At the heart of the story is the title character Kong— a 25 foot mountain gorilla who is captured and displayed in 1930’s New York with tragic results. Kong is a entirely digital character who delivers a very complex performance without the aide of dialogue. Weta Digital created him with a blend of performance capture technology and keyframe animation. He has around four million hairs on his body rendered using new simulation and modelling software.
Kong was built using our proprietary tissue simulation and muscle dynamics software.
Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture
Andy Serkis, Christian Rivers, Atsushi Sato, Guy Williams
Ladies and Gentlemen... I give you... KONG! THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD!