Kong: The Animated Series
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|Kong: The Animated Series|
|Written by||Merian C. Cooper
|Voices of||Kirby Morrow
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Executive producer(s)||Allen Bohbot|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BKN International
M6 Metropole Television
Phillipine Animation Studio,inc.
|Original channel||Fox Kids|
|Original run||September 9, 2000– March 26, 2001|
Kong: The Animated Series is an American television series for children that follows King Kong, the monster of the 1933 film of the same name. Kong was created to compete with Godzilla: The Series, and first aired on BKN in 2000. In May 2001, Fox Kids began airing reruns of the first 13 episodes. Then, Jetix began airing reruns on September 9, 2005, as a prelude to the release of Peter Jackson's King Kong. Additionally, two direct-to-DVD movies based on the series were released: Kong: King of Atlantis in 2005 and Kong: Return to the Jungle in 2007.
Two video games were released based on the series, both on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The first, called simply Kong: The Animated Series, was released by Planet Interactive in 2002. The second was released by Majesco Games in 2005, and was based on the direct-to-video film Kong: King of Atlantis.