Top 11 King Kong Movie Facts

Following is our collection of King Kong facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of King Kong film message.

Four days after Londoners saw this scene from King Kong (1933) the first Loch Ness Monster sighting was reported

Jack Black asks if "Fay" is available, and his assistant says "She's doing a picture with RKO". Black responds, "Cooper, I should've known." He's referring to Fay Wray, RKO Pictures, and Merian C. Cooper, the star, studio, and director of the original King Kong (1933)

King Kong Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Roar is a lion's roar played backwards at half speed.

King Kong Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Takes place in 1933, the same year the original film was released. Early in the film, when Carl Denham is looking for a new lead actresses for his movie, the dialogue suggests that the original King Kong(1933) exists and was being made at the same time as this one.
    Takes place in 1933, the same year the original film was released. Early in the film, when Carl Denham is looking for a new lead actresses for his movie, the dialogue suggests that the original King Kong(1933) exists and was being made at the same time as this one.
  • 1 - The billboards that appear in Times Square are the same as the ones found in King Kong (1933).
    The billboards that appear in Times Square are the same as the ones found in King Kong (1933).
  • 1 - One of Peter Jackson's first films was "Braindead (1992)," where a woman is bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey. In "King Kong (2005)," a crate is seen containing this animal, and in "The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011)" produced by Jackson, Tin Tin's dog is referred to as such by the steamboat captain.
    One of Peter Jackson's first films was "Braindead (1992)," where a woman is bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey. In "King Kong (2005)," a crate is seen containing this animal, and in "The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011)" produced by Jackson, Tin Tin's dog is referred to as such by the steamboat captain.

King Kong Hidden Details

The tribal stage actors in King Kong(2005) are white actors in blackface

1 - At the start of the movie, Jack Black's character is showing his movie to some Hollywood hot shots. Very briefly, they show part of the screen on which the original King Kong (1933) movie is playing.
At the start of the movie, Jack Black's character is showing his movie to some Hollywood hot shots. Very briefly, they show part of the screen on which the original King Kong (1933) movie is playing.

The music accompanying the tribal dance in the theater is the same music that accompanied the tribal dance on Skull Island in the original King Kong (1933)

The Christmas dioramas in the windows of Macy's Flagship Department Store can be seen in its correct location next to the now-demolished 6th Avenue Elevated.

King Kong poster
King Kong poster

King Kong Plot

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of King Kong. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Director Peter Jackson
Stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann
IMDB score 7.2