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  • Fan Nickname: "Too Long" for the 2005 movie.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In the 2005 remake, besides Jack Black and Naomi Watts, there's Adrien Brody (Jack Driscoll), Jamie Bell (Little Jimmy), and Kyle Chandler as Bruce Baxter.
    • Also, the 1976 rubber-suited King Kong, Rick Baker, is the pilot in the 2005 remake, and Howard Shore is the orchestra pit conductor.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In King Kong Escapes, the evil scientist Dr. Hu is dubbed by Paul Frees.
    • Peter Cullen voiced King Kong in the 1976 version (but was uncredited). Sessions apparently got so intense he coughed up blood at one stage, and because of said experience he nearly refused to voice Predator.
  • Talking to Himself: Andy Serkis plays both King Kong and Lumpy (the ship's cook, barber, and surgeon) in the 2005 remake.
  • What Could Have Been: At one time in the 1933 film there was a scene when Denham and his crew fall into a pit that is filled with giant spiders that soon devour everyone except Denham. However, the filmmakers felt that the spider pit scene would be too scary for children and that it would slow the film down, so they had to remove it. That scene would later be reworked as an insect pit for the 2005 film remake and also restored as a deleted scene for the original.
    • Also removed from the original was a scene of King Kong playing with Ann's... let's just say... clothes.
    • Fay Wray was also going to be the one to deliver the "It was beauty killed the beast" line at the end of the 2005 remake. She refused, at first, but then considered the possibility. However, after her meeting with Peter Jackson, she suddenly became ill and died a year before the remake was released. As a result, the line ultimately went to Jack Black's Carl Denham character as an homage to the original, while a brief mention of her (and Merian C. Cooper) was featured at the beginning as a Shout-Out.
    • Also, there was another draft of the script that came out in 1996, which was different from the 2005 remake, described as a "tongue-in-cheek comedic film with elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark and other films". However, Jackson didn't like that draft a bit, and he was glad that Universal Films pulled the plug on that film version, as he was able to write something better.
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