King Kong Escapes
godjacob wrote: ↑Tue May 18, 2021 9:58 pm
I find it weird they decided to do a loose adaptation of the King Kong Show for the second Showa Kong flick than actually a follow up to Godzilla vs. Kong with that same character.
was a co-production with Rankin/Bass, which produced The King Kong Show
. Clearly, Arthur Rankin, Jr. (credited as "technical advisor" in the Japanese version and as a director in the American release) had a lot of influence on the film's development.
As ROMG4 alluded to, Toho did
develop other Kong stories during the five years Toho had the rights. However, the only one that made it into production was "Operation Robinson Crusoe," which, as we all know, had Kong replaced by Godzilla at the eleventh hour.