Mighty Joe

Mighty Joe Young

Inspired by King Kong, Mighty Joe Young was one of Harryhausen's earllier creatures.


Mighty Joe Young was a gorrila taken from Africa for showbiz in Hollywood. He had thick black fur with a silverish tint like a real gorrila, with long arms and a more gentle, less frightening face than King Kong.


The role of Mighty Joe young was basically a gorrila stolen from Africa, and being a gentle creature with an enormous strenth.