Arsinoitherium

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Unmade Monster
Arsinoitherium concept art created by Greg Broadmore in 2003 for King Kong (2005)
Arsinoitherium

Species Prehistoric Mammal
Alternate names Rhino
Planned for King Kong (1933),
The Legend of King Kong,
King Kong (2005)

Arsinoitherium is an extinct genus of prehistoric mammal from the Late Eocene epoch. It was planned to appear in the original King Kong using a stop motion puppet originally created for Willis O'Brien's Creation, before being replaced by Styracosaurus. Arsinoitherium was later considered for the 2005 remake directed by Peter Jackson but was scrapped once again.

History

King Kong (1933)

In the test reel, the Arsinoitherium was to appear during the log scene where it chased and charged at the Wanderer crewmen out of the jungle and led them to the log that King Kong attacks. Director Merian C. Cooper then reshot the scene using Styracosaurus instead.[1] Ultimately, the Arsinoitherium and the Styracosaurus was cut from the final film.

The Legend of King Kong

Production artwork for the abandoned 1976 Universal film shows that the Arsinoitherium was again considered.[2]

King Kong (2005)

During early pre-production in 2003, Greg Broadmore created a piece of concept art he later referred to as "Rhino on Holiday" that prominently featured an Arsinoitherium in the jungle with two pterosaurs similar to Dimorphodon and Peteinosaurus around the animal.[3] The creature did not end up being used in the finished film.

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Trivia

  • The front horns of the Arsinoitherium stop motion puppet created for 1933 film were made of wood attached to its armature by liquid latex.[4]

References

This is a list of references for Arsinoitherium. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Morton, Ray. (2005) King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson, p. 63
  2. [1]
  3. Rhino on Holiday
  4. Morton, Ray. (2005) King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson, p. 37

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Enshohma

26 months ago
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I'm VERY happy to see this guy get his own page. The Arisinoitherium was also meant for the unmade film CREATION, with his / her /its sequences serving as the basis for the log scene from King Kong 1933.