Disney’s favorite composers, the Sherman Brothers, are back with musical features in ‘THE MIGHTY KONG’ – a retelling of the classic King Kong with an animated and musical twist.

Los Angeles, CA – August 17, 2018 –

TRICOAST ENTERTAINMENTrevives the genuine king of movieland with re-release of THE MIGHTY KONG.

Originally released in June 1998 by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (USA), THE MIGHTY KONG was featured on Billboard’s Top Kid Video Sales for 20 weeks. Exclusively from TriCoast Entertainment comes the chance to re-indulge on the animated and musical story of King Kong – for the first time streaming online digital platforms.

Watch the trailer for THE MIGHTY KONG here:

THE MIGHTY KONG features lead voiceovers by Jodi Benson, better known as the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and Oscar nominee for Arthur, Dudley Moore, in his final role before his death in 2002. Remembered as a gifted comedian, Moore received several film accolades for roles in Micki + Maude, 10, Six Weeks and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Also credited for her role as Barbie on Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010), Jodi Benson will continue her role in Toy Story 4 (filming, 2019).

Directed by Art Scott and written by William J. Keenan, THE MIGHTY KONG is an adventurous, musical tale following Ann Darrow (Jodie Benson) who is a young actress seeking work until she meets the famous director, Carl Denham (Dudley Moore). Landing a role in Carl’s new film, they embark to film on a remote island, which happens to be home to the legendary giant ape – King Kong. In a whirlwind of unforgettable song and colorful dance numbers, King Kong is captured and taken to New York, where he escapes and goes on a rampage, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building. Upbeat and kid friendly, the legendary fall of King Kong isn’t tragic, as the ape survives the fall with aid from the military.

Rediscover the hidden animated and musical classic of THE MIGHTY KONG here:

THE MIGHTY KONG features original and witty musical numbers by composers, the Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert Sherman), who are Academy Award winning songwriters best remembered for spectacular musical compositions for Disney films (Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios). Working alongside Walt Disney himself until his death in 1966, the Sherman Brothers are noted musical numbers in longtime classics including “Let’s Get Together” from The Parent Trap (1961), The Jungle Book (1967) and Mary Poppins (1964). Mary Poppins became a blockbuster hit with their compositions of the Oscar-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Richard and Robert Sherman continued their success after Disney’s Death with The Aristocats (1970) and Winnie the Pooh (2011). Robert Sherman is most recently credited as a composer for Marc Forster’s new Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin (2018), starring Ewan McGregor.

Photo from LA TIMES: Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman (Disney Enterprises)

Just weeks ago, the Sherman Brothers found headline in the Los Angeles Times as ‘Walt Disney’s favorite composers’ with getting a star-filled film academy salute. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ paid tribute with sold-out event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills in July 2018 called “The Sherman Brothers: A Hollywood Songbook”, which featured clips from their Disney films and archived performances by celebrated entertainers such as Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins) and Haley Mills (The Parent Trap).

According to the same source, Walt Disney’s personal favorite song from the Brothers was Feed the Birds. “It was [about] a lot more than birdseed for birds,” Sherman said of the song that lovingly celebrates the simple act of giving (“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag”). He’d just say, ‘Play it for me.’ And I’d sing and play it for him, and he’d say, ‘Yep, that’s what it’s all about,’” quoted the Los Angeles Times about Disney’s constant summon to hear Richard Sherman play Feed the Birds while in his office.

Photo from LA Times: Richard M. Sherman, left, with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Robert B. Sherman in 1963. (Disney)

The star-studded cast and crew of THE MIGHTY KONG continues with colorful and creative animators including Primetime Emmy winner for The Simpsons, Jess Espanola (The Simpsons Movie, Futurama), Arnold Valencia (Growing Up Creepie), Arthur Valencia (The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, King of the Hill) and Anthony Agrusa (The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, American Dad).

TriCoast Entertainment has exclusively re-released THE MIGHTY KONG onto online digital platforms for those young and old alike to indulge in Hollywood’s classic King Kong, but with classic animation and an upbeat, fun musical score. Watch THE MIGHTY KONG on Amazon here:

THE MIGHTY KONG stars Dudley Moore (Arthur, Micki + Maude, 10, Six Weeks, The Hound of the Baskervilles), Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid, Toy Story 2 & 3, Enchanted), Randy Hamilton (Days of Our Lives, T.J. Hooker, Riptide), William Sage (The Timberwood Tales), Jason Gray-Stanford (Monk, A Beautiful Mind, Flags of Our Fathers) and Richard Newman (Beast Wars: Transformers, Street Fighter: The Animated Series).

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THE MIGHTY KONG (2018, 71 min.) Directed by Art Scott. Written by William J. Keenan. Screenplay: Ruth Rose, James Ashmore Creelman, William Keenan. Produced by: Denis deVallance, Lyn Henderson. Edited by: Tony Hayman. Original Music: David Siebels. USA, English. Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, L.A. Animation, Lana Productions, TriCoast Worldwide.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: L.A. Animation, Lana Productions.


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