Ape Escape (American TV series)

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Ape Escape
Cover of UK DVD release
Based onApe Escape
by Sony Computer Entertainment
Voices ofAnnie Mumolo
Greg Ellis
Eric Bauza
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes38
Running time2 min.
Production company(s)Frederator Studios
Hawaii Film Partners
Project 51 Productions
Showcase Entertainment
Original networkNicktoons

Ape Escape is a series of cartoon shorts developed by Frederator Studios, Hawaii Film Partners, Project 51 Productions and Showcase Entertainment which aired on Nicktoons in 2009. It is based on Sony Computer Entertainment's Ape Escape video game franchise, with characters and designs based on Ape Escape 2 in particular, and focuses around Specter's attempts to take over the world with his monkey army.


Frederator first announced that they obtained the cartoon rights to Ape Escape on May 31, 2007.[1] Various talents were brought in to help, including Doug TenNapel. The character designs are based on Ape Escape 2, with Jimmy as the protagonist.[2] The animations are primarily animated using Adobe Flash. The shorts were completed in 2008 and premiered on Nicktoons on July 5, 2009.[3] The shorts were released on DVD in the United Kingdom by Lions Gate Home Entertainment on February 18, 2013.[4]


See also[edit]

  • Ape Escape (Japanese TV series) – a 2002 series of Ape Escape television shorts that aired on TV Tokyo that is also known by the title Ju Retsu Saru Getchu
  • Saru Get You -On Air- – a 2006 Japanese anime television series based on the Ape Escape video game franchise


  1. ^ Seibert, Fred (May 31, 2007). "Frederator goes Ape". Frederator. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Seibert, Fred (September 13, 2007). "The latest color models". Frederator. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Pham, David (July 5, 2009). "Hawaii-made cartoon debuts". The Honolulu Advertiser. Black Press. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ape Escape [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: DVD & Blu-Ray". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 30, 2016.

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