Surprisingly Poor DVD Release, Vol. 1
fredtownward | Palatine, Illinois United States | 12/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In an obviously crass attempt to force King Kong fans to buy both disks, the pilot, which was later split into two episodes, is divided between the two volumes, with only the first half on this disk.
All in all a rather shabby presentation of a long, long, LONG awaited DVD release.
THE CARTOON THAT INSPIRED KING KONG ESCAPES.
JACK LOBO | Greenwich,CT USA | 01/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are the first 4 half hours of the 60s cartoon KING KONG. 2 Kongs per show with a Tom from T.H.U.M.B (Tiny Human Underground Military Bureau)sandwiched in between. The Tom episodes did very little for me. However [I was a 9 1/2 oz Weakling Till One Day...] was a bit charming and a little moving. Plus the first half of the KING KONG pilot episode. If memory serves correctly. This show vanished from television slightly before GIGANTOR.These were my two favorite cartoons when I was 5-7 years old. I was devastated when these great,exciting, adventurous cartoons were removed from my life. Thank God for DVDs and Film Vaults. Both shows had boys voiced by females named Billie. Billie Lou Watt for Jimmy Sparks (GIGANTOR) and Billie Mae Richards for Bobby Bond (KING KONG) Both boys wore shorts. Both boys were in charge of controlling their giant entities as a power of ultimate good. Both shows were animated in Japan.But not at the same studio. Both shows were made in the 60s,the opus era of television entertainment. Here are a few differences King Kong was shot in color. Gigantor although made in color was shot in Black and White. King Kong would only listen to Bobby. Gigantor would respond to who ever had his control box.(Which seldom happened) The live action movie King Kong Escapes was based on this cartoon. Gigantor was based on a live action movie made in the 50s. I don't remember the title but I've seen pictures on the internet many years ago plus a copy of the vhs at a comic book store,that I regret not buying"