Plot & Details
Canadian filmmaker Gerald Potterton utilizes extensive footage from the Soviet adventure film Dr. Abolit in his Tiki Tiki. Abolit boards a rocket with two monkeys and blasts off into space, bent on rescuing a group of monkey kids from extraterrestrial bandits. Framing the live-action storyline are a few animated cartoon sequences involving the efforts of a producer to sell his concept to an apelike movie mogul. This device works as effectively here as it did thirty years earlier in W.C. Fields' Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. As a payoff, the studio boss is revealed to be King Kong, who sees a lot of potential in a story about heroic simians.
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy,Family,Fantasy
- Run Time: 71min.
- Director(s): Gerald Potterton
- Themes: Monkeys
- Tone: Bright,Fanciful,Quirky
- Keywords: Hollywood,alien [not human],monkey,on-the-run,pirate [seafarer],producer [showbiz],rescue,scientist,space,spacecraft
- Language: English