Kong's size changes throughout the movie. RKO officially listed him as being 50 feet tall in the film's publicity materials, but he never appears quite that large in the film itself. Two stop-motion models were used for the scenes of Kong on the island, and both of these were built to appear 18 feet tall compared to the miniature sets. A third model, built to appear 24 feet tall, was built to be used in the New York scenes so Kong would appear more imposing next to the cars and trains. However, due to the inconsistent and imprecise nature of composite shots (shots containing stop-motion and live action at once), the models vary greatly in size and regularly appear both larger and smaller than the 18-24 foot range. Meanwhile, the full-sized Kong hand, foot, and head were constructed for a 40-foot monster's stature. Kong's size in later movies is also not consistent. He stood 148 feet tall in King Kong vs. Godzilla so that he'd be large enough to properly battle the 164 foot Godzilla, and he was reduced to about 66 feet for King Kong Escapes, but neither of these films take place within the same continuity as each other or the original. In the 1976 remake a character estimates him to be 50 feet tall, but the actual life-size Kong animatronic used for the film stood exactly 40 feet and the Kong suit was usually made to look that height compared to the miniature sets. In that film's sequel, King Kong Lives, he rose to about 60 feet. Peter Jackson's remake depicted Kong as 25 feet tall, as does the Universal Studios ride "King Kong 360 3D," although its predecessor, "King Kong Encounter," featured a 30 foot animatronic.