Watch: Everything you need to know about King Kong

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Apr 27, 2017, 3:06 PM EDT (Updated)

With Kong: Skull Island set to open wide on March 10, we've taken a deep dive into the history of King Kong to remember where it all began.

From the humble beginnings of what inspired the stories of giant apes in 1933’s King Kong to the classic stop-motion effects that made the look of those early films so iconic, we dig into it all. We also take a look at the rush of monkey movies Kong inspired and how the franchise evolved into some classic crossovers between characters like Kong and Godzilla. And don't forget about the stage productions and interactive experiences framed around Kong to make you feel like you're right in the middle of the attack.

It all comes full circle with Kong: Skull Island, a project Legendary views as a franchise-starter that will eventually lead to another monster mayhem crossover with Godzilla. It seems what's old is new again.

Watch below.

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