''King Kong Escapes'' (aka ''King Kong's Counterattack'') is a 1967 film coproduced by Creator/{{Toho}} Co. Ltd and Creator/RankinBass Productions. A loose adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheKingKongShow'' cartoon series, it was the last time Toho was able to use the King Kong character. This film is notable for the King Kong suit not being in great shape and the introduction of Gorosaurus, who would go on to become a major character in ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''. By the way, it's not a sequel to ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla''[[note]]though it feels like one, with the cast already aware of Kong at the start[[/note]] due to the Kong suit used in this film.

On the payroll of a unknown Asian country, EvilGenius Dr. Who (no, [[NamesTheSame not]] ''that'' Series/DoctorWho) builds [[RobotMe Mechani-Kong]] in order to harvest [[{{Unobtainium}} Element X]], but the radioactivity shuts the robot down. Meanwhile, the submarine of Commander Carl Nelson is damaged, giving him, Lt. Commander Jiro Nomura, and Lt. Susan Watson the opportunity to investigate Mondo Island's legend of King Kong. Susan gets left behind and gets attacked by [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Gorosaurus]]. King Kong comes to her defense, and Susan and the others flee to the submarine. Susan manages to persuade Kong to let them leave, and this becomes worldwide news. Dr. Who and the other catch wind of this, deciding to kidnap Kong and later the trio in order to dig up Element X. Kong could withstand the radiation but couldn't be mind controlled, and he flees toward Tokyo. Susan and the others manage to escape Dr. Who, who sends Mechani-Kong after Kong. With Susan captured by Mechani-Kong, Kong is determined to rescue her in a battle on TokyoTower...

!!The film provides examples of

* DisneyVillainDeath: Mechani-Kong, and a rather brutal one at that when you think about it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As the representative of her country, Madame X wanted Element X so her people could become a nuclear power like America and the USSR. She had little qualms with contacting a dubious group like Dr. Who's, nor of their less than legal methods. She puts her foot down when the heroes and later the ordinary citizens of Japan are endangered. There's the pragmatic side of not having her country cause an international incident, but she risks her life to stop Dr. Who's destructive ways.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Gorosaurus. This was his debut film, as well as that his role in the film was just to act as the T-Rex for Kong to fight.
* [[ExcitedEpisodeTitle Excited Film Title!]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: For a nominally G rated film it can get quite gruesome. Kong breaks Gorosaurus' jaw, leaving it dying (or rather, just badly wounded, but still) with foam coming out of its mouth, Madame X is shot twice when she dies, twitching in agony with each bullet, Dr. Who is crushed with blood gushing from his mouth at the climax, and Mechani Kong is broken into pieces when it falls from Tokyo Tower.
* HeroicSacrifice: Madame X, who dies destroying the controls for Mechani-Kong.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: Madame X, who seemed keen on pampering the heroes into cooperation and found endangering ordinary citizens abhorrent. She was also the only visible woman antagonist in the entire film.
* HumongousMecha: Mechani-Kong.
* JawBreaker: Kong defeats the Gorosaurus by breaking its jaw.
* MindControlDevice: Used on King Kong in order for him to dig for Element X, and was later attached to Mechani-Kong at the film's climax.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Never threaten Susan in front of Kong... EVER.
* ShipTease: Jiro and Susan are hinted to have a bit of a romance going on. Jiro is the one whose ready to save her when she's in danger.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Madame X has Commander Nelson brought into her apartments, offers him [[AGlassOfChianti wine]] and mildly flirts with him while in a nice dress.
* [[WidgetSeries Widget Film]]: As one may notice from this page, this is the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs batshit insane]] version of King Kong.
* YellowPeril: If this film hadn't been made in Japan, Dr. Who would be a textbook Yellow Peril villain. Since everyone (except Nelson) in the movie is Asian, however, he ends up being just regular peril.
** Although, it ''is'' based on an American cartoon...