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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Legendary "King Kong" Volkswagen Ad (1972): Stop-Motion Animation By Dave Allen (video)

Dave Allen was one of film's leading stop-motion animators.

His work can be seen in such films as "The Crater Lake Monster" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."

In 1972 Volkswagen hired him to recreate the classic King Kong for a TV commercial.

The woman is Fay Wray's daughter, Victoria Riskin.

The commercial was aired only once.

Volkswagen pulled it because viewers didn't remember the car...just Kong.
(I got to see it!) 

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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