“A spectacular feature film.” – The New York Times.

Originally from Warner Brothers Entertainment, TriCoast Entertainment revives the genuine king of movieland with THE MIGHTY KONG – a retelling of the classic, King Kong, with an animated, musical twist.

Los Angeles, CA – August 15, 2018 – 

The classic story of King Kong comes alive for kids young and old – THE MIGHTY KONG.

TriCoast Entertainment is thrilled to announce the re-release of Director Art Scott’s THE MIGHTY KONG (1998) – an animated and musical re-telling of the classic story of King Kong, now streaming on online video platforms. Watch THE MIGHTY KONG today: https://amzn.to/2BjgYFI.

“This animated adaption literally brings the house down.” – Daily Tribune.

Written by William J. Keenan, THE MIGHTY KONG features lead voiceovers by Jodi Benson, better known as the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and Oscar nominee for Arthur, Dudley Moore, in his final role before his death in 2002. Remembered as a gifted comedian, Moore received several film accolades for roles in Micki + Maude, 10, Six Weeks and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Also credited for her role as Barbie on Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010), Jodi Benson will continue her role in Toy Story 4 (filming, 2019).

THE MIGHTY KONG summary: Ann Darrow (Jodie Benson) is a young actress seeking work until she stumbles into the famous director, Carl Denham (Dudley Moore), who is ready to embark with the cast and crew for his newest film, located on a remote island. Landing a role in Carl’s new film, Ann hops on board to journey with the film’s cast and crew to the island, which happens to be home to a giant, legendary ape – King Kong. The crewmembers sacrifice Ann to King Kong and adventures with her into the forest. In a whirlwind of unforgettable song and dance numbers, King Kong is captured and taken to New York, where he escapes and goes on a rampage, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building. Upbeat and kid friendly, the legendary fall of King Kong isn’t tragic, as the ape survives the fall with aid from the military. 

“A lighthearted romp for families with delightful tunes [and] appealing vocal performances. Audiences rate a 10 for family appeal.” – Reel Guide.

THE MIGHTY KONG features original and witty musical numbers by composers, the Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert Sherman), who are remembered for spectacular music in legendary films including Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Charlotte’s Web. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (USA) originally released THE MIGHTY KONG June 16, 1998 and it was featured for 20 weeks on Billboard’s Top Kid Video sales. THE MIGHTY KONG also had a televised premiere in Germany during September 2001.

TriCoast Entertainment will exclusively re-release THE MIGHTY KONG onto online digital platforms starting August 14th for those young and old alike to indulge in Hollywood’s classic king, King Kong, but with the unique twist of the same adventure and action, but with the animation-twist of an upbeat and fun musical score. Streaming online video on demand platforms, be the first to watch THE MIGHTY KONG on Amazon today: https://amzn.to/2BjgYFI.

Watch the exciting trailer here: https://vimeo.com/284983778

THE MIGHTY KONG stars Dudley Moore (Arthur, Micki + Maude, 10, Six Weeks, The Hound of the Baskervilles), Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid, Toy Story 2 & 3, Enchanted), Randy Hamilton (Days of Our Lives, T.J. Hooker, Riptide), William Sage (The Timberwood Tales), Jason Gray-Stanford (Monk, A Beautiful Mind, Flags of our Fathers) and Richard Newman (Beast Wars: Transformers, Street Fighter: The Animated Series).

For more information, please visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158780/?ref_=ttexrv_exrv_tt.

THE MIGHTY KONG (2018, 71 min.) Directed by Art Scott. Written by William J. Keenan. Screenplay: Ruth Rose, James Ashmore Creelman, William Keenan. Produced by: Denis deVallance, Lyn Henderson. Edited by: Tony Hayman. Original Music: David Siebels. USA, English. Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, L.A. Animation, Lana Productions, TriCoast Entertainment.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: L.A. Animation, Lana Productions.


About TriCoast Entertainment: 

TriCoast Entertainment is a premium Domestic Distributor, representing the best of US and international films: in theaters, on VOD, on DVD and TV. Sister company to TriCoast Worldwide and TriCoast Studios, the company is located at the Studio facility in Culver City, Los Angeles.

Founded by: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.

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