Kong - King Of The Apes Animated Series Announced By Netflix

Netflix and 41 Entertainment have announced Kong: King of the Apes, an original animated TV series for kids from Amazing Spider-Man Executive Producer Avi Arad

The series will debut on Netflix with a full length feature film. The film will be followed by 12 half hour episodes beginning in 2016.

Set in 2050, the CGI animated series takes the classic King Kong story into the future. Alcatraz Island has been turned into the leading Natural History and Marine Preserve on the planet. Kong is the island's star attraction, but becomes public enemy number one after a villains frames him. The villain then unleashes an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the world. The fugitive Kong is the only creature strong enough to fight the robot dinosuars, and three young humans who know the truth risk their lives to help Kong evade capture, while he battles to save humankind.

No really, that's the plot. Outlaw Kong vs. robot dinosaurs in the future.

"We're thrilled to be working with Avi who has made some of the most successful action and adventure franchises today and whose Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventure series has been very popular on Netflix around the world," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix.  "With 41 Entertainment as our partner on this, we continue to work with some of the finest animation studios around the world to create shows that will appeal to kids of all ages globally." 

"I always loved King Kong. This is a unique opportunity to introduce him in brilliant CGI animation to kids worldwide with the power of Netflix," said Executive Producer, Avi Arad.