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Kong: King of the Apes
Kong King of the Apes.jpg
GenreAnimation, adventure, science fantasy, drama
Based onKing Kong
by Merian C. Cooper
Edgar Wallace
Developed byAvi Arad
Allen Bohbot
ComposerAllen Bohbot
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Japan
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes23 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersAvi Arad
Allen Bohbot
ProducerAlexandra Bland
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNetflix Streaming Services
41 Entertainment
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseApril 15, 2016 (2016-04-15) –
May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
Chronology
Preceded byKong: The Animated Series
Related showsTarzan and Jane

Kong: King of the Apes is an animated series that is produced by 41 Entertainment LLC, Arad Animation, and animated by OLM, Digital and Sprite Animation Studios. It is the third animated series in the King Kong franchise. The series was released to Netflix on April 15, 2016. The second season premiered on May 4, 2018, and was the final season of the show to be produced.

Synopsis

Entertainment Weekly provides the following synopsis: "Set in 2050, Kong becomes a wanted fugitive after wreacking [sic] havoc at Alcatraz Island's Natural History and Marine Preserve. What most humans on the hunt for the formidable animal don't realize, though, is that Kong was framed by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs. As the only beast strong enough to save humanity from the mechanical dinos, Kong must rely on the help of three kids who know the truth about him."[1]

Characters

Main characters

Recurring characters

Antagonists

Cast

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
210May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)

Season 1 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Kong: King of the Apes"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
22"Snake in the Grass"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
33"Kong In 3D"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
44"Poacher's Prize"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
55"King's Ransom"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
66"Little Bots, Big Problems"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
77"Botila-Zilla"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
88"Bionic Arms Race"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
99"Honey, I Shrunk the Kong"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
1010"Kong On Ice"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
1111"Takeover"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
1212"Robosquitoes"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
1313"Missing"April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)

Season 2 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
141"The Primordial World Below"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
152"Lost Civilization...Found!"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
163"Emergence"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
174"Redemption"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
185"No Place Like Home"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
196"Cave-In"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
207"Sky's the Limit"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
218"Lab Rat"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
229"Rise of Evil"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
2310"Battle Royale"May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)

Reception

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The series was met with negative reviews by critics and King Kong fans alike. MiscRave noted that while the show had potential it had a young demographic in mind which ultimately meant the show did not have compelling stories to tell.[2]

References

  1. ^ Netflix sets plans for animated series 'Kong - King of the Apes'
  2. ^ miscrave (2017-03-14). "Looking back on.. Kong King of the Apes » MiscRave". MiscRave. Retrieved 2019-01-05.