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Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young

Theatrical Release Date:
December 25, 1998
DVD Release Date:
March 23, 1999
Number of Discs:
Running Time:
USA:PG (For some menacing action violence and mild language)

In the classic tradition of heroic Disney adventures comes the extraordinary MIGHTY JOE YOUNG -- a thrilling story full of excitement, friendship, courage, and heart. The legendary Joe, a playful, smart fifteen-foot-tall gorilla, and his lifelong best friend Jill Young (Charlize Theron) have grown up together in the remote mountains of Central Africa. When Joe's peaceful existence is shattered by poachers, Jill and zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) rescue their innocent friend and move him to the safety of an animal conservancy in California. But Joe's safety is short-lived. No longer a myth, his notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past -- a ruthless hunter who will do anything to capture the Mighty Joe. From the moment you meet him to his incredible display of courage, Mighty Joe Young will fill your eyes with wonder and your heart with magic.

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Featurette

  • Color
  • 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Gregg O'Hara
Bill Paxton

Jill Young
Charlize Theron

Rade Serbedzija

Cecily Banks
Regina King

Peter Firth

Harry Ruben
David Paymer

Dr. Baker
Lawrence Pressman

Dr. Ruth Young
Linda Purl

Young Jill
Mika Boorem

Cory Buck

Jason's Mother
Liz Georges

Commander Gorman
Richard Riehle

News Reporter
Cynthia Allison

News Reporter
Ken Taylor

Elegant Woman At Party
Terry Moore

Impatient Driver
Judson Mills

Boxer Shorts Man
Tony Genaro

Bambi's Owner
Flo Di Re

Ticket Clerk
Lily Mariye

Hannah Swanson

Toddler's Mom
Laurie Kilpatrick