king klunk

Admission restricted 18+
Walter Lantz & William Nolan, 9 mins, USA, 1933, B&W, Betacam SP. Courtesy: Universal Pictures

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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

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Fri 9 Dec 2005, 7pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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