|King Klunk. Courtesy: Lantz Encyclopedia|
This King Kong
satire is an episode from a cartoon series about a happy-go-lucky dog created by cartoonist Walter Lantz.
Pooch the Pup goes to Africa with his girlfriend to make a movie about a giant gorilla. Proceeding apace with the feature film, King Klunk
attacks a native village and fights with a dinosaur before eventually plummeting from atop the Empire State Building.
Coming only six months after the release of King Kong
, it not only lampoons the feature but also the popularity of ethnographic adventure films like those of King Kong
directors Merian C Cooper and Ernest B Schoedsack.
Screens with King Kong