\" \" King Kong manages not to crush the stage at Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Skull Island, aka Kong's Island, is home to a perplexing array of organisms, as captured in the 1933 film \"King Kong\" and its sequels. And then there's the ape lord himself: King Kong. AdvertisementUnlike the dinosaurs, pterosaurs and plesiosaurs on the island, Kong doesn't quite line up with a known prehistoric beast. Now That's Interesting Noted zoologist R. McNeill Alexander once explained that King Kong would collapse under his own weight.