History Film / MightyJoeYoung

21st Aug '17 11:34:30 PM OnTheHillside
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The film was co-produced by RKO Pictures (a corporate successor which mostly handles old properties) and Walt Disney Pictures. The director was RonUnderwood, better known for ''Film/{{Tremors}}'' (1990) and ''Film/CitySlickers'' (1991). The film established a new back story for Joe and Jill. As a little girl, Jill Young (Creator/CharlizeTheron) witnessed the death of her mother (a zoologist) and a female gorilla at the hands of {{Evil Poacher}}s. Their leader Andrei Strasser (Rade Serbedzija) loses two fingers in the process and has to retreat to get medical help. An orphaned baby gorilla is left in the care of Jill. She names him "Joe" and raises him.

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The film was co-produced by RKO Pictures (a corporate successor which mostly handles old properties) and Walt Disney Pictures. The director was RonUnderwood, better known for ''Film/{{Tremors}}'' (1990) and ''Film/CitySlickers'' (1991). The film established a new back story for Joe and Jill. As a little girl, Jill Young (Creator/CharlizeTheron) witnessed the death of her mother (a zoologist) and a female gorilla at the hands of {{Evil Poacher}}s. Their leader Andrei Strasser (Rade Serbedzija) loses two fingers in the process and has to retreat to get medical help. An Joe, the orphaned baby gorilla gorilla, is left in the care of Jill. She names him "Joe" and raises him.
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15th Aug '17 4:20:00 AM Snicka
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''Mighty Joe Young'' is the name shared by a 1949 film and its 1998 remake. The original film combined live action and StopMotion animation. The designs for the animation and effects are credited to Willis O'Brien, better known for ''Film/KingKong1933''. In practice, much of the actual animation was completed by his protege Creator/RayHarryhausen. This was the first major film work of the younger animator. The remake used CGI animation.

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''Mighty Joe Young'' is the name shared by a 1949 film and its 1998 remake. The original film combined live action and StopMotion animation. The designs for the animation and effects are credited to Willis O'Brien, better known for ''Film/KingKong1933''. In practice, much of the actual animation was completed by his protege Creator/RayHarryhausen. This was the first major film work of the younger animator. The remake used animatronic models and puppets, with some CGI animation.
7th Apr '17 7:52:13 PM ngh93
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* [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly]] KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Strasser meets his end when Joe stops him from shooting Jill and then flings him over a transformer. Strasser, being too fingers short of holding the wire, of course loses his grip and he falls into a transformer electrocuting him to death, leaving only the half-glove hanging from the wiring.]]

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* [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly]] KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Strasser meets his end when Joe stops him from shooting Jill and then flings him over a transformer. Strasser, being too fingers short of holding the wire, of course loses his grip and he falls into a the transformer electrocuting him to death, leaving only the half-glove hanging from the wiring.]]
6th Mar '17 7:26:57 AM contrafanxxx
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* SeeYouInHell: Strasser's [[spoiler: FamousLastWords]]. "Goodbye, Jill. Meet your mother... in Hell."

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* SeeYouInHell: Strasser's [[spoiler: FamousLastWords]].
--> '''Strasser:'''
"Goodbye, Jill. Meet your mother... in Hell."
6th Mar '17 7:26:28 AM contrafanxxx
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* SeeYouInHell: Strasser's [[spoiler: FamousLastWords]]. "Goodbye, Jill. Meet your mother... in Hell."
6th Mar '17 7:04:59 AM contrafanxxx
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: You hardly feel sorry for Strasser when Joe electrocutes him to death.]]
5th Feb '17 6:40:21 AM MovieFan2000
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* AnimalArchenemy: Joe is this to Strasser after having bite his fingers off.

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* AnimalArchenemy: AnimalNemesis: Joe is this to Strasser after having bite his fingers off.
5th Feb '17 6:39:38 AM MovieFan2000
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* AnimalArchenemy: Joe is this to Strasser after having bite his fingers off.
3rd Jul '16 12:21:31 AM Whipsmart
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* [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly]] KarmicDeath]]: [[spoiler: Strasser meets his end when Joe stops him from shooting Jill and then flings him over a transformer. Strasser, being too fingers short of holding the wire, of course loses his grip and he falls into a transformer electrocuting him to death, leaving only the half-glove hanging from the wiring.]]

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* [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly]] KarmicDeath]]: KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Strasser meets his end when Joe stops him from shooting Jill and then flings him over a transformer. Strasser, being too fingers short of holding the wire, of course loses his grip and he falls into a transformer electrocuting him to death, leaving only the half-glove hanging from the wiring.]]
12th Apr '16 4:13:54 AM TellAll111
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Compared to his outwardly thuggish demeanour when he was younger, Strasser seems rather kind and grandfatherly, which is how he gets Jill to trust him. Indeed his living revolves around getting people to trust him to look after animals at a phoney wildlife reserve, before selling them on the black market.
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