The Mighty Kong

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  • G
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 11 min
  • 3.9  (270)

The Mighty Kong is a heartwarming animated musical film released in 1998, directed by Art Scott and written by William J. Keenan. The movie is loosely based on the timeless story of King Kong, but offers a fresh take on the classic tale, incorporating new characters and plot lines. The film opens with a group of adventurers led by Carl Denham (voiced by Dudley Moore), who sets sail for the uncharted Skull Island in search of a legendary creature called Kong. Denham is accompanied by his loyal friend and colleague, Captain Englehorn (voiced by Randy Hamilton), and aspiring actress Ann Darrow (voiced by Jodi Benson), who joins the expedition in hopes of finding fame and fortune.

However, once they reach Skull Island, the group soon discovers that it's inhabited by a tribe of primitive natives who worship Kong as a god. Despite initial setbacks, Denham and his group manage to capture the great ape, and plan to take him back to New York to display him in a carnival-like setting.

As the journey progresses, Ann and Kong develop a strong bond, and it becomes clear that the mighty ape is not simply a mindless beast, but a sentient creature with feelings and emotions. However, things take a turn for the worse when Kong is brought to a theater in New York to be put on display. The audience is horrified by the giant ape, and he escapes, rampaging through the city streets in search of Ann.

The remainder of the film follows Kong's desperate attempt to reunite with Ann and the ensuing chaos caused by his escape. The film culminates in a thrilling climax atop the Empire State Building, where Kong meets his tragic demise.

The Mighty Kong boasts a impressive cast of voice actors, including Dudley Moore, who delivers a standout performance as the adventurous Carl Denham. Jodi Benson's portrayal of Ann Darrow brings a lot of heart to the character, and Randy Hamilton's Captain Englehorn provides a strong source of comic relief.

One of the highlights of the film is its musical score, featuring catchy songs and beautiful orchestral arrangements. The songs range from upbeat and adventurous, to emotional ballads that tug at the heartstrings.

The animation in The Mighty Kong is also noteworthy, featuring a mix of traditional hand-drawn animation and computer-generated graphics. The animation captures the grandeur and spectacle of New York City, as well as the eerie and mystical nature of Skull Island.

While The Mighty Kong may not be as iconic or groundbreaking as the original King Kong film, it still manages to offer a unique and enjoyable retelling of the story. The film's strong voice acting, memorable music, and impressive animation make it a worthy addition to any family movie collection.

The Mighty Kong is a 1998 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 11 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9.

The Mighty Kong
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    1 hr 11 min
  • IMDB Rating
    3.9  (270)