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King Klunk (1933)

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Pooch the Pup, his camera, and his girlfriend go to Africa to make a movie of a giant gorilla. Things proceed roughly as in King Kong (1933), though with various comic twists.

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Pooch the Pup takes his girlfriend and an anthropomorphic camera to the jungle in search of the giant ape, King Klunk. They arrive just as the Hot-Cha tribe is offering one of their own girls to the ape as a sacrifice. King Klunk tries to bite down on her head, but even his enormous fangs can't make a dent in her hard skull. His attention turns to Pete the Pup's girl, whom he snatches up in his huge hand. The ape doesn't know what to make of her until Cupid hits him with an arrow. Suddenly, King Klunk is in love. He even battles a dinosaur to prevent her from getting devoured. During the fight, Pooch takes the opportunity to rescue her. After winning his battle, the ape takes after the fleeing pair, but they defeat him by cracking a giant egg over his head. Soon, Pooch and his girl are exhibiting the giant ape in a big-city theater. Mischievous Cupid reappears to reignite the ape's passion for the girl, which gives him the strength to break his chains and cause some real trouble. Written by J. Spurlin

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4 September 1933 (USA)  »

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In the 1930's, a lot of American horror films came to Britain and the British Board of Film Censors gave them an "H", which stood for "Horrific". This cartoon was the first one to be given the "H" certificate. See more »

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After he is hit with a giant egg, King Klunk's face disappears under the yolk and then reappears briefly on his shoulder. See more »

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[first lines]
Native Girl: Goona-goona!
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Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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The FIrst Spoof of King Kong
2 June 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

King Klunk (1933)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This pleasant Universal cartoon has been forgotten over the decades but it's in fact the first film to spoof RKO's KING KONG so that reason alone gives it some historic importance. In the film, Pooch the Pup takes his girlfriend to the Africa so that they can make a movie about a giant ape. They find the ape, return it to the U.S. and of course it breaks free and steals the girlfriend. The plot to this 9-minute short pretty much follows all the major points in KING KONG and I'm rather surprised how obvious it was as I'm sure there was some sort of legal matter that the studio could have done. With that said, fans of the giant ape will certainly want to check this out just to see how well it does spoof the film. I thought the stuff dealing with the fight between the ape and a dinosaur in the jungle was extremely well done and I won't ruin the ending but the final shot of the ape was perfect. The thing that keeps this short from being a classic is the Pooch character and the fact that he's just not that memorable or funny. There were several attempts at humor but most of them fell flat on their face. Some will probably find some of the humor around the jungle people to be offensive as it's the (for the time) typical black characters and their stereotypes.


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