King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
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The cartoon was a bit of nothing, but the song--very strong branding! Starstruck got the chorus, the rest goes like this: "One day a boy/Too young to know the danger/Made a friend/Of this giant, fearsome stranger./And the life they lead/On their island home/Became the legend/The legend OF... (chorus)" This song's been in my head all day.
Now, you would think that, with a big guy like King Kong walking around, you'd have giant monsters up against him, but Kong and Billy spent most of their time fighting poachers and smugglers, villains like that. Although this Rankin/Bass cartoon may have become the basis of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, "Frankenstein, Jr.". In that show, boy scientist Buzz Conroy flew around fighting evil on the back of a giant Frankenstein monster robot.
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