Rocket Monkeys

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Rocket Monkeys
Genre
Format Animated series
Created by
Developed by
Written by
Directed by J Falconer
Creative director(s) Mark Evestaff
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Eggplant LF
  • Steve D'Angelo
  • Terry Tompkins
  • Jeffrey Morrow
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 3[1]
No. of episodes 65 (130 shorts) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Mark Evestaff
Running time 22 minutes (11 minutes per short)
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channel Canada Teletoon
United States Nickelodeon
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Surround
Original run January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Rocket Monkeys is a Canadian animated television series that premiered on Teletoon on January 10, 2013.[2] The series was created by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson and developed by Mark Evestaff and Alex Galatis. Rocket Monkeys is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Teletoon Canada Inc., Atomic Cartoons, and Hornet Films. The show premiered in March 4, 2013 on Nickelodeon in the United States. The show also aired on Nicktoons in the United States in reruns. Reruns on Nicktoons returned as part of the daily weekday schedule starting on March 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM for an hour. However, Rocket Monkeys vanished from the air yet another time on May 5, 2014 to be replaced with Danny Phantom.

On June 4, 2013, Teletoon renewed the show for an additional 26 episodes.[3]

Development for the show started in 2006. The two simian stars, Gus and Wally, were loosely based on Jason and Dan who have been friends since high school. Jason and Dan developed a pitch book and animated motion test, which they showed to Michael Feder. Michael Feder, a partner of Hornet Inc, agreed to help develop Rocket Monkeys, under the Hornet Films label of the company. The show was sold to Warner Bros in the fall of 2007. Warner Bros shut down its original animation division in early 2008. 4Kids Entertainment picked up the project and Rocket Monkeys was green lit for preproduction in the spring of 2008 with Dan and Jason as show runners. In early 2011, 4kids entered chapter 11 bankruptcy and the future of Rocket Monkeys was in limbo. Later in 2011 Breakthrough Entertainment of Canada green lit the series, and Rocket Monkeys went back into production. In early 2012 the series went into full production, with animation being handled by Atomic, in Vancouver. In 2013 the series was made available on internet streaming services such as Hulu Plus, Amazon and iTunes.

Characters[edit]

Gus, the more logical and serious Rocket Monkey.

Wally, the sillier and more carefree Rocket Monkey.

YAY-OK, the outdated robot who travels through space with the Rocket Monkeys.

Dr. Chimpsky, the worker at GASI who gives the Rocket Monkeys their missions to complete.

Inky, the Rocket Monkeys' pet.

Lord Peel, a galactic villain who the Rocket Monkeys always mistake for a giant banana.

Nefarious, a galactic villain who strongly dislikes the Rocket Monkeys.

Deep Space Dave, the Rocket Monkeys' favorite superhero.

Monkevil, a female monkey who the Rocket Monkeys had a crush on, not knowing she was actually a criminal. Her catchphrase is "poopy doopy."

The Space Gorillas, two gorillas who can be considered the Rocket Monkeys' rivals. There are two, named He-Rilla and She-Rilla.

Bernice, the Rocket Monkeys' mother.

Gamester X

Voice Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Recurring Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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