An animated series about the adventures of King Kong and his young pal Bobby Bond. Also featured were the adventures of "Tom of T.H.U.M.B.", a 6" tall secret agent.
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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.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

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.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott
King Kong (1976)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange
Kong: The Animated Series (TV Series 2000)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When King Kong fell to his tragic death off the Empire State Building, there was a young scientist Dr. Lorna Jenkins who cloned him and took him back to Kong Island so he could finally be ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Saffron Henderson, Daphne Goldrick
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher
King Kong (1933)
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
Animation

Kong a great ape from skull island taken by Carl Denham for a show in New York.

Directors: Jeong Jung Kim, Iain McCaig
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Billie Mae Richards ...
 Billy Bond (8 episodes, 1966)
Carl Banas ...
 Prof. Bond (8 episodes, 1966)
Susan Conway ...
 Susan Bond (8 episodes, 1966)
John Drainie ...
 Various Characters (8 episodes, 1966)
Alfie Scopp
(8 episodes, 1966)
Paul Soles
(8 episodes, 1966)
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An animated series about the adventures of King Kong and his young pal Bobby Bond. Also featured were the adventures of "Tom of T.H.U.M.B.", a 6" tall secret agent.

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This was the first anime series commissioned by an American company. The animation was provided by Toei Company Ltd. for Rankin-Bass & Videocraft in the US. See more »

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Referenced in Svengoolie: King Kong Escapes (2013) See more »

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Theme Songs when they Mattered!
8 December 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I was a toddler when this came out and prone to music. (When I graduated from Kindergarten, my teacher actually wrote on my final report card: "Lambiepie loves music, I would not be surprised if Lambiepie became a musician.")

I'm only sharing this because this cartoon of King Kong wasn't that spectacular, but the theme song...now they worked on that! It was memorable, it was catchy, it was "da-bomb". And yes, I remember it too!!

The early to mid sixties were a wonderful time for cartoon programming. There was a lot of experimentation, such as with King Kong. But the them songs were more than just a tune -- they got you involved in the cartoon, interested -- and the best stayed with you. King Kong's theme song was like the theme to "Jonny Quest" - you knew something was "cool" about to happen. But unlike "Jonny Quest", King Kong did not deliver. Maybe it was the "little boy" with King Kong when we all kinda figured out the beauty and the beast thing...maybe they dumbed it down to our generation when we wanted caliber toons like Jonny Quest and Astro Boy, GIGANTOR and shows like Ultra Man, etc. Tom T.H.U.M.B. wasn't that memorable either. I remember "Inch High Private Eye" and "Atom Ant" though...

But I'll side with all my fellow posters here. It's the memorable theme song that would make you remember King Kong at all. This is a classic cartoon theme song along with "GIGANTOR", "Kimba the White Lion", "Spiderman". Lush production, serious musicianship. And the cartoon? Nah - nothing to write home about.

Peter Jackson's homage to King Kong is due out any day and I've gotta say... this song should be included. It would kick butt. :)


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