Kung Faux is an action comedy television series and audio visual art assemblage created by Mic Neumann that remixes classic kung fu movies with popular music, comic book style editing, video game style special effects, new storylines and voice-over dubbing from contemporary art stars, hip hop personalities, and pop culture icons.
Kung Faux was first an art project and movie treatment in 1999 before becoming a half hour television series created by Neumann. The original Kung Faux series first appeared on the websites Popdetail.com, Dubtitled.com and BentoBox.tv as video treatments for a proposed sequential art project and feature length film version of the "Kung Faux" concept, before using its Remix formula for the episodic format for television that first aired in 2003 as part of the inaugural launch of the Fuse music television channel in the USA. Neumann asserts that he further transformed Kung Faux into an audio-visual art "brand" in a variety of forms to over 150+ countries worldwide.[non-primary source needed]
Billboard Magazine considers the use of vintage kung-fu film footage, voice-over with rappers, comic book style special effects, and a hip-hop soundtrack to be "a high-flying, hilarious send-up of the kung-fu genre." Beth Accomando of KPBS said Kung Faux is "hilarious, fresh and inspired." Evan Serpick of Entertainment Weekly said the first two episodes "are filled with hysterical and clever infusions of gangsta-speak".