KongmainUnmuseum.org has a great history of the first Kong movie including how it was made “Released in the spring of 1933 Kong, the story of an oversized ape captured on a remote island in the Pacific and accidentally released on New York City, was an immediate hit. The quality of special effects exceeded all previous pictures and audiences sat amazed as the giant gorilla chased actress Fay Wray through the jungles of Skull Island, and later the concrete canyons of New York City.” Link. In MAKE 02 we have a fun article about making your own stop motion films too.