Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Uses shots from
A poster of the movie is on display at the Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Towards the end, both movies featured destruction of the famous Hollywood Boulevard and the destruction of a ferris wheel.
Dr. Ruth Young is a take on Dian Fossey.
Poster seen in theatre
On theater marquee.
In order to save Gromit from falling, Wallace/were-rabbit (1) holds Gromit to his chest, (2) cushions the shock by landing on his back and then (3) appears to be dead until he wakes up. Mighty Joe Young saves the child on the Ferris wheel in just the same way.
Mentioned as one of the films Rick Baker did the make up and costumes for.
guy mentions this movie
Baker's full-sized Joe gorilla is seen at the center of his display room.
Still from the film is shown.
Mentioned by the narrator
Referenced in Charlize Theron's opening monologue
Mentioned in dialogue.
reviewed + footage used
Honorable mention, clips show
Mentioned as a remake of the 1949 version, clips shown.
Ray Harryhausen makes a cameo in this film. Clip shown.