Robert Johnson in Mighty Joe Young (1949)Willis H. O'BrienWillis H. O'BrienWillis H. O'BrienWillis H. O'BrienWillis H. O'Brien
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In 1949, 16 years after his ground breaking work on "King Kong", Willis O'Brien worked as Chief Technician on another gorilla picture for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack called "Mighty Joe Young". A young Ray Harryhausen would animate most of the animation, but O'Brien did come up with the designs for the film. At the 1950 Academy Awards, ... See full bio »
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