Ape Escape (animated TV series)
Cover of UK DVD release
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||38|
|Running time||2 min.|
Hawaii Film Partners
Project 51 Productions
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 have obtained the cartoon rights to Ape Escape on May 31, 2007. Various talents were brought in to help including Doug TenNapel. The character designs are based on Ape Escape 2, with Jimmy as the protagonist. The animations are primarily animated using Adobe Flash. The shorts were completed in 2008 and premiered on Nicktoons on July 5, 2009. The shorts were released on DVD in the United Kingdom by Lions Gate Home Entertainment on February 18, 2013.
- Annie Mumolo as Jimmy, Spike and Natalie
- Greg Ellis as Specter
- Eric Bauza as Professor and the Pipo Monkeys
- Ju Retsu Saru Getchu - An earlier series of Ape Escape shorts
- Saru Get You -On Air- - A Japanese anime series based on the video game franchise
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- "Ape Escape [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: DVD & Blu-Ray". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- Frederator Studios Ape Escape Blog
- Trailer (Vimeo)
- Official Youtube Channel
- Ape Escape at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Ape Escape at the Internet Movie Database