The King Kong Show - Netflix

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The King Kong Show (aka: King Kong) is an American/Japanese anime series produced by Videocraft of the United States, and Toei Animation of Japan. It is the first anime series produced in Japan for an American company (not counting Rankin/Bass' previous Animagic stop motion productions, also animated in Japan). ABC ran the series in the US between September 10, 1966, and August 31, 1969.This series is an animated adaptation of the famous movie monster King Kong with character designs by Jack Davis and Rod Willis. In this series, the giant ape befriends the Bond Family, with whom he goes on various adventures, saving the world from monsters, robots, aliens, mad scientists and other threats.

Included is a comical cartoon show called Tom of T.H.U.M.B., about a three inch tall secret agent for T.H.U.M.B. *(The Tiny Human Underground Military Bureau) named Tom and his equally tiny Asian "sidekick" Swinging Jack, who are sent out in a variety of miniature vehicles by their bad-tempered boss, Chief Homer J. Chief, to foil the fiendish plots of M.A.D.(Maladjusted, Antisocial and Darn mean), an evil organization made up of black-cloaked scientists out to destroy the world. (Neither Tom's nor Swinging Jack's full names are ever revealed in any of the Tom of T.H.U.M.B.* installments.)

The King Kong Show - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1966-09-10

The King Kong Show - Peter Jackson's King Kong - Netflix

Peter Jackson's King Kong is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft, based on the 2005 film King Kong. The game was created in collaboration between the film's director Peter Jackson, and game designer Michel Ancel. The game allows players to play as both Jack Driscoll and King Kong. The King Kong segments are played from a third-person perspective, while human levels are played from a first-person perspective. The game de-emphasizes the role of a heads-up display, with the developers explaining that this conceivably would help players to get further immersed into the game. It was released on PC and sixth generation platforms and a Nintendo DS version on November 21, 2005, while it was released on November 22, 2005 on the Xbox 360 as a launch title, as well as a Game Boy Advance version titled Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World; also, a PlayStation Portable version was released December 20, 2005. The film's cast members reprise their roles. Upon release, the game received critical acclaim, with critics praising the game's immersive environments, action sequences and ability to switch through two protagonists throughout the game. However, the DS version was panned due to the bugs featured in these versions. The PSP version received a mixed reception due to the shorter length and parts cut out from the console and PC versions.

The King Kong Show - Reception - Netflix

Peter Jackson's King Kong was a commercial success, selling more than 4.5 million copies by the end of March 2006. The PlayStation 2 version received a “Platinum” sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), indicating sales of at least 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom. The PC and console versions received critical acclaim, with critics praising the game's immersive environments, action sequences and ability to switch through two protagonists throughout the game. However, the Nintendo DS version was widely panned by reviewers because of bugs and glitches, poor level design and enemy AI. The DS version was listed in the 'Flat-Out Worst Game' list of GameSpot's Best & Worst of 2005. The PSP version received mixed reception, mainly for a shorter length, as well as cut down features from the console and PC versions. Non-video game publications gave the game generally positive reviews as well. The New York Times gave it a favorable review and stated, “The sense of immersion is increased by the game's first-person perspective and an absence of on-screen clutter. There is no health gauge blocking your view; if a dinosaur bites you, your vision blurs, indicating that one more bite will kill you.” The A.V. Club gave it a B+ and called it “an instant classic.” The Sydney Morning Herald gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five and said of the game, “With a rather abrupt final sequence it does seem to rush to its climax, but despite its brevity, this is an unforgettable trip through the realm of Kong.” Detroit Free Press gave the Xbox 360 version three stars out of four and called it “A decent effort. And if you're a gamer who likes movies, this one's got all the cinematic feel and production value of a big-budget film.” Maxim, however, gave the PSP version a score of four out of ten and stated that “while the PSP version adds a two-player Co-op mode, it also has wonkier controls than its console cousin, which weren't great to begin with.”

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